We had Reli’s 2nd birthday party this past weekend at my Dad’s house. And even though I’m still sorting through the laundry, presents, and random chaos that goes along with even the shortest of trips, I really wanted to share some of my favorite pictures.

I have no idea why I picked a fish theme for the party, but I figured there would be plenty of years to do the princesses and characters later. It wasn’t anything fancy either. I’ve seen some amazing party set-ups in blog land, but since there were no other kids present, and I wasn’t in my own house, it was a “make it work” kinda situation.

The snacks were my only extravagance, and even with just those my dad kept making funny faces and telling me that this was all to “fancy” for our family. Oh well. The ideas for the cupcakes, chip dip squidsand dollar cookies, and hermit crabs in a blanket (no picture) all came from Pinterest.

Martha’s version, not mine!

I tried to make the fish bowl jello too, but I thought nerds would make cute “gravel” in the bowl and when I poured the jello in, most of the nerds melted. That left me with something that looked like sewage in a fish bowl. So we poured it out in the yard. hot water + sugar = FAIL! duh (some days I’m not sure my brain cells are firing!)

And somehow I got the kid who doesn’t want to have messy fingers so this is how she ate her  cupcake!
Look Ma no hands!
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12 thoughts on “Party Time!

  1. What a cute party! I love the little cupcakes! Your fish in a jello bowl turned out so much better than ours did. I think I didn't mix in enough plain gelatin and it turned out super dark. (I don't notice the Nerds sewage at all!) Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. What a fun birthday! Those cupcakes are so cute! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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