I am in love with this BABUSHKA 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY by Jennifer Bishop Design! I simply adore the ice cube trays filled with toddler foods! Genius! This whole party has so many fun ideas. Too, too cute.
Jennifer said- “When I was growing up, I always remembered playing with a set of Russian stack-able dolls. The itty bitty one in the center was my favorite! I always thought the set was mine but just recently I discovered it was my Mom’s! Well now Sydney is adopting it as her own and she’ll probably grow up thinking the same as I did…that it’s hers. She certainly loves the “ladies” as much as I did and that is where I came up with the theme for her 2nd birthday party.
The starting point for my design was the fabric pattern I used for the table runner. I loved the colors and it just felt right for the theme without having actual dolls on the print. And what the heck is up with the red horse? Well, I had a lot of people asking me that and I’ll explain now. When fabric shopping, I kept coming across these stallions in the patterns. Since I chose not to use any of those patterns, I decided to bring in my own stallion as well as my own version of a Russian Tower that I spray painted red.
Now, let’s talk food. For the big kids…aka Mommies and 1 Daddy, we had Turkey and fresh mozzarella sandwiches on my favorite Anderson bakery bread. Don’t you all agree that the bread really makes the sandwich? For our sides we had potato chips and watermelon. I also found a fun Jello idea to make Wiggly Watermelon which is basically Jello poured into a hollowed out watermelon. Mini Chocolate chips become the “seeds”. They turned out cute and our guests got a kick out of them. Toddlers can be so picky with their eating. So many times, I go places where my kid won’t eat anything. I really wanted there to be something that every child would eat and have the majority of it be healthy. And of course…it had to be displayed in an appealing way! Ice cube trays were just the ticket. The kids LOVED them and I think the Mommies really appreciated them too. Russian doll cake-pops and good old fashion cupcakes were our dessert options. Both tasty treats and a great way to finish off our party!
For the favors I made a snack mix that I poured into vase shaped cello bags. The faces were a digital file I purchased from ETSY. I LOVED how they turned out and I could not believe that the heads lined up perfect with the shape of the bags.
A special thanks to my bff Jennifer Skog for photography, my resident baker Toni Skog for making cupcakes and the Segundo family for opening up their gorgeous home to a whirlwind of toddlers!”