Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

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dit faux flower peace sign

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!

Tee Pee

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.

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday 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.

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

All the paper plates are from Oh Happy Day. Our new favorite party goods co!

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

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.

DIY faux flower peace sign

Because it was Summer of Love themed, I had to make a DIY faux floral wreath. You can click here to see the full DIY.

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

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.

diy edible flower cake

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

I also got cute dead patches here!

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Cherry Garcia baby!

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

Loved seeing our friends dress the part.

Grateful Dead themed 2nd birthday party

bubble maker

Tim, Amanda’s husband, brought over this amazing bubble maker. Total hit!

bubble maker

bubble maker

Do any of you have August birthday parties planned?

Photo: Scott Clark Photo / Design & Coordination: Jillian of 100 Layer Cake / Rentals: Teak & Lace /  Cake: Sheila Mae / Paper Plates, Cups, & Cutlery: Oh Happy Day / Cups & Napkins: For Your Party

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