Happy 2nd Birthday Teddy! Blue Bear Cake

blue bear cake - coco cake land

pizza blue bear ice cream garland

blue bear cake - coco cake land

Guys. I tried to play it cool this year for Teddy’s 2nd birthday. Last year I tried to play it cool too with his doggy themed 1st birthday party - but you know how it goes when you’re trying to play it cool – inside you’re SO FRIGGING EXCITED and dying to plan the cutest party ever.

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So I’d been asking Teddy what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday party for months. For a not quite 2 year old, he was pretty perceptive to what birthday parties were all about – with five older cousins and lots of pals, there are birthday parties aplenty in our world – and shiny candle-lit birthday cakes make appearances in many of our daily children’s book reads together! At first I was trying to convince/reverse-psychology him into choosing a Pingu cake, because I thought that would be a really cute party theme – but he wasn’t buying it. “Blue bear bear cake!” he would say, giggling at me. I would say, “do you mean… PINGUUUU cake?” and he would say “Nooooo … blue bear bear!” NO idea who, when, what or where the blue bear bear came from but he was pretty adamant!

blue bear cake and birthday garland

Blue bear bear cake it was! It was also a pizza and ice cream party, which are two of his fave foods – he also loves to play “pizza stand” where he stands behind his little kitchen set and says “mama order peezza!”The kid loves commerce. So I made a little mini garland out of craft paper featuring the party triple threat – pizza, bear and ice cream! I love how the garland turned out – and it will now hang up in his bedroom as a cute party memento.

birthday letter garland - coco cake land

blue bear cake - coco cake land

Blue bear cake was rainbow confetti sprinkles vanilla cake layers with light blue tinted vanilla buttercream!

birthday letter garland - coco cake land

blue bear cake - coco cake land

DIY ice cream stand - coco cake land

To go along with the party idea, and to delight Teddy’s love of commerce and “selling” pizza and ice cream, the sweet hubs made him this super rad DIY ice cream stand! Cheap wood and an old drawing board of mine became the stand, and two vintage striped aprons came together as the awning. I made the Teddy’s Treats sign out of craft paper and letter stickers! CUTE! He loved it!

blue bear cake - coco cake land

My little guy waiting patiently for cake time! He also wore an ice cream cone t-shirt – one of our faves by Whistle and Flute!

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The big moment!!

blue bear cake - coco cake land

His party was a special one – seeing how thrilled he was when those birthday candles were lit, and his eyes huge with excitement when his family and friends sang him Happy Birthday – I loved every second. He blew his candles out with gusto to a round of applause and high fives. My heart is full, blue bear cake was a hit and this casual times party mama is zonked! Happy happy 2nd birthday to my sweet little boy – I love you SO much!

What about you – do you go WILD TIMES on your kid’s or your own birthday parties, or do you try to keep it minimal? Leave me a link of a birthday party you’ve thrown – I love that stuff! xo Lyndsay 

14 Responses to “Happy 2nd Birthday Teddy! Blue Bear Cake”

  1. Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me

    While I love it lots, it looks like Teddy loves this cake most of all!! So sweet! Also, I literally sketched out a bear cake last night to celebrate my babe’s 1st birthday. Her nickname is Darebear, so it had to be a bear cake. Can’t wait for you to see it on my blog :) Bear cake buddies, lol.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Bears are real hot right now, our kiddos are clearly onto something, haha! Happy birthday to your little Darebear!!

  2. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Man, there is too much cuteness in this post, Lyndsay! Happy 2nd birthday to your lil dude. Teddy is absolutely adorable and you threw him one heck of an awesome birthday party. I’m always blown away by how crafty and artsy people are – that ice cream stand rocks! I love that you tried to brainwash him into a pingu theme and he totally shut you down ;)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aw thank you Nancy! Your comments always make me smile.xo

  3. movita beaucoup

    One day, I will fly you to Halifax, and you will bake me a birthday cake. Right? Good.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Haha I would love that! I’ve been to Halifax only once but I thought it was a great place! Xo

  4. Anne @ Sugar Baby Bakes

    Gorgeous cake, Lyndsay, and a very happy birthday to Teddy!!!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      You are sweet, Anne – thank you! ^__^

  5. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

    That cake! This party! Your son! Everything is just too, too cute. And his smile as he’s sitting in front of the cake–priceless!

    I am a party over-planner of the highest order, but I am really trying to change. Last year I tried to scale it back but still did too much, and then he ended up having an ear infection and not even enjoying the party! I felt badly for him and was so bummed. So I swore I wouldn’t go crazy for any more parties! Here are the first two I did for him–

    Very Hungry Caterpillar (first birthday):
    http://www.sugarhero.com/very-hungry-caterpillar-party-ideas/

    Where the Wild Things Are (second birthday):
    http://www.sugarhero.com/wild-things-birthday-party-ideas/

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      woohoo! love it all, elizabeth! you are the PARTY MASTER! it’s so hard to not want to go all out, isn’t it!??

  6. Amanda

    How cute is this! I had a blue bear growing up, this is so sweet.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hehe aw thanks amanda! blue bear twins with teddy! :)

  7. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    I don’t know what is cuter, that cake or Teddy….okay it’s totally Teddy, but that cake is up there. :)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha, thanks so much kate! (i agree, teddy! hehe!)

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