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This party has been in the works for sometime now. It was my daughter's birthday and she wanted it at a Petting Zoo called Zoomars here in California..  The venue is very farmlike rather than Cowboy/Cowgirl so I decided to create a Farm/Barnyard theme.

I’ve been wanting to add a couple Farm themes to my shop, but I wanted to add something a little different.  Not just the standard cow prints and gingham.  So I used Red Gingham, Turquoise Polkadot and Yellow Chevron for the patterns throughout the party.   

The venue was straight out of the Wild West itself so I really didn't need to add much to the backdrop. I kept is simple with a burlap backdrop and adorned it with a small pennant banner and homemade rosette fans.  I also found this great plant stand that was made with chicken wire from Hobby Lobby which worked perfectly to hold the Muslin Favor bags.

The Table Scape included red gingham table cloths (of course so perfect for a Farm party and very simple flowers in a mason jar wrapped in burlap..  I made tiny rosettes to add a bit of country touch.

Onto the Dessert Table which lets face it, is everyone's favorite part of the party, right?  
We had these amazing cake pops created to match the party.  Sheep, Piggy butts and little chicks.  I arranged the Sheep in galvanized buckets filled with corn kernels and stacked on each other. I LOVED how this turned out..  The Piggy Butts had to be in mud so I crushed oreo cookies (minus the filling) and sprinkled that in a pie tin to make it look like the pigs were under the mud.  The "Haystacks" were a huge hit!  These guys were marshmallows covered in chocolate and toasted coconut.. I found the best thing to display them in too, a wagon!!  I filled the wagon with floral foam and corn kernels. For the chicks, I used hay bales and tiny paper cups to display these.
Milk Favor boxes anyone? Each side had a little something to say.  I made the favor tags for each of the kids and filled these milk cartons with all kinds of goodies for them to enjoy.

For the second take home gift, I purchased a large pack of blank Muslin bags.  I created the images you see and printed them on a iron on transfer sheet, then ironed them on. I loved how they came out and these were such a inexpensive way to decorate a plain bag..  Now,  what's inside? These adorable animal molded crayons and mini bubbles. All in red, yellow and blue.  I purchased the mini bubbles at Party City and created a custom label to wrap around them.

The Suppa..... For plates I used pie tins which I thought added the perfect little cook out touch.  I made the Menu card and put it on the table for guest to see.  Next to the meat, were little red polkadot cups for people to fill more BBQ sauce in if needed.

Aliso Viejo, CA
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