Monday, March 14, 2011

Beginning Stages of Lilah and Jaxon's 2nd Birthday Party Planning!

Lilah and Jaxon will be 2 in 11 days. It's so crazy how fast time has flown with them. I knew what the theme of their 2nd birthday party was going to be since their 1st birthday party! The theme is Noah's Ark. Perfect, right?

My 3 biggest focuses when planning a party are invitations, cake, and party favors. The invitation sets the tone and excitement for the party. Every kid looks forward to the CAKE. My favorite, are the party favors. I put an insane amount of thought and effort into what I will send my guests home with. After all, this provides each guest with the wonderful memories the party.

First up, the invites.
(The above picture is of the outside of the invite)

The invite's wording is as follows;

"Just like the animals on the ark,
2x2 they came, different, yet the same.
Lilah and Jaxon are turning 2
Please join us for their birthday party
At the local zoo.
We're flooded with joy to see you!"
Obviously, the thought behind this theme is to relate God's commands, to Noah, to bring two of each kind of animal on the ark to the fact that Lilah and Jaxon are turning two and their twins.
I also love the fact that it's a biblical party theme. I'm having a hard time finding Noah's Ark themed items, go figure, but I have a ton of amazing things already designed and planned out, mostly for the cake and favor bags.

Each guest received the invite, along with a pair of animals wrapped with rainbow color ribbon around their necks. The rainbow relates to this theme as well. Recall, the rainbow is God's reminder that he will never flood the earth again.
Giraffes.
Elephants.
Lions.
Hippos.
Tigers.
Zebras.


This is how the invitation was delivered to each guest, unless of course they lived out of state.

Stay tuned for more all the other details after their party on April 2nd. You know me, NO SECRETS will be revealed until then. I LOVE SURPRISES!