Friday, February 17, 2012

A Farm Birthday Party

We had a little birthday party for my youngest's second birthday two weeks ago. She has a thing for farm animals  cows in particular  so we went with a farm theme for her party this year. Here's a rundown of the party...


These are the invitations that I made...


We read Big Red Barn every single night, so I went with the book cover for the invitation. I just cropped out the book title, etc in Paint, then added my own wording in Picnik. I printed that out, glued it onto a piece of green gingham paper, then added a little piece of black and white polka dot washi tape at the top.

I found these cute mini red takeout boxes at Michaels to hold the party favors...


I just decorated them with stickers and made little stamped tags with each child's name. The favor boxes held a little pig-shaped flashlight, stickers, and one of these most-adorable little cow erasers (found at the party store)...


I reused some little red buckets that we had from my oldest's Hello Kitty birthday party last year. I stuck on some fancy farm stickers (found on clearance!) and used them to hold utensils...


The hit of the party, however, was the cupcakes. I usually like to do all of the cupcake/cake stuff myself, but this year it just wasn't going to happen. We were away for a week just before my daughter's birthday... something had to give. So, I ordered fondant cupcake toppers from Cookie Covers. (I am so glad I found this woman's Etsy shop. She does amazing work.) They were so adorable, and everyone just loved them...


So cute! I tried to make the frosting look like grass and hay. The hay came out a little on the orange side, though...


The pig was by far everyone's favorite...


A cow print tablecloth, a few balloons, and some multicolored buntings completed the decor. It was a nice little party, and my daughter had a really great day.




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15 comments:

Jodi said...

What a cute party, Gwen! I love the cupcakes, they look cute and delish! :)

Jodi

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

What a fun party, Gwen! I'm sure she was delighted. And those cupcake toppers are amazing! I'm proud of you for giving yourself some freedom to purchase. ;)
xoxo

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

so adorable, the invite especially is so cute! I love the idea of using a book! those toppers are adorable too, and the green looks totally like grass!

Sarah said...

I diiie! These are the cutest cupcakes ever! Great job! My daughter is turning two next month... and I have nothing planned yet, eep! Thanks for the precious inspiration!

Hele said...

I love these cupcakes!

Lorene (just Lu) said...

How adorable! What a fun party. I'm hoping that my son will be into something fun for his birthday in the fall... we shall see :)

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said...

what an adorable theme for a party- love the cupcakes!

Tanya said...

Love those little piggies! Sounds like a great party.

chris said...

Oh. my. cute!!!

April said...

Adorable!

Christy said...

LOOOOVE this theme, and the cupcakes are great. Your icing is a fantastic backdrop for the adorable toppers. :O)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy Birthday!!!! such an adorable and perfect party theme - what a great way to use those little red takeout boxes as barns, I love that idea!

Natasha said...

What fun that must have been! So cute!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! I love those sweet cupcakes and all of your decor. Perfect for a 2 yr olds barnyard party!

Michele Pacey said...

You did such a great job on your little one's party! All the little details were so well thought out Gwen. And what a great theme too: farm animals. So fun and different!

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