scout's 2nd birthday

Step 1 for birthday party complete! 

We are having a Bubble Guppies pool party.  90% sure of the pool usage.  Our HOA is a bag of dicks, but we pay them a lot of fucking money to use the pools/gym at the clubhouse.  So we’re doing it.  And it’s going to take some mass effort on their part to prevent us.  But I leave that 10% uncertainty in because The Captain is going to talk to them about it this afternoon.  Because I’ll cry or be a raging bitch which are my only two modes when dealing with confrontation. 

So I prepared.  I saw some really cute onesie/tutu combos like from her 1st birthday, but I really want to go swimming.  Plus she’ll use the suit all summer, unlike her other outfit that she literally wore that day and for the photography session.  I found this seller on Etsy.  She’ll do any character in whatever color.  So I requested a light blue suit/tutu with Deema (because she’s the best and Scout doesn’t really have a favorite yet). 

I’m excited because I ordered it in time and hopefully after we get an all clear from the clubhouse I’ll get invites out and get the ball rolling :). 

Cake's ordered!!!

I got the cupcakes for Scout’s birthday!!  We’re doing mini cupcakes because this bakery is one of those with huge gourmet style ones.  So for ease of eating and help with small child portion control we went mini.  Plus we get to try twice as many flavors! 

We have a “smash cake” although she uses forks now, it’ll still be fun.  Chocolate cake with vanilla icing that’s blue with a goldfish & bubbles on it. Then 12 mini vanilla with blue vanilla icing.  Then 6 each of the following:

Hopscotch (vanilla on vanilla dippped in butterscotch ganache)

Cherry Cheesecake (cherry cake & cheesecake flavored buttercream)

Cotton Candy (vanilla on cotton candy buttercream)

Chocolate loves Chocolate

I tried to stay pretty neutral on flavors but still have fun.  The cotton candy because it’s a favorite with the kids.  I was afraid to go too crazy because when I plan a party I want to please everyone.  But I really wanted to order Pucker Up (raspberry cake with lemon buttercream) & Maple Bacon (bacon cake filled with maple syrup & topped with maple buttercream).  I guess we’ll just have to try those some time on our own.