Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party
Hi Cakies! Jillian here. Today’s a very special day because I’m sharing my son Daxton’s 2nd birthday party. He was born on August 1st, which coincidentally, is the same day that Jerry Garcia was born. Don’t all of you look up to find out if anyone famous was born on your birthday? Ha! After finding out that little tidbit, I ran with the Summer Of Love, hippie vibe for my little man. His look is kind of perfect for it, don’t you think? See all the deets below!
When coordinating this this kids’ birthday party, I started planning about two months out. The first step? Design and order all the custom paper goods from For Your Party. This can take about two weeks, so I knew I had to make that happen stat. Next, I wanted to make DIY Tie Dye Tees as favors for all the kids. Luckily for me, Kristina just threw her son a tie-dye party, so I had all of the dyes at my disposal. This way Daxton also had an outfit for the party.
I rented the tables, poufs, benches, and tee-pees from Teak & Lace. They specifically rent items for children’s parties, so they’re perfectly kid-friendly.
All the paper plates are from Oh Happy Day. Our new favorite party goods co!
We decided to set up the party in our backyard. And, wow, it was a dream seeing all of our friends and kids just relaxing in the yard after a lot of renovation.
Oh, and my favorite part has to be the sweets. Danielle of Sheila Mae created some super fun cookies and this amazing semi-naked cake. I adorned it with chamomile flowers to add to the hippie vibe.
I also got cute dead patches here!
Cherry Garcia baby!
Loved seeing our friends dress the part.
Tim, Amanda’s husband, brought over this amazing bubble maker. Total hit!