Monday, June 29, 2009

Her 2nd Birthday



This was her 1st birthday celebration last year and for some reason it feels like it was only yesterday. Time goes so fast.

Today this little sweetheart is 2 years old. She continually adds joy and laughter to our family.


Tonight her and her family are coming for dinner on the porch. Since she loves ice cream, I decided to create this dessert to serve as her birthday cake. I bought the green plastic bucket with orange shovel at the dollar store. Washed it with hot soapy water, filled it with balls of vanilla ice cream. Drizzled chocolate syrup over the ice cream, covered with graham cracker crumbs(to look like the sand on the beach). I took gummy starfish and placed them on the cracker crumbs. I used a bamboo skewer and a circle cut out of paper, to create the beach umbrella.



Added two candles, put in freezer until it is time this evening to sing "Happy Birthday!" to her. When that time comes, we will give her the orange shovel and let her dig into the bucket of ice cream.

18 comments:

Marty said...

Amazingly creative and oh, so fun!
Aren't these little ones one of life's purest sources of laughter?!

Shellmo said...

Judy - your little sweetheart is adorable!! Happy birthday to her!! And what a fabulous birthday dessert idea!! Seriously - you should be writing a book on all this stuff!!! Tell me you are!!!

Lauren said...

Cutest birthday "cake" idea I've seen in ages! I love it!!

Tracy said...

An adorable birthday dessert for an adorable little girl! I can see why this little cutie brings such joy to your lives. = ) Enjoy!

Stacey said...

What a precious idea! She is adorable. I love that big smile. :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judy, this is so cute and so clever. Happy birthday to the little one.

Barb

a woman who is said...

Great idea! I have a two year old grand baby birthday coming up in August, I might borrow your cake idea!

It's a Wonderful Life said...

oh my word, I love the beach bucket of ice cream!!! I'll have to try that someday... hopefully it will be more of a success than the cinn. rolls! :)

Wanda said...

BRILLIANT! Clearly that's what you are! BRILLIANT! I heart this idea and I think I'm going to do this! THANK YOU!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Another great idea from Judy's files! I have no grand's celebrating over the summer months...but maybe we don't need a birthday to try this one out.

Happy birthday to your sweet two-year-old!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Absolutely priceless. That is a very creative way to serve the ice cream. We had a 10th birthday today, but the guest of honor is gone on vacation. We got to talk to her on the phone tonight. Sweet 10 years of Holly. Blessings
QMM

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday to your darling little granddaughter. Leave it to you to come up with such a cute idea for a summer birthday cake. I'm sure it will be a big hit.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

You are one AMAZING Grandma!!! What a PERFECT idea!!!!!

Blessings each day said...

My DIL and daughter both need to see this amazing idea...just great, Judy!

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Charli and me said...

Good evening Judy! Your granddaughter has such a sweet little face. I just love that picture of her as she is smiling up at the camera. What a sweet heart she is ♥ That is such a creative idea to put the ice cream in a bucket. The grandchildren must have loved it! Thank you. I will try that for sure. Thank you for all of the lovely comments on my post. I think your the best ♥

Jen said...

What a cute birthday treat idea - I'll have to try that for Grace next year! And what an even cuter birthday girl...time really flies! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into a special evening!

LisaShaw said...

Aww, I pray she had a beautiful birthday. How precious she is.

Sheryl said...

ok, that is too fun!! how did i miss this one. how fun it must be to have you for a grandma!!

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