A Birthday Boy’s nickname becomes the party theme for his second birthday celebration!  Mom Gretchen, of Three Little Monkeys Studio, designed the party, and the party stationery, and many of the desserts! She shares one of her original recipes at the end of the post.  So… straighten your tie, sit back, and enjoy!  These “little men” are sure to make you smile- especially when you see the resemblance to the Birthday Boy!

Gretchen was so smart to shop after Halloween for the black serving pieces- a great time to find a deal! 

I love the cute “Wet Whiskers” milk bottles~



Another great idea from Gretchen is this cute wreath to welcome the guests and the rubber stamp that she used to dress up napkins and favor bags!

Gretchen says her “Little Man” has been serious since the day he was born…I’d say he’s just SERIOUSLY CUTE!

Remember these…?

What a great party, Gretchen!  Thank you for sharing this fun and sweet party! 

Gretchen also created her own recipe for CARAMEL PRETZEL CHEESECAKE SHOOTERS and she was kind enough to share with us!

Caramel Pretzel Crunch Cheescake Shooters
(makes 12 shooters)

2-8oz. pkg. of cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Cool Whip, thawed
24 pretzels, roughly broken into small pieces
jar of caramel sauce

Fill shooter glasses with 1/2″ of pretzel bits. Reserve some pieces for granish.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, and then fold in 1/2 a container of thawed Cool Whip.

Fill shooter glasses with cream cheese mixture until they are filled halfway. Drizzle caramel sauce over cream cheese mixture, then repeat with another layer of cream cheese mixture. Top with a dollop of Cool Whip, then drizzle more caramel sauce and garnish with a few pretzel bits.

Vendor Credits

Printables | Three Little Monkeys Studio
Cake and cupcakes | Sugar and Spice Bakery
Cookies | Pastry Tart Bakery
Custom stamps | The Skill Collector
Fondant brownie and cake toppers | Edible Details
Mustache crayon favors | Rainbow Star Designs
Cake Pops | Mom’s Killer Cakes & Cookies
Pomettes | Pom Flair
Baker’s twine, plates, napkins, milk bottles and paper straws | Shop Sweet Lulu



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