Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun, food, family, and friends!

Last post about Beck's bday...I promise! Here are a few more details about the 4 Fs from the party...fun, food, family, and friends!

1. Fun...

Our big fun was the hayride I showed you on Wednesday, but we had a bunch of other smaller things to entertain everyone throughout the day as well.

I purchased a bean bag toss game for the kids to play...I think they played it more the week before the party at our house than they did at the actual party, though! We also had a "horse on a stick" as it was called in the store for the kids to ride around. It was so fun to see them galloping around the yard. My sister who is 6 months pregnant even took a ride. Nice, Rach.



The kids chose from pigs, cows, horses, ducks, sheep, and chickens and adorned their body with temporary tattoos. I have yet to meet a child who doesn't love a good tattoo!



The toy tractors that I used as part of our centerpieces entertained the kids quite a bit as well. When Beckett walked into the backyard that afternoon he immediately ran to a table and started playing. When I say he is obsessed people, I really mean it! When they would get sick of playing with them I would just place them back in the middle of the table where they were.



I ordered cow and pig suckers (they probably tasted awful but were adorable and cheap so I couldn't resist!) The kids loved them. They ate them at the party and got to take one home with them too!



Who knew straw could be so much fun! The kids honestly played with the bales for hours. They picked it out of the bales and made piles to jump into, they threw the bales off the rack, and even used the bales as a slide.


There were the usual things we enjoy at the farm as well...Grandma and Grandpa's swingset...the new playhouse...the hammock...they all make for an enjoyable afternoon spent with friends!




2. Food...

As I mentioned yesterday, I had an adult menu and a kids menu. The adult menu was bbq pork sandwiches, salads, chips, pickles, and no farm party would be complete without sweet corn! Perfect timing...they took my dad's field a couple days after the party. The kids lunch boxes included Uncrustable PB & J sandwiches, grapes, carrots, and a juice box. A few kids had corn on the cob as well!



Every party needs a good round of cake and ice cream...Cousin Addie got some good practice blowing out the candles for her party thisi weekend. I am sure that Beckett will return the favor! =)



3 & 4. Family and friends...

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who drove out to the farm for the day. We had so much fun and we are all so blessed to have you in our lives.





A HUGE HUGE thank you to my mom and dad (pictured lower right) for hosting the party and for all your help. Your house and farm are a place my whole family considers one of our favorites on the entire Earth. We love you!


Happy 2nd Birthday, Beckett James!

11 comments:

John said...

cute kids
keep the happiness

Jodee Leader said...

What a blast! My kids love the farm too! The suckers were perfect!

Todd , Amanda, and Carson said...

Oh Jess that is just too cute! I'm always a sucker for a farm party. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Shelley said...

Looks like a fun party!
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HipMamaB said...

What a wonderful party!

Carissa said...

What a fun party! Love it!

Susan Crabtree said...

everything turned out so cute & the kids looked so happy! great party!

Schenk Family said...

I am sure you get this all the time but I LOVE your blog!! I love throwing parties and they always have to be at the most creative. I can't just buy anything it must be made. I love all the stuff you do. I am so thankful for someone else who is so creative. Thank you and I am excited to order from you in the future!!

birthday girl said...

about a million years later, i finally did a post on your farm party! it's up today... :) hope all is well.

preppyinnewengland said...

Such a cute party. Love the farm!
Stop by for a graet give away and pass along!

The Gunter Family said...

would you mind sharing where you got those lollipops? too cute!!