“Is She Turning Two?”, Piglet Asked Pooh

by HEAB on November 5, 2012

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She turned two today, and we celebrated deep in the Hundred Acre Wood…

After last year’s Hungry Caterpillar extravaganza, we decided to keep things simple with a small Winnie-the-Pooh party.  So, our families and a couple of friends joined us for the festivities.  It was perfect.

Hunny pot party favors: Each guest received a pot with a muslin bag stuffed with honey sticks, Burt’s Bees honey lip balm, and Justin’s honey almond butter (It was actually maple almond butter since the shipment of honey packets I ordered didn’t arrive in time.  Close enough, right?)

I made these sour cream yellow cupcakes with Pamela’s gluten free baking mix and added chocolate chips.  Half received a dusting of dark chocolate and powdered sugar, and I topped the rest with this cream cheese frosting.

Before cupcakes we snacked on chips + guac, goat cheese & cream cheese dips, and a bowl of PBee & Chocolate Trail Mix (Honeycomb cereal + Reese’s Pieces + cocoa almonds).

Happy Birthday to our baby girl.  We love you!

 

{ 90 comments }

Jess November 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Happy Birthday Summer! She is only 4 days younger then my little ones. Looks like a beautiful party!!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Jess,
Happy Birthday to your little ones. November is a good month for a birthday! :)

maggie @ say yes to salad November 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Can’t believe it’s been two years… happy birthday Summer! Love Pooh :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Maggie,
Neither can I and thank you. :)

Lou November 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Happy Birthday beautiful Summer!! Misty sends many snuggles.

Can’t believe it’s been (almost, for Misty) 2 years!! Time just flies, huh?

What a gorgeous party, Heather, where did you find the time (and energy!) to do all this!? Super Mama!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Lou,
I know! Happy (early) Birthday to Misty! Isn’t this age so fun? Summer’s vocabulary is exploding, and she makes us laugh all the time. LOVE this stage.

I started early on her party – made the party favors a couple of weeks ago and since we only invited family and a couple of friends, set up was easy. It was such a fun night.

j3nn November 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I love it! The whole party theme is wonderful. Great job, Heather! I’m sure she loved it too.

Happy birthday to Summer! :D

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Thanks J3nn. :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks November 6, 2012 at 1:15 am

Heather it feels like just yesterday you were pregnant with her and we were exchanging pregnancy and nursing emails. Wow…time just flies! What an adorable party and event for her. Good job, mom :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Averie,
I know – it feels that way to me too. These past two years have flown by!

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 6, 2012 at 5:13 am

I don’t know where to start. Everything in this post is too adorable. I love all things Pooh. And the wrapping paper, party gifts and food are so perfectly done…..just beautiful!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Michelle. Big Pooh fans over here too. :)

coco November 6, 2012 at 5:55 am

happy birthday to Summer! what a lovely birthday party! :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Coco. :)

Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans November 6, 2012 at 6:12 am

This is such a cute idea for a party! The decorations are adorable!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Lea. :)

Eating 4 Balance November 6, 2012 at 7:24 am

That looks like a great party! It looked like you put a lot a time into it and everything turned out so well! I love the HUNNY pots and honey sticks. Cute :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Thank you Eating 4 Balance. Summer helped me paint the pots. Such a fun project. :)

lindsay November 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

Wait, i swear she was just born, like yesterday! where has time gone? Oh how precious she is. Happy bday summer girl

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Lindsay,
I know – I feel the same way!

Amy November 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

Happy 2nd birthday to Summer! What a cute party. My guy’s second birthday is 6 weeks away… the second year has gone much faster than the first for me!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Amy,
Me too. This past year just flew by, and before we know it, they’ll be turning three. Sometimes I really wish time would slow down. This is such a fun age. You always hear about the “terrible twos”, but Summer cracks us up everyday. I love this stage.

Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

Awww… Happy Birthday to Summer! What a cute party – I love the “hunny” pots!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Rachel. We had fun making them. :)

Heather @ Bake, Run, Live November 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

Happy Birthday Summer!
The Hunny pots are such a cute idea. You are so creative Heather!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Heather. My creativity stems from Pinterest. ;)

Emily November 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

Happy Birthday Summer!! We love you!!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Emily. Love you too! :)

Jen November 6, 2012 at 9:06 am

What an inspiration — simple yet so creative. What a wonderful way to create a memory! I’ll remember this one for when I have kids someday :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Thanks Jen. So many cool ideas out there for Winnie-the-Pooh parties. :)

the delicate place November 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

hunny pots! 2 already?! happy bday summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Melissa, I know. These past couple of years flew by!

Ana November 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

Oh gosh, can’t believe she is 2 already Heather! Seems like just the other day you were pregnant and we were talking about ice cream cravings :-)
What a sweet party you did for her, she is the most loved honey bee!
I love seeing my child grow, and I am sure you do too!
Ana

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Ana,
I know. Time is going by way too fast…but the ice-cream cravings are always a constant. ;)

Sarah R November 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

She can’t be two already! Not possible! Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Sarah R, yep, it’s true. Can’t believe it myself. Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

Happy Birthday Summer! I love Pooh! What a sweet party! I hope you all are doing well Heather! I miss you!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Sarena,
Miss everyone too. I might be coming down to Atlanta in January, and if so, I’ll be sure to email you!

clare @ fittingitallin November 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

You need to go into event planning. This is fantastic, Heather!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Oh gosh, thanks Clare. If I could, I would plan children’s birthday parties all the time – so fun!

Mandy November 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Happy Birthday Summer! :D

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks Mandy. :)

Jennifer November 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Happy Birthday, Summer. :)

You are so creative, Heather.

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks Jennifer. :)

Alyssa November 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Awwwww! Happy birthday, Summer!
My little girl is 9 today!!!!! Seems like just yesterday we celebrated her first.

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Alyssa and Happy (belated) Birthday to your baby girl. Goes by so fast, huh?

Alyssa November 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Thank you!
It really does. :)

April Louise November 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Your gift wrap and presentation is excellent and I want a honey pot favor! What a thoughtful idea. :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Thanks April. We had a lot of fun making those pots. :)

Kelly @foodiefresh November 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Precious! I have a soft spot in my heart for Winnie the Pooh. Happy birthday Summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Kelly,
Me too. Who doesn’t love Pooh – such a sweet and lovable bear. :)

Erin November 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

All the details are so cute Heather :) This is incredibly sweet. Happy birthday Summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Thanks Erin. :)

Jen @ Existential Evolution November 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Wow sounds like a perfect birthday celebration! I can’t believe it has been 2 years. I started following your blog when you were pregnant with Summer. Wow how time flies! Happy birthday Summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Jen,
I feel the same way – these past two years flew by. Thanks for sticking with me all this time. :)

Cherie November 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Happy Birthday Summer! My how time flies. Decorations are so cute, Heather. Hugs… Miss you.

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Thanks Cherie! Been thinking about you – miss you too and Happy Anniversary. One year, huh? Time certainly does fly.

Purely Twins November 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Happy Birthday Summer from one Pooh fan to another (our niece Joy loves Pooh!)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Thanks Michelle and Lori. Pooh is well loved around here. :)

Alisa November 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Just plain adorable! And who drew that perfect picture of piglet and pooh? Happy birthday Summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Thanks Alisa. I drew the picture the night before Summer’s birthday. It was late, and I googled Pooh images on my phone. Too lazy to draw it first with a pencil, and just went for the black crayon. Glad it turned out okay, and I loved Summer’s added touch – I always thought Pooh needed a little purple in his life.

Jules November 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Happy birthday, Summer! I love Winnie-the-Pooh. He was the theme of my room when I was little :) I was never a fan of the Disney Pooh…the A.A. Milne, original Pooh is just so much better. My mom used to say I was Roo, and my sister was Rabbit. Lol!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Jules, thank you, and I agree. Loved A.A. Milne’s version. Such a classic. :)

Anita November 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Wow, time has passed so quickly. I can’t believe it. Congratulations to the family and happy birthday to your sweet girl. What a party !

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Anita. :)

Gina @Health, Love, and Chocolate November 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

What an adorable party theme! You always seem to have the best entertaining ideas and decorating details!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Gina. It was a fun party. :)

Lena Ng November 7, 2012 at 3:36 am

wow! time flies!!! Summer’s all grown up now! ((:
Happy Birthday Summer!!
love the pooh and piglet picture! (:

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Lena Ng, and yes, she’s getting so big. I can’t believe it – these past couple of years went by so fast!

Abby November 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

I can’t believe she’s 2 already! I feel so old, yet honored to remember the day she was born ;)

Happy Birthday Summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Aww, thanks Abby. Feels like it was just yesterday. These past couple of years flew by.

Tracy November 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Summer! So hard to believe she’s 2.

Looks like a perfectly simple party. Way to go mama!!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Tracy, and yes, I can’t believe she’s two either. Goes by so fast.

janetha November 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

So, so adorable! Happy Birthday, Summer!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Thanks JG Bean! :)

Cinthia November 8, 2012 at 6:24 am

Happy birthday to Summer! How can she be two already? Love the Pooh theme. I remember reading the books to my son when he was young.
P.S. Think I’m gonna steal your hunny pot gift idea. Those are adorable.
Hugs to all,

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Cinthia,
I have no idea – she was just born like yesterday! Oh, and steal away – I think the hunny pots would make great gifts. Our party guest really liked them. :)

Emily @ www.main-eats.com November 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

Looks like such a wonderful, fun birthday!!!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thanks Emily – it was. :)

Deadra November 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Oh she’s two! I teared up! Sniff.
Happy birthday sweet girl!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thanks Deadra. :)

Katie November 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Goodness, I hope you move out to Colorado and plan my daughter’s birthday parties. I’ll make leg warmers for your three.

And if not, I’m going to copy everything from afar. :-)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Katie,
I would love that. :)

Hayley November 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Happy Birthday, Summer! You did a fabulous job on her birthday, Heather! I love the Pooh theme. So cute!

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Thanks Hayley – big Pooh fans around here. :)

Rachel November 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Ahhhh… I LOVE it! I’ve loved Winnie the Pooh since, well, probably around the age of two, as well! My bedroom as a toddler was all Pooh Bear, and my grandpa still calls me Pooh Bear! So happy to see Pooh is still a big deal. This was such a cute party. I’m dying over those “Hunny” pots! Adorable! Happy birthday, Summer! :)

HEAB November 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Rachel,
Pooh is such a classic – hope he’s always a big deal. :)

marty November 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I can’t believe Summer is two – and a big sister to boot! Happy Birthday Ms Summer! What a wonderful theme – love, love Pooh, what wonderful decorations, love the pots! xox m

Cara (Twinthusiast) November 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Just darling! Happy birthday, Summer!

Gaby November 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Oh my gosh I can’t believe I’m so late on this! catching up on my blog reader….but Happy Birthday (belated) Summer! She’s getting so big and beautiful. I’m happy to see you have such a wonderful family, Heather! Hope her big #2 birthday was a blast!

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