We’ve talked about the Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake (directions here!)  in depth, now I thought that I’d share just a few of the details that made this little party so much fun. I mentioned in my last post, that for Ollie’s first birthday, we had ordered a few things from Shop Sweet LuLu. I was so impressed with how well curated the site was and the quality of the party decor that we received, that we just decided to reuse almost everything that had survived last year. We went with the same blue/green color theme and got a few more milk and cookies details and called it a day. Below you’ll find a source list for everything we used to pull off this sweet theme. I particularly loved the cookie straws and those mini milk jugs! Happy Birthday Ollie! I’m so happy you’re ours. xo


A few posts that I found while taking a trip down memory lane!

Oliver’s First Birthday Party 

Oliver’s First Birthday on Kelsey’s Essentials

Welcome Home Oliver


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Milk Containers (we filled them with Cookie Crisp cereal and sent them with our guests as a favor!)
Mini Milk Jugs
Number Balloon and Tassel
Cake Stand
‘Ollie is 2′ banner
Ombre Tassel Garland
Cookie Cake Tutorial
Table in a Bag (perfect for parties in the park!)



photos: Kylie Whiting


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9 Responses to “Ollie’s Second Birthday: The Party Details”

  1. emily says:

    Everything looks fantastic! How did you make the cookie straws?

    • Kelsey says:

      The cookies are actually Cookie Crisp cereal! I just got a toothpick and punched a hole in each little cookie. It actually didn’t take too much time!

  2. Madison says:

    I was wondering the same thing as Emily! Did you just poke the little cookies through and then they stayed in place at the top?

  3. Love & Lion says:

    This party is DARLING!! So so so so so cute. Omg. Love that cookie layer cake and the cookie straws! Did you bake the cookies with the hole?

  4. Hello! I love everything about this! Darling family. Awesome party…post…cookie cake! :) :)

  5. Alli says:

    I love the idea of a layered cookie cake. I think this would be great for my nephews 4th birthday this weekend. Especially since he and the rest of my in-laws don’t like cake. Do you think this cake would work completely covered in buttercream? He loves the white chocolate version I make with pudding. I worry that the cookies will soak up the moisture and fall apart. Especially since I will need to make everything the ahead of time. Probably do the cookies tomorrow night and frost Thursday night. His get together is right after work on Friday, so there is no time the day of. I would really appreciate your advise.

    Thank you!!

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