A 2 year old birthday party (& a really good sugar cookie recipe)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let's face it, as mom's we try to do it all, even if that means no sleep, no rest & at times, major stress. (My poor hubs, for putting up with me - homemade everything? What was I thinking?) I nearly knocked myself out with a month of travel (styling & being in my best friend's wedding) & straight into planning my baby's 2nd birthday party. But I took some advice & actually tried to enjoy the party & the fruits of all my labor this year... and you know what? It worked. We had a blast. And somehow the "difficult" seems to fade away, just looking at all these pictures, and that 2 year old, happy little face. 

 Alton Brown's Sugar Cookies
(The best I've ever made!)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
  • Bake at 375 for 7-8 min, rotating half way through

    For complete baking instructions - go here
    For last year's 1st birthday party - go here
    My Pinterest inspiration board for this party - here
    I wore a Calypso Tunic with shorts and flip-flops - last seen here


  1. What a great party and glad you got to enjoy it! And thanks for sharing the recipe and pinterest board!

  2. ahhhw Happy birthday!
    She is adorable´! and the cakes look delicious..
    My daughter´s birthday is next tuesday so i´ve got some baking to do... Wish I was as talented as you to do that

  3. Your daughter is way too cute. The party looked awesome, and you did such a great job with decor etc (which does not surprise me as you have proven to be really creative!). I'm glad that your daughter had a great birthday! Two is a super fun age - enjoy every second, it goes by so fast!

  4. You are such a great mom! You've made a dreamy celebration , love how everything is so perfectly matched, she's so lucky to have you as a mommy!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  5. awrhh the food looks soo soo cute, shes lucky to have u as a mummyyy :) xxxx

  6. First of all YUM! 2ndly Stella looked ADORABLE!! Love the dress!

  7. Sucha cute little 2 year-old party :) You did a great job, T and your daughter is so precious... love her dress!



  8. Congratulations! Your little princess is so cute - love the pink skirt and pink bow <3


  9. Homemade and handcrafted is the perfect party in my book!
    Everything looks gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday to your little girl!

  10. she is beyond adorable..and that DRESS! OMG!
    Supermama...thats what you are!!
    Happy Labor Day weekend girl.

  11. Super mom and gorgeous baby. Looks like your hard work made her day perfect.

  12. this seems to have been a lovely 2 year party! this little girl is really cute...


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