Aug 3, 2009

come one, come all….

to Cole’s carnival!

Guess who’s officially 2!? This guy is! IMG_9479AND we celebrated carnvial style! We had over 50 guests attend Cole’s bash and Cole had such a great time! It rained the morning of his party so I was freaking out since he was going to have an outdoor party at 5:00pm. Luckily the rain cleared up and the show was able to go on! Whew! It was pretty hot and sticky out, but at least it wasn’t raining. Cole has some pretty nice friends because he got SO many trucks, trains cars and books for his birthday! Not to mention some other GREAT stuff! I put most of it away so that I can bring it out slowly over the next few weeks. Brooks and I got Cole a train table for his birthday and he L.O.V.E.S it!

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Cole’s nana and grandpa {brooks’ parents} came to Texas to celebrate our big boy turning 2! It was such a help to have them there to help at the party! A b.i.g thank you!IMG_9514

We set up the backyard into Cole’s carnival co mplete with a bounce house, popcorn, pizza, cotton candy and more! The kiddos had a great time running free! We had about 20 kids come play! I took SO many pictures that it was hard to narrow down, so just a little warning. IMG_9547        IMG_9473IMG_9542IMG_9540IMG_9541IMG_9445IMG_9440He had sprinkle cupcakes and popcorn cupcakes! All made by me! 

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We also had live goldfish in a bowl with a tag that said “winner!" It was so hard to get a picture…IMG_9455 IMG_9456 IMG_9474 IMG_9563

It was a humid day here in Texas and this is what Cole looked like after the bounce house!IMG_9578 IMG_9627 IMG_9628 

the proud mom and dad!

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The kids put on some circus tattoos!IMG_9612 IMG_9653IMG_9711This adorable banner hung on our front door! Love it? Want one of your very own? Head on over to my super talented friend Cara’s shop and get one of your very own!

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We set up a photo booth with clown noses for the guests to take pictures with! Cole was SO not into the clown nose, but we tried! facebook2 IMG_9523IMG_9665

{click to view more photo booth pictures}

I can’t wait to start planning birthday #3…but I think I’m going to sit back and enjoy the “terrific two’s” for a while. XOXO baby boy! Mama loves you!

28 sweet comments:

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

the party looked amazing...you did such a great job decorating everything!!!! i love the popcorn cupcakes...too cute! happy birthday cole!!!

the rodriguez crew said...

i'm so impressed with you girls and these parties... unreal! my favorite part hands down is the creative photo booth idea. ADORABLE! it looked a huge success, and Cole will always know that his Mama gave him the coolest parties!! love it!

Summer, Justin, Blake, and Sutton said...

Seriously - one the THE cutest parties I've ever been to! The details were amazing and you did such a perfect job. I am so impressed!! Can I hire you to do my boys' parties? :) HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLE!!! We are so glad to know you! Thanks so much for including us in your celebration!!

Becky said...

LOVE the post!! The pictures from the photo booth turned out SO adorable. Everyone did such a great job! Your party was SPECTACULAR! We feel honored to have been a part of it! Happy Birthday, sweet Cole!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Cole! Great party Katie. You are so creative!

B.E.A.L. said...

the pictures are FABULOUS! It looks like it was a huge success and very cute! I can only imagine the time and energy it took to plan this! The Birthday Boy looked so happy!

Happy Birthday Cole!

Mattilyn Paige said...

The party was Ah-mazing! We loved every part of it! Thanks for letting us share Cole's special day with him!! And as always, adorable post...you're becoming quite the photographer! Very impressive ;)

The Valiant Family Updates said...

what a super fun and special birthday! Hope someday he realizes what a lucky boy he is to have a mommy that goes to such lengths for her boy:-)

Jen Weisser said...

WOW Katie! Looks like it was an amazing party!! You did such a great job! So much fun! Happy Birthday Cole!!

The Leonard Four said...

happy 2nd bday, sweet cole!!!

looks like the party was a ton of fun, my friend! so sorry that we couldn't be there! great job with all the details! :) glad that cole had such a great day!

Jodi said...

You should do party planning girl! That party looks AMAZING!

Team Carroll said...

I agree...with everyone!! Great party...every detail was just PERFECT!! Landon LOVED his party favor :) I'm so sad we didn't get our pic taken in the photo booth :( And by the way, we owe you a nose. Landon decided to rip his in half when we "tried" to take a picture. YIKES.
Thanks so much for inviting us to celebrate sweet Cole's 2nd!! We had SO much fun!!! Happy birthday, Cole!

Melisa said...

Amazing! Totally outdid yourself. Such a cute theme. Everyone looks like that really enjoyed themselves. Happy Birthday Cole. You can go into business as a party planner too on top of blog designing and Polka Dot Pig!

Heidi said...

Katie everything was so cute! You are so creative! AND...your photos are AWESOME, I think I see a new career in your future!

Alex said...

OK...You are so freakin cute I can't even stand it!!!! :) What an amazing party Katie!!! I can't believe you MADE all those cupcakes! WOW!!!
I am sure Cole had a wonderful time!

Caden and Mommy said...

So cute! I too love party planning :0) I can't believe you got Brooks to wear a nose :0) Dan would take one look at me and walk away!
Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Cole!

Jaime said...

Katie, you did an awesome job! What two year old wouldn't love a circus party! Love the pictures! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET COLE!!

Leann said...

Looked like so much fun! Good job, Katie! and Happy, Happy Birthday Cole!

Emily said...

What a super-fun party! You did an amazing job and it looks like Cole certainly enjoyed his big day!

Tiffany said...

What a fun party!! Looks like everyone had a blast...especially the birthday boy!! LOVE the photo booth idea :-)

Happy 2nd Birthday, Cole!!!

sarah m said...

Wow!!! Amazing job!!! I LOVE all the details...you did such a great job! The goldfish are too cute. :)

Holly said...

So I can only access the internet off my blackberry right now, and it took like 10 full minutes to load all the pictures!!!hahaha too funny!! What an AWESOME party!!! Cole looked like he had a blast. Can you fly home in about 9 months to help me plan Landon's 1st birthday party???!!! Heehee!!

Happy Birthday Cole!!xoxo

Sarah said...

YOU are the best mama ever! :) SUCH a darling party for such a sweet boy! I absolutely love, love every last detail and will keep you in "business" as soon as I start having some little ones. OMG - so darling! :)

Greene Family said...

Awesome birthday party!! You did such a great job - thought of everything! You can tell that Cole and his friends had a blast! Love the pictures!
Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweet Cole!!

sharon said...

OMG, That looks like an amazing party. will be hard to top that next year. I too think you should become a party planner...any ideas for ferns 4th party happily recieved!!

Meredith said...

Everything was SUPER cute and fabulous!!!! You did a great job planning the party - can you do Reid's when it's time??? We had a lot of fun!!! Reid was worn out when we left - thanks!!!! Happy
2nd Birthday, Cole!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I am so impressed at my Katie!! What a fabulous party and I am so sorry we missed it. You know we would have been there had we have been in town.
Love it!!

Myra

Dunhams said...

Such a super cute and creative party!! We had a blast celebrating with you guys! Happy birthday, Cole!!