Monday, August 2, 2010

farm birthday party

We had Seth's one year party yesterday, and of course we went with a farm theme seeing as we have been farmers for the past year . . . by the way, did I mention our ducks now have a swimming hole?

I spent entirely too much time making these party hats. If I wasn't a scrapbooker, I probably wouldn't have bothered . . . do you ever go to all the trouble of making something just for a cool picture (and layout)? Yeah, it's one of my many faults. My husband was rolling his eyes while I was making them.

In case you have a farm party coming up, here are some close up shots of the hats. Think LOTS of hot glue!

I got the cake and hat idea out of a kids birthday party magazine I've had for three years. This cake was actually pretty easy to put together. The key was taking a can of frosting and adding one cup of powdered sugar to it--this made the frosting extra stiff for putting the barn and silo together. The frosting on the cake I made from scratch.

He wasn't really sure what to do with the cake . . . and I'm okay with that.

He had plenty of kids to show him how to open his gifts.

A little boy is not complete without a lightsaber, right? I know these are intended for children over age three, but I will watch him carefully, he just loves the swords and sticks. Such a boy! Happy birthday little man!


Christine said...

Cute party! And those hats are adorable :) Brandon didn't get a lightsaber until he was 4...but Abbie was only 1 & I think it was *her* favorite present that he got!

brandi said...

love the hats it was worth the time & effort
p.s. i have a feeling i will be buying that crate paper in bulk so there will be plenty to go around ;) & your kiddos completion & hair was made for that paper line...i cant wait to see what you do with it.
hope all is well, i love seeing you and your family (even if it is on a blog)
sounds like we may see each other sooner though :)

Kristen said...

LOVE it. How fun! And those age guidelines are for people who don't watch their kids ever as far as I'm concerned. Half the time I can't figure out what the reasoning is behind them...some lawyer. Plus, he's a third rules apply! :) Happy Birthday little man!