If you have been around Owen for any given amount of time, you learn one thing very quickly. He loves tractors. It was obvious that a tractor themed party was the only way to go for Owen's second birthday.
We really enjoyed having the party at our new home and being able to host some new friends as well as some old ones and close family.
My mom and I enjoyed making some bunting banners for decorations. We used pinking sheers and fabric glue this year and it was definitely the easy route to making a banner. Thanks to generous family members we had quite the collection of tractors to decorate with as well.
Instead of bringing gifts to Owen we asked that friends bring books to donate to local girls and boys at the clinic. Our friends did not disappoint and Owen has a basket full of books to take to clinic.
Above the table hung these poofs in both corners.
Easy to make with tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
A local lady, Mrs. Crumpler, made this delicious cake and we thought she did a great job. Owen LOVED his cake!
She also made these adorable cookies that we used as favors for our guests, that were pretty and delicious!
The menu for the party consisted of BBQ pork sliders (David smoked a boston butt the night before the party), Grandmama's recipe for pimento cheese sandwiches, cheese puffs, veggies and ranch dip
haystacks, and tiger noodle coleslaw.
We also had spinach dip and Southern Caviar.
Drinks included bottled Orange Crush and water.
A little trick I learned was you can print out your labels (pdf design from Etsy) yourself on photo paper and cover them in clear packaging tape to keep the ink from running due to condensation.
Owen got a little taste before we blew out candles.
Owen loved having his best buddy Sam at his party. These two have been buds since they were born.
There is an undeniable bond they share.
We had lots of new friends come to his party which was such a treat.
And had there been a medical emergency, we had about 8 doctors in attendance : )
But luckily we had an eventful party. Babies played the in the playroom and the bigger boys enjoyed the sandbox and tractors.
We tried to get a good pic of the 3 of us, but somehow that is harder that it sounds
I love our little family of 3 though
and we had so much fun celebrating our little boy.