Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elizabeth's 3rd Barnyard Birthday

This past weekend we celebrated Elizabeth's 3rd birthday! (as well as my birthday - we share the same birthday)!

Elizabeth is very exuberant and loves life, so for the past 3 to 4 months, Elizabeth would wake up in the mornings and the first thing she would say is, "Mommy, is today my birthday??"  Having experienced Luke's birthday this past April, she was ready to experience one herself!

So, I kind of went all out prepping for her 3rd birthday and while it is a lot of work, it was worth it and I'd do it again in a heartbeat ( though, with some better planning)! ;)

I did a barnyard theme mainly because E loves playing with her little people barn/farm and she loves animals!  I used simple animal silhouettes as the invites with a red/green color scheme.

And, I decided to use our playscape in the backyard as the 'barn' and everything else just evolved from that. 

We used our radio flyer wagon for the hay rides!!  

I filled the upper part of the playscape with hay and had felt animal masks so the kids could use and pretend they were barnyard animals.

We had pin the tail on the donkey which the kids LOVED!

When I asked E what her favorite part of her party was, she said the 'cupcakes'!! I don't blame her because they were out of this world!  (from Cake Flour).

All in all we had a wonderful time!! As my children get older (and the older I get) I am so grateful for them.  You don't think it is possible that your love could grow even more for them, but it does and I am so forever thankful for my family!!  

And, a very special thank you to Grammy, Pupa and Aunt Macaire - I couldn't have pulled this off without your help! :)


  1. Awww, what a nice party you threw Fran. Your daughter looks like she had a great time. Those animal masks are so darn cute!

  2. Sooo cute! I just love all of your details, from the gingham to the hay. And, the kids look adorable in their western garb.

  3. Such a cute party! I cannot believe she is 3!!! Love that picture of the four of you.

  4. How wonderful to share a birthday with your lovely daughter! I feel your love shining through for your family and what a gift you are inspiring to your daughter, your family and friends. It's so nice to celebrate and honor our birthdays by sharing them with those we love. Love the photo of the four of you and also what a sweet party with a fun theme. I love old fashioned games.

  5. Happy Birthday to you and your adorable daughter! You outdid yourself. I love all of your little details that added up to pull together a fabulous party. I love the pretty napkins and mason jars, the adorable invitations.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog too. To answer your question: I would love to install wainscoting and considered even adding a chair rail with BM White Dove beneath, but my husband (aka the installer) wasn't terribly excited about that notion. I'd like to see how it comes out and live with it a bit. It's something I can always add later on. Have a great weekend!

  6. Fantastic job! Love all the gingham