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Cameron is two!

If you know me, you know I love a good party. I love planning parties, hosting parties, and I even love staying up all hours of the night working on details of parties. I can only do this a few times a year and our boys birthdays are when I get my party planning bug going full force. Cameron’s 2nd birthday was not without a little extra struggle and sadness because Carter fought some yucky bug the day before the party. Not only is nursing my sweet boy NOT in the party plan agenda, but I was heartbroken he was going to miss the party because Cameron is one of Carter’s biggest fans.

So of course I spent more time snuggling Carter than working on last minute party details, and also the day of the party was so crazy with my husband staying upstairs to snuggle Carter I missed so many photos, I can’t believe I didn’t get ONE photo of the birthday boy with my parents, how did that happen? The day just went really fast, I think the good news is everyone had a great time and we were so happy to have our friends and family join us for Cameron’s 2nd birthday, a music theme, because that is just what he’s into these days. That and cars….

Here are the highlights of the day, of the photos I managed to capture.

 

 

Seuss Themed Birthday Party: Part 1

Oh where to begin on this Seuss adventure. First let me say I LOVE throwing parties and by throwing them I mean dreaming them up, obsessing about the details, and of course designing the invites (with a photo of course).
I love to create fun little details that make each party different and special. This party was thrown for our own boys Carter and Cameron. Even when I was pregnant with Cameron who was due early January, I kept secretly hoping he’d be born in December. Yes, I know it’s terrible to wish for an early baby, but I just knew that if he had a birthday near Christmas and Carter’s a thanksgiving baby it would be just perfect for joint parties for the few years I could get away with it. Well you know how babies have their own plans. After being overdue the little guy well into January….with some prompting, he entered the world on January 18, 2012. So now what, the boys birthdays are almost 2 months apart?! Well practicality won out and I was pretty sure planning and throwing TWO parties amongst Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years would pretty much kill me, so the joint party won out for this year anyway. Dr. Seuss was chosen because I loved reading it as a child, I love reading the books to Carter and it just seemed whimsical and fun, plus I am a sucker for red and turquoise together.

I have so much I want to share about the details of the party for those that want to know “how’d you do that?” but I will save that for another day. I also have a 2nd set of photos of the boys in their amazing birthday shirts from *Golden* that I will share in a future blog post, as well as Cameron’s 1st birthday cake smash photos.

I want to give a special shout out to the amazing Alicia’s 3 Little Babes Etsy shop who did the banner, cupcake toppers and food signs. The cake was done the the talented and wonderful to work with Jennifer at Delightful Edibles.

So enough talking and here are the photos….oh and photographing your own party. Don’t do it! It was such a fail! I lost count of how many nights I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning hand making party hats, glueing, cutting, printing, making last minute “crinkle paper” in my paper shredder and SO MUCH of the party’s details didn’t get documented because I was still making food when the guests arrived. That being said, many great moments DID get captured, so here they are!

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