Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Caitlin's Birthday Down on the Farm

My niece Caitlin recently celebrated her second birthday with an adorable farm-themed party. Although we were not able to attend, I asked Jennifer if I could post photos from the day. Jennifer found some great online resources for planning a feminine farm-themed party. If you are considering this party theme, you seriously need to bookmark this page because my sister has found a ton of great resources!

First of all, Jennifer found these adorable invitations here. This site allows you to customize and preview invitations online, and the company prints them. You can also address envelopes online, and the company will even mail them if you wish.

This beautiful Tennessee farm provided the perfect setting for the birthday party.

You might remember the outfit I made last year for Caitlin's first birthday. This year the Birthday Girl looked adorable in a custom-made outfit and bow made by ladies who were so pleasant to work with, Caitlin might dub them honorary online aunts.

The autumn weather was perfect for an afternoon at the farm.

Jennifer did a great job making the cupcakes for the party, and she dressed them up with custom cupcake toppers and liners she found on Etsy.

Baskets proved convenient for transporting and displaying party goods, like these sweet favor bags.

Jennifer ordered the pink bags from Oriental Trading and dressed them up with custom favor tags. Each bag held pink horse bubbles; chocolate lollipops; and a smaller bag of strawberry cheesecake jellybeans embellished with Martha Stewart farm animal stickers (cellophane bags and MS stickers from Michaels).

Jennifer collected these adorable stuffed animals from Walgreens stores. At $1 each, these were an economical favor. The farm animals looked cute piled high in a basket, and party guests were delighted to choose one to take home.

Jennifer also shared a few more farm-fresh party ideas with these great links:

I told you this post was worth bookmarking! I'll be back in the saddle all week, so mosey on over for more fun on the farm!

Cow Craft Photo by Sally Kent; All Other Photos by Bob Prichard

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