This past month, my twin girls turned 2..! How? I’m not sure — totally snuck up on me — but I knew I wanted to celebrate them with a super fun theme party! I came across this idea on Pinterest, and since I really couldn’t think of anything cuter than toddlers in tiny bellbottoms, it was a done deal. Keep reading to see all the details of Emilia and Eden’s Two Groovy Birthday party!
I get just about all our party invitations from Etsy! I buy them as downloadable files that I edit and send to print at my local Staples. It’s super affordable and usually ready the next day. These particular invites are one of my absolute favorites, which I will link here. (Also came with a ‘Thank You’ card template.) I sealed the envelopes with these cute round stickers that matched perfectly.
The twins’ outfits were an Amazon find that came as a 2-piece. The top was slightly cropped with a ruffle bottom, and the pants were flare and oh so stinkin’ cute! The fabric is super thin, so keep that in mind for an outdoor party. Also, the pants were quite big, so definitely size down. (My mom ended up cutting the bottoms of the pants because the girls kept tripping, lol.) But I mean, come on:
I had the most fun decorating this table! I wanted it to be a mix of retro/Coachella/disco, so I added some natural elements, like this macrame table runner and flowers, with shiny elements, like the utensils and disco balls.
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The place settings themselves were super simple! I painted wooden flowers from Dollar Tree and laid them on top of woven placemats to act as chargers. The ‘Two Groovy’ plates and napkins were another Amazon find along with the pink + gold utensils. The little clouds actually light up when switched on, which were so fun, and I placed little rainbow trinket dishes behind them. Both of these items were from the Dollar Tree, but I’ll link some similar items in my ‘Shop the Post’ below.
The jelly bags were a fun retro touch, filled with mason jars of daisies + baby’s breath.
The easel sign was actually an old sign I painted and used my Silhouette machine to cut out vinyl letters. I intertwined two garlands to drape across and down one side of the sign to give it that hippy, flower child vibe.
The tabletop signs I made with the Etsy invite template and then I bought frames from the Dollar Tree and spray painted them gold.
+PRO TIP: Keep the frames from your party signs and re-use them! Makes it super convenient to just pop in your new prints and be done. Also, if you make signs for your party, consider using non-permanent vinyl so you can peel the letters off after and re-use.
Backdrop + Highchair Banners
Ok, I can’t take credit for this amazing streamer background, but I can take credit for the hours and hours it took me to cut + replace all the sections of black with pink lol. Worth it though! I wanted to have a cute background for the girls to have their cakes, and this was perfect! Adam and I attached it to the wall with four command hooks that were easy to remove after the party. I also added a balloon arch to lower the sight line (and have a ton of balloons left over). It came with different colors/sizes of balloons, daisy flower balloons, a roll of plastic ribbon to attach them to, and balloon dots (which I didn’t even bother with out of pure laziness).
The highchair banners were a DIY. I bought the yarn at Dollar Tree and made big ‘ol tassels for each highchair. (To see how I made the tassels, check out my ghost wands post – It’s the same process just wrapped around more times.) The white cardstock pennants were from Michael’s, but honestly, you could just as easy cut them out yourself. I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the peace sign in gold vinyl and with a hole punch, wood beads, and string strung everything together! Oh, and lots of packing tape to keep those suckers from falling.
For food, we went super simple! Unfortunately, this is the only photo I got, lol. We ordered huge party sized pizzas and the cutest baby pink cupcakes with tiny white daisies. We had bins filled with grab n’ go snacks + juice boxes for the kids, and a tier tray with rainbow macaroons and golden Oreos with pink frosted smiley faces.
For the girls’ main gift, I transformed a Little Tikes cozy coupe into a VW bug (see that tutorial here)! It came out so cute, and the kids loved taking turns in it. I also filled a pram full of more practical gifts that I’ll share in case you are looking for ideas. Using something like a toy stroller to fill with goodies is so fun for kids, and bonus: no gift wrap!
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For favors, I made mini lava lamps filled with goodies! (For a how-to on how to make them, read my post here.) They came out super cute and I set them up in a pink radio flyer wagon for kids to grab on their way out.
And there you have it!
Everyone had such a fun time, and it was such a fun theme for all ages! The kids loved the balloons and cozy coupe car, and the adults loved the food, good company, and 70s tunes on loop.
Until next year!
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