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Sterling’s 2nd Birthday Party

Feb 20, 2012

We celebrated Sterling’s Birthday this Saturday and had the best time. I am not one for planning themed parties so kept it simple and just decorated for a kids birthday. We had a painting station for the kids and a booze station for the parents- everyone was happy:) Here are a few pictures my sister snapped from the big day! It was so fun but I am glad it’s over, every year I forget how much time and effort it takes to put a party together! Most important thing though, the Birthday Boy really enjoyed himself!
The Birthday Boy

The Goody Bags for our Guests

The Food Spread

The Painting Station

My little man’s works of art.

Artwork by the Other Kids. Pretty Impressive

A Few Decorations

Family Pics with the Birthday Boy

And for those who are interested, My Outfit. This was before I decided what shoes I was wearing. I went with the right ones because they were more comfortable, always best when chasing kids around.

JCrew Blouse, Stella and Dot Clover Necklace, 7 for all Mankind “The Skinny” Jeans, Micheal Kors Shoes.



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  1. I prefer the wearing two different shoes šŸ™‚ Super darling! Looks like fun. He is so presh!

  2. Natalie says:

    What a beautiful party! And Sterling is precious. Love your outfit, that J.Crew top is perfect on you!

  3. Awesome party and I adore Sterling's Star glasses. And I love how you made some food yourself and then outsourced others for a time-saver (I saw that Chick fil A plate Girl!) Love the rainbow fruit skewers!

  4. great job Nat! Sterling looks like he's having a ball. I am in love with your art project idea. Will surely be saving that idea for my kids parties! And your hair is looking mighty fine lady!

  5. Cheryl E. says:

    Aw what a cute party. All that food looks so delish!

    And always, love your party day outfit.

  6. megan says:

    Looks like Sterling and his buddies had a blast! The paint station is a great idea!

  7. You did the BEST job and we had a blast!! Happy birthday, Sterling! xx

  8. Kathleen says:

    love your food spread, the painting station & outfit! great ideas all around!

  9. Kyle says:

    Love reading about everything you did to make it such a festive party. Your decorations, food, party bags and painting station look really professonal. What a memorable 2nd b-day. Great outfit choice, too! : )

  10. Sara Mueller says:

    how fun! you look great in your new top!

  11. You did such a great job and I spent much of my time at that food table! Loved it all. So happy to get to celebrate with Sterling. You're a good Momma!

  12. How adorable!! Happy Birthday to Sterling!!

  13. Party looks so fun! Love the idea of painting station. I may have to use that.

  14. Natasha says:

    what an ADORABLE party!!! you really went all out and everything looks perfect…such a happy occasion and i love the painting station–very clever

  15. Pris says:

    Looks like a great party! Excellent job!

  16. I love the kids art! Its so much fun.

  17. Taylor says:

    love your outfit – the striped top is too cute! and that food spread looks incredible!!

  18. Looks like SUCH a fun party…love the painting station! And your Jcrew blouse is gorgeous!

  19. What a great party! We just had a first birthday party this weekend as well. All of that fun can wear a family out! šŸ™‚

  20. you look great and the food looks delish! Sterling is adorable as always.

  21. Hannah says:

    Looks like tons of fun! I really like how you took the idea of a painting station and made it for younger kids. And the food looks delish!

  22. Jill says:

    The food looks delish, it is making me hungry! Love the painting station idea and I love your blouse!!

    well done lady:)

  23. Val says:

    Wow – you put on one tasty party. I wanted to reach through the screen when I saw the cheese tray. I hope Sterling had the best day, ever.

  24. So cute! Love the painting station for the kids, what a great idea. Happy bday little man!

  25. Bud and Leo says:

    Awe, Happy Birthday Sterling!!! Adorable party- love the painting station and seriously can I buy one of their pieces?? hahahah šŸ™‚ You look adorable, too! xo Lis

  26. Definitely looks like a good time was had by all! I love the painting station, that will keep any kid busy! (c: And I LOVE the blouse, girl! And now I have the munchies after seeing that fabulous spread….

  27. caycee says:

    So much Fun!!! We had such a great time and everything was amaze!!! Xoxo

  28. where to start??! Happy B-day to your little man! EVERYTHING looks amazing! wow! and I love your outfit, you're always so chic! xo


  29. Everything looks so delicious! And Sterling is quite a talented painter šŸ˜‰
    Loving your J.Crew blouse (need one) and you look gorgeous with your new do!

  30. Nat says:

    You did such a great job on the party and it looks like Sterling had a blast!

  31. Jeff Hardy says:

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  32. Katharine says:

    LOVE it! I am doing the same with the Plum Organics & gold fish!!!! Birthday parties are WAY too much fun to plan! Sterling looked adorable and love your new do!!!

  33. I love that you put the goldfish and m&ms in mini cupcake cups! The painting station also turned out wonderfully!