I can't believe that my little girl is 2! I was okay with her turning 1 but not 2! For some reason 2 sounds so much older than 1. Time is just going by too fast and I just don't like it. Right now I have a 10 year old, 7.5 year old and a 5.5 year old and now a 2 year old. My little family is growing up.
I was going to do some sort of snowflake themed party for Whit on her 2nd Birthday. I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't want it to turn into a "Frozen party" because she doesn't even know what that is..."Frozen". I am sure in the next year she will totally want a Frozen party but for now I opted for flowers.
Yes, flowers in January.I also didn't want to spend a lot on my decorations. I bought $10 of tissue paper and balloons. The tutorial for the tissue paper flowers is below. The are really easy and inexpensive!
I should have taken a family picture before we got all crazy partying! We are a bit of a mess in this picture. And I don't like the lighting of night parties they turn out so yellow. Oh well.
We were at Costco(the store I hate to love, because it takes all my money) the day of the party and just had to get these pretty flowers!! Oh and my new lovely white Target vase.
Ignore the fan please and just look at the flowers and white lanterns.
Paper flower tutorial
I bought different color tissue paper and unfolded it one time. Then cut out a petal shape with the fold at the bottom so when you unfold it you have a weird dog bone shape (pictured below)
Separate all the sheets of tissue and lay them in a t then an x shape on top of that. So I have 4 tissue papers laying down in the picture below you can add more if you want a fuller flower.
Then take another color in a smaller petal shape and repeat then I cut two small square or circles and scrunch them up and add to the middle of the flower. Then I scrunch the whole flower to make it a little less perfect.
Then scrunch and twist the center/bottom of the flower to create a cone that you will tape together.
Then arrange the petals how you like them and hang them up with tape of fishing line. That's it!
By all means I am not a baker! Really, this is not the prettiest cake I have ever seen, but it was good enough for my little girl. Next year I will have one of my sister-in-laws make the cake :)
Happy Birthday my sweet little girl!