|The invites I made using picmonkey.|
I initially thought I'd get some white shoelaces for the kids to decorate but they were expensive. Then I decided to get socks they could decorate with either markers or fabric marker and they could wear them to try on shoes. They could either take them home or leave them for Elise (if they didn't fit). One of my friends decorated a pair that say "Happy Birthday Elise" which I thought was so cute! I also printed out some Pete the Cat masks for the kids to color. That was probably the biggest hit outside of just our regular toys. The weather was perfect so the kids also spent quite a bit of time outside. Sandwiches made with Jimmy John's day old bread were such a big hit at Carter's party that we decided to do that again for Elise's party. Since she loves macaroni and cheese so much we made a large batch of crock pot macaroni and cheese. We served carrots, sugar snap peas, and strawberries as sides. My parents got a cake and cookies for us from their local bakery which we love! My mom took in a picture of the invitation and the owner came up with the cutest cake and cookies complete with glitter on them! One of my friends was joking that we were all going to have sparkly poop after eating the cake. I was really excited to incorporate a couple pairs of Elise's shoes that are too big, so she hasn't worn them yet, into the decor. Carter loves to help decorate and was so excited for the party. He drew a picture of a shoe and taped it to the living room window as a decoration. I thought that was adorable and left it so everyone else could see it.
|Elise making crafts.|
|Jennifer showing off the socks she made for Elise.|
|Elise ready to blow out her candles.|
|Elise with her bestie.|
|All the kids at Elise's party.|
|Gigi opening Elise's treat bag for her.|
It was such a fun party! Elise looked so adorable in her shirt that she painted just for her birthday. I paired it with a pink skirt my parents got her for Valentine's Day and she looked so precious. I asked her if she wanted her hair in piggies and she said no so I just left it down and curly. She is the sweetest and spunkiest little girl! It's hard to believe she is already 2. Carter kept asking to have another shoe party for Elise for days after her party. On her birthday he was convinced her friends would be coming over again for another party. That boy sure loves to party!