Tracy is the amazing founder of Mums With Hustle. We were absolutely thrilled to help Tracy with party invitations and decorations for her son Ethan’s 2nd Birthday Party. Her party styling and photography is breathtaking!
Tracy Says –
I’m confident to say that Ethan’s 2nd birthday was as close to every two-year-old boy’s dream (well it was for him!) as could be. He has so many emerging interests but his passion right now is all things construction, particularly the “dig digs!” (excavators), so it was a no-brainer that this had to be the theme for his party with his mates.
Thanks to the life-saving creations I received from Print and Party, I honestly felt like all of the hard work had been taken out of it for me. I’m a lover of entertaining and hosting but I’m a bit time poor these days, so Anna’s service was like a God send to me! In addition to the personalised water bottle labels, chocolates, cupcake/food toppers, stickers (which I used on his party favour bags), birthday bunting and food and beverage signs – I just worked within the colour scheme of yellow, black, white and a pop of orange. I had two table arrangements of balloons (which I styled on each side of the main food table), as well as a jumbo helium number 2 balloon in black. I used Ethan’s trucks, diggers and construction themed toys to style on the table too. I actually presented the personalised chocolate favours in one of Ethan’s dump trucks. So cute!
I bought little yellow containers from Bunnings (those ones that hold all the nuts and bolts in your garage or shed) and I used them as pencil holders on the kid’s party table. I had colouring in sheets out for the kids too (think – all things construction and a bit of Bob the Builder thrown in there). We went with black table cloths from the dollar store, black plastic plates, yellow serviettes and cups, black and white striped straws to seal the deal (all Kmart). The added thing that I didn’t plan on getting, but simply couldn’t go past when I saw it, was “caution” and “wet paint” tape in black and yellow. I accidentally stumbled across this at Aldi and thought it would look great as a table runner and hanging around our courtyard! Definitely created the construction vibe!
The spread was afternoon tea foods, all homemade goodness! Between myself, my Mum and a friend, we had it all covered. I did traffic light melon sticks for the littles (trio of melons on lollypop sticks) and I made the construction themed cake. Other food included; a cured meats and cheese board, caramelised onion tartlets, sausage rolls, mini pies, assorted wraps, vanilla cupcakes, caramel-cream filled pastry horns and mini cups of yoghurt with fresh strawberries.
I like to think that the mini humans had enough sugar from the cake that day, so only adults received personalised chocolates, and we did party bags for the toddlers; each with a mini construction vehicle, a tub of play dough and a bottle of bubbles!
Styling – Tracy Harris (Mummy)
Printables – Print and Party
Triple Layer Birthday Cake – Mummy
Cake Topper – Zilvi
Children’s table and chairs – Camden Hire
Photographer – Karl Harris (Daddy)
Jumping Castle – (Nanny owns this one!)
Birthday Boy’s Outfit
Ethan also wore the classic “Terrible Twos: Nailed It” tee from Minky Lane.
Ethan’s Party Experience
He LOVED it! In fact, he’s still talking about it days later and he’s fallen asleep overnight since the party talking about his cake and all the “dig digs”. So precious.
To create this amazing party, you can find our Construction themed invitations, printables and decorations here.