It’s hard to imagine that Tandy is two. On one hand, it seems like she’s been with us so much longer, but on the other hand, she doesn’t seem like she should be out of the baby stage. It was so much fun to celebrate her along with something she loves so much. Mary Poppins filled our thoughts and imagination for the day, and it was quite a jolly holiday.
You’ve seen the outfits and the invitations, now here’s the rest. If you haven’t watched the movie in a while, you might miss some of the tie ins, but I assure you everything was inspired by the Mary Poppins movie.
We started with a couple crafts.
The kite decorating kits set up in a carpet bag came from Oriental Trading Company.
We also made bird feeders similar to this tutorial.
A carpet bag center piece was a must. Thankfully a friend of a friend had one we could borrow. It’s filled with a few items Mary pulled from her bag of tricks.
The snacks included peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut with a penguin sandwich cutter, penguin crackers (Walmart), umbrella cheese, popcorn, and lemonade. I used some of the painted cocktail umbrellas to make the number 2.
The umbrella cheese is made from Babybel cheese rounds cut in half. I trimmed some black straws from Ikea to make the handles.
The Ikea cart I’ve been using in my sewing room made the perfect paper goods station. The lower shelves housed musical instruments and vintage Mary Poppins books.
Finally, we’ve arrived at the sweets table! I made the banner from copied book pages from our vintage Mary Poppins books.
We had dipped marshmallow chimney sweeps.
The Jell-O clouds were blue Jell-O topped with a homemade marshmallow dollop. I’ll have more on those in a future post.
Can we pause for a moment and imagine those cute cups above adorned with one of the cocktail umbrellas like the photo below. Yep, somehow those got missed. Thanks for using your imagination instead!
Well, it wouldn’t be a Mary Poppins party without a nod to the spoon full of sugar that makes the medicine go down. I bought these cute sundae spoons at Joann’s on clearance. I’ll try to do a quick post on the cake pop spoons in the future too.
I added some washi tape accents to my cupcake tower and topped it with the same image I used for the invitations. My favorite lemon cupcakes were a hit with both kids and adults.
The final table was home to the favors.
The sugar cookie garland spelled out Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I used this letterpress cookie cutter set to make all 34 letters.
Chocolate “tuppence”, bird whistles, and sidewalk chalk rounded out the favors.
There’s the birthday girl eyeing the gummy penguins her grandmother scored at Trader Joe’s.
Big Sis was ready to lead the musical parade.
The older kids had a blast making their music while leading the younger guest around.
All in all, it was a very happy day!
Love this sweet photo of Tandy captured by Matt Bateman.
Pinterest, of course, provided tons of inspiration, so check out some of the ideas I found and more here.