Posted in May 2014

Garden Party on the Farm


All photos courtesy of Kristina Thompson

Wow, looks like it’s about time for a new post, since it’s been almost a year since my last one (ahem, ahem….)

As luck would have it, my daughter recently turned one giving me the perfect excuse to get back on the Blogwagon. And boy oh boy did I have fun planning this party! (Wait, don’t all moms start planning their child’s birthday three months in advance…?)

The theme was Garden Party on the Farm. Hubs grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and Pop Star – yes, that’s her nickname, coined by a cousin and it stuck, no doubt there will be a karaoke party in her future when she’s older, but I digress – has developed a love of animals. With these two things in mind, I was in the market for a Petting Zoo party. Unfortunately, you had to be at least 2 years old to participate. But randomly, I found a beautiful farm nestled into a residential area of a local city that was a part of the Parks Department. They had animals such as pigs, sheep, goats, horses, out in the pasture for viewing.

But since Pop Star’s name is Poppy, and I am a girly girl, I also wanted flowery and pink, lace and tutus. Hence, Garden Party on the Farm was born.


Believe it or not, much of this party decor was from the dollar store.
These ceramic pots and fake (shhhh, don’t tell anyone) rose petals.



We got this watering can at a yard sale for $5
I added my own wall decals that go with the set we have on the nursery walls.



Couldn’t have a farm-themed party without a little John Deere.


I was “pin-spired” to make these (relatively) easy poppy balloons.
They did take a little more rigging than I initially anticipated, but it was worth it.





And lest we not forget the guest of honor!


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