Phoebe turns two

During my pregnancies the doctor and I always laughed about my due dates. That by some sort of miraculous planning every birth was in a different month.

When we decided to have an eighth child we knew we had a very specific window, May. It was the only month open. As all the rest of our boys are from April – November, minus May. We had it all planned out and then to our surprise, because we didn’t know it was possible to get pregnant at the time, we were pregnant and due end of April. Never have I wished for my pregnancies to go past full term. haha

In this family we have a schedule to keep!

So fast forward to Phoebes birth, doubling up our April birthdays. Even still, for the second year now she is still celebrated in May! I wonder if she will just start saying her birthday is in May. Either way, we loved celebrating her! And allowing her to have her own birth month, just to feel a little extra special.

We celebrated with a sweet Minnie Mouse party, full of pinks, gold and glitter! Wanted to keep it simple, as it was a rainy day and I spent two full days cleaning like a mad woman to host indoors, between rain storms.

Guests enjoyed a candy buffet, in place of goodie bags. Snack bar with fruit, chips and crackers. I scored a wood sign at my local Michaels for $2, I had guests sign it for a keepsake! We planned her party purposely for 1:30 – 4:30. After lunch, but before dinner to help keep costs down.

Party tip! If you want to cut back on food costs. Plan your party after lunch and before dinner

For activities we did good old fashioned pin the bow on Minnie. Along with a birthday girl appropriate art activity. I picked up these color in paddle boards, a pack of 6 for $5 and a 18 pack of color in puzzles, for $8. For your next party be sure to check out Michaels.

I made her a ribbon skirt to match her crop top, that you can find here . Her skirt is now a perfect decoration in her room, which is first on the project list this Summer!

Til next time ~ xo Diana

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