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Holland Is Two: Carnival Birthday

Cupcake Ferris Wheel, Carnival Birthday
Pennant Flag and Giraffe Carnival Birthday Sprinkle Cake
Kids Carnival Birthday Party
Kids Carnival Birthday Party

A carnival birthday was more than fitting for our wild and crazy two year old! I truly cannot believe that Holland Reid is TWO! During her short two years of life, she has brought SO much joy to everyone who knows and loves her. I can hardly form the words to express just how much she means to Logan and I. She makes us belly laugh every single day, and has us crying every night when we share with each other thing that he did throughout the day that made us sile. I could not wait to properly celebrate my balloon, rainbow, animal loving girl!

Last year, her First Birthday fell in the midst of the entire world shutting down due to a pandemic. It was not the First Birthday that I had always envisioned for her, and while it was just perfect and something I will always remember- we wanted her Second Birthday to be different! Logan and I have joked that this may be the last party that she doesn’t have an opinion on a “theme,” and I didn’t take that lightly! But, I wanted her party to encompass her personality and something that she would love. She grinned from ear to ear all day, ate her body weight in cupcakes and sang “Happy Birthday to Holland” more time than I could count. It was the best day!

I stumbled upon the cutest carnival birthday plates, cups and napkin set that I centered her entire party around. Finding one source of inspiration to draw from helps me create a cohesive theme! From there I built a color palette and mood board that I took with me everywhere. I even created a custom pennant flag (that I literally cut from hand on construction paper) because I couldn’t find one that had the perfect pastels. From there, I stumbled upon cute little party animals from the Target Dollar section that were just perfect, found a little kids lemonade stand that I used for Popcorn and Cotton Candy that I couldn’t pass up, begged Logan to build the prettiest arches for her backdrop, blew up 400 balloons (with my favorite balloon pump) and enlisted the help of my favorite Oklahoma City vendors. As a creative, I live for moments like this where I get to let my brain run wild! I had so much fun planning this party for Holland and cannot wait to do it all again next year.


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  1. Jordan
    June 1, 2021 / 3:49 pm

    Did you use the small glue dots for the smaller balloons between the big ones? Did it hold up in the wind?

    This party is amazing and you did such a fantastic job with it! I hope you all had a great time.

    • June 1, 2021 / 9:24 pm

      I used glue dots for a hand full balloons where there seemed to be a hole once I placed it on the arch! Overall, I didn’t use more than 10-15 glue dots. Using fishing line is amazing and it was my first real experience with it. It was great in helping the garland look full because you can pull it tight and manipulate the balloons once its all tied together! I did A LOT of smaller balloons (while still varying sizes) this time vs. few larger balloons and I think that helped keep it looking full!

      • Jordan
        June 11, 2021 / 6:36 pm

        Thank you! It looks so good!

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