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August’s Second Birthday Party

August and Grandma Pat on His Second Birthday

A few weeks ago, we asked August for a little party planning input.

“What kind of birthday party do you want, August? Cars?”
“Uh huh.”
“Construction equipment?”

Construction Birthday Party

So construction equipment it was.

Decorating the table involved gathering all of his construction toys and raiding Eleanor’s train table for Playmobil landscapes and trees. I thought it looked cute. Brandon took one look at the scene I was creating and said “it’s like the Lorax, told from the other side.” We had confirmation when Eleanor grabbed an excavator, made crashing noises, and started ripping out trees from the plastic earth.

Construction Birthday Party

Construction Birthday Party

Construction birthday party! Take that, nature!

Construction Birthday Party

The table decorations only lasted about five minutes anyway. Too tempting for little hands to resist.

August and Eleanor

Credit for the amazing cake goes to Brandon’s sister, Portia, and Reuter’s Bakery. I think the little “rocks” are cocoa pebbles, and the big rock formations were made of cake.

Construction Equipment Birthday Party Cake

Blowing Out the Candles

Happy birthday, little man. We love you lots.

Blowing Out the Candles

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  • Chloe @Ergo-Blog
    February 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Happy Birthday to August!!! Aww I love the table setting with all the lil toys and seriously that cake is beautiful!! Wow!

    • Making it Lovely
      February 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      The cake was amazing. Really well done.

  • Lindsay
    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I can hardly believe he’s two already! Happy birthday, August!

  • Nicole
    February 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Wow! That cake is really incredible! He seems so pleased. :)

  • Heather P.
    February 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I love the idea of indulging little ones with their birthday plans! They always seem to come up with the coolest ideas. I think every birthday party I’ve been to in the past few years was Cars themed. A construction theme? Way cooler, in my humble opinion. :-)

    Glad to see August had a good time, and man is he getting big fast!

  • jill m.
    February 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Happy birthday, sweet boy! Everything looks so nice! We’re planning our 2nd bday party for our daughter, which will be at the strawberry farm. It’s at 10:30 am. I’d love to know what you serve your guests along with cake.

    • Making it Lovely
      February 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      We made a simple salad, and ordered pizza (from Paisans, my favorite). We tend to keep the food simple for the kids’ parties, like pizza or assorted sub sandwiches.

      • Jill M.
        February 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

        Thank you for the reply! I’m thinking sandwiches/subs as well. :)

  • Kathryn
    February 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Brandon’s interpretation is awesome. And I’m so glad to have a pizza recommendation in the area, we have yet to find one we like and haven’t tried that one.

  • Catherine
    February 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, sweet boy! What a fun party. :)

  • Shay
    February 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Happy 2nd Birthday baby boy! Such a great party!

  • Wendy @ New Moms Talk
    February 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    The cake and decorations are a delight, and the cake reminds me of one the head pastry chef made when I worked as a baker/mixer at Whole Foods. It was a jungle theme for a 1 year old’s birthday complete with pretzels and green frosting for trees.

  • Audrey
    February 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Happy birthday August! So cute!

  • kristi@SimplePrettyThings
    February 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Happy Birthday, August. He is so handsome.

  • Dana @ House*Tweaking
    February 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I love that he’s double fisting cars while watching his candles burn. Happy belated birthday August!

  • Danette
    February 20, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Looks like he loved his party and that cake…where did you find that? It’s great.

  • Jess |
    February 20, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Gorgeous- love that cake. Happy Birthday August!

  • jbhat
    February 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Well, to continue the Lorax theme (also, “Take that, nature!” made me lol), August is most certainly figgering on biggering. Two! Wonderful. Congrats to all!


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