Everett turned two at the end of February and I just couldn’t help myself. We had to celebrate! The kid is obsessed with all things animal-related and spent the last few months only wanting to sing Old MacDonald. So we ran with it!

Since I haven’t had a ton of energy lately, I tried to keep the party semi-low-key this year (as much as I could). I had some DIY projects that I had wanted to try but just ran out of time and energy. So instead I stuck with a few fun decorations + balloons, then used the cake table as the main focal point.

People are only there for the cake anyway, amiright?

We celebrated on a Saturday afternoon with about 35 close family + friends. Again, in an effort to keep things simple, we had our favorite local BBQ restaurant cater the food, which seemed to fit well with the barnyard/farm theme. They delivered and handled all the set up right before the party – doesn’t get much easier than that! The menu included pulled pork sliders, baked mac n cheese, cole slaw, potato salad and the most delicious cheesy biscuits around. I made sure there were lots of other snacks on hand to keep the farmers happy (animal crackers, Chex mix, milk for the littles and wine + beer for the adults).

All the littles got a farmer/cowboy hat to wear for the afternoon and take home, plus a barnyard-themed coloring book with crayons as the party favors. Overall, pretty easy to throw together!

A huge thank you to all of our family + friends that helped set-up, clean up and just spent the day celebrating our favorite dude. It warms my heart to see how much he is loved by everyone around him.

I’ve put together a little source guide below for all the products + goodies at the party, but let me know if you have any questions!

 

RESOURCE GUIDE
Barnyard Cake // Goochie Cakes
Invitations // Delight Paperie
Printable Decorations // Delight Paperie
Cow Print Tablecloths // Amazon – Fun Express
Cow Print Balloons // Amazon – American Balloon Company
Barn Door Prop // Amazon – Beistle
Kids Cowboy Hats // Amazon – Fun Express
Farm Animal Activity Pad + Crayon Pack // Amazon – FX
Inflatable Animal + Stick Horses // Amazon – Fun Express

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OMG, I can’t even! This is too adorable! You did a fantastic job with decorations!! My baby girl turns one next week! I can’t wait to share photos! 🙂

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Awwww how cute and adorable is this. I love creative ideas like this. It all looks really wonderful.

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Thanks, Sheri! I don’t think I’m capable of a super simple cake and ice cream party for just family. Birthdays at least require a special cake! 🙂

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Oooh he’s such a cutie! And so is his birthday party’s theme. I love the decors, especially the balloon. 🙂

xx Aica B. ♡ http://www.aicabatoon.com

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Thank you so much, he’s definitely a ham. It’s so fun to just make that little one smile!

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Oh my goodness! What a cute party theme! This is pinterest worthy for sure!!

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Thanks, Kait! It was super fun to pull together some fun ideas, even though I ran out of time to do everything I wanted originally. Still super fun!

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No one’s going to judge me if I want that cake for my birthday party, right? Right.
Katja xxx
http://www.katnapped.com

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No judgements here! 😉 It was delicious, so I’m all for a cake like that for any occasion!

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Wow!! I’m so impressed with the deco! Looks like he had an absolutely amazing time

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It was definitely 2-year old approved! He loved it! Especially the cake. 😉

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Oh my goodness, this is way too adorable! Happy second birthday for Everett 🙂
I’ve already started planning D’s birthday bash (they’ll be next February, I’m crazy I know) and I’m way too excited. 😀

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I start planning waaaay in advance too. It’s so fun, how can you not???

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This is such a cute party theme, I loved the cow balloons and barn door prop over the window. The cake looked amazing too!

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Thank you! He is obsessed with animals, so it seemed the most appropriate theme for his party this year! 🙂

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