July 22, 2011

Cookies and Milk: A very sweet Birthday Party!

Don’t mean to overload you with pictures but I absolutely had the best time planning and hosting Baby’s 2nd Birthday party. Hope you enjoy!



These mini milk cartons from Horizon are what inspired me to do this party. Every once in a while they go on sale here for $1.00 each. But right before this party they went on sale, a package of 3 for $1.28. WOW!! My kids love this brand better than any other and for that price: what a DEAL!  This outdoor drink bucket from Pottery Barn turned out to be the perfect place to put them in.



Best cake EVER from this place.

(Also see the can milk jar with the flowers? Thrift store find: a buck!)



Another view with also the banner I made with scrapbook and cardstock paper and the letter designs by I- don't- know- what- I- would- do- without- you type of relative. She also designed the tags for favor, food labels, napkin rings and the cake topper. I’m so lucky to have her!




I wanted milk jar cookies and just like the cake, they were able to recreate that for me. YUM!




The glass cookie jars you see on display were also some of those perfect finds at the thrift store. (1.00 each)



And I had to vary the all-cookie menu and make my signature banana bread. See recipe here



Vintage milk jugs: Another awesome find from the thrift store. (.50 each)


The little glass bottles with the straws are actual frapuccino bottles. These are kind of pricey but total happiness for a coffee lover like my friend Michelle, since all their content went to her and all I had to worry about was removing the Starbucks labels and washing them.



The favors for each kid consisted of brown lunch bags filled with all kinds of goodies. Pink ribbon and a cute “Thank you” tag glued to them and VOILA!



And then here come the family and our group of friends who’ve always been there for me and my family, and we go waaaayyyy back!

My gorgeous girls






Nayis showing how to work the frapuccino bottle turned into pink lemonade bottle


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My darling Michelle and baby Aidan. My kids seriously believe Aidan is theirs. And of course Baby drinking her favorite stuff.


Barranquilla is in the House


And the life of the party: The children569524366212 


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Some random shots



Baby and her best friend Bella: They are the best comedy in town together.

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Couldn’t find or had the time to make a cookie piñata so I bought one of those number 2 shaped piñata that come in a bunch of crazy carnival colors and covered it completely in off white crepe paper and glued the brown dots (chocolate chips) to it. After all why put so much work into something that is mean to be destroyed?? By the way, when it comes to Piñatas, the kids sure take it seriously but parents even more. See the parents below ;)



Gifts of love

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“Party was so FUN but all I want to do is continue eating cookies and more cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If I give you this look Mami, will you say YES???”




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  1. This party is so adorable! I love all of the different cookies and milk flavors. What an adorable theme! You did a great job with this party! And that cake is so adorable! I love the stripes!

  2. Hello Vivian! I love everything about the party. Everything looks so well prepared and has that touch of elegance. Great job!!!

  3. It came together really nice. And I love the pinata (and your dress, you need to take me shopping!)

  4. I love this! Cookies and Milk - a simple, beautiful theme. Love how it all came together! What fun! Cheers.

  5. Wow! What a spread! Can I come next time? Loved the sweet little face at the end.

  6. love it! I am doing something similar for my son's 2nd bday in December so thanks for sharing your ideas! :)

  7. Aw yay - what a great party! I love the decorations and the unique theme, great job!

  8. Love it! Love the cake and the milk bottle cookies! We did a milk and cookies theme for Norah's party also, so fun and such a hit!

  9. Definitely a sweet party! You really lucked out on some fantastic thrift store finds!

  10. Very cute! Love the theme and the colors!

  11. This is adorable! I saw your post at a blog party, love "Cookies and Milk," so I had to stop by and find out more. Who wouldn't love an invite to this party?!? I would love for you to stop by my HomeMade Monday blog party at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com next week to share this!

  12. What a darling theme and set up! So cute!


  13. Cute idea! Love the theme. Following from I Heart Naptime link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog {if you haven‘t already!}. Hope to see you there.


  14. I love your ideas and great photos! Saw you on link party, now google following you, please pop by, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

  15. I just came over from the Pinkapotomus linky party - so glad I did! I've seen "milk and cookie" parties before, but your details are so beautiful! I've pinned it to my "birthday party inspiration" board on Pinterest, and if we go with this theme for my daughter's birthday next month, this will be so helpful! Thank you for sharing! =)

    Mara @ Super Savings