The idea for this party came to me one day while the girls and I were driving around running errands, and Lily was asking for her Bebe (blanket) and it struck me...I should do a pajama party for the girls 2nd birthday and while we are at it have pancakes.
Here is the invitation:
I wanted to start a tradition this year since they would be more aware of what was going on then last year of putting balloons in their room while they were sleeping so they would see them once they woke up. On Friday evening we blew up 24 balloons and quietly placed them in the room while they were sleeping. We did not count on the fan, so in the morning once they woke up all the balloons were in the corner. They still noticed them and were yelling "baloon, baloon".
We then started to throw the balloons into their cribs and they went to town. They were having so much fun, that I didn't think we would get them out of the room. Emma was trying to walk on them, jumping up and down and falling on them. Lily was batting them into Emma's crib all the while laughing hysterically.
The party came together beautifully. We had 15 toddler and babies in pajamas in the house, back porch and playroom and there were NO meltdowns. The girls were excited to wear their new jammies that mommy helped Ms. Ginger make.
The decorations came out well and everything went great with the theme.
|you can't have a pajama and pancake party without pancake cupcakes|
|Papa, Uncle Jimmy and Cousin Madelyn|
|Grandpa, Grandma and Daddy|
|Uncle Jimmy and Cousin Madelyn|
|Auntie Nicole and Cousin Madelyn|
|Mommy and the girls|
I wanted to try to get a group shot of all the kids so we started to "set" the area up to make it look cozy and I decided that it was the perfect chance to add story time in. I mean what is a pajama and pancake party if you do not read If you give a pig a pancake. We gathered all the kids and the story time began. Lily and Emma sat on the table for the entire story and beyond, it was a miracle.
During the story there were two girls that wanted a little closer view.
|Happy Birthday to Lily|
|Happy Birthday to Emma|
|Lily going in for the kill|
|we like the "syrup"|
|Hey Lil do you like the cupcake|
|this is really yummy!|
|feeding mommy and daddy|
|feeding nana and papa|
|lily loves papa|
|emma loves nana|
|cupcake time with grandma and grandpa|
|feeding Ms. Ginger|
|cupcake time with Mr. Ken and Ms. Ginger|
After naptime the girls began to open their presents. Nana and Papa got them an amazing kitchen. We had it set up in the living room so they could see it once they came down the stairs.
|emma seeing the kitchen for the first time|
|I love her expression|
|we love our kitchen|
|handmade apron from auntie nicole|
|hanging out with cousin Madelyn|
|more stuff for our kitchen|
We decided to get the girls trikes for their birthday.
|the girls waiting for the garage door to open for the suprise|
|seeing our trikes for the first time|
|Lily loves her trike|