Piper’s 2nd Birthday Garden Party Brunch



Last weekend we had Piper’s 2nd birthday party in our backyard and it was one of my favorite days ever. I’ve never seen Piper so excited or happy, she had a beaming smile on her face the entire time! I took a gamble with having her party outside, but our yard is just so perfect for entertaining and luckily it wasn’t too hot. We decided to have a brunch from 10-12 before Piper’s nap // when she’s guaranteed to be in a good mood! It turned out to be the perfect morning! I stressed about what kind of theme to have this year –and finally it dawned on me that Piper loves to be outside more than anything — has a strong admiration for bunnies, butterflies and flowers so a garden party it was!

For decorations I kept it relatively simple. I purchased these lanterns and butterflies on Amazon and used hot glue to attach them. I also got these adorable Liberty print lanterns. I hung them on the trees with twine and plan to hang a few in Piper’s playroom! I hung this birthday banner on the food table and scattered vases of baby’s breath around.

I went with a Liberty print motif throughout on the adorable paper goods and Piper’s Mabo dress.

I set up a few stations throughout the yard for the kids to enjoy – and I’m so glad I did this! Piper also got a slide and sandbox from her grandparent’s that we had out! I also set out a large quilt for the babies to play on.

The menu:

We had a big dispenser of grapefruit water, mimosas with OJ and Grapefruit juice, sparkling water and juice boxes to drink. Piper loved her first ever juice box! I also made a batch of peach smoothies for the kiddos!

I didn’t manage to get any photos of the food but here’s what we served:

-Mini pancakes (frozen from Trader Joe’s) in stacks with food picks to hold them together. I picked up these bird toothpicks on Etsy. The kids loved these!

-Strawberries + blueberries in little cups (I also had yogurt + granola but none of the kids ate it)

-Croissants (again from Trader Joe’s — the best, freshest tasting frozen croissants you’ll try!)

-2 Quiches

-Lady bug crackers

-Bunny cookies

-Birthday cake (I made a vanilla cake and used whipped cream instead of frosting with a layer of strawberries + jam)

I set Piper’s little picnic table for her friends, it was pretty cute! I ordered these plates + napkins + cups. I just love this floral print so much!

I filled Piper’s water table (see how to make your own here) with dirt and hid a bunch of bugs and snakes. It was a hit!

The bubble station was also really fun for the kids. I bought the various bubble wands at The Dollar Store, Amazon + A.C. Moore. One tip – find Miracle Bubbles, they work the best!

For goody bags (again I forgot to snap a picture) the older kids got a tiny terracotta pot, packet of seeds, funny  bug toy and a pack of strawberry Pocky. The babies got pouches and a Melissa & Doug bunny stuffed animal!

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Piper’s 2nd Birthday Garden Party Brunch



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