While walking through the party isle at target a few months back I never really imagined Sophie would say she wanted a farm party. She LOVES animals but I was so sure the explosion of pink princesses, Minnie Mouses, and girly galore items would catch her attention and over rule any dreams of me getting to go all out with farm decor. But it stuck! She told everyone we know that she is having a barnyard birthday and was so excited even though I don’t think she had a clue what I had up my sleeve.
We found the perfect invites on Etsy and got some super cute sassy pics outback in our Harlow Jade jean overalls and rleecouture hair wrap.
My best friend is my go to for all things animal related and recommended Peaceable Kingdoms petting zoo based out of Perkasie Pa. I signed up for their small petting zoo and my same friend just so happens to co own a pony. It was perfect.
The kids each got pony rides and were able to get in the gates with the other animals and pet and cuddle them til the cows came home (not literally – cows were in the bigger package lol).
Some how I missed a picture of our food selection but we went traditional BBQ with pulled pork sliders and Mac n Cheese from our local spot, Fireside Bar and Grill in Trevose Pa. We also had corn on the cob, baked beans, hot dogs, pasta salad, Cole slaw and garden salad. For apps we had fresh fruit and veggies, and Horizon’s cheddar cows on each table to snack on. All our table covers, plates and napkins were traditional picnic table red and white gingham from the Dollar Tree – major score!
Chris, Sophie and I all helped out to make a super fun bean bag toss game out of broken up dry wall we had lying around since we are redoing the basement. Sophie and I sewed some beans into extra fabric I had. And we got these hay ales from our local farm for super cheap.
Our dessert table was my favorite. We had haybales (Rice Krispie treats), tractor wheels (Oreos), pig pen (dirt pudding), cow tails, peeps, and of course the cake and cupcake from a local baker that works out of her home in Northeast Philadelphia. If you are local I highly recommend Sweet Melissa’s Krazy Cakes – check her out on Facebook. I won’t go anywhere else.