For Adeline's second birthday party we chose a theme as sweet as she is, Mary Poppins. I used red and white striped tablecloths to pay tribute to Mary Poppins' dress in the "Jolly Holiday" scene, and rather than go too literal, I dressed Adeline in a frothy and sweet white vintage dress from the 1950's complete with a small red velvet bow at the collar.
I handmade the "Let's Go Fly a Kite" invitations and included a three dimensional kite complete with a tail made out of red and white striped butchers twine and paper bows. I also handmade kites out of patterned fabric in red, white, and blue and hung them from the ceiling to make it look as if they were floating in air.
I kept the flowers simple and chose small arrangements of red and white carnations and daisies, and framed portrait silhouettes of Adeline wearing a Mary Poppins hat. Details such as a suspended white parasol, a red tin mailbox with "17 Cherry Tree Lane" painted on, carousal horses, and the classic Mary Poppins black hat helped complete the theme.
It was the perfect way to usher in the "terrible twos" and Palette of Light photography captured every detail.
What People Ate
Guests munched on kid friendly snacks such as cherry layered jello squares, veggie cups with ranch dressing, deviled eggs, candied "Mary Poppins Corn," crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mini pizzas, and mini meatballs. Strawberry pineapple punch was served in miniature milk bottles with red and white striped straws.
What People Drank
Cherry pineapple punch.
The Sweetery made a simple and beautiful extra tall red velvet cake with a red and white striped bow, and I made sugar cookies with piped buttercream frosting.
Activities / Games
Pin the tail on the penguin.