It’s been a busy year, and when April hit, I couldn’t even believe that it was already time for my littlest baby’s birthday, let alone that she was turning TWO! When I decided two years ago that she would be the finale, I didn’t know how quickly she would grow up — I felt like I’d been in the trenches for a long time and that there was a long time ahead of me. It’s incredible how quickly time goes as you grow older.
Two Year Old Birthday Party Theme
Ever the unprepared mother, I took to the internet to ask for help with a theme. My mom-guilt was strong for baby #5, she’d never had a birthday party and I didn’t want to look back and feel badly about that. Her brother and sisters have had some pretty fun parties, like the backyard fairy party a couple years ago. Plus, little kid birthdays are just the cutest, it was my last baby birthday party ever.
The internet had many ideas and ultimately, I decided that the TWO-tti Fruitti theme as suggested on the Indy with Kids Facebook page, was the best one for us. I mean, I’m NEVER going to have a two year old again and fruit is sort of a big deal in our house.
Two-tti Fruitti Birthday Invitations
Once I decided on the theme, Indy with Kids members didn’t stop with the help. Everyone had really great suggestions or offered help with decorations, food and locations.
I found these adorable invitations on Etsy from Amber of TidyLadyPrintables. I wanted to make a digital invitation since I wouldn’t have time to mail them + I could save time and money if they were sent via email or Facebook. I love the look of these invites but I also selected them because the design was available immediately for download and I could edit it on my own.
Birthday Cakes and Birthday Cookies in Indianapolis
For the past few months, my friend Nina has been raving about these gorgeous cookies that her friend Aniseh makes. Not only are they beautiful, but they are gluten-free. My children don’t have dietary restrictions but I know that some of our little friends do. Aniseh shared a photo of some Two-tti Fruitti cookies she had created recently and I was instantly obsessed with her work. You can find her business and order on Facebook from Henhouse Bakery in Indianapolis.
The sorrowful mother in me knew that this would probably be the last time all four of my children would be young enough to enjoy The Urban Chalkboard (now out of business). Lulu is turning eight and Scout will be six, and The UC is just not really meant for their age. It was my last chance to host a party here.
While this amazing venue has since closed, there are a lot of cool places to have a birthday party for a baby in Indianapolis.
Birthday Party Decorations
And then there was Regina. Regina is a Westfield mama with a little kiddo (and a teen too.) She has a little Etsy shop called Simple Love Creations and a Facebook page where you can contact her for custom party decorations and printables. She created these adorable decorations for our party; banners, table cards for the food and little thank you cards to put on the back of the cookies. Looking for unicorns? Glitter? Gorgeous paper flowers? Fruity banners? She can do it all! This girl is talented!
If you’re looking for a list of the best Indianapolis birthday parties for kids, we have that on Indy with Kids.