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Vintage County Fair First Birthday Party

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For her son’s first birthday celebration, Tori of Tori Johnson PR hosted a Vintage County Fair Party that – as she describes it – “transported all attendees back a couple decades to the good ol’ blue ribbon bake sale days“. After checking out these pics, I’m so ready for a flashback too! This party just looks like loads of fun for everyone… who’s ready for some fresh squeezed lemonade and a game of ring toss? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Clever themed food & drink stations: Farmer’s Market, Bake Sale, Lemonade Stand & more!
  • Gingham check table linens, napkins, mason jar covers, and buntings
  • Classic fair games like Coke bottle ring toss, tin-can throw, & a petting zoo!
  • Hand painted scrap wood signs for each station & welcome signs

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Tori

I love all things vintage and being that both my husband and I are from “Small-Town Texas” I knew a Vintage County Fair Birthday Party would be perfect for our son’s first birthday party. We transported all attendees back a couple decades to the good ol’ blue ribbon bake sale days filled with home cooked BBQ, cotton candy and a wide variety of fair activities.

STATIONS

  • Bake Sale
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Dairy Bar
  • Peanut Bar
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Hooch Table (for adults only)

DECORATIONS
I created a variety of handmade items to add small details to the event including the below. I also utilized many odds and ends borrowed from family such as old quilts made by my grandmother that hung behind the bake sale table.

  • Wooden Signs
  • Gingham Triangle Pennants on Twine
  • Vintage Church Fans
  • Gingham Table Cloths / Burlap Runners
  • Flower Arrangements (Formula cans covered in butcher paper made by MaMaw (my mother)
  • Cloth Cake Toppers
  • Mini Milk Bottles (Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles)

EDIBLES

  • Candy Cart (Spray painted wine display Daddy Russ got at work)
  • Cotton Candy
  • Peanuts (In brown paper bags with custom stamp)
  • Vintage Popcorn Machine (J’s Party Rentals and Supplies)
  • Homemade Cakes
  • Fruit Pies (HEB)
  • BBQ (Chef Daddy Russ)

ACTIVITIES

  • Petting Zoo (MorningStar Ranch)
  • Ring Toss Game
  • Ping-Pong Goldfish Bowl Game
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Tin-Can Throw
Vendor Credit
By |2017-04-07T11:06:57+00:00July 12th, 2012|First Birthday, Outdoor Parties, Parties for Boys, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

12 Comments

  1. Windy City Novelties July 12, 2012 at 8:58 am

    This is absolutely precious! Love the country theme!

  2. Tori Johnson July 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you so much HWTM for featuring Luke’s party! Lots more on my blog: http://www.thesTORIbook.com. Happy to answer questions!

  3. Nikki @ Tikkido July 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Gorgeous in every detail, but I think I love that quilt backdrop the most. So perfect for the theme, and so easy!

  4. JewelBoxEvents July 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I love this! :-)

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  8. Pear Tree Greetings July 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Such a cute idea, County Fair first birthday, love it! The Farmer’s Market and Dairy Bar is so fun for this party. Love the Coca-Cola ring toss, perfect touch! Great job, Tori. :) -Dani

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    Hey there! I’m using a lot of your wonderful ideas for my daughters upcoming party!! Where did you find the Pepsi wooden crate? I’m having a hard time with this one! Any ideas for an alternative?

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