A Two-tti Frutti Party:: Olive Is 2!

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I officially have a two-year-old… for the third time. Olive turned two this past weekend and we had a wonderful party. The great thing about birthday parties when your kids are young, is that it’s practically a party for you and your friends. You get to celebrate that you kept a little one alive for another two years. Whoop whoop.

I’ve had a two-tti-frutti party on my mind for a while now. The two-tti-frutti idea came about when I saw Courtney Whitmore, the creator behind Pizzazzerie’s, two-tti-frutti party and it was to die for. I just had to recreate it! All the vendors will be listed below at the bottom of this blog post.

Getting Started

It was early into planning, when I discovered that there is limited fruit party decor. It sucked. I was stuck. So I went bold. I used black and white stripes as a jumping off point for this explosion of color that was about to happen. I loved the idea of using bold stripes against the primary colored fruit! It turned out even better than I had envisioned.

Most of the party decorations revolved around the black and white backdrop that I purchased from Amazon. From there, I decided that I was going to do a giant balloon garland. I’ve done them in the past but never to this size. It went better than expected, with the help of an electric balloon pump. I filled in the balloon arch with honeycomb fruit and oversized pineapple balloons.

The Yummy Stuff

For food, I kept it simple. We served runts candy, sour strawberry and watermelon gummy‘s, and of course we had cupcakes. I found the cutest cupcake liners and toppers at Hobby Lobby, they made the cupcakes look like little pineapples. I also made mini fruit pizzas, assembled a cheeseboard, and purchased a hummus trio from Trader Joe’s. For drinks we had to serve Fanta and I also made a pineapple lemonade punch that was so yummy (it even made for a nice post party cocktail). We served all the beverages in pineapple cups with black and white paper straws…because I couldn’t resist.

Extras

Since it was a two-year-old’s birthday party, I didn’t have organized games, but thankfully, the weather was great in Tennessee so I left out chalk and bubbles outside. I also had pineapple beach balls floating all around the house that were great for the little ones. Each kid was sent home with pineapple shaped sunglasses, purchased from Oriental Trading and watermelon party hats, that I made myself using pink party hats, green rick rack, and black glitter paper.

This is officially my favorite party. I’ll just go in and say it, girls parties are so fun!

Vendors:

Pineapple Lemonade Recipe

Inspired by Miss in the Kitchen

Mix together:

  • 1 quart prepared lemonade (I used frozen minute made)
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 3.5 cups Sprite or lemon lime soda
  • add frozen lemon slices to dispenser


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