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I'm Jess Ness and currently reside in Nashville, TN. I’m here for you and for me, so we can learn to feel at home and see the magic in who we are. 

Jonas' Woodland Creature 2nd Birthday Party

Jonas' Woodland Creature 2nd Birthday Party

Jonas' birthday is July 21st and this year, that day fell on a Saturday! So we invited some of our closest family and friends over to celebrate our boy. Our small condo is not ideal for hosting large groups, so we used a covered picnic area in our complex. Since it was July, we held the party in the morning before it got too hot. This party turned out so great thanks to Pinterest research, and friends who lent me so many cute decor items. Very thankful to our friends and family who came out and celebrated him.

 Jonas helping make sandwiches

Jonas helping make sandwiches

 Decorating his cupcakes. Those sprinkles were all over the floor for days.

Decorating his cupcakes. Those sprinkles were all over the floor for days.

 Those sprinkle lips tho

Those sprinkle lips tho

 Tablecloth and giftbags from Target. Masks borrowed from a friend.

Tablecloth and giftbags from Target. Masks borrowed from a friend.

 Cupcake toppers from Target. Everything else borrowed from friends.

Cupcake toppers from Target. Everything else borrowed from friends.

 "Toadstool" appetizer made with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

"Toadstool" appetizer made with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

 "Forest of Trees" broccoli salad. Plates and napkins from Target. Bamboo disposable silverware from Amazon. Picked up the succulent from Porter Flea a few years ago. Everything else borrowed from friends.

"Forest of Trees" broccoli salad. Plates and napkins from Target. Bamboo disposable silverware from Amazon. Picked up the succulent from Porter Flea a few years ago. Everything else borrowed from friends.

 "Forest of Trees" broccoli salad. Plates and napkins from Target. Bamboo disposable silverware from Amazon. Picked up the succulent from Porter Flea Market a few years ago. Everything else borrowed from friends.

"Forest of Trees" broccoli salad. Plates and napkins from Target. Bamboo disposable silverware from Amazon. Picked up the succulent from Porter Flea Market a few years ago. Everything else borrowed from friends.

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The only thing that didn't work out according to plan was the activity. I ordered plain wood owl ornaments for the kids to paint, but they didn't get delivered in time! So they just painted with regular old paper and still had fun. They didn't know the difference, so no stress.

 Grabbed this Smokey the Bear t-shirt from Target just for his birthday party...don't judge me.

Grabbed this Smokey the Bear t-shirt from Target just for his birthday party...don't judge me.

 Jonas' shirt from Zara

Jonas' shirt from Zara

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 Diving in face first

Diving in face first

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 Cupcake cheers

Cupcake cheers

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Jonas had an amazing time at his party and that's truly all that matters. It was so warm outside that the last 30 minutes of the party he was running around with squirt guns and honestly that was probably his favorite part. Love this boy and so honored to be his mom.

All pics by my awesome husband

 

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