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Monday, September 17, 2012

Eli's Barnyard Brunch Birthday Party

My baby turned four a few weeks ago. Thinking about it almost makes me cry...because really four is not a baby anymore...it's also not a toddler either. Four is officially a preschooler which means I will soon have a 'schooler' and I will be left all alone with no kiddos at home!
Despite the tears {that I almost shed}, we had a SUPER fun Barnyard Brunch birthday party for Eli.
Here's a quick look at the party:
I bought a little over a yard of black and white gingham to use as a table cloth. I wanted to have a more elegant, less kiddie look to the table for this party and black and white with pops of color seemed like the way to go. Jason brought home an old pallet for work for me to use as the backdrop of the table. I slapped on a little bit of white paint and added a cute bunting to it. I think it gave the table the perfect barnyard feel! 
 I found some cute cow print napkins and I bought red plastic-ware for a little more color. The cute chalkboard came from Hobby Lobby and I added some colorful washi tape to the frame.
We had a fun and yummy cereal bar set up with five different kinds of cereal and milk in a big drink dispenser. It was fun {plus SUPER easy} and what kiddo doesn't like cereal!
 I also fixed small mason jars filled with chocolate milk for the kiddos. I added a white cupcake wrapper to the top as a lid to hold the cute orange and white paper straws in place.
 We had Chicken Feed aka Chex Mix...
 ...Pigs in a Blanket {that I bought premade because I knew I wouldn't have time to make them the morning of the party}...
 ...and fun licorice Wagon Wheels:)
 I also set up a table with a couple of sodas and some yummy orange juice, along with the birthday boy's cake and some cute cow print plates.
 This is the same cake design that Henry had for his 3rd birthday. Eli saw it a couple of weeks ago and decided that he wanted one just like it:)
 Farmer Eli in his overalls and his straw hat had a SUPER fun time at his Barnyard Brunch Birthday Party!

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Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

What a great party! You always do an amazing job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Absolutely precious! You do such a great job with fun creative parties that don't cost a million dollars or go too over the top. Love it!

Kmama said...

That is seriously adorable. Eli looks so happy!

CM said...

Oh my, what amazing party decorations! And your little farmer is way cute! Yes, my baby is four too. Time to have another one, I guess ;-)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a sweet party!! I love the idea of a cereal bar!

Happy Birthday to your Big Boy!!

Anonymous said...

I'm here this year...home all alone with no kiddos and rather lonely. What a fun party...super cute. Happy birthday to your baby boy:)

Angie said...

I love your parties. Everything looks perfect and so cute! The chicken feed is my favorite...such a great name!

Unknown said...

You have got to be the Coolest, creative, and MOST fun mom ever.

Thanks for the idea! We have the farm animals, too!

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