Last weekend we threw our kids a joint birthday party, smack dab in the middle of their two birthdays. Our kids are born almost exactly 2 years apart (totally not planned, I swear) so I most certainly will be making use of joint birthday parties for as long as they’ll let me.
I absolutely love party planning (and crafting!) but I’m also a total serial procrastinator. Which, yeah, these two things don’t really go too well together. I pretty much started planning three days before the party with some frantic Pinteresting. But a last-minute trip to Michael’s, my mom taking the kiddos the day (and night) before the party, and my amazing sisters coming over for a late-night crafting session, meant we were able to pull together my vision pretty darn well, if I do say so myself.
It started out as a soccer ball-themed party (since both kiddos are completely obsessed with balls) but it quickly turned into a monochrome party because, well, it was way easier to find just black-and-white things that didn’t also have a soccer ball pattern to them. That and I get a little too giddy about pretty monochrome party goods so I more or less bought everything black-and-white I could find without really thinking about what I needed it for and then came up with crafting projects after-the-fact. (So now I have about 30 rolls of monochrome washi tape. Oops.)
But anyways, enough with the rambling and onto the good stuff: pictures!!
Isabelle and Nicolas absolutely loved these marble balloons. Or, to be exact, this one marble balloon. (Even though we had, you know, 10 marble balloons in total. Oh siblings and their need to fight over every. single. thing.)
How amazing is this smash cake from Made with Love by Tiffany? I’m a sucker for anything with a scattered triangle pattern. (Toronto friends, if you’re looking for custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, etc., Tiffany is absolutely your gal! All her cakes are gorgeous and so, so delicious.)
Haha the way Isabelle is looking at Nicolas. She is not impressed.
Side note: Please ignore the terribly iced + lopsided cake underneath. These beauties unfortunately didn’t arrive in time for the party (boo DHL!) so we used them for Isabelle’s actual birthday instead. As you can tell, a cake decorator I am not.
In this post:
GenWoo tassel garland, marble balloons, giant balloons + balloon tassels | Made with Love by Tiffany triangle smash cakes + cupcakes | Little Ray of Sunflower origami cake toppers | IKEA honeycomb balls | Michael’s printed paper, stamps + washi tape | Party City party supplies | [ Isabelle ] Old Navy tutu dress | [ Nicolas ] Lot801 joggers | H&M shirt + vest (similar)