is what Mr Noahpants has been telling us for the past 4 months or so anytime he sees a dinosaur.
((And really up until a few weeks ago when his "Mick-MEE" (read: Mickey) obsession took over, he wasn't into any one thing so much to make it party-worthy.))
...& so his second birthday party theme - Dino-ROAR - was decided, by me - the official party planner at our house. ;)
The "ROAR" letters are chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I spray painted with gloss paint - super simple. The blue frame is by Organic Bloom - these spunky frames (lots of styles and colors) are sold through photographers, & I am in love with them (& lucky to be able to offer them to my photo clients!).
We made sure to do lots of balloons (OR "bah-ooooohs" as Noah says), bc he LOVES them right now. I went through two of the take-home helium tanks at target - but it was so nice not to have to go out and get them done.
I am so lucky that my sister was here to help me with the party prep - AND fluff all of the poms the night before. :) xo to kimmie for that.
I framed the invitation on the party table as well as an 8x10 of Noah with all of his "loves" printed on it right now - quick, easy, & cheap extra decor!
Another reason I'm glad my sister was here - we got cute family shots from the day!
And an extra photographer on hand to snap during the party. Woot.
I ordered N's "Roar" tee from Amy - She's amazing, and it's seriously like she lives inside my brain for a minute when I tell her what I have in mind - this was perfect! (there's also a big "2" on the back, not sure if it's visible in any of these shots...)
There was a bounce house set up in our backyard - that i wasn't sure Noah would like or not - SILLY ME, he LOOOOOOVED it - including attempting to let himself back out of house on his own(!) so that he could climb back in while we were taking a break. :)
There were pretty much dinos EVERYWHERE...
(...including the guacamole)
(and the cupcakes...) - Rex from Toy Story topped N's.
...which he enjoyed sans clothes at that point in the party. :)
I found this cute jumbo dino balloon to hang out with our treat bags.
Which I broke out my Silhouette machine and paper scraps to add a little "Dino-ROAR" too.
After Noah's party wrapped, (and we all ate another cupcake!) - we headed to N's favorite - the "Beeeeeaaaa-ch" for a picnic dinner and playing.
& I somehow still can't wrap my head around the fact that my BABY is now TWO!
xoxo, birthday boy.