We celebrated Rianne’s 2nd Birthday party at home last month. We decided to do it at home as we can’t seem to find a good venue for our budget. And we wanted more people to come see our place since we did not do a house warming party since we moved in our new place. And we wanted our daughter to engage with other toddlers and have unlimited play time where they are free exploring and just having fun. At this age, she is very active and loves a lot of company to play with. When we decided to do her birthday at home, I will admit, I’m in a panic! This is the first birthday party we are hosting at home. My mind is full of things that need to be done, food, decorations, loot bags, etc. How am I going to do it all by myself and with a 7mo. old baby? Yikes! Fortunately, Ricky had already planned for someone to help out. What a relief!
Coleen is a mom as well who runs her business called Party Fun Box. It’s an online shop where you can buy party favours for pretty much all children’s party themes. For Rianne’s birthday, since she loves Dora so much, we chose Dora the Explorer in the Jungle theme! Perfect! Ryan was Diego! 🙂 Coleen and I started chatting to plan the party and she even came over to see our place to plan the decorations. She is awesome! Her ideas are just amazing and fun, you’ll wish she had planned your birthday parties back when you were a kid. She is just so creative and so much fun!
(Colleen of Party Fun Box)
On the day of the event, she came over early to set up while we head to church for Ryan’s baby dedication. When we arrived home, we were surprised and happy to see how our house transformed, incorporating our theme with vines, leaves and flowers hanging above the ceiling, to safari balloons, loot bags, and table setting.. we are just in awe and I felt like a kid again. I can see how happy Rianne was seeing all of these. She is one very happy birthday girl.
To Colleen, your creativity and passion for making little kids happy has blessed us. We are very grateful for all that you’ve done. And I am sure that when Rianne is older and watches her birthday video, she’ll be amazed and will feel loved. Thank you, Colleen!
For any party needs, check out Party Fun Box and support a local mom. The website is full of fun and cool stuff and lots of great ideas for parties that will surely make your child the happiest kid on that special day!
You can also check out Ricky’s blogpost on Daddy Blogger.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy!