Tuesday, 10 July 2012

barnyard bash

Welcome to the next installment of Party Week over here at Craftmates.  Hope you have been enjoying the posts so far.

Today, I am sharing with you my DD's 2nd barnyard birthday bash.  Again, just a heads up, this is going to be a long post with lots of photos. Just sayin'.

If you ask my daughter what pet she wants to have, she will answer  "sheep, horse and cow".  Those are her absolute favourite animals.  When she was around 2, we went to farms more than zoos because she completely adores petting them.  So for her second birthday, we went with the barnyard theme.  With a fall birthday, I wished hard for a gorgeous weather so she and our guests can enjoy an outdoor party.  And with good luck, that was what we exactly had.

For her barnyard bash, we went with a black, white and red colour motif.  Do you see the sheep she was carrying?  She lovingly calls her Baba and it has been part of our family since my DD was just 1.  She never goes anywhere without it.

Sassy Sewer Virna created this outfit for the birthday girl
I again put my limited sewing skills to make matching cow-fabric vests for me and DH.  This also matches the photo booth backdrop which  I decorated with some Cricut die cuts.                    

Craftmates arrived early to help in the set up. Can you see the 4 of us?

Tissue paper pom-poms again making an appearance.  This time, I attached cute farm animals underneath.

Here is the photo booth and the props that guests can use.  

Cake Connoisseur Bebsy and family show us how to use them.

Crafty Bedazzler Aimee whipped up yet another yummy batch of chocolate and red velvet cupcakes topped with those adorable piggy and cow faces.   

For the loot bags, I ordered them online here and they already included some farm-themed items for the kids.

To personalize it a bit, I created name tags for the kids and attached  them to the boxes. They can later use them as bookmarks if they want. 

I also made these cute crayon rolls from a tutorial I got from  here

For the ladies, I made this simple loot bags from my Cricut machine. I cannot recall exactly now what I put in there (I am thinking lipstick or eye cream). 

Now on to the  party...  We started with the kids spending some time at the farm's petting zoo. My DD can spend hours there just being with the sheep.

Then, we also had pony rides for the kids.

And some play time at the barnyard play area. It has swing sets, loose hay, slides, rock climbing wall as well as toys on the floor and tables for the toddlers like the celebrant. (sorry, I don't have good photos of this).

We also played games.  One of which is the pinata where Bebsy served as master of ceremonies. 

Bebsy in action

Here is the birthday girl enjoying her barnyard cake. What a delight to see her smile like that!

The kids also got those fun animal visors
 Here are some Craftmates moments.

Virna and Aimee  -- cutting ribbons to hang our pompoms

Aimee and Bebsy -- just finished with setting up the balloons

Do you notice our western plaid shirts?

After the party came the thank you cards.  Here is what I mailed out this time.

And here are some of the layouts I made...  The titles were mostly cut from my Cricut machine. And the patterned paper are bought from the same place as the loot bags. 

Here is the invite which I custom ordered online.  Maybe the last time I will not handmade my party invites

And here is what we did on her actual birthday.  We went for a pancake breakfast that day and spent the afternoon in an indoor play area with bouncy castles.

And that is it!  Hope you enjoyed today's featured party.  See you again tomorrow!


  1. Too much fun, Irma. I would have like to have jumped right in your photos to join right in.

  2. What an amazing party! I love all the details.

  3. Wow! You did a fabulous job on everything! What a fun party theme! It looks like there was so much fun to be had!

  4. Wow you went all out! Neat theme, so cute

    -PrincessB from Swap-bot.com blog lovin swap

  5. Wow! I want you to plan my next party! So stinkin' cute!

  6. Omgoodness! What a SUPER cute party!!! :) We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

  7. Hi Irma,

    That was an elaborate party for your little girl. I bet you she loved it!

    Thanks for sharing,

  8. your details in the party is just amazing. Everything looks great and it looked like fun was had by all.

  9. It looks like it was a great party! And your daughter is adorable. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  10. What a great party! And your daughter's outfit is too cute for words. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.


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