My daughter’s second birthday party was last weekend and I had so much fun planning it and throwing it for her. I love to throw a good party, but I love putting a smile on her face even more! We had lots of kids, friends, and family over to celebrate. We rented a bounce house and the kids had a blast. Of course, there was plenty of food so I wanted to share that with you along with a few of my favorite pictures from the day.

Puppy favor boxes that included a stuffed puppy, sugar cookies with royal icing, and a puppy balloon. I added felt ears to the balloons rather than using construction paper and I created my own boxes out of little take out boxes.

My little birthday girl. She woke up from her nap and came downstairs to a party!

Her puppy cake!

Nutella Puppy Chow


Ham & Cheese and Bologna & Cheese bone and paw shaped sandwiches

Make a wish!

After all of that taste-testing the past few weeks she was very happy to finally dig into the ice cream, cake, and cupcakes!

The Menu

Crudites and Ranch Dressing

Fruit with Sweet Fruit Dip

Nutella Puppy Chow


Chips and French Onion Dip

Pineapple Salsa and chips

Bone and paw shaped sandwiches

Dogs in a blanket

Yellow Cupcakes with butter-cream frosting

Puppy Cake – Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Fondant

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Strawberry Ice Cream, and Chocolate Ice Cream

Sources: Puppy Balloons – adapted from Martha Stewert, Favor Boxes – idea from The Container Store,


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