Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Big Red Barn

It all started with a cute little invitation.

The girls are very into animals right now. They love everything about them. So I figured how fun it would be to have a farm themed party. (Secretly I was just excited that I got to pick the theme and we averted a Dora or Elmo party for another year)

The night before I was up till midnight making a cake shaped like a chicken. It took forever but it turned out pretty cute if you don't look too closely.

I also tried my sewing skills and made the girls vests to match their cowgirlie boots I had bought a while back. My mom and I had quite a time trying to get my sewing skills up to par. In the end I think I made her proud.
We decorated the backyard with toy horses and hay bails for people to sit on. We gave out cowboy hats to the girls friends as they came inside to get the festivities underway.

I hid plastic farm animals and eggs under hay and let the kids go crazy and find all the toys. They had a fun time filling their goodie bags
And as the main attraction we had a small petting zoo come for an hour.
All the kids had a really great time. They petting zoo contained mommy and baby goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, and a huge bunny. Charlotte favored the sheep and kept giving him kisses.
Addison was big fan of the bunny.
Here's the finished product of the cake. It even tasted yummy too.
The girls really enjoyed blowing out the candles.
They were extremely spoiled by all their friends and family.

Thank You to everyone who shared this special event with us. The girls really had a great time.

I know I am probably going to regret this extravaganza. I have realized that I got a little outta control...ok a lot outta control. In my defense I only have one birthday a year to celebrate and we were very excited to have made it through the first two years. We feel very blessed to have these two little girls in our family. They have made our lives so rich.


Jocasta said...

What's in the big present?

Love the farmyard theme look's like the girls had a magnificant time

Claremont First Ward said...

I want to know what's in the present, too. How could you regret the extravaganza? You did such a beautiful job, everyone looked likey they had a great time...this is the stuff memories are made of. No wonder you took a break from blogging. I did a farm theme for the twins 1st birthday.....they wore cowboy hats and plain shirts, I decorated with hay bales and tractors and plastic farm animals, my invitations were handmade sheep and the cake was a droopy barn. Fun, but nothing like yours. You really thought it through. I LOVED seeing the pictures and reading all about it.

Connie said...

You did a great job, that cake was darling!!! You won't regret the always love looking back on these photos!

Shannon said...

FAB.U.LOUS!!! I adore all of it. You did such a great job. You sure set the bar high for future birthdays!

jenni anne said...

oh. my. gosh, jenny. what an awesome party!!!! we are (tentatively) planning a 3rd or 4th birthday at disneyland. i thought it would be SO fun to do a combined one with your girls too. it makes me just giddy thinking about it. i LOVE your cake! (and i'm secretly a little jealous of it....okay, not so secret anymore!)

girlytwins said...

My only regret is for the bar I set for future parties. LOL I'm pretty sure it will be one of the coolest parties they will ever have, and they won't even remember it :) Good thing I took lotsa pictures.

The big present was a basketball hoop...which they LOVE.

Lottie_Ellie said...

What a beautiful birthday party. That cake is truly amazing. Are you for hire ; )

Kate said...

That cake is AWESOME! Great job! I could never do that! And the vests came out nice! We aren't doing anythingnearly that neat for their birthday, unfortunately! We'll be lucky to fit everyone into our house/yard. But that's all right, we don't do big things anyway, so this won't be any different! Kudos to you for all that work!

Jaime said...

That looks so fun! Some people are so creative. And ambitious, I might add. I cringe to think what the outcome would be of me making a cake like that.

Lyndsey said...

What an ADORABLE party theme! You guys did a GREAT job! WHere did you find those invitations??

We can't wait to meet you all too!

Casey's trio said...

You are quite an impressive party thrower:) It looks like everyone enjoyed themselves and I think the cake looked awesome.

Karen said...

I love this party idea!!! They look adorable. I am impressed with the cake and the vests.
I can't believe they are 2!

Anonymous said...

going to get you both naked and finger your pussy's, I thought there was nothing better that warm, moist, tight toddler pussy but 2 at once........HEAVEN!! Once I get your pussy's worked really good with my fingers I take turns licking you to baby orgasm making your little pussy's mnine,happy birthday girls!!