Living in the lettuce capital of the world, there was no better way to celebrate our son’s 2nd birthday than by throwing a John Deere Tractor celebration. My mom and I planned all year long and couldn’t have made it near the success it was without Cupcake Express’ Printable Party Package!
One of my favorite ways to create excitement before the big day arrives is through creative and unique invitations. We gathered denim pants from our local Goodwills on half price Saturdays and stored them in trash bags until we had collected enough to make these adorable denim pocket invitations. Inside each pocket was a Cupcake Express Printable 3x5 Invitation with all of the party details.
Once the invitations were mailed out, decoration planning was kicked in to high gear. We started with making the adorable Tractor Crossing Signs and ordered a grand total of 16 dozen yellow and green bandanas which we used on the back of chairs and tops of tables as runners. Along the way I found Elizabeth with Posh Paper Creations who created tractor crayons which we placed on the tables as well as baggies of sunflower seeds for snacking.
And what party isn’t complete without a fabulous dessert table! Ours included cream sodas with Cupcake Express’ Custom Bottle Labels, dirt pudding with fresh gummy worms, and of course rice crispy treat hay bales and chocolate donut tractor tires. To tie it all together we had dozens of cupcakes and Ashley with Bubba Sweet’s made us the adorable tractor chocolates.
To top it off we had two adorable cakes from Jaime with Yuma Couture Cakes and a very large, almost life size tractor pinata that was gifted to our son by his Nana Blanca . The stunning three teired cake that had butter cream layers with mixed fruit fillings. It was just as great to eat as it was to look at. For my son, she also created a tracto tire personal cake just for smashing. Sadly, my propperly manored two year old wouldn’t go near it.
As favors, each child took home a planter pot with seeds, gardening gloves, and a shovel. We tied them together with Cupcake Express’ matching Thank You Tags. For the adults, I created a recipe card that we attached to tractor shaped cookie cutters.
Each recipe said:
1 bucket of dirt
2 cups of worms
1 tsp of sweat
A pinch of germs
Mix together with plenty of Mommy’s love, add a dash of bumps and bruises and garnish with Daddy’s pride and joy. Heat with sunshine and spread over a lifetime of Birthday memoires.
Party Printables: Cupcake Express
Photography: Ever After Photography by Kara Curlin https://www.facebook.com/EverAfterbyKaraCurlin?fref=ts
Tractor Crayons: Posh Paper Creations
Tractor Chocolates: Bubba’s Sweet…Bite Size Treats
Birthday Shirt: Zoey’s Attic
Birthday Cakes: Yuma Couture Cakes
Party Location: From the Farm LLC
Tractor Photography: Captured by Violet
Seeing my son light up when we sang "Happy Birthday"
Dirt Pudding, Banana Pudding and Birthday Cake
Pots with corn seeds, gardening gloves, and a garden shovel
What People Ate
BBQ Beef/Pork Sandwiches, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Coleslaw
What People Drank
Lemonade and Ice Tea