Thursday, February 3, 2011

Taxi Cab Party-Part 4-The Little Extras





I needed something to put these adorable lolly pops (found at Oriental Trading) in, so I used styrofoam and covered it in black construction paper and added the white lines and mini taxis and it turned out pretty cute!


I found J's taxi longall on sale at Momma's Boy, Daddy's Girl. It was no easy task finding a taxi cab longall and to find it on sale was awesome! Just by chance, I found this shirt at Ann Taylor Loft the day before the party and it was perfect for the Mama of the bday boy!






J's adorable taxi 2 shirt was made by Lauren from Blooming Babies Boutique (same vendor that made the banner this year and last year). My "big boy" refuses to wear a bib, so he put his special shirt on over his taxi longall for cake time! He now wants to wear both EVERY day. Lauren also made J's sweet birthday hat. Isn't it cute?





What taxi party for a 2 year old is complete with Taxi Cab Driver Big Bird! (We also have NY Fire Dept Elmo.)




We used the book My Taxi Ride as J's guest book. All of his sweet friends signed the inside cover. It will be a fun memento and it is already a bedtime favorite.



In addition to their pinata goodies, we sent each child home with a yellow bag with a taxi cab craft (pic above), and a yellow birthday rubber ducky. (As a side note, I bought mini taxi cabs for the boys to take home and J found them prior to the party and hid them away in "his stash of cars." I gave up trying to take them back-ha!





The adorable "Jack is Two" sign was made my J's Godmother (and one of my best friends from high school). She sells hand painted signs (Two Girls and a Glue Gun) and she surprised J (and me) with this adorable canvas sign to match his party! She is the best! Thanks S!



                                                  

The highlight of the decor was J's taxicab pinata. He kept saying "Whoa, Mama" when he saw it for the first time. I can not recommend etsy seller, Birchangel Custom Pinatas enough! I see myself ordering MANY more pinatas from her for years to come, so help keep her in business! We went with the pull ribbons since the kids were on the younger side, but they had such a blast each taking their turn to pull a ribbon. My husband just stood on a chair and held it (hey, space is tight in NYC) and it was entertaining for everyone to watch the kids get so excited when the goodies dropped from the sky! I filled the pinata with Thomas the Train stickers, mini play doughs, Welch's fruit snacks, and a pinata toy mix from Oriental Trading.




I found this cute fabric on ebay and just added the yellow ribbon to turn it into an overlay for our food table. It was a last minute project that turned out pretty well!


If it said, taxi I had to have it!






Last but, certainly not least, all the guests also took home one of the most delicious cookies in the entire world! Another "tradition," I was first introduced to A Dozen Eggs when Laura sent me a sample when I found out I was pregnant with J. We ordered red wagon cookies last year and J's party was not complete without a taxi cookie for this year! I see this being a yearly thing, so get ready Dave and Laura...I've already warned my husband! A Dozen Eggs can make ANYTHING, just try them! Read about the making of J's cookies on their blog.


I hope y'all enjoyed the details of J's 2nd Birthday party! I was an event planner before I became a Mom, so I love to plan events. It is a true labor of love, but I had such a fun time creating this party. I always have to be planning something, so I'm already trying to figure out my next "project." If you use one of the vendors I recommended, please remember to tell them that I sent you. I wish I could have invited each and every one of you! Until the next party...

18 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, what an adorable party!! He is so stinkin cute!
Happy 2nd!

Blondie said...

What an adorable party!!!! This is too cute! I am a new follower and thought you might want to check me out too! Have a great day sweetheart! Kori xoxo

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Girl with the Curlz said...

Such an adorable party. Thanks for sharing all the links. I may use them for our little guy when he turns 1.

I Do Declare said...

You did such a great job with this party, and you'ev inspired me to not let lack of space keep me from entertaining more in our tiny townhouse!

Preppy 101 said...

It is all so precious! Love it. J is a doll baby. xoxo

adozeneggs said...

Thanks for the link and the kind words!! I had so much fun making these cookies. Every little detail of your party is amazing. I'm so glad we get to be a part of it!
Happy Birthday J!
Now Dave wants hot dogs for his Birthday!

lfhpueblo said...

All your taxi decorations, embellishments, candies, cookies etc., and your little ones clothes, are absolutely too cute.
You're very creative, because I doubt many others have ever had such a cool themed birthday party.

Jenna said...

Happy 2nd J!!! You went all out Mama! The party looks FAB!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

You did such an incredible job!! I just bookmarked all these posts so I can check out some of your vendors. Thanks for listing all the details!

Preppy Sue said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous theme and party! It's all adorable, hope he had a great day!

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh, my word - this is the cutest. party. ever. What an amazing job you did putting t all together, especially with everything that was going on! He couldn't have ;looked any cuter, really, it just isn't possible, what a love.

You are amazing!
tp

WhatMissLoves said...

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depinkus said...

Loved looking at your party pics! SO creative and cute! Love it ... I just found your blog and I'm loving it too! :-)

Madison's Mommy said...

Cutest Birthday Party ever and SO perfect for NYC!!! I am now an "official" follower of your blog!!

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