We still cannot believe our little baby turned two at the end of April. It’s been almost a full month since we hosted a Moana-themed birthday party for him at Normandy Farms Campground.
Michael and I were on the fence about having another big birthday party for Kai, but after speaking with Michael’s mom we were convinced we had to have something for him! He’s been obsessed with watching Moana. I even got him the soundtrack to listen to while driving in the car.
Why a campground? Our family had recently purchased a small travel trailer back in January to try it out. We had a chance in April, right after my husband, Michael, finished his busy season. Kai and Stanley both loved it!
We took some pictures of Kai and made an invitation. I got some invitations printed at a local CVS on 4×6 photo paper, and then I glued them to some colored card stock. On the back on the invitations, I printed out a piece of paper with some information about the campground, directions, and the guest policy.
I also eventually created a Facebook event (to stay socially connected).
Our initial thought was to create a donut tower for Kai’s birthday cake, since he LOVES donuts!
So, we ended up ordering 3 dozen donuts from Confectionery Designs in Rehoboth, MA. The owners needed us to place the donut order by Friday, 4/13 to be ready and picked up the morning of Saturday, 4/28. These donuts are so delicious!
These are the flavors we ordered:
6 – vanilla glazed – all green frosting
6- maple bacon – with bacon glaze
6- jelly filled – sugar coated
6- lemon raspberry – with raspberry glaze on top
6- banana cream – chocolate frosted top filled with crushed bananas
6- cinnamon – with a cinnamon / streusel glaze
Total price for donuts: $120.00
We anticipated about 20 people to come, but I wanted to make sure we had enough donuts since we weren’t sure about the cake. But, we ended up getting a large and fantastically-designed cake!
The story: My mother-in-law, Christine, ended up offering the put the donut tower together. Then, she decided she was going to make a cake. The plan was the cake was going to sit on top of the tower of donuts. Well, the cake just ended up being so big and super heavy that the cupcake tower stand wouldn’t be able to hold the weight of the cake.
Here are some pictures of the cake and the donut tower!
Now for the food, we were going back and forth on what to serve. My husband initially wanted to keep it simple by only grilling burgers and hot dogs, but in the end we did neither.
Here are some pictures of the food we served: pulled pork with sweet Hawaiian rolls, seafood salad on croissants, assorted snacks, and beverages.
Kai had so much fun playing outside and seeing everyone! I can’t thank Michael’s family enough for helping us get the leis, paint the Kakamora coconuts, baking cookies, creating a wonderful cake, and helping Kai open presents!
Here are some pictures from the party!
Kai is two! <3