The Big TWO | 2nd Birthday Party Ideas

This past weekend, our darling girl turned two! So in true blogger form, I wanted to share a couple of my party ideas with you. Here's a look back on her first birthday party - a casual family BBQ at home.

This year we celebrated with her little friends at Amalie's Play Space (read my previous review here). Even though Miss M was a bit overwhelmed with all of the people, and had a bit of difficulty sharing - we were so pleased with the venue and everyone commented that their children had a fantastic time. Amalie's took care of the decorations, setting up the table and cleaning up afterwards - such a benefit when you don't host a party at your own home. 10am - 12noon and it was all done and dusted. There is the option for them to do the food and party bags, however we chose to do these ourselves.

Once again a turned to Vistaprint for the invitations. So easy, they always have special deals and I'm always so pleased with the quality and often quick postage (even if you select standard postage). Click here to see find this template. {not sponsored}



I found a cute little rhyme to include on the invitations... "Little Miss M is turning two and she wants to celebrate with you". Awww...

I always love to display photos at parties! For my 30th and Miss M's first birthday, I hung photos up on some string with pegs. This year I tied photos to helium balloons. My initial idea was to have two photos back to back & laminated, but after a tester, I discovered they would be too heavy. So I just went with a single photo.


Our morning tea menu was quite simple and I was so thankful that family and friends helped out with the food;

  • homemade sausage rolls
  • pinwheels
  • fairy bread 
  • fruit platter
  • crackers, ham + cheese
  • veggie sticks + dip
  • jelly cups
  • mini blueberry muffins
  • plus water and fruit juice pop tops

The humble cookie cutter can be your best friend in transforming popular party foods such as fairy bread and watermelon into special treats!


Another great tip that I got from a friend was to make jelly in special cups with lids. I was just going to use regular plastic cups and I was so grateful for this tip! It made storing and transporting the jelly cups so much easier!


I was so lucky to have a dear family friend offer to create Miss M's birthday cake. A Peppa Pig themed Number 2! We just loved it. Here's a link to her Facebook page - Kimberley's Cakes & Pastries.


Party/lolly bags are a nice way to say "Thank you for coming" and I included a mixture of treats and toys. The playdough was a big hit! I had one of those huge dulux paint tins full of jelly beans so created these cute little butterfly lolly bags (inspired by 'Your Modern Family'). And to top it off Miss M painted the party bags herself :)


Miss M was so spoilt with many lovely gifts. If you are looking for something for a two year old - here are some suggestions.
  • kitchen toys or tea sets
  • play dough
  • money box, posting toys
  • books & puzzles
  • art supplies
  • clothes & PJs
  • dolls
Here she is playing with her new Ikea Kitchen {not sponsored - just love}. 


Finally I'd like to thank our dear friend Sandy from Memory Bank Photography who took some stunningly beautiful photographs to mark the occasion of our daughter turning two. I added text to these and gave them out at her party as a thank you to those who have been a part of her life for the past two years.


Happy 2nd Birthday Miss M!
We love you and are so proud of you!
Mum + Dad

48 comments

  1. Amalie's is walking distance from me but I usually opt for the freebie toy area in Soul Cafe next door at this stage (mine turns 2 on Saturday!) That cake is amazing!

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    1. I love Soul Food as well Beth! Maybe we should meet up sometime? Love meeting other Adelaidian bloggers!

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  2. Oh it looks amazing! That cake is so cool!

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    1. Thanks Jess! Our guests were impressed with Kimberley's cake! :)

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  3. Aww a happy birthday to your gorgeous girl! The cake is stunning. Love the photos hanging from balloons idea.

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  4. Hi Lauren, I'm loving your blog, and in particular this post - my littlest is turning 2 in around 6 weeks time so I'm about to start planning! The photos on the helium balloons is an awesome idea.

    I am definitely inspired now and look forward to following your work :)

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    1. Wow Lisa, thank you for your kind and humbling comment. Glad you like my blog! I love finding new (especially fellow Adelaidian bloggers). Xx

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