Baby Shark 2nd Birthday Party!

T W O. Avery Rose turned 2 and I shared some of my favorite 10 pictures + videos of her life HERE on this Instagram post. Spoiler alert, there are lots of double chins featured there, haha. She spent her birthday visiting her daddy’s office, eating donuts, and watching her big siblings play soccer. She even scared the living daylights outta me with

protesting her nap by climbing out of her crib and walking right into my room. We’re so grateful for the cutest + loudest caboose there ever was! You can check out her 1st Birthday Cake Smash HERE. It was darling!

She picked out the theme for her family birthday party all by herself, lol. She LOVES Ba-by Shark Doo Doo… so much it hurts. Literally, loves it. She also loves Donuts, Mac & Cheese, and Candy. We wanted to include all of her favorites to celebrate her special day.

I ordered a blue ombre donut wall for the kids and yummy specialty donuts for the grown-ups from Detour Doughnuts. Not only were they beautiful, they were delish! We had the crowd-pleaser Creme Brulee, Blueberry Goat Cheese, Coconut Cream Pie, Rose Champagne, and some yummy macaroons. My personal favorite was the Blueberry Goat Cheese. I’m craving one SO much right now! If you drop in the shop, be sure to try the macaroons, they’re the best I’ve ever had!

We absolutely love the mac & cheese from Modern Market. I typically eat there a few times every month and have fallen in love with so much of their fresh food! Their ingredients are pure and simple, no antibiotics or artificial anything. We had them cater the dinner and it did not disappoint! We enjoyed the Farmer and Merida salad platters, Pulled Pork Bahn Mi and Basil Chicken toasted sandwich platters, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Veggies, and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. If you pop in the restaurant, they have a white truffle artichoke pizza that is. to. die. for.

I LOVE balloon garlands! And when I heard about BigA$$Balloons that comes to your location and blows up hundreds of balloons to create a gorgeous arrangement, I was sold! I’ve always hand-made all the decorations for all of my kiddos birthday parties and this year was not the year for that, haha. The team was so easy to work with and knew how to create the perfect balloon-scape to fit my space and theme. Doesn’t it look like an ocean wave?! I love how it turned out and it was the highlight of the party. Can you guess what “toys” my kids will be playing with this week?!

It’s no Baby Shark party without a few sharks swimming around! We ordered a few costumes from and the kids LOVED them! We even had a special appearance from a real life Uncle Shark! It was fantastic! A bunch of my siblings live here in the area (I grew up in Plano, TX) and 1 of Aaron’s siblings live here. We absolutely love living near family. Avery is obsessed with her 2 cousins her age! I don’t think the kids know how lucky they are to have a ton of cousins their age living so close! We love them all and had so much fun playing games and watching them dance to Avery’s theme song… over and over again. We couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate the birthday girl!


  1. Janet Palmer
    March 25, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    Absolutely Adorable!! I just love your blog. I’m looking to purchase a new camera and wondered what model your holding in your photo? Your photos are just amazing!!

    • Janene
      March 26, 2019 / 9:14 am

      Hey Janet! I’m using the Nikon D600. I use a 50mm and 80mm lens for all our shoots! Absolutely love it

  2. Dawn
    March 25, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Where did you purchase the acrylic donut holder? Beautiful party!!!

    • Janene
      March 26, 2019 / 9:12 am

      Hey Dawn! The acrylic donut peg holder was beautiful! The Detour Doughnut shop we used to cater the doughnuts supplied the holder. Check with your local doughnut shops to see if they rent them out!

  3. Katrina
    March 26, 2019 / 1:04 pm

    Hi, just wondered where you got your adorable bow flats you wore at the party? Your family & your style are absolutely amazing!

  4. Kim
    March 27, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    This is the most adorable party ‘Mommy Shark’!🦈 If you have a chance & are willing to share, where can I find your pretty dress? I love it! You guys are all so fashionable! … and I wish this balloon company was in Seattle!

    • Janene
      March 28, 2019 / 12:40 pm

      Hey Kim! You are THE sweetest!! Thanks so much for that fun compliment. The kids had a blast. My dress is Free People but I found it from TJMax last summer! I’m always checking them out for good Free People finds 😉

      • Kim
        April 1, 2019 / 4:33 pm

        Thank you for your reply! I love Free Peeps 🙂 And TJMax! Happy Monday💓

  5. Khloy Morgan
    March 29, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    I read looked at the pictures Avery is so cute and I hope she enjoyed her party 🎈

    • Janene
      April 2, 2019 / 7:52 am

      Awww!! Thanks so much! She has a ton of fun with her cousins 🙂

  6. Veronica
    April 1, 2019 / 2:48 am

    Hi! New reader here. Like 30 minutes ago new reader 🙂 I was looking for some inspiration of a baby shark birthday party {my almost 8 month old son is memorized by it} and found your post! Loved it! So fun! And yes, I did sing along when you wrote doo doo doo doo lol

    Anyways, I saw that you live in Dallas! My fiancé just got transferred out there so means we have to move! I’m so nervous and honestly scared. I’ve lived here in Illinois all my life. My family is here – any tips on living in Dallas? We’re looking at the suburbs of Dallas. Where are the best places to shop, meet people, church? Any info would be so helpful. Thank you so much!!

  7. June 25, 2019 / 6:51 am

    Your style is very unique compared to other folks I’ve read
    stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve
    got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this

    • Janene
      June 26, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Aww thank you so much! xo

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    if u play league youll know what this means

  9. Meghan
    September 3, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    Where is Avery’s white leotard/tutu from!!

    • Janene
      September 13, 2019 / 5:56 pm

      Hey! It’s from Plum NYC 🙂

  10. August 26, 2021 / 3:37 am

    Such a beauty-full post, I love this post thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

  11. September 30, 2021 / 9:44 am

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  12. October 21, 2021 / 7:28 am

    Aww, that was so adorable. My daughter is also going to be 2 years old on 25 October. 🙂

  13. November 1, 2021 / 6:09 am

    Some adorable pic of baby birthday party

  14. October 26, 2022 / 7:35 am

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  15. December 19, 2022 / 6:41 am

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  16. July 18, 2023 / 1:40 am

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