Sunday, January 10, 2010

Double twos

Second birthdays are right around the corner.  Two months is right around the corner, right?  My husband thinks I'm crazy because I've already started planning and shopping.  This particular post will be edited regularly as a landing place for all my birthday ideas.  And the theme this year is....drumroll, please?...

Kermit the Frog!  The first character that my kids became obsessed with.  Our Muppet movie collection started with Muppets Take Manhattan, The Great Muppet Caper, and Muppets in Space.  We have since added The Best of the Muppet Show, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppets Christmas Letters, and Kermit's Swamp Years.  There was a period of a few months when they wanted to watch Muppets Take Manhattan or The Great Muppet Caper ALL DAY LONG.  Thankfully they've since discovered Cars, Elmo in Grouchland and the ever-popular Mickey Mouse.  So when we find ourselves singing of Miss Piggy's love for Kermit when the movie isn't on we can take a break for a bit.

Now for the good stuff - Birthday Brainstorming!  Bullet-pointed for ease of reference.

First the overall scene.  The party will most-likely be family at our house for cake and presents.  The colors will be lime green and hot pink.

  • Bought lime green plates trimmed in white with lime green and hot pink polka dots from Hobby Lobby.  Will use hot pink beverage napkins left over from our wedding
  • Will buy lime green and hot pink latex balloons and hot pink curling ribbon
  • Can use hot pink squares of fabric from wedding
  • Wrap gifts in lime green paper with hot pink ribbon
  • 6" round cakes for each of the girls embellished with their first initial.  Chocolate cake with mint icing for Julia.  Strawberry cake with vanilla icing for Amelia.  Cupcakes in the same flavors for the guests all with home-made kermit cupcake picks.
  • Make first initial dresses for girls with felt flower at waist and matching felt flower barretts.  My girls' dresses and barretts will look something like the following, but fancier (taken from and

    • Still need to work on invitations and party favors

    These are the actual plates and fabrics I bought.


    1. they will look great michelle. our twins are doing a racecar themed, since everything lately is .. vroooom vrooooom hahah

      <3 Rachel

    2. That will be so fun. There's a lot you can do with that theme.

    3. Ooh what fun! I haven't even thought about the big birthday party yet... but last year was the "big to do" (Korean first birthdays are like planning a wedding - in Korea - ours was not as elaborate). I'm thinking this year we'll just do a small party but I might change my mind!