Toddler Tuesday Love Nugget’s Birthday Part 1

Toddler Tuesday Love Nugget’s Birthday Part 1

Yesterday was not the best Memorial Day I’ve had.  Sick with the stomach flu, I spent most my day on the couch.  Luckily the vomiting had subsided during the night but I felt like I got hit by a semi truck all day yesterday.  Feeling a little better today but nowhere near back to normal.  Luckily The Hubby was home yesterday and was able to take care of The Love Nugget.  Unfortunately, he came down with it last night and is home sick today 🙁  Crossing our fingers The Love Nugget doesn’t get it!

Anyway, as most of you know The Love Nugget celebrated his second birthday last week so of coarse we had to throw him a party!  I’ve got lots of pictures and details to share with you.  So much so that I’m going to have to break it into a few posts!  Today for Toddler Tuesday, I’m going to share all the details of his super fun, farm themed birthday party!

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The invites were ordered from this Etsy shop.  I love ordering my paper party supplies from Etsy since you typically get a PDF file that you can either print at home or order through a photo print shop like Costco.   So easy!

The only problem was some how the RSVP information got left off so I wasn’t quite sure exactly how many people were coming.  I think we ended up with about 30 adults and 14 kids which was a great turn out for a holiday weekend!

I chose to do a farm theme because The Love Nugget LOVES tractors.  Plus the farm theme was so cute and let’s face it, I’m sure I won’t get to do too many more “cute” themed parties after this year.  I see visions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spiderman, Superman etc. in our future…  Yay!

Okay, the details….  I love throwing parties and adding in special details in one of my favorite parts.   Luckily this year I had some help from my mom and mother-in-law at preparing a few special details for our farm.  Like this mural that my mom painted to go behind the food table.

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So cute!  She even added in a little picture of The Love Nugget in the barn window.

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She’s so awesome!  She also made these fruits and vegetable bean bags for our Produce Toss.


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Seriously so talented!  Speaking of talent, check out these adorable stick horses my mother-in-law made.


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So cute I could barely contain myself!  Wait until you see pictures of the kids riding them, too funny!

A few months ago The Hubby and I took The Love Nugget to a nearby park with horses and pastures to do a little photo shoot.  The pictures turned out great so I framed a few and placed them around the party along with some farm themed quotes.  Most the frames I bought at the Dollar store and spray painted black and then just dressed up some of the pictures with scrapbook paper and stickers.

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I bought the chalkboard pig on clearance at Hobby Lobby but you can find a similar one here.   The little hay bales and the number two were from Michael’s and I bought some cow print fabric and checkered fabric that I used around the party.


Ay9I decorated the tables with just a plain white plastic tablecloth, a bandanna, baskets (from The Goodwill) with kettle-corn, mason jars with burlap, checkered fabric and sunflowers.  Simple but cute!

I made a basic farm themed wreath for the back door since guests were coming in through the side gate and pretty much staying out back.


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The cow and the sheep were pre-painted from Hobby Lobby and the A was just a wooden letter that I covered with scrapbook paper.  Simple but cute!

The beverage station (which is always a hit) was a fun one to throw together.


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I made a banner using farm themed scrapbook paper I purchased on Etsy.  Again, a PDF file so I could print off what I needed.  I have a few boxes of mason jars I keep on hand for parties as I think they are so much nicer to drink out of than the plastic cups.  I tied some raffia around them and stuck paper straws that I ordered from here.  I made flags on Pic Monkey then hole punched them and stuck them through the straw for a cute added touch.


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We used a wheel barrel with the cow print fabric as our “ice chest” filled with beer, juice and water.   Sort of went with the theme 🙂

Along with the pony rides and produce toss, I set up a few more things for the kids to do.


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Pigs, Horse, and Cow craft plates that I found at Joann’s fabric and were pretty easy to do and some farm animal lacing boards.  We also rented a few hay bales and set them around with bandannas on top for extra seating.

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And my super talented mom painted faces as well.

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For the party favors I picked up some farm themed books from Johann’s fabric store then The Love Nugget and I made these animal graham crackers.


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I put them all in a basket next to a thank you sign on the way out so guests could grab them as they left.

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I had so much fun planning this party and actually think it was much easier than last year’s little man party which you can read about here and here.

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I’ve got lots more pictures and details to share with you but you’ll have to wait for another day 🙂

QUESTIONS – 

  • Do you like throwing parties?  
  • What’s the best party you’ve been to lately?  

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Comments

  1. I am so sorry you had the flu that is no fun. But I am glad you are feeling better.

    Love Nuggets party is adorable. You truly thought of everything. I love the details in all the decorations. You and him look wonderful in your farm clothes. 🙂

    I usually love putting on parties for my girls, but this year I have just not been up to it. I seriously need to get on it. We are having the party in less than a month and I don’t even have the invitations ordered. 🙂 Oh my!!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you Renee! I don’t blame you for not feeling up to it! It’s a lot of work and you’ve got to rest! Next year you’ll be back to normal and able to get more into it 🙂

  2. Well the flu is no fun at all, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the sweet birthday pics!! We did a farm/tractor theme for my Rylnn’s 2 year old birthday party as well, and for exactly the same reasons. You had some SUPER cute ideas for all the little games and favors and all…I’m sure everyone had a wonderful time 🙂

  3. this is such a cute theme! I love it! Love your outfit too 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh this is so stinkin cute! I love how you tied everything into the theme! Whenever I have kids, I’m hiring you! Haha

    So sorry to hear you had the flu and now your hubby does!! I heard its been going around lately 🙁 Feel better soon! Rest up!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Awe thanks Heather! I wish I was half as talented as some of those party planners I see all over Pinterest but I enjoy the little bit that I do here and there 🙂

  5. I hope you two feel better soon!
    And, the party theme is so cute! I love your outfit. =)

  6. Oh Giselle the party was amazing! You are seriously SUPER mom! I am definitely pinning this and may have to steal some of your ideas for Baylen’s 2nd birthday party in October. I love every single detail!

    I hope you feel better soon too!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you! Yes, steal away! Actually, if you decided to do a farm theme, let me know and I can email you some of the files I have 🙂 It would be super cute in October!

  7. Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

  8. Sorry to hear you aren’t well. I hope you feel better soon.

    Those birthday invites are too cute! I love Etsy and have only just gotten into it but there is so much from there I want to buy.

  9. I think I squealed out loud at all the cuteness! So much awesomeness in this post. Bean bag veggies?! Watering hole? What a great time.

    And hope you feel better!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Haha! Thanks Ashley! It was a lot of fun planning this one! I’m lucky I have some crafty moms to help me with the items I visualize but can’t create!

  10. Oh my goodness, I hope you continue to start feeling better!! :/

  11. I’m glad you are starting to feel better! Ayden’s party looked like lots of fun and SO adorable! I just love the theme and I can’t wait to see more pictures!

    I love throwing parties, especially outdoor ones. Since our current yard is pretty tiny, I’m looking forward to finally having the space to host Keenan’s 3rd birthday in a few months (which reminds me, I better start thinking about it soon!).

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Melissa! I keep forgetting to email you! I’m logging on right now to do so!

  12. I hate to hear that you’re still feeling poorly…AND that the hubs is right there with ya (the feel good vibes are still coming!!), but man oh man do you know how to throw a parrrrrrrtay! Seriously, can I hire you to do my next birthday bash?! I swear you thought of EVERYTHING!! And your mom and MIL are SO freaking talented! That’s it, the Love Nugget is going to be one creative mastermind for sure…it’s in his genes!

    Oh, and I have GOT to make those animal cookies…just need to get me a bigger food processor…WHAT was I thinking getting a measly 3 cupper?!

  13. Heidi Chesko says:

    Wow! The party decorations, games, etc. are spectacular! How do you think of all these things? Especially the smallest details? I am so impressed!! Looks like such a fun time!

  14. THIS IS AMAZING! You did a wonderful job and I am so impressed! Any chance I can hire you to party plan for me…his 1st birthday is in one week?!?! Great ideas!

  15. Oh. My. Gosh. This is so amazing Giselle! You and those moms are incredibly talented! So many cute ideas–I love the produce toss and hay bales. And that mural–WOW!!

    So sorry to hear about the flu bug….what a horrible way to spend a holiday weekend. 🙁