I can’t believe my baby boy is already two. It seems like only a blink of the eye that I was announcing him to the world! To celebrate his birthday this past weekend, we threw him a little family party. I didnt’ want to go over the top since he doesn’t really understand the concept of birthdays, plus I know he won’t remember it anyhow.. but the girls wanted to do SOMETHING and so a party was in order.
In order to keep the cost under control, I headed to Dollar General and picked up 100% of the supplies that I needed. The decorations, the plates, the utensils, even the CAKE! When planning a party, it is easy to save on summer essentials with Dollar General!
Since this is the first ‘boy birthday’ we settled on a blue and white beach theme.
The decor included paper streamers, balloons and crepe paper decorations.. all in blue and white.
I used a cake mix and pre-made frosting with fish sprinkles for the cake. We added a crab pool toy (I ran it through the dishwasher before adding it to the top of the cake!) and TWO birthday candles. The cake mix and frosting was less than $3 and the crab was only $1.50. If I had purchased a grocery store cake it would have been 3-4 times that price!
On the table we added a few beach balls, some shells and a sand pail. We also got all the paper products at Dollar General. It was seriously one-stop shopping.
And the baby was pretty excited. The balloons were definitely his favorite, but the candles on the cake were a close second:
And once we cut into the cake he was on cloud nine! CAAAKE!!! Most of it even made it into his mouth.. although he was wearing quite a bit of blue frosting by the end of the day: Next up: Gifts! Tractors from grandma were fascinating. And his big sisters were so happy to be part of the party planning and we thrilled he liked his beauty blue party!
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