Okay I might have been stressed. Only slightly stressed. Like “you can’t remember who RSVP’d” stressed. NOT “your in laws are coming to stay with you for a week” stressed AND definitely not “hey let’s travel across the country with 2 kids and come back 3 days before you have a BIG exam” super uber stressed.
I went old school and mailed my invitations. No Facebook event. No email invitations. Yes it is more work, but I loved getting GOOD mail, don’t you? I chose a neutral design and customized it. I still really love the sweet & simple design.
Java Mama St. Albert was a perfect venue for the age of children we were hosting; mostly 1 – 3 years old. My older nieces (5 & 6) had just as much fun as the younger guests! Java Mama also has a great baby play area. Having winter babies it makes it hard to host a big group at home. Check out my write-up on St. Albert venues to host a birthday party HERE!
Picking a theme for a 1 year old girl & 3 year old boy is HARD! Really hard. Some gender neutral ideas I liked are rainbow theme, thing 1 & thing 2, cookies & milk theme, radio flyer theme and carnival theme
My pick? Animal theme. Rhino’s, Giraffe’s, Elephants’s, Lion’s & Hippo’s joined our celebrations! Our balloons, candy bowls and straws were from Sweet Social (perks cardholders receive 10% off). The Great Canadian Dollar Store in St. Albert filled our helium balloons. One balloon is still floating along our ceiling!
Grandin Bakery baked a purple Hippo & a yellow Lion cake for the party! Nothing crazy. Simple. Tasty. Nut-Free Bakery. And cute! For food I provided pizza from Nitza’s Pizza plus the platters Java Mama provided, chips and candy. Guests loved the pizza! Ever tried Nitza’s Pizza? Java Mama also provided cutlery and plates, which is a great alternative to disposables.
MY BIRTHDAY BOY & GIRL!
Thank you to Evie Rose Photography for capturing our Birthday Fun!