Birthday Party Time at the Farm

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Now for the final birthday post :) So, for those who haven’t read the other posts, both of my daughters had birthdays this summer. In fact, their birthdays are only four days apart. Since my youngest turned one and we were going to be visiting family in Virginia, I decided to just have on big party for them both.

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It was so big because, well, we both have a lot of  family there and we also wanted to invite friends. It was kind of like a big reunion in a way.

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I wanted to have it at a place that would accomodate everyone and found a wonderful farm to use. They let you rent a spot and include a lot of fun farm activities.

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It was a hot day but so much fun!

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I used burlap in a lot of the decor since the sit down part was in a barn. I made table runners, a thank you banner for the favor bag bucket, and a big happy birthday sign with burlap.

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For a simple streamer, I just tied on strips of fabric to a thick twine. The ceiling had all kinds of nails for hanging stuff on, so it was super easy to put up. I also added some to miss E’s high chair.

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They already had all the lights up and all. I also bought random flowers from a local grocery store and spread them out in mason jars. That was it on decorations. Simple and quick!

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Miss E was so good and hung out in her stroller at the beginning while everything was put together.

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I tried to get a picture with them, but miss J wasn’t really into it. She wanted to be playing with her friends :)

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I aslo tried to get a pic of them together, but then miss E didn’t want anything to do with pictures. Oh well. We’ll take what we an get. (I did make their dresses too. See more info on that here.)

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For the smash cake, I just used the leftover batter and made a two layer cake and covered it in pink frosting (I just tinted regular buttercream frosting).

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And then I made a bunch of cupcakes (talked about all of that here).

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I was glad they held up as good as they did in the heat.

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We did stick the ones with the cream cheese frosting in a fridge though. The others wouldn’t fit.

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Since miss J was really the one who would be able to do candles, we just let her do it.

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I can’t believe I have a 5 year old now!

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This was her first sweet thing like this ever.

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She dug in! But she didn’t eat too much. She doesn’t seem to have such a sweet tooth like her big sis does.

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I think one of miss J’s favorite things was the petting farm.

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She loved the chicken coop especially.

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Here she was making a nest for them ;)

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They also had pony rides for the kids. So much fun!

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And one of my favorite things were the peacocks roaming around. They came in at the end checking things out. I’m so glad we were able to have this for them, especially miss J. Her past few birthdays have been away from family so she was so excited about this!

On another note, it seems like the hurricane isn’t going to be so bad for us in this part of Louisiana. I just keep looking though because you just never know with these things. They still have school cancelled, so we shall see. We are praying for all of you who are really having to deal with the mess from it.
-Jess

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Comments

  1. says

    It was a blast, and we were so thankful to get to join in the celebration! I totally forgot you were in LA…I will be praying for you guys!

  2. says

    This is awesome! esp. since i’m just understanding our girls are the same age as yours and i’ve been planning a combined birthday (cowgirl theme per our oldest) for THEM! hope ours turns out just as well put together…

  3. says

    It all looks so fresh and lovely. Do I detect an interest from Miss J in having a couple of hens come live at your place? :)
    I’m so relieved that the hurricane isn’t threatening you. Lets keep praying that it doesn’t do too much damage.

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