Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thing 1 and Thing 2

As my previous posts have revealed, I now have a 1 year old and a 2 year old! My boys are growing up so fast! Because I wasn't able to throw a big bash for Owen's first birthday due to having a baby a few days before, I thought it would be a fun idea to make this birthday extra special. I started planning this party around April of this year. Little did I know that Owen would be in the hospital most of the summer. But, I was determined to get this party together! Luckily, my mother-in-law flew in a week before the party. Unfortunately, Owen was admitted that same day. Owen was discharged two days before the party. We had a lot of work to do in those two days. We pulled it off! I think the party turned out great!

When thinking about this party in April, I couldn't get dr. seuss out of my head. I thought, how perfect to have a "thing 1 thing 2" party for my thing that's turning 1 and my thing that's turning 2! I know this theme is usually used for twins but I think it is a perfect fit for my two crazy fun boys!

WARNING: Lots of pictures ahead : )

The sign that welcomed the party guests

This is the candy/picture signing table. I was very proud of this table. There was a variety of blue and red candies for party guests to fill the goodie bag with when leaving the party. A week before the party we were blessed with the opportunity to have a photographer come to our home to take pictures of our "things". We bought frames and had people sign around the picture of thing 1 and thing 2.

Thing 1

Thing 2

The goodie bags

Thing 1 high chair, present table, Thing 2 high chair

I was looking all around for a Happy Birthday banner, thing 1 and thing 2 style, but they were so expensive on etsy. So, I decided to make my own! I am very proud of the way it turned out :) Below the banner, are a years worth of pictures for both Owen and Isaiah. Everyone loved being able to see them grow through the year.

Of course we had to have green eggs and ham in honor of dr. seuss! Below is a picture of Isaiah eating the green eggs - he loved them! hehe

Thing 1 and Thing 2 had matching shirts on. I was so happy I bought these shirts! They totally tied the theme all together.


Isaiah had some funny faces during the present opening portion of the party. He was trying to entertain himself lol

Our party guests certainly knew our boys! Almost everyone got them at least one book! With each new book, their faces lit up and they had to hold them.

Owen got a new phone! He just loves phones - they got three new phones all together.

Keeping with the theme, we just had to make thing 1 and thing 2 cupcakes! We attempted to make the blue hair with cotton candy but it didn't work out so we dyed the frosting instead. I think they still look amazing!

Cupcake Stands!

These two smash cakes were made by Cornerspace Cakes in Sonora. They were great! I was so happy to have these fun cakes for the boys to destroy.

The cakes and the cupcakes together!

As we sang happy birthday! Owen didn't wait all all. Stuck his hand in and took a bite. Isaiah reached for it but Daddy made him wait til the song was over.

Isaiah was all over the cake. He loved it! He just kept digging in for more!

After Owen's first bite, he decided that the cake wasn't for him. He sat back and took his hands off the table. Then he signed, "All done." Hehe He did NOT like the cake.

Once Owen realized I was not going to take the cake away, he started to play with it! He peeled off the Thing 2 white fondant from the top and removed the candle. Then he smiled as if he was so proud of himself

Our messy boy!

Owen smiling for mommy!

All of us! Isaiah was done and when he is done you better get him down! hehe Owen looking on amazed because his brother is so loud.

After the boys had a bath, they changed and everyone came into our living room. The boys wanted to sit in their chairs like everyone else lol.

Right when we got inside, we pulled out the tunnel the boys got from Grandma to see if they would like it. At first, they refused to go inside it. But, as Daddy started playing with them, they quickly changed their minds and had a blast!

Happy Birthday Thing 1 and Thing 2!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! That is the cutest party ever! I bet they just loved it and had so much fun. Happy Birthday, boys!