Monday, September 16, 2013

Barnyard (farm) Birthday Party


Well the big day has come and gone and we now have a big 2 year old boy in the house!! I am amazed how our son's infant years flew by right before our eyes. It probably didn't help that big sister has been keeping us busy with him as well. 

As you might have seen in the past I shared that we were going to have a farm themed party for our son and that I was going for a more rustic, vintage feel for the party. Well here it is! Take a look and let me know what you think.


I took a long time to design his invites and after many re-do's I finally got them perfect! Invites can be found here


Here is the entrance decor to the party.
We rented straw bales from a local feed store which is a great way to get them very inexpensive.


All the apples came from my parents apple orchard and I loved the pop they added to the decor.


Produce stand with fruits and vegetables. 
My talented father made this stand for us and I painted the top with chalk board paint.
This will be great for the future for lemonade stands and such.


Our dessert bar!
The banner I made using paper wheels as the base circle then cutting out white circles and letters using my Silhouette machine. 


Fun desserts for a farm theme:
Oreos: Tractor Wheels
Some type of chocolate cookie: Mud Pies
Rice Krispie treats: Hay stacks
and of course some milk and cookies.


These adorable cow print straws are from Paper and Present on Etsy.
I loved that they were made in the USA and FDA approved to be nontoxic


I also had some fun animal suckers and other random candy to match the theme.



The "watering hole"
We served Lemonade, water, apple juice, Coca-Cola in bottles to help give that older feel and beer. 


Apple cupcakes


For the cupcakes I used a pretzel for the stem and mint leaves for the leaf


Some fun food to serve at a farm party:
Pig tail pasta salad
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Chicken feed: Chex Mix
Farm Fresh Eggs: Deviled Eggs
Pigs in a Blanket


We also served pulled pork on the rolls and cole slaw


I made pennant banners using cow print fabric, red gingham and burlap. 


Simple white flowers gave the tables a little pop



I set up a photo booth with various props and it was so much fun to get people to take pictures and be a little silly. We left one of our small cameras on a tripod so that people can take pictures as they pleased. 



Our daughter being a piggy :)


Activities that we had were bobbing for apples


A bean bag toss game that my Dad cut all out and I painted a barn red.


Sack races


Horse races


Pinata


Tractor rides


The fruit stand was a huge hit with the kids! 


My son was the fruit stand champ though and kept eating at it throughout the entire party!


This cake was so fun to make! It was actually a challenge to make cow spots that didn't look so fake or out of place. 


Hudson loved having everyone sing Happy Birthday to him!


and of course Sissy had to help him eat the cake



Some photo booth fun with Hudson and his grandparents



Family picture but the kids aren't really paying attention


My husband and I decided to do it alone when the kids wouldn't sit still :) 
I made most of the props on my Silhouette machine


The birthday boy!! 


And there you have it!! I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the party and now have some inspiration for your own Barnyard Bash!

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14 comments:

  1. Everything is adorable! You did such a wonderful job! Happy birthday to your big boy!

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  2. Such a fun birthday party. Everything looks great!

    Anne @ The Pink Momma

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  3. What a great idea for a party. Absolutely love it!!!

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  4. Oh. my. goodness. What an amazing, amazing party! You thought of everything! And it looks like your little guy had a blast, too! Great job, mama! I popped over from Domestic Superhero-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thank you very much! I love to hear all this feedback, I really appreciate it!

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  5. Oh my heck. This is the most adorable birthday party I have EVER Seen (that's saying something with Pinterest around these days). You are superwoman! Way to go

    Kristina @ Mother's Niche

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  6. What a great party idea, it looks like so much fun! I'm pinning this, and thanks so much for sharing it at my link party!

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    1. Thank you very much and thank you for sharing on Pinterest too :)

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  7. What a cute party! I love "the watering hole"...to cute!

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