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Barnyard Theme 2nd Birthday

Our son turned 2 last month and we decided to throw a Barnyard theme birthday party for him. After the Dr. Seuss themed first birthday party last year, this year we chose a theme he could relate to and enjoy. He can now recognize all farm animals and the sounds they make and Old MacDonald is one of his favourite nursery rhymes. It took weeks and weeks of preparations and that meant burning the midnight oil once again for us working parents, and a sabbatical for me from my blog for over 3 months. Here is all that we did and more.

Invitations:
Were made on photoshop by my husband and were sent out via email and whats app. We used the same invitations as reminders a week before the party for last minute rsvps.


Birthday Boy:
Ronav was dressed in denim overalls and a checked shirt to resemble a farmer in the barn, Mom and dad played their part too, wearing checked shirts and denims.


Barn Entrance:
Our main door was decorated to look like a barn door.

Paper Rosettes, Streamers:
Were hand made and used as decorations around the house.


Happy Birthday Banner:
Was hand made using coloured paper and followed the Barnyard Theme.


EIEIO Banner, Paper Fan Banner:
Were hand made using coloured A4 size papers.


Paper fence and animal cutouts:
Using coloured chart paper we made ducks, pigs, horses, cows, sheeps, cats, donkeys and stuck them on the walls throughout the house. The brown fence also lined all the walls of the house.


Farmer / Old MacDonald:
We made a life size farmer out of chart paper, coloured it and stuck it on the wall.


Games:
One of the games was pin the nose on the puppy which was again made using coloured paper.

                                     

Party hats and masks:
We used coloured chart, felt and foam papers to make the party hats and masks at home.



Photo props:
Animal cutouts which were painted and laminated were used as photo props.

                                                 

Pig pen:
Our son's cot was converted into a pig pen in which we put pink balloons with pig faces drawn on them. The kids had a ball swatting the pigs.


Food display:
I made clay animals to use as stands for the food labels. Food labels were bought from the market. The menu included mud pies (5 star chocolates), corn cob, chicken feed (boiled peanuts), tractor wheels (Oreos), farm rolls (sandwiches), fresh vegetables and dips from Ronav's garden, cheeky chicks (boiled eggs), pasta, chilli potatoes, cocktail samosas, ice cream, pigs in mud (chocolate sauce), fresh fruits in waffle cones.


        



The fresh fruits in waffle cones looked like the picture on the left (from pinterest). Unfortunately we did not take any pictures before serving them. The pigs in mud were fondant pigs in chocolate sauce served with cake and vanilla ice cream.



Birthday Cake:
The birthday cake was made by Ananya and Chetna of Love Sugar Dough, Oshiwara. They did a wonderful job as always. After the yummy cake and cupcakes that they made for the first birthday last year, we decided to just go with their cake again this time. The cake was chocolate with all the fondant work and tasted delicious! We sent them pictures of the animals and how we wanted them to be placed and they created exact replicas!

                              
Party Favours:
In keeping with the Barnyard theme, the party favours were plants, watering cans made from milk bottles, chocolates in egg cartons and colouring pens for the kids.




Wishes for Ronav:
We printed a book called "Wishes for Ronav" and all the guests filled and signed it as a memory for Ronav.


The Centre Stage:
This is what the living room looked like. A huge cow balloon took centre seat with nursery rhymes were playing in the background.

                                    

Comments

  1. lovely decorations pooja and very innovative. Your living room reminds me of the book Animal farm!!!

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  2. Hey Pooja...m totally spellbound...its awesome...i loved the detailing...ur hard work ..efforts an d the love is showing all over...keep it up n keep sharing...u are an inspiration ...how much time it took to prepare all this :)

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    1. thank you :). We started working around 10 weeks before the birthday, the maximum work being done 2 nights before the party!

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  3. Sonal Jahagirdar ChatterjeeTuesday, September 09, 2014

    This is so innovative and meaningful.. I am sure that everyone loved it as much as your birthday boy.. Loads of wishes and blessings to Ronav

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  4. One word, just WOW...kudos to you for such detailed preparations and celebrations...
    Where did u pick up the overalls, Ronav luks super cute in it..

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    1. thank you :). Overalls are from Osh kosh bgosh and were shipped from the US.

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  5. Wow! this is so Awesome!

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  6. Awesome decoration Pooja!! Loved ur creativity.. Best wishes n blessings to ronav :)

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  7. Oh my such a neatly arranged fun birthday party !!! Belated wishes to your little one .. He looks adorable.. a lil cowboy .. Aww.. So much of efforts Pooja .. Hats off..

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  8. Aww...this is so adorable...belated happy bday to your lil one. You have done a wonderful wonderful job, your efforts shows.

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