This weekend was Eloise's 2nd birthday, and per her request & love of puppies, we had a puppy party!!
I have been so excited to plan this party because I just knew she was going to be obsessed with it. And the minute she walked in & saw the big basket of stuffed pups, she yelled "PUP-PUPS!? YAAAY!" The ultimate cutest.
I found this most amazing artwork on Pinterest years ago, and have been in LOVE with it ever since. I always hoped I would find a use for it, and once we decided on a puppy theme, I knew I had to go track it down. The print is by the talented Emily Nelson Art, we had it printed as an oversized poster to use as a backdrop & another smaller size to cut out individual puppy faces for the straws. It was definitely the highlight of the party decor for me, I just love stuff like that! I sent the print over to Glam Fete and had a custom garland made, and loved how it made the colors come to life! The "Adopt a Puppy" garland was a super easy DIY made out of, you guessed it, brown paper bags. :)
I also fell in love with the vintage dalmatian natural rubber baby toys from Oli & Carol, and was so excited to snag five of them for the tabletop. We used one as a cake topper (which Eloise went NUTS for) & set the rest out next to each place setting, which was made up of cute kraft paper plates & polka dotted "puppy bowls" that the kids ate cake & ice cream out of. We also had a hot dog bar, with extra ketchup of course, Eloise's favorite! ;)
Polka Dot Dress // Pigtail Bows c/o Free Babes // Black Peplum Top (my current favorite shirt!) // Teething Necklace c/o A La Mum // White Denim
The girls played with balloons, stuffed puppies & had a good old fashioned game of fetch with their pretzel sticks. Eloise loved her new trike, but I think Harper loved it even more! ;) It was the most perfect day, beautiful weather & a seriously happy little two year old. Two months until we are celebrating Claire's first birthday, I definitely need to take a party throwing breather! Have a great week, friends!! XO