Birthdays are full of family, laughter, and celebration of life! I try to make each birthday unique to that child and fun for everyone! When thinking about planning my middle child’s birthday, I first wanted to do something like “Tea for Two” since she was turning two. After further thought I realized this wild child could not have a dainty tea party! She would be the child that upon seeing a chalk drawing of a lion would sit down next to it and “roar” at the top of her lungs! She is the child that stood at the steps and called out to all the trick or treaters, “PEOPLE, come over here! Come get your candy!!” She needed a party that fit her personality! Hence we decided on a Wild Animal Theme!
Food: essential for a good party.
We had decided party would be from 2-4 so that we could get a nap in before hand. Since it was in the afternoon, most of our food was more snack like.
- Hot dogs in the crock pot: Just dump them in and let them sit on low heat for a few hours before hand. No need for water or anything!
- Veggies like a lions mane using yellow and orange peppers.
- Cheese and Quakers
- Tiger Tails (Cheetos)
- Lion Whiskers (Pretzel Sticks)
- Zebra Cakes
And for the fun and games:
And for a few finishing touches…
I’d call that a sensational second birthday!
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