Last year, we had the bash to end all bashes. I think it's safe to say we outdid ourselves this year. A firetruck, two bands, full Indian food buffet, mini-cupcakes and over one hundred guests because...well, you know....you only turn two once!
The theme was trucks...of course. So I printed out a little truck banner, and made toppers for the mini-cupcakes. We had a hard time keeping the table together as little Vijay desperately wanted to pull down the banner and carry it around with him. It now hangs above his crib, leading to sweet dreams of bulldozers, dump trucks and diggers!
We kinda view this party as a chance to see all of our friends and family- it's more a party for the whole family, not just Vijay. That means there was a fun mix of ages- college kids, Vijay's little friends, colleagues and our family friends. But that didn't mean everyone, no matter what their age, didn't enjoy groovin' to the Rock-a-Baby band, and the Brown's Tones (Brown University's women's a Capella group).
Totally over-the-top? Absolutely. But so much fun, and definitely worth it! And all I can say is...thank goodness we beat the storm!
*The best present of all? My brother, Johnny (that handsome guy there with his darling girlfriend Molly) was able to come to the party. He's in the Naval Special Forces and just got back from Afghanistan. We hadn't seen him in over six months...now that's what a call the perfect present!