OAKS TURNS TWO

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I finally got it together and decided it was time I share Oaks 2nd birthday party photos… haha seriously slacking in that department.  So here you are! A month later… he’s now 25 months.  My baby is just growing and growing.  

So the night before his birthday, while he was sleeping, I snuck in there and placed all these balloons in his room so he would be so excited when he woke up.  And he was! I posted it on my IG stories, if you already saw.  He loves balloons so I was so happy to surprise him!  We then made him some yummy pancakes and let him blow out his first candle.  He kept wanting me to relight it, so he could blow it out.  When he blows it out, he goes “YAAAYYY”  and claps his hands.  Cutest thing in the entire world!

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OAKS SWEATER / MY SWEATER / BOOTS / JEANS

TJS SHIRT

He loves balls, and anything that shaped like a ball.  So of course, I was going to throw in a “Ball Theme” party.  It was super easy to throw together!  Just got foods together that were shaped like balls, and done.  I made these CARAMEL APPLES from scratch with my friend.  Well she made them, I just supplied the goods haha.

I got doughnut holes, cheeto puff balls cheese balls and cupcakes from Sweet Tooth Fairy.  His cake was also from there.  I got his CAKE TOPPER off of esty, and got candy gum balls to decorate the edges of the cake.  I also put little balls in glass jars as a decorative idea!

We had a little ball pit for him that he stills plays in! Super fun. I got the BALLS on amazon as well as the PACK SET.

I had to wake him up from his nap to party, so he was a little cranks as you can tell in the photos, but he got all warmed up after everyone left the party haha.   It was just a super simple party that I threw together stress free.  I didn’t want to stress myself out this year, like I did with his FIRST BIRTHDAY.  This year I could actually just enjoy it and not worry so much.    I did love that first birthday though! So much fun and so cute.

So I get a lot of questions on the little KIDS TABLE I got him for his birthday.  I went with the budget friendly one and so glad I did!  Its so nice and glad I didn’t spend an extra $150 on.  Its cute and he loves it, so thats all that matters.  It’s actually in our kitchen with these cute little Melissa and Doug Toys.  

PRETEND PLAY TOYS

KETCHUP & MUSTARD / TOASTER / COFFEE SET UP / TABLE 

BIRTHDAY SET UP TABLE

CAKE & CUPCAKE STAND  / WHITE TRAY / GLASS JARS / HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGN 

Hope you loved this post!  Let me know if you’ve got any questions!

xoxo,

SARA LYNN

OAKS WILD ONE

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This day, was the BEST day, and so happy with how it turned out.

His theme was “Where the Wild Things Are” .

His “Wild One”.  

It was a small little party with our close family, just how we liked it.

It was so funny, because when I put the cake in front of his face, he just stared at it and had no idea what to do.

He poked at it for a few minutes, so I finally fed him a piece and then he started licking his fingers, and then dived in a little.

I have learnt about him, that he doesn’t like getting dirty, at least he doesn’t like frosting all over his hands.  He kept looking at his hands like “what the?”.

So, we didn’t get your typical crazy baby cake smash, but he still got a little dirty.

Opening presents was super funny too, he just would stare at everything… blank stare, and you would get a few smirks here and there.

He is very shy, and it takes him a while to warm up to people, so I think everyone watching him made him timid.

Anyways, the airplane was his favorite toy, as you can see.  He was loving that thing, and he still does!

After everyone left, he got this little monkey, when you push buttons, it dances and sings.  He got it from grandpa.

So I was dancing with him and he was laughing and laughing, running all over the yard with his hands in the air. 

Then we ate lots of cupcakes, and had a little after party.  I then realized how shy this little guy was.

So, onto the details of the party.  I found most of my ideas off Pinterest, then kinda put my own creativity into it.

The banner “A WILD ONE” you see on the table I got from Etsy.  There are a few you can chose from.

The balloons I just got from Partyland, and got a white 18 inch balloon, and 21 inch.  Then “ONE” spelled out with colored balloons.

The floral leaves you see hanging onto the balloons, I had my florist Rachel make, and just hooked them onto the string.  Make sure they aren’t to heavy for the balloon or it will weigh the balloon down.  Check out Rachel’s INSTAGRAM, she is located in Utah.

Sweet Tooth Fairy, made his Cake and Cupcakes, and they were SO good, like ridiculously good.  Everyone loved them!  Especially the birthday boy.

I did a Naked Cake and bought his cake topper off etsy, and had Rachel get me those leaves to put on and around his cake.  They did an amazing job, and just what I wanted.  

I wanted it simple and cute.   I love naked cakes because you can do what you want with them.

The tent details, I got from Tnees Tpees.  Loved this tent, and it still sits in his room exactly the way it looks now with just all his stuffed animals underneath.  He loves it.

The leaves arrangement you see around it, I had Rachel create, and this time had her make a fake one, so I could keep it in his room like that.

From his First Birhthday shoot, I loved it so much and wanted it like that all the time!  I had a real one at his shoot.  

The white rug underneath the tent is from Costco, I got last year.  I think they still have them.  Only $100 for that cute thang.

The cute Signs “Oaks King of all Wild Things” and “I’ll Eat You Up I Love you So” was created by Owls and Oleanders Art.  She drew Oaks Nursery photos too.  She does an amazing job and SO quick.

Check her out on instagram.  I found what I wanted on Etsy and had her create it, and just got the frames from Ikea.  She does exactly what you want, and SO good.

All the little snacks I grabbed from Costco, cheese, meat, crackers.  Also, grapes, and pineapple, and then had those little pre-made sandwiches.

His highchair is from Nuna.  I love the modern look to it, and its been perfect for him.

CUPCAKE STAND / SERVING TRAYS- FOR CHEESE, FOR FRUIT, FOR MEATS

OAKS OUTFIT

ZARA TOP / ZARA JEANS / FRESHLY PICKED MOCS / OEUF NYC CROWN

MY OUTFIT

WINDSOR TOP / TOPSHOP JEANS / WINDSOR CHOKER

If you love it, and want to save it for an idea, make sure to “PIN” the photo.  That way it’s always on your wall!

If you have any questions about anything, feel free to leave a comment below!  I will get back to you asap! 

Have a great day!