When thinking about a theme for Merit's party this year, I wanted to choose something that I knew would make her completely giddy. I thought about her favorite characters, Elmo or Yo Gabba Gabba, but then I had the idea of a candy theme. Since candy is something she doesn't get on a regular basis, I knew that she would absolutely love everything about her party. I had SO MUCH FUN planning and creating and decorating, and it was all worth it because I truly do think she loved her party. She even told me, "Thank you, Mama!" several times. :) My mom came in town early to help me with everything from keeping Merit occupied to cleaning the bathroom, and I couldn't have gotten everything done without her help, so a huge THANK YOU to my Mama, too!!!! Actually, thank you to all 4 of our parents. They were all a huge help in so many ways!
Here are (oh, you know, just a few) pictures from the party. I'll upload all of them (yes, there are more) to my Facebook in a bit.
the invite - love her sweet silhouette
the indoor decorations - Merit's Candy Shoppe/cake table
the outdoor decorations/food table
(THANK YOU to Popsie for smoking the amazing BBQ!!)
Popsie and Papa
Merit loved having her friends Cali, baby Levi, Ava, Audrey, Jake, and Liam at her party! I am so thankful for these little people.
"Happy Birthday to Meriiiiiit" and candles!
After the party, Merit posed for us in her Lollipop garden!
my fave - showing some two-year-old sass
And once it was all over...
Thank you again and again to all of our friends and family who were able to come celebrate Merit with us. We love her more than we could ever explain, and we are so blessed to have people in our lives who love her like we do. I CANNOT believe I have a two-year-old.
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY, MERIT FEY!!!