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ABC… 123… Party Recap!

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We survived the weekend!  Our families were in town for the big celebration and lots of friends joined us for the festivities too.  I mentioned awhile back, we were wracking our brains for a party theme for Henry’s 2nd birthday and decided the one that made the most sense was to do an “ABC & 123 Party” for our little Counting Captain / Alphabet man!  Letters and numbers truly are his favorites things right now.  To kick off the week, I thought I would share some snapshots from the party. We kept the food simple, by grilling burgers, brats & hotdogs and served appetizers and a few side dishes to go along.  I DIY’d the decorations and we filled the room with ABC & 123 balloons…sweet & simple!  All in all it was a great Saturday evening and we are very thankful for all of those who were able to come and celebrate with us.


Henry 2nd bday invite

A cropped version of the invite I created using PicMonkey  User-friendly & FREE to use.  I had them printed on cardstock at our local FedEx copy store (2 invites per page).


IMG_4921 The simple DIY Bunting I made using scrapbook paper, craft paint & twine.  The same roll of twine I used on last year’s birthday bunting.  It has lasted through several projects.


IMG_4905Amaaazing cookies created by a friend, “A Sweet Touch by Sara T”  They were a huge hit!


IMG_4975Another easy banner I made using scrapbook paper, photos, twine & little chalkboard clothespins I found at Michaels.


 A wordle I created for décor on my entryway table.  You may recall this & this I have swapped out before in this same spot 🙂

IMG_4916IMG_4913Here are my little drink tags for the adult beverage glasses.  I printed numbers out on scrapbook paper, round paper punched them (like I did here) and then laminated them.  After a simple hole punch & more of my trusty twine, they were tied on.  Our guests could sip on their drink & easily identify which one was theirs (after setting their glass down to chase after the countless toddlers we had running around!)

IMG_5384IMG_5397A little personal touch… I created a short story about Henry from A to Z, had it enlarged to an 18′ x 24″ at Staples and then glued it to a large foam board covered with scrapbook paper. Super easy!

And finally…

IMG_4924IMG_4922IMG_4926the Party favors!  What birthday party is complete without them?!


The birthday boy dressed to impress for his theme!

IMG_5260Simon may not have been as excited to sport his alphabet gear.


Stealing a big smooch while he’ll still give them!



 Our little guy is 2 and he has the remnants of the cake to prove it.

I am not sure if I will do any follow-up posts with DIY tutorials for any of the party décor, but if there is something you would like to know more about, please let me know!  I will be back this week with my pallet project and a few other goodies as well 🙂 Please follow me on social media or subscribe for free by email to all of my latest posts so you’re sure to not miss a thing.  Click the buttons on the right-side of my blog page to follow along my journey whichever way you choose!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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    July 12, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Where did u find the alphabet magnets? The ones that are marked, $1.00? I love this idea and have decided this will be my sons 2nd birthday party theme!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      July 12, 2016 at 5:32 PM

      Thank you! I found them in the $1 Spot at Target! It was a couple of years ago thought. Try the Dollar Tree or similar dollar store nearby.

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  • Sue
    August 1, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    What an adorable party theme! It really fits Henry and his love of ABCs and 123s!

  • Betty
    July 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

    Loved the party theme and the decorations were so cute. You always have such creative touches.

    • rbliefnick
      July 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      Thank you, Betty! So happy to have you as a reader 🙂

  • lydiaobyrne
    July 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Absolutely love all of these ideas for a kids party. The party favours were brilliant and your wordle is great too!

    • rbliefnick
      July 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      Thank you, Lydia! I appreciate you stopping by & especially taking the time to leave a sweet comment!

      • lydiaobyrne
        July 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

        You are very welcome! Great Read!