My friend and party partner in crime thought it would be a good idea to share this post again and I agreed. Farm parties are so much fun and perfect for summer birthdays. I originally shared this party last year because it was the first party Amelia and I teamed up on for our newly formed local children's event planning company,
For those of you unfamiliar with our Louisiana slang, geaux means go. We had the opportunity to work with some great sweets creators and learn to plan a party in the 100+ degree Louisiana heat, it was an adventure even at 10am.
I'm adding this Farm Collection to my shop today so look for it tomorrow! It will be available in printed and printable options with instructions on making the opening barn doors on the invite and the centerpiece sticks for the printable version. So without further ado....let's geaux to the farm!
The party was for a set of twins turning four and their little sister turning two and held at their grandparents farm in Greenwood, Louisiana. Despite the extreme heat everyone had so much fun and enjoyed the petting zoo that came to visit the kids. The mom wanted a hand drawn illustration of the farm animals with a sort of "story book feel". We took the invitation a step farther by having the barn doors open to revel the invitation wording.
We set the very long dining table and lunch up inside the motor coach "barn". The cake and drinks were set up inside the actual barn complete with a stable right inside and behind the cake. It made for some very amused guests who were greeted by horses whenever they went to get a treat. Amelia scoured the local thrift shops for cowboy boots for centerpieces, some she painted and some were left to their vintage feel (inspired by Orange Blossom and Stephanie Lynn). We set up small hay bales and sunflowers on the table with toppers made in the same style as the party invitation. Horse head bookends were also used to add to the western feel.
Lunch was served out of a "chuck wagon" packaged in kraft gable boxes and topped off with a delicious animal cookie from Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design. Aly B's Bakery in Shreveport made the delicious farm cake topped off with fondant farm animals from Two Sugar Babies. We also added a hand maid denim, burlap and gingham cake bunting behind the animals. Cupcakes were purchased from Sam's and topped off with cupcake toppers to match the rest of the party collateral.
Each child received their own western cowboy hat hung on the fence (inspired by Hickey Pickety) and a chance to shop at the "General Store" for fun treats and toys. All the children got to ride on the donkeys and horses, pet goats, sheep and ducks and ride in a special barrel train owned by the grandparents. I think the kids had almost as much fun as Amelia and I had putting this party together. We had a blast down on the farm!
Party styling, concept, invitations and collateral: Let's Geaux Party
Cake: Aly B's Bakery, Shreveport, LA
Farm Animal Fondant Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
Cookies: Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design
Party Favors in the General Store: Oriental Trading