Sunday, October 2, 2016

Kate's Barnyard Bash

It was so much fun planning Kate's party! We knew that we'd have to do a barn yard theme for Kate's party because she loves all things farm right now. Plus, animal sounds were one of the first ways she started talking, so it just seemed fitting!

We were a little bit nervous about the weather, but we ended up with a gorgeous morning! 

We had a "farm fresh" theme for our morning snacks. Garden Veggies, Fresh Country Eggs, Apples for the Orchard with caramel, Little Piggies (thank you Sister Schubert!), Pumpkin Spice Chex mix, Cowtail candy, and homemade yellow cupcakes with homemade buttercream frosting! 

We had several different activities around the backyard. My favorite was Kate's Little Pumpkin Patch! We had stickers to decorate. We had lots leftover and so Kate and I are still having fun with this project! 

I wanted to have a few activities for any older kids who came. This was pumpkin Tic Tac Toe. Kate's been having a ball playing with the pumpkins- counting and sorting them. I think we'll have fun with this stuff for years to come! 

Sheep Shearing! So simple! A diaper box covered with backwards contact paper and cotton balls. 

Of course, a bean bag toss! We also had corn hole and ladder golf for big kids. 

Pony Rides... the easy kind anyways. :) 

Rope the cow! An embroidery hoop that has rope twisted around it is used to "rope" the cow.           

We had fun playing outside with everyone! 

 Uncle Jake brought his guitar and led us in Happy Birthday- the Oklahoma breeze made the candle a bit difficult so we ended up pretending. Kate loved her cupcake! 
Much different from her first birthday!

We went inside for presents. They were all a hit! Kate's enjoying having some new toys to play with! 

The little ones spent some time playing inside and it was so fun to have all the little ones together! 

It was a fun morning! Friends and family truly are a blessing in this life. We are so thankful for the time in fellowship we had. 
We are looking forward to watching Kate grow during this third year of life!  

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