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A Space-Themed 2nd Birthday Party!

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You know you’re a parent when your child turns 3 and you still haven’t posted about their 2nd birthday yet!

Better late than never right? 🙂

When I was planning Layla’s 2nd birthday, I couldn’t believe one whole year had flown by since her 1st Birthday Party. And now we’re at bday #3! It’s crazy.

For Layla’s 3rd birthday we moved the party out of our home, but for her 2nd birthday we still kept the party at home to make it easier for her (and us!)

We decided to go with a space theme, because Layla (and the husband) are really into Star Wars, and Star Wars has led Layla to develop an interest in space and the planets as well!

So for the snacks and desserts, I had to keep that space theme going 🙂

I put out cheddar and caramel popcorn as “Asteroids.”

And of course, we had to have “Moon Rocks”! (Mini chocolate chip cookies).

Then came the cupcakes, which each had their own space character on them. I especially liked the little alien guy 🙂

And the goody bags, which had some special “space food” in them (freeze dried fruit and other goodies!)

Of course, we had to have some regular (healthier) food too! Fresh fruit, fresh veggies, hummus and pita, cheese, and whole grain crackers for appetizers…

And then we also ordered pizza 🙂

Which Layla couldn’t get enough of!

It was one of the first times we had a bunch of friends over to our new house, which was also a nice way to celebrate us moving in.

Finally, it was time for cake! We bought a small cake for Layla to dig into (since everyone else had cupcakes). But it was ridiculously good: vanilla cake stuffed with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, with vanilla buttercream on top!

Layla was pretty excited to blow out her candles and dig into that cake 🙂

Time to eat! Happy birthday Layla!

4 responses to “A Space-Themed 2nd Birthday Party!”

  1. What a great party!!! I love your post about Layla’s b-day. You are such a good mom. Love everything the decorations, food and every little detail. Happy B-day Layla!!!

    • Awww thank you so much!! I really appreciate all the kind words and am so glad you liked this post!

  2. Happy birthday Layla!! Prosperity and blessing to you!

    Wow!!! Nice, clean and simple party!! Looveee everything!!

    My son will be turning one on April 21 and I was wondering about the decorations and how to make the birthday banner like yours. Please, can you share details? I would appreciate it. I’m thinking of a royalty theme-Thank you very much.

    • Thank you so much!! Regarding the decorations and the banner, I ordered them all on Etsy! I printed them out and then cut them out / strung together the banner with ribbon – but I just went on Etsy and searched for customized decorations that would work for our party and theme. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that works for your royalty themed party too! Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

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