So this time, my goal was to have a few cute things that took some effort, but to let everything else be simple and easy. And overall, I think I succeeded. :) I did a giraffe theme, so we made a giraffe out of cupcakes, had Grey's Granny Es make him a giraffe shirt, and used random giraffes from around our house as decorations.
We had his party in a pavilion at a nearby park, which was great because all the toddlers that came (and there were a LOT!) got to play on the playground when they weren't eating. And that also meant I didn't have to clean and decorate my house ahead of time or worry about where to put all those people in our home. I'm definitely a fan of using a park pavilion now, and can see myself doing it again in the future!
Here are a few pics from the day. We had a good time. :)
He had a lot of grandparents - and even two great grandparents! - come for the party. It was so great to see so much love. :)