My Party: Sophie

My Party: Sophie

Carrie McBride
Dec 23, 2010

Sometimes small and simple makes for the best parties! Kate tells us about Sophie's birthday get together: We were on the east coast for Sophie's birthday this year, so my husband's family threw a wonderful 2nd birthday for our little girl. He told me it was entirely unnecessary to have another for our local friends when we got home... I almost cried. I've been reading Ohdeedoh avidly and waiting another entire year to throw Sophie a birthday party was unthinkable! We compromised: a small, simple, inexpensive get-together with family & two of Sophie's friends.

Sophie LOVES watching buses out the window- and riding in them- so for her invitations, I sketched a bus on the front of a simple white card with the details inside, sealed the bright pink envelopes with tiny polka dot masking tape, and addressed on a mustard yellow bordered label.

I had ordered some brightly colored straws, fun cupcake liners, and a Japanese fan off Etsy months ago, and I added to that some paper ribbon in bright colors. I cut the bottom out of the pink gingham cupcake liners and strung them to give a twist on traditional streamers. Because I wanted it to be extra festive and I didn't have much prep time, I used the paper ribbon as the rest of the streamers. Our favors were photos of Sophie with each guest. The cake had the same bus I made for the invitation... though it was much easier to use a pen to draw a bus than icing!

The party was simple, but it was also colorful and festive. Sophie received a tea set for her birthday, so the toddlers ate their cake slices happily off the new dishes, and sipped pretend tea from tiny cups.

She was a happy little birthday girl!

Thanks Kate! Readers, you can find Kate and see more of Sophie's party at see. snap. write.

We love a good party! We just put together a new "My Party" Submission Form. If you'd like to share the good ideas and photos from your child's celebration with the Ohdeedoh community please submit through the My Party submission form.
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