My son like most two year olds loves to play with balls so we threw him a ball birthday party for his second birthday. We kept it really simple by keeping the guest list small. We didn't do a pinata or any party favors.
I did find this blow-up ball pit with multi-colored balls in a second hand children's store and my 6 year old said we had to buy it for the party. It was a hit. Unfortunately, the ball pit did not survive the wild party boys (it sprung a leak), but the balls have provided hours of fun on their own.
I found these adorable cupcake liners at Meijer and thought they were perfect for a ball themed party.
I made these vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and frosted some of them with vanilla bean icing.
I swirled some of them with chocolate and vanilla icing. I loved both icing recipes and would make them again. I found the cupcake recipe good, but a bit challenging.
I used these large ball sprinkles (also from Meijer) to coordinate with the party theme.
This boy is serious about his icing.
I tried to keep the menu both manageable and delicious.
The Party Menu:
Guacamole and Homemade Tortilla Chips
Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw
Black Bean and Corn Salad
Cheese Balls (our only ball themed food)
Cupcakes and Homemade Ice Cream
Pop, Water, Juice
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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