Christy Carlson Romano Threw Her 2-Year-Old Daughter an Epic Winnie-the-Pooh Birthday Party
"No Heffalumps in sight!" Christy Carlson Romano jokes to PEOPLE about her daughter Isabella's whimsical Hundred Acre Wood party
In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, the 34-year-old actress shared her vision behind recreating the Hundred Acre Wood in her backyard.
“I kept the party small because I’ve been getting bigger by the day!” reveals the expectant mom, who is due next month. “I have such fun entertaining, but my husband [Brendan Rooney] didn’t want me to overdo it. I was so happy to see my friends and family before Sophia comes.”
The Even Stevens alum and husband Rooney previously confirmed they’re expecting a second daughter with a photo from their explosive sex reveal, featuring the family of three looking surprised and excited as they stood in front of a cloud of pink smoke.
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To mark Izzy’s milestone birthday, the parents went all out with elaborate decorations and sweets to bring one of the most beloved pieces of children’s literature to life, including buying a “hunny” beehive cake with all the characters from Winnie-the-Pooh on it from Singer Sister Sweets.
Guests also enjoyed organic tomato soup, strawberry salad, veggie wraps, cucumber lemonade and an additional, un-frosted cake adorned with pink roses and bees.
The family dressed to the nines for the occasion, with Romano in a long blue dress and loose curls and her husband in a navy thermal and corduroys.
Izzy appeared to have the time of her life playing with Winnie-the-Pooh stickers, while wearing a classic blue dress, matching bows and black shoes.
The budding fashionista sported two pigtails during the “Izzy’s Hundred Acre Wood” party, which also featured a bouncy house — perhaps inspired by Tigger?
As seen in the enchanting pictures, Romano and Rooney’s backyard in Orange County, California, was filled with gorgeous flowers covering the table and an arch of pastel balloons, varying from orange to blue.
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The former Kim Possible voice actress was vigilant about the details with adorable touches, like providing kids and adults “Piglet’s Punch” and “Rabbit’s Veggie Soup.”
The buffet was even lined with white frames featuring images of the characters and inspirational quotes from the book like, “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long.”
Romano made sure no guest went home empty-handed by providing mini jars of honey with a sweet message and picture of Winnie-the-Pooh.
As the star reflects on the special soirée, she tells PEOPLE, “Everyone old and young had fun and the day was magical. No Heffalumps in sight!”