Tiny Two Party has BIG ideas!

This Tiny Two Birthday Party was originally hosted by Michelle over at The Creativity Room.


Let’s face it…Tiny things are just CUTE! Tiny invitations, tiny hamburgers, tiny hotdogs…..this party was tiny…but it was CUTE in a BIG WAY! The tiny cupcakes and the tiny waterbottles just added to the cuteness! I’m totally lovin’ this idea! It’s making the wheels spin in my head for the baby shower I’m throwing in July!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Michelle’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Michelle’s party…..


Here are the details of Elle’s Tiny Two party including a free PDF download of some of the elements of the party (at the end of the post). This theme worked great for a 2-year-old birthday party, but could be used for so many other occasions.


I wanted “tiny” invitations so I designed the basic size and then created a coordinating envelope template. I cut the envelopes using my Silhouette (Silhouette Users: download the envelope template and mini party hat template from the Silhouette download site soon). I also embellished the invites with glossy accents to give them some texture and dimension – everything looks better with glossy accents or diamond glaze!

I hung chinese lanterns with fishing wire above the dessert area. I couldn’t find the exact color of teal blue I wanted so I purchased a white lantern and painted it with the food coloring I used for the frosting. It worked great and was simple…just add food coloring to some water in a bowl and paint with a foam brush.

I also printed out several sheets of the patterned paper I designed for the invitation envelopes in both a teal and pink color to use on a variety of decor elements including:

- wrapping around the mini water bottles (I wanted to add a white circle label printed with 2, but ran out of time)
- wrapping around the condiment bottles
- creating food place cards
- embellishing Elle’s wrapped presents
I think the food was a key element in making the party feel truly tiny. We had tiny hamburgers, tiny hot dogs and tiny veggies along with tiny cupcakes and ice cream scoops. Elle also had a tiny-sized cake. My friend Heather baked all of the tiny rolls for the hamburgers and hot dogs (thanks Heather!). She also found the tiny hot dogs at a local Albertsons (Oscar Meyer brand), and I made small 2″ hamburger patties. For the veggies, I used the small baby carrots (some are bigger than others – get the small snack size packs), cut up tiny celery sticks, and cut up small peppers from Costco and lucked out with mini cucumbers from Costco.
I also made the cupcakes with 2″ paper souffle cups and placed the scoop of ice cream in a 3.25 oz. paper souffle cup with the wooden spoon inserted into the center. For Elle’s cake and the cupcakes I embellished them with royal icing shapes and letters….just pipe the royal icing shapes onto a piece of parchment and let harden over night. I loved the small 2 that adorned the top of each cupcake.
[games and favors]
We had about 40 people at the party – 20 adults and 20 kids so I was a little nervous about keeping the kids entertained (ranging in age from 2 to 14). Luckily the weather was nice so the kids could go outside but I also had a variety of tiny games set out including a small kids table covered in freezer paper with crayons, markers and small animal toys to play with and mini games I found at the party store (mini bowling sets, mini uno cards, mini pool).
For the favors, I made tiny notepads of games for two – hangman, tic-tac-toe and the dot game. I put the notepads in a clear bag with a tiny marker and filled with fun-size candy.
Overall, I think the party was a success. Here is a PDF filled with some of the elements I used to make it happen including:
- tiny envelope template
- tiny party hat template
- patterned paper in teal and pink
- tiny game sheets you can cut out and turn into notepads
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