A peek into our Baby Shark themed second birthday party

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Our sweet baby boy turned two on Sunday. I know. I can't believe it. It feels like he was just born. We had a small family get together and I thought I would share with you the ins and outs of our super-simple party. 

And if you feel like taking a walk down memory lane, here is a look back on Jesse’s Little Blue Truck themed first birthday party.

First things first. 

The theme: Baby Shark

Ooooh I am sure you have heard the song. I have no clue why it has made a resurgence. But my toddler is obsessed with all things baby shark. All. The. Things.

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 I found some free invitations templates on Drevio and used them to create the invites. I actually did this on my phone in between bouts of morning sickness. Because #pregnancyisnojoke. Then I texted out the invitations because #lazy.

Decor: DIY and Use what you have

I really didn’t do much this year in the way of decorations. I did find a few pompons at Party City, and a couple of shark easter baskets. But I kept thins pretty minimal.

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I also made a simple chair bunting out of some fabric and yard. Here is a great tutorial on how to make tassel bunting.

Food: The best part

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I kept the menu simple. Except for the cake. Oh. Good. Heavens. That cake. It was gorgeous. And it tastes amazing. I will dream about that cake long after it's gone. We got a friend, who bakes cakes as a side business to make it. She charged us a very reasonable rate (I expected to pay a lot more). It was worth every penny. 

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We also served fruit salad that was just pineapple and strawberries, chips, sub sandwiches from the Walmart deli (best decision ever!), tea and “ocean water” which was just blue Kool-Aid.

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