em’s second birthday party

We shared with you Em’s second birthday party invitations. Now, it’s time to share her party with you! In keeping with the Emily and the Purple Crayon theme, there was lots of purple.

em's second birthday party

We hung two huge lilac balloons behind the dessert table. We ordered a two tier cake from Polkadots Cupcake Factory. The bottom layer mimicked purple crayon scribble.

em's second birthday party

There were purple macarons from La Pâtisserie. And, there was pie. Lots of pie. There were all nine kinds of pie pops that Emily loved best.

em's second birthday party

Her fabulous party hat was custom made from Dainty Couture.

em's second birthday party

We reused the Starbucks bottles from her first birthday party. And, after many, many unsuccessful tries, we finally found the perfect purple drink and popped in purple straws.

I picked up several purple, lavender + magenta flowers from a local grocery store and arranged them in white vases we either already owned or we had thrifted.

em's second birthday party

For the decor, I sketched a similar scene from the book and framed it. To add a little 3-D element, we fashioned the hot air balloon from magenta yarn and a spray painted kraft container. In other areas around the house, we hung Em’s monthly pictures and an art piece Em drew using multiple shades of purple crayons. We also hung a happy birthday banner that we revised to fit her color theme.

In a kitchen drawer, my cousin happened to find a vintage cupcake topper with two purple crayons on it. Fate, right?! We used it for Em’s slice of cake.

em's second birthday party

For the kids, there was lots of coloring. On a long roll of white butcher paper, I drew out several scenes for them to color. We also played the Pilot episode of Harold and the Purple Crayon on the tv for the kids to watch.

em's second birthday party

There was also a purple moon pull string piñata filled with purple crayon erasers, purple bubbles, purple bracelets, purple dinosaurs, purple frogs and sparkly purple stickers.

em's second birthday party

All in all, the party was a success! A big thank you to everyone who came to her party + celebrated with us. Em is a lucky little girl to have you all in her life!

7 Responses to “em’s second birthday party”

  1. Aunt Deresa // May 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I loved it all and wish I could’ve been there, the best part was those two little fingers picking up the last few piece of cake. Happy birthday sweet emily, many many more precious girl..

    • julie // May 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks! Em misses you so much. She’s talked about you nearly every day since your visit :]

  2. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie // May 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Oh my gosh! Em’s party was just adorable! What a great theme!

    • julie // May 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Thanks, Amy! It was the perfect age for it because she’s all about coloring + books!

  3. Joylyn // May 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Oh, the birthday girl is adorable! What a wonderful party! Glad they enjoyed the pinata!

    • julie // May 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Joylyn – Yes, the pinata was a big hit! Thanks again :]

  4. [...] Harold and the Purple Crayon- I love themes that aren’t super popular and require a bit more effort to pull together too and this party theme is both adorable and definitely not overdone. Its such a perfect little book about the power of imagination and being creative. I especially love the pie pops and the purple moon pull-string pinata! [...]

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