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25 Oct 2013

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

A couple weekends ago, we celebrated Ruby's 2nd birthday in a local park with friends, food, and amazing weather. It was a morning full of Ruby's favorite things: balloons, sunglasses, pancakes, and bubbles.

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Last year I hung a ton of decorations from trees and branches, but it took so long to get everything up and taken down that I wanted to keep it more simple this time. So this year I decided to use decor that our little guests would also want to take home (less clean-up at the end!) and got a bunch of mini gold #2 balloons.

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

We bought a bunch of inexpensive kids star and heart sunglasses, and everyone had a fun time wearing them during the party!

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Ruby loves pancakes, so we decided to celebrate with breakfast food. We love food trucks and the Buttermilk Truck came and served egg sandwiches, mini donuts, and their famous red velvet pancakes. 

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

There are no words to express Ruby's glee over bubbles. It's just magic. Get one of these bubble machines, and kids seriously go nuts over it!

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

We had a Flipbooth at the party which makes little take-home flip books from a 6 second video recording. Both the kids and adults loved it, and it's such a fun favor from the party for the big kids and little kids alike. We made a fun striped backdrop using leftover contact paper and foam core the same way that I decorated this door in my office.

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

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Ruby has been really into sprinkles lately, so we had a confetti cake with chocolate chips and mango curd (her favorite fruit!) made by Matchbox Kitchen to combine all her favorite things into one pretty stack of cake. 

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Joy | Ruby's 2nd Birthday Party

It was a fun morning of sunshine, fun, and celebrating my favorite girl. Have an amazing weekend all!

Photos | Casey Brodley

Location | Mayors Bicentennial Park in Glendale

Food | Breakfast by Buttermilk Truck

Cake | Confetti cake with chocolate chips and mango curd by Matchbox Kitchen, Neon pink lucite "2" cake topper by Little Cat for Sweet and Saucy Cake Supply.

Decor | Balloons from American Celebrations (they are almost sold out but I have 10 left if anyone wants them), striped picnic mats from Wenzel.

Photo Booth | Flip books by Flipbooth LA

Disposable Tableware | Plates, cups, and napkins from Shop Sweet Lulu; glitter utensils from Creative Converting.

We Wore | My dress is vintage past season from Anthropologie, belt is vintage; Ruby's dress is by Wolfechild, tights from Gap Baby, sandals by Pons Avarcas; Bob got egg yolk all over his shirt so he's not wearing his own shirt here ;P 

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