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Corinne - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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i cant believe my baby is almost two in Aug! Being a mom is so rewarding and i love every momement.
I do have a question!
With a Aug birthday do you party inside or out?
I love the outdoors but the cake and people melt!
So cake or a non traditonal items?
What do you guys do?

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Corinne - posted on 07/18/2010

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We party outside. Throw some tents up or a covered bouncy castle, plenty of beach brollies, and slip, slap, slop. We also always have a cake. My husband is a chef and spends days making 3D character cakes for all the kids we know. Plenty of frozen yoghurt and fruit pops too Mmmmmmm....

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Misty - posted on 07/19/2010

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I have twins that are about to be 2 in Aug. as well. We are going to do the cake and eat inside, but we are setting up a pool and doing outside activites. So to answer your question a little bit of both. It worked last yr, so we will see.

Valerie - posted on 07/19/2010

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I think you could serve cake inside and have stuff outside set up to play. That is a good question and I haven't had time to think about my son's party yet.

Susan - posted on 07/18/2010

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We'll have some of both. We'll keep the food inside (at least the food that will spoil). We have a pretty big yard with a lot of swings and kids stuff so assuming the weather is okay, we'll spend a lot of time outside. Our house layout is pretty open and can accomodate a lot of people, but it can still get cramped with people moving all over the place. We usually set up chairs and put coolers with drinks on the deck to try to encourage people to go outside, but to protect the food, it stays inside.

Terri - posted on 07/18/2010

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My son will be 2 in August also, and just like last year, we're having his party at a pavilion, that has a swing set, pond, lots of space to run. It was warm last year so we got him a cupcake cake, the way the weather is going this year, it will probably end up being extremely hot, but the good news is, if its "too hot" for everyone outside, the party will be moved indoors about 20 mins away, which was noted on the invitations. If your planning for outdoors, try to come up with back up plans :)

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Hiya, for Conor's birthday last year we partied outside, and didn't bring the cake out until the last minute - but we had food inside that might melt (iced cake etc) and food outside that wouldn't melt (ie sausages etc) :-)
what ever you do, i'm sure it will work out fine..have fun!
PS hopefully if the weather is OK this year we'll be outside again for his party.

Casey - posted on 07/18/2010

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I'm from Australia and my sons birthday is in August too which is winter over here so instead of melting we end up freezing!!! have fun with your little ones birthday :)

Rose - posted on 07/17/2010

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With my son's birthday at the end of August, we plan for the food indoors. We give everybody the option to go inside or outside. We have most play time outside. But also have games set up inside.

Angi - posted on 07/17/2010

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For my son's birthday, I wanted to do his at a park in a pavillion with a ball theme, since he loves balls. At this park there were two pavillions and an event center. All were booked. So I had to change my mind about the park. I just really didn't want to do the party at my house because there just isn't enough room for the number of people we want to come. I found a listing in the phone book for party facilities and found a local working farm that does birthday parties. I don't know about my child, but I'M excited!

Maija - posted on 07/16/2010

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We kind of have in&out party;we serve cake etc.in the kitchen,but guests can sit in the garden or inside,if they wish to.And ofcourse there`s a bunch of kids running inside and outside....So,it`s very unformal and just enjoying being all together.The only formal thing is blowing candles and cutting the cake.

Payal - posted on 07/16/2010

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My daughter will be 2 on Aug. 19. I am having a party with all the family and friends. Nothing has been decided yet and therefore i am trying to get some ideas from all of your experiences. If you all have any ideas for me please let me know. I come from toronto and i dont know how the weather would be on her birthday so not sure about the outdoor thing. But i would really love to do it outdoors in my backyard cause my daughter loves being outdoors. Please help me with any ideas possible! Thanx!

Ashley - posted on 07/14/2010

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With this being his first birthday of being fully able to understand whats going on we planned on going out to the lake for a few hours. Having his party out there, having sandwhiches, chips and cupcakes. We decided on cupcakes becuase we dont have to worry about a knife and forks. And a bonus they are individual sized and ready to go. Last year I made them but I'm thinking with my hetic schedule that I will buy them. He doesnt even know the difference. Decorate them myself. Its just so much easier with little ones to have everything individual and the same. For my friends daughter she gave me the guest list and all the kids had their initials on a cupcake and we made a game out of it to help with the ABC process. She turned 3. He is a little fishy and loves the water, most of our family is. And its free the lake we go to. Some charge like a 15 dollar fee for renting the pavilion. It will be hot and thats why we chose to have it out at the lake and only for an hour and a half. That away its not too much heat for anyone and if it does get to be too much then can jump in and cool off. We do have a back up plan. There is a community center that we can rent for 150 dollars but we get it back if we leave it in the same condition we left it. We have already reserved it but dont have to pay until the day if we decide to use it if we dont decide to use it they will charge us 15 dollars but id rather have the back up then not have it and be searching for a place to gather all the family. I hope this helps.

Janice - posted on 07/14/2010

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my little girl will be 2 aug.12, im havin party outdoors 4 her. im going to get a cooler bag 2 put cake in hopefully that will work. last yr had indoors, but now she older and loves the outside. Also the party will be at a splash pad and i noticed its abit cooler so im keeping my fingers crossed that the cake will be ok. If i have to we will just have it earlier.

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We party in or out! Doesnt matter. If we party outside, we give people the option of coming in for some activities, like for the cake and icecream.

Alicia - posted on 07/14/2010

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I am having a pool party with pool time outdoors and the cake and icecream served inside to keep them from melting. I think you can do both. Wal-Mart has a kiddie pool for $25 that inflates and is pretty big. I only filled it half way one hot day and that was plenty of water for my 22 month old and me to play in.

Sally - posted on 07/13/2010

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We've done everything as our soon to be 6yo and 2yo are both born in august. One idea is to have a breakfast party, have muffins and starbucks traveler coffee carafs, and then end it all with a nice icecream cake all in a local park. it worked great for us!

Ladan - posted on 07/13/2010

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I live in VA....VERY VERY HOT here in August!!!! Last year we had it at the house....too many people crammed in one place in my opinion. This year we are having it at our local pool! That way if anyone gets too hot they can jump in the water!! We made a reservation there and it includes cake which the pool keeps in the fridge at the concession stand. Hopefully it will turn out okay...hope you figure out what to do!! And whatever you choose, I hope you have a great day!

Heather - posted on 07/13/2010

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I'm here in TX where its super hot in August. We are however planning on having a petting zoo outside and the rest of the party inside.

Maria - posted on 07/12/2010

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id keep the cake indoors pref in a fridge till 20 minutes before lighting candles

Carrie - posted on 07/12/2010

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I am right along with you I can't belive my little boy is going to be two. Last year I took an Idea from my sister in law. She would do a cupcake cake and the individual things of ice cream. they are so much easier to put in a cooler. we also had the party outside at the park.

Jaime - posted on 07/12/2010

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Party outside if the weather allows it. I'm in the process of planning my son's 2nd birthday and we are having it outside. But the weather does get pretty hot so we are putting up a little tent for people to sit under and if it's really bad we will just put a fan out. Also we are going to have some water games and toys out for the kids to play with to help keep them cool and anyone that wants to go in and cool off is welcome too. As for the cake. One of them is an ice cream cake so we leave all of that in the house till it's time.

Alison - posted on 07/11/2010

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i just had a party for my little girl i done both had food etc inside but play stuff outside kids loved it or just get a tent or something my boy will be 2 on 10th august so prob do the same outside is better as kids will be tired running around etc

Kelly-anne - posted on 07/10/2010

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Hi Corinne, my wee boy will be 2 in August and like last year we are having a party outside with a bouncy castle, unfortunately we don't have the best of weather here in Ireland so I don't have to worry about the cake melting - just Conor eating it lol

Have a wonderful day whatever you do!

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