Coolest Kid Birthday Parties

Coolest M&M Candy 2nd Birthday Party

by Natalie
(Middleburg, Pa USA)

The colorful table!

The colorful table!

The colorful table!
My little man on his birthday!

My two year old son loves M&Ms so we decided to have an M&M themed birthday party. I wanted to keep it simple but cute and colorful. After deciding on this theme, I went online to see what M&M themed birthday items I could find. I found almost nothing. So, my creative mind kicked in.

Invitation: I made my own invitations. I used cardstock paper and designed an M&M background. I printed out the words "Cupcakes, Ice Cream, and Candy Treats. We're Celebrating the Birthday of a Boy so Sweet!" on a white square and attached it with red ribbon. Below the words was a picture of my two year old. I requested on the bottom of the invite for guests to wear their favorite M&M color to the party.

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I purchased dessert plates in all the M&M colors. I used my computer to print out 40 M's in the M&M font and glued them to the plate. Yes, I printed and cut out all 40 of them! I glued several of them to dowels rods and stuck them along side our drive way so that guests could see them as they drove up to our house. I also stuck some in our bushes and an urn that sat beside the entrance door.

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The focal point of the party was the cake table. It was so cute and colorful - perfect for a two year old! I made my own two-tiered chocolate cake with white butter cream icing. I made detailed M&M characters and small circles that looked like real M&M's all in fondant. The cake was the best part of the table! It was my first try at a birthday cake and I was very proud of it.

I also made cupcakes with bright yellow icing and placed some fondant M&M's on them and placed them around the table. I wrapped the plastic ware in primary colored napkins and tied them with curly ribbon. I had two large glass vases filled with M&M's on this table.

I cut out the letters of Rowen's name in the M&M font and pasted them on primary colored circles. The letters were glued to dowel rods and I stuck in a box which sat behind the cake. Lastly, I included a big picture of my little boy in his M&M t-shirt.

The wall above the cake was decorated with an arch of crepe paper with balloons on each end. I taped my M&M plates all around the crepe paper to make a fun, colorful scene! On the opposite wall, I hung a brown crib sheet (to look like the brown M&M bag) and glued the M&M plates around so that it looked like M&M's were spilling out of the bag. It looked very cute!

Each of the guest tables had their own primary color. I placed a bunch of the same colored balloons on the table along with some real M&M's sprinkled on the tables. I also decorated a table especially for the kids adorned with cone hats, and mini M&M bags.

Games: I was at a loss for game ideas (since most the of kids were toddlers). My son's birthday was on Halloween so we went on a hayride. I used the M&M's on plates and hid them around the area where we took our hayride. I asked the kids if they could help me find my missing M&M's and tell me what color they were. They had a blast! I hid some in the corn field, wooded area, trees, etc.

All the guests loved simple creativity that came with using M&M's as a birthday theme. It seemed very fitting for a two year old party!

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