We celebrated Cooper’s 2nd birthday this weekend. He absolutely loves Elmo, which made it very easy to pick the theme of his party. We had a great time with family and friends celebrating. Here is what our party looked like.
Cooper’s cake was super easy to make, but we got so many compliments on how cute it was. It was a four layer cake, frosted with blue frosting out of a store bought container. I was going for simple, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making frosting from scratch, that I personally don’t think tastes very good. I then placed gumballs all around the bottom and Crayola crayons on the side of the cake (they’re non-toxic anyway). I put an Elmo candle on top with a few other candles to give it some dimension. I simply wrote Happy Birthday Cooper on top and it was done. After baking the cakes the night before, it took maybe 30 minutes to make.
The goodies included a chocolate covered marshmallow representing Dorothy’s fish bowl, Cheeze-its with letters on them, and a chocolate chip cookie from Costco. All of the tags were designed and made by my husband.
I also made additional chocolate covered marshmallows for the adult guests. To make them I melted white chocolate and added blue food coloring. I then dipped the marshmallows into the chocolate trying to let the excess drip off before letting it cool. Once the chocolate hardened I painted a layer of chocolate on the bottom and added sprinkles to look like rocks in a fish bowl. I did the same to apply the goldfish.
I found this cute fish bowl idea on pinterest.
For the games I kept it super simple. We played Oscar’s Trash Toss. I crumpled up newspaper and the kids saw how many they could make into the trash can. This was another great idea found on Pinterest.
We also played Ernie’s Bath Time. I wrote numbers on the bottom of the rubber ducks and then the kids got to pick a prize from that numbered container. The younger kids really enjoyed this one and playing in the water.