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When my youngest turned two, he specifically requested a bagel party. So we humored him by throwing a little soiree at home with bagels to eat, bagels to look at, and bagels to play with. He loved every bit of it.
As N showed his aunt all of the party decorations, he said to her, eyes wide and so proud, "Mama made it."
Most Touching Moment
Seeing N's face as everyone sang him "happy birthday," and it clicked for him that all of this was especially for him.
Watching the boys' little friends try and try and try to toss bagels in the big poster mouth.
Big brother put on his plaid button-down, then dressed it up with a black-and-white checkered tie for the occasion.
What People Ate
We did a brunch, featuring an assortment of bagels (of course) and an assortment of cream cheeses and other spreads. Fruit salad, bacon and lil' smokies, roasted potatoes, and an avocado/tomato salad rounded out the mix.
What People Drank
Orange juice, Dunkin' Donuts coffee, water
Cinnamon-raisin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting that came out tasting surprisingly like cinnamon-raisin bagels. N's aunt made the favors: a dozen little bagel cookies in plain, poppy seed, cinnamon-raisin, and sesame.
Activities / Games
N's aunt also made a giant poster of his likeness, with which the kids played the bagel toss.