My little Chloe turned 2 last week! It was such a hoot throwing a party for some of her cute little 2 year old friends. There were some hilarious moments. One of my personal favorites is when the ice cream cone piñata got broken and all the candy fell out. All the kids ran to get the candy, but Chloe cried because daddy just broke the ice cream cone!!! Hahaha. There's a learning curve when it comes to pinatas...who knew? Pin the cherry on the ice cream cone was a hit. You have to adjust rules for 2 year olds....we didn't blindfold them. Most of them didn't know there was a right and wrong place to put the cherries. So the closest person won.
Here is the order in which the party went:
-Dance Party to Pink Fong Music (YouTube).
-Coloring Ice cream cone.
-Piñata (Ice cream cone shaped)
-Pin the Cherry on the ice cream cone
-Picture of 2 year olds holding balloon ice cream cones
-Cake and Ice cream
As guests were arriving, we had some Pink Fong music playing so that the kids could have a fun little dance party to "Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo". If you've never heard that song, you NEED to look it up, it's hilarious. Parents were also invited to the party....I just invited 6 of Chloe's closest friends so it didn't turn into mad chaos with a million 2 year olds running around. Then the kids all colored an ice cream cone that I printed for free. You can find free printables online. Then we did the piñata ($10 at Zurchers). The kids couldn't break it with the safe little rubber bat we had them use. So we eventually had my hubby break it with a stronger one. Then it was time for Pin the Cherry on the ice cream cone. I just drew and colored an ice cream cone and made cherries to put on it. After the games were through, we took a picture holding balloon ice cream cones and then went to open presents and eat food. The activities only took about an hour total.
The theme of ice cream cones was inspired by Chloe because she LOVES ice cream more than anything in the world. She asks for "ikeem kone" for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We baked cake in ice cream cones so we could have little cupcake cones. We were thinking of shaping some ice cream into the shape of an ice cream cone and cutting it like cake, but we didn't have enough time to prepare it. The sandwiches are PB&J and PB&H. I decided it'd be cute to shape them like ice cream cones too....why not? With the circles, I just took a round cookie cutter and cut out the sandwich after it was made. With the cones, I just cut off the top round part of the sandwich so it's kind of a square, and then cut those diagonally. I figured PB&J is a very 2 year old friendly food. It seemed to be a hit with the kids :) Then I made a few grown up sandwiches with chicken salad on them. We also had 5 different flavors of ice cream available when it was time for cake and ice cream.