Traci celebrated with her birthday boy Jesen with a super creative John Deere Themed Party! Let’s get plowing through all the brilliant bandana + gingham pattern printables by Cupcake Express, adorable denim pocket invitations, bandana chair backs, and more super cute farm-friendly party ideas!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– “Pitck Forks” and Spoon “Shovels” and more utensils in a toy tractor
– Tractor Piñata, Tractor shaped cookie cutter favors and crayons
– Hay Bale Treats, Tractor Tire Donuts and Dirt Pudding
– “Thanks for plowing by” sunflower seed favors
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Traci… :
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 Goodwill’s 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 3×5 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 desert 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. The stunning three teired cake 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 tractor tire personal cake just for smashing. Sadly, my propperly manored two year old wouldn’t go near it. We also had a very large, almost life size, tractor pinata that was gifted to our son by his Nana Blanca (babysitter). As you can imagine, it was a huge hit with the kiddos.
As for favors, each child took home a planter pot with seeds, gardening gloves, and a shovel inside. 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:
Recipe for birthday boys:
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 memories.
VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Event Photography: Kara Curlin of Ever After Photography
– John Deere Inspired Printables: Cupcake Express
– 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 on Desert Table: Photography by Violet