B's Birthday Bash | Bella Turns Two

Little Miss Bella had a birthday earlier this month and I seriously cannot believe my baby is TWO!
She is such a sweetheart and such a blessing and joy to us! The sweetest little soul, helpful and kind, smart and beautiful, funny and sweet, she's the most perfect little girl and I'm so proud and thankful to be her mommy!
So as I already mentioned, her birthday was earlier this month, and we had her party 2 days before her actual birth date. Last year we went with a gold and brown owl themed first birthday party and thus year I wanted to do something a little more colorful, and something that would fit the theme of the holiday season and our colorful pastel Christmas decor... so we chose to do a Nutcracker theme for her second birthday!
It turned out even cuter than I had imagined and I loved that I was also able to incorporate a book (The Little Golden Books Nutcracker book) that I loved when I was little and she loves now too!
The decor was amazing, the "TWO" letter banner from Oh! Shiny Paper Co. was adorable and the perfect way to announce her new age. She kept pointing to it and saying "Two!", yep you're 2 now little sweetheart! I can hardly believe it myself!
The beautiful custom tissue paper garland from Fancy Face Studio was a favorite. I love the colors too, all of Bella's party colors (mint, gold, pink, white and lilac) paired so perfectly together. It's still hanging above our couch in our living room because it goes perfectly with our pastel Christmas decor, and will be moved into Bella's room as part of the decor for her "big girl room" once Christmas is over. You can also receive 20% off the entire Fancy Face Studio shop when you order using the code "JOYFULTRIBE20"! Yay!
The "2" cake topper also from Oh! Shiny Paper Co., I mean,  look at those tiny tissue paper tassels, I can't even. So ADORABLE! And I have a particular love for Mylar balloons, they're just the best!
And last but not least... the nutcracker dress from Studio Mama B... there are no words for this dress, it's THAT gorgeous! The print,  the colors,  the quality, and the LOVE that went into making this dress... It's definitely one we'll be keeping forever, and maybe she can even pass it on to her own daughter someday! She looked like a little Princess and the cut and style of the dress reminded me of Clara's dress from the nutcracker.
The other items I mostly just picked up here and there but a few deserve special recognition... the nutcrackers from my favorite Target  (seriously, who doesn't love that place?!), the ballerina doll from Stapley Dolls (we love their dolls, and well, them too! Kristy is so great), the gold chargers from the dollar tree, and the nutcracker book (the same *out of print edition* that I loved when I was little) used from amazon.
We also decided to do donuts this year (mostly because I didn't feel like making 60 cupcakes again lol) from Dunkin Donuts, and I made sugar cookies and chocolate gluten free pretzel bark. Yum! The 2 cake topper from Oh! Shiny paper Co. looked absolutely perfect in the "donut cake"!
It was really a perfect day filled with laughter and gifts and sweets and snuggles afterward. And since everyone wasn't able to be there to celebrate with us I'm sharing some of the photos with you all below! Oh and look at the end of this post for an amazing giveaway!

Giveaway Time! ONE lucky winner will win a $35 SHOP CREDIT to Studio Mama B, a $25 SHOP CREDIT to Oh! Shiny Paper Co.! So fun! And Entering is super easy! Head over to my instagram and follow the steps on the giveaway image (click here for a direct link) there to enter for your chance to win!

The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends Sunday (1/10/16 at midnight EST). A random winner will be chosen via random.com and announced on the giveaway within 48 hours of the giveaway end. Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. Your daughter is just adorable dear and the dress she is wearing is also very cute. Just last week I also celebrated 7th birthday of my daughter at New York event venues and I can understand the feeling of joy when you see your kids growing in just a blink of eye.