We threw Conrad a breakfast-PJ-birthday party Saturday. (My friend Erin was pregnant with her 2nd when her first was turning 2 also and gave me this idea.) I was thinking it would be "less" work but I ended up being just as exhaustedas I usually am when I go ALL OUT with cutesie little decorations and all of the attention to detail that I usually like to incorporate.
I'm pregnant, I'm consumed with work and I have a 2 year old...
Here are a few photos from his party:
My Mom & Dad with Conrad.
The night before the party Dustin and I found ourselves shopping like crazy people at Walmart for the party. At one point after arguing over the cheesy lame-sauce Elmo cupcake cake or the cake with doggies on it, OR Dustin's choice of a nice cake at Whole Foods, I ended up breaking down and crying in the deli department over the stress of why it had to be such a big ordeal! I was in tears because I was feeling overwhelmed and the whole point was to NOT get crazy with this party, Dustin was trying to keep our child from punching dents into all of the cake lids all while the elderly gentlemen manning the bakery gave his best effort to try and write "Happy Birthday Conrad" on the cake when he's a deli slicer guy and not a baker..... Needless to say, after we were handed our god awful cake that was hard for even us, Conrad's parents to make out what it said, we decided not to take the cake. We're jerks, I know. The sweet old man seemed not to mind.
My whole goal was to do as little as possible for his party. I normally wouldn't buy frozen pancakes or store baked cakes, but I'M PREGNANT! And to be honest, I've had a lot on my brain as far as this bun in the oven is concerned. Dustin wasn't happy about the frozen pancakes, but he agreed that it's better to be practical rather than fancy with a 2 year old's party! He had intended on making everyone homemade crepes. Next time honey!
Even after just inviting our families and Conrad's close buddies, we still had about 25-30 people attending, but at the end of the day, It didn't matter what we ate or if we had hand crafted decorations on the walls. It mattered that Conrad was in a room full of his best little buddies and felt loved by his family.
We made a breakfast casserole, eggs, had bagels, muffins, Krispy Kremes & all of the toppings for yummy pancakes! All of the kiddos and most of the adults wore their Pj's which made the party even more fun! Instead of games, I read Goodnight Moon to the little ones.
We used our Condos community clubhouse instead of hosting at our house which was nice not to have to deep clean for the event! Conrad got a lot of neat new toys and clothes. He got some really cool big boy underwear and a potty seat! Guess it's time to start potty training....EEEKKK!!!!
One of my favorite gifts he received was a photo session
with my dear friend Sarah.
I will post a few of his 2 year old photos later this week!
Thank you to all of the friends and family who came.
I know you helped make our little guy feel special on his birthday!