Daphie girl is obsessed with all things Elmo and Sesame Street, so it was obvious that would be our theme for her second birthday.
Since Sesame Street is popular it was pretty easy to plan and buy for this party.
However, we had a minor location change the day before the party that changed how everything came together.
We normally have the kid’s party at Tom’s family’s church, however, there was a tornado that hit the city literally days before. Most of the damage occurred around the church, so many of the roads downtown were blocked off that week for damage control. So in order to not bring more to that area, my in-laws graciously opened their home up since we had just started a new renovation project so our house was not in a state for a party.
Her dress was a hand-me-down from her cousin Ava who also wore it for her two year old Elmo party. Their grandma made it, so it was a sweet little touch to the party.
This Elmo walker I got from Amazon. Daphne didn’t know what to think about it.
These balloons came in a huge package on Amazon. We put some on the mailbox outside and then throughout the house.
My mom made these letter blocks out of butcher paper, paint, and diaper boxes. We spelled out her name and the number two.
Our present to her was this gang of stuffed animals. I bought them because she loves stuffies, but also knowing they could be part of the decor for the day. I got them all on Amazon. I realized after they arrived that I did not do the best job getting ones that were the same size. I also was not able to find an Abby or Zoe that wasn’t going to break the bank.
We also have a million Sesame Street books, so I used a smattering as decorations.
This big “2” balloon was in the balloon pack. The Elmo was a gift from her cousin. Tom made the street sign, and my mom painted the letters. We used this for her two year photos as well.
These balloons were perfect.
The tablecloth also came from Amazon, and we already had the dancing Elmo from Christmas.
Hy-Vee came in clutch for the cake and cupcakes. I just went in with a picture and they made it happen.
Daphne had gotten these figurines at Christmas, and they were the perfect cake toppers for our theme.
I got these little coloring books with the crayons attached from you guessed it, Amazon. They were the perfect favors for any age group.
Seriously so many Elmo balloons. We also had a station full of these foam shapes since Sesame Street teaches about shapes and such. They were stickers that they could make picture frames out of. We have TONS of these left over because they came in a huge pack off Amazon.
Those little piggy tails.
Daphie loves anything crafts, so this arty was perfectly her.
This backdrop came from Amazon. I promise this isn’t sponsored. I wouldn’t be mad about it if they reached out though because seriously everything I bought came from Amazon.
It’s impossible these days to get all three cousins looking at the camera and smiling…
While it wasn’t exactly what I had planned, it was a lovely day for our little lady.
It’s also unlikely that we will have a decent family photo for the next few years, but I love them to the moon and back.
These people are so fun to plan parties for and celebrate all the goodness that their little lives bring to us.