Yesterday was the party we threw for friends and family celebrating Emery turning 2! We had such a blast getting together with everyone and stuffing our faces with yummy food and sweets. A little back story... Drake chose to get one big gift for his birthday this year instead of having a party but we still wanted to sing him Happy Birthday with family so we kind of did a joint party in a sense. He didn't care about the theme so we catered to Emery with that and his mom made him an awesome Broncos cake to enjoy.

I wanted to get this documented as soon as I could so it wouldn't become on my "to-do" list and then I dread it. The table pictured was just sweets for the most part and we had a ton more food on the kitchen island for snacking. You'll also notice Emery in a couple outfits in these pictures because when we ordered her invites from Minted, she was in one outfit and then she wore something else for the party.

this is the best we got and it's terrible so let's just pretend like it's a great, candid photo!

As always, we want to extend a huge thank you to all our family who pitched in on helping setup, prep and brought food. Also, a bit thanks to the shops who contributed to make this day extra special for our girl- particularly, Christine, Candace, Erin, Vivie & Ash, Sweet N SwagAir Beans Bowtique and Minted. You all are so sweet for loving on our babies!

peanut butter and jelly/honey sandwiches (fun shape cutouts)
pasta salad (bow tie, tomato, cucumber, peppers, mozzarella, olives, salt & pepper, italian dressing)
pigs in a blanket (croissants, hot dogs and cheese- rolled up)
chips and salsa (tortilla and my sister's amazing salsa!)
fruit and creamy dip (strawberries, apples, grapes with marshallow/cream cheese dip)
veggies with southwest dip and hummus (carrots, cucumber, celery)
chocolate cupcakes (buttercream frosting)
funfetti cake (this recipe)
custom sugar cookies (Whip It Good Cookies)

Vivie & Ash- birthday outfit
Sweet N Swag- red moccs
Presh Toast Crowns- "2" party ears
Air Beans Bowtique- red bow (she will likely wear this because a headband is not her thing)
Minted- invitations (in black)
Petite Party Studio- fringe garlandlarge clear balloonsnapkins
Paperscapes- custom confetti
Whip It Good Cookies- custom cookies
Two Chihuahuas- custom banners, cake toppers and cupcake toppers
Amazon- cookie cutters for sandwiches (bow & Mickey)