My Sophia’s Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

So excited to share about my Sophia’s 2nd birthday party!
it was a great celebration with family and friends!!
every sweet shoppe party theme needs it’s own village! Welcome to Sweetopia!
I used free boxes from home depot (yay for broken trash compactors!) some cheapppp fabric from ikea, a leftover can of red paint and white trim paint and other items from around the house to create a whimsical play place for the kids! (and a few of the adults tried to squeeze in. ;) 
I especially loved the circle felt garland we made! (tutorial link below)

 all the busy work was totally worth it when i saw the smile and gasp on sophia’s face and her skipping around saying “my houseeee my houseee! i wuv it!”

i saved up all of our food boxes/milk cartons to stock the grocery store! and used sophia’s shopping cart from target.
my mom was my amazing seamstress who sewed up these adorable aprons with fabric from ikea! each apron ended up costing 50 cents. not bad for a custom party favor!

while i waited to go into labor with sienna i kept myself busy with my mom at night making up these fun felt food creations for sophia! they were our present to her.. i was all about giving her something soft for when they go flying at the new baby’s head. :)

most sweet shoppe dessert buffets are stocked with candy..candy galore! but i wanted my dessert buffet to be approachable and kid friendly! especially for a 2 year old party. why tempt the kiddies with candy they can’t eat! i think that if you were having a mainly adult or older child party you could do the hard and chewy candies and it would be more appropriate. i was so happy with how it turned out! 

i used a graphic i made up to be the backdrop. pretty good bang for your buck. the tulips i pulled from around the house. (artificial flowers?! ::gasp::) i’m all about using what i have though! and fresh flowers can get pricey. for a 2 yr old….these worked great.
some store bought some home made… mixed them in together! created fun cotton candy holders from and added my own little graphic to personalize it for my sophia’s sweet shoppe. also created wrappers to put around wilton’s (bought at Joann’s) white snack cups. 
i really wanted to make the drinks cute…without having to buy individual bottles (which i loveeee..but they add up.) so i made a cover to put over the soda bottles! i thought they were so cute. :)
menu wise it was home food..nothing to fancy. the kielbasa(with brown sugar) was a must on the list..gotta make my polish hubby happy. :) but i especially loved the cantaloupe(orange) and watermelon(pink) mom lovingly balled them up and they looked delicious! and pretty cute too. hehe. 

the boys in my life were great at moving over the “village” to our party site (thanks guys!!)… 
and my mom was such a help baking up a storm with me in the kitchen!! (thanks mom!! i love you.) that’s my little 3 week old sienna below.

and our fabulous friends chuck and debbie were cooking yummy food for us! 
(couldn’t have done it without you guys! thank you!)
i would like to blame the craziness for the following photo but in reality… ever since i was little i was known for burning things in the oven…. still do.

I’ll be posting tutorials on all of the fun party details…from how i built the village to the felt food! all on a budget. so be sure to stop by to learn some fun diy projects to throw a party without breaking the bank! i’ll also be adding some of the party details to my etsy shop so check back for that! 

-Circle Felt Garland
-Felt Food Tutorials
-Hanging Tissue Pom Poms
-Centerpiece/Wall Tissue Paper Flowers

i’m linking up here

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67 Comments on My Sophia’s Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

  1. Bella
    September 22, 2010 at 9:47 am (5 years ago)

    Hey girl, just checking it out again, I loved it so much. I want to do something like this, but halloween themed, for my daughters bday, and needed some more inspiration. Just a quick reminder again about my link party, and how much I would LOVE for you to participate, especially with this AWESOME post. Thanks and hope to see you, Bella

  2. kristen
    September 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm (5 years ago)

    so cute!! i bet your she loved it!!

  3. Crystal
    September 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm (5 years ago)

    That has to be the cutest party. Your little girl is so lucky. I just might borrow a few of these ideas for my daughter’s birthday next week.
    p.s. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow.

  4. linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous
    September 24, 2010 at 11:26 am (5 years ago)

    awww, what a fun partay!! every detail is adorable. thanks for sharing!
    happy crafting,

  5. MrsKT
    September 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm (5 years ago)

    I love everything about this party, such fabulous ideas. Well done :)

  6. Kristin Neudorfer
    September 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm (5 years ago)

    this is so creative and unique and toddler friendly! i love that its not only adorable to look at, but its something your child loves. thank you so much for sharing, you’ve inspired me for next year. i can’t wait until you post your tutorials =)

  7. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy
    September 28, 2010 at 3:14 am (5 years ago)

    I love it! What an amazing birthday party! It looks SO great! The labels, colors, treats, food, etc… Just incredible! I’m featuring this on my blog today! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s!

  8. AliLilly
    September 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm (5 years ago)

    OH MY GOSH! Are you kidding me…no really? This is the CUTEST PARTY EVER! I thought I did good for my 2yr old. If she’s sees this she’s gonna give me that look! Ya know, that “you just made me a fancy homemade blue clues cake and this girl got a whole village mama!” Seriously though this is so super cute and clever and inventive and inspiring! WOW! I love it!….can you tell?? :)

    I don’t know HOW I haven’t been following you mama but I am now! :)

    Stop by sometime!

  9. Natalia
    October 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, I love all the details :)

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    December 27, 2010 at 2:01 am (4 years ago)

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    December 28, 2010 at 2:38 am (4 years ago)

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  12. Lorell
    March 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved the sweets table and my fave thing was the little village. Amazing!

  13. Randi
    March 12, 2011 at 9:32 am (4 years ago)

    That party is fantastic! I love the cardboard buildings … they’re amazing! And the cotton candy in the cones is adorable.

    Visiting from Maddycakes Muse.

  14. Becca
    April 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Your site is so amazing. I find myself looking for other fun things to do with my little mama. So far the cardboard castle (already ask her dad to save me boxes from his job), most definitely the doll house idea, and this for either for her fourth or the castle party. I love…love…love this site <3 !

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