happy friday + ruby's 2nd birthday party!
25 Oct 2013
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Photo Booth | Flip books by Flipbooth LA
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