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! :)