MOVE OVER ELLEN DEGENERES!
The Ellie Show [season 2] premiered this weekend and MADclutter ranked it number 1 (bumping The Ellen Show to number 2) calling it a "must see" and "an adorable and hilarious little show"..
Months before Ellie's 2nd birthday I was brainstorming with my mom and sister about her party theme. I was trying to think of something Ellie loves that makes her unique. She loves peas but I didn't think anyone (except her) would enjoy a pea party. I jokingly blurted out that we should do an "Ellen Show" theme because Ellie loves dancing with Ellen. She has watched the show with me since she was tiny and is her biggest (little) fan! This immediately sparked a few hilarious ideas so I just decided to go for it! Instead of a huge party we would just invite some "special guests" (a few of Ellie's friends) and of course an "audience" (my mom friends) and basically just have a themed playdate to celebrate her birthday.
The week before the party I started working on all the little details, my favorite thing to do! I ended up going to Hobby Lobby 4 days in a row. I knocked out the invitation, the t-shirts, and the signs pretty quickly but my sister came up for a few days to help me with the rest. If it wasn't for her I'm not sure everything would have come together as well as it did. The hardest part was finding Ellie the perfect "Ellen jacket" without having to buy a whole suit haha! After 7 stores I finally found one at a consignment store and it made her outfit!! I just paired it with a one of a kind "MOVE OVER ELLEN" tee, her Hudson jeans, a red mama made bow, her doodle zoo Lalabye Baby diaper, and her Michael Kors sneakers because they don't make baby Saint Laurent's.
The kids ate "tv dinners" [insert knee slap].
I am so excited to say that with the help of our incredible friends we were able to donate $92 to the Ronald McDonald House!! We are so blessed to have a happy and healthy two year old, I can't imagine not knowing if she would make it to her next birthday, so we hope this donation helps keep families closer to their loved ones! We also added some noodles, chicken, and fruit to the Wake Forest Little Free Pantry.
And as you can see, Ellie was thrilled.
She just didn't want to stay on the couch.
We played the famous NEVER HAVE I EVER GAME!
And something tells me some of them might not have been telling the whole truth ;)
The kids had a blast playing together, like always, and do I see some tWitch in trainings?
And the "Ellie Show" would not have been complete without a "Please Take ONE" swag table with hidden camera!
They had the choice of hat, cup, or t-shirt..
They quickly cleared off the table but I'm not sure if they were all just dishonest or if it's because they can't read.
After the party Ellie was wide open!!
I took some photos of her slinging the giant balloons all around and making silly faces. My sister and I even got in on the action as Ellie's "Cameraman" and her "Producer".
Hmmm I wonder if Ellen drives her producer Andy as crazy as Ellie drives me sometimes?
So after Ellie's premier I'm not actually sure she has what it takes to host her own talk show..
1. She doesn't like to talk to people
2. I'm not convinced she's taking her career very serious
3. She doesn't like to stay on set
"BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER, SEE YOU NEXT TIME"
Everyday with you is an adventure!! Ellieana, I can't wait to see what this next year has in store!
Happy 2nd Birthday sweet girl, we love you peanut! -Mama & Dada
Proof Ellie is Ellen's biggest (little) fan below!