M turned 2 this week and while party planning I decided not to go totally crazy like I did last year. You can read about her strawberry themed first birthday here! Like her mama M loves all animals and lately was particularly drawn to her farm so I decided a farm theme would be perfect (and fairly easy to pull off). Gingham and mason jars were my main plan and only purchasing a yard of fabric and some ribbon I think I pulled it off without spending much money!
I decorated my late grandma's buffet with farm animals and daisies. What you can't see are the favors....a farm book for the babies and a felt farm board for the bigger kids.
I picked daisies in the field behind our house and hit up the farmers market for the rest of the wildflowers. I used my late grandma's tablecloth to complete the country look....meaningful and free!
Like last year I made the pennants easily with a yard of fabric, hot glue, and red ribbon. I had 5 around the house, which was the perfect amount.
I layered another of my grandma's tablecloths over a checkered one in the breakfast nook.
I debated on having cookies or cupcakes made but I hate spending money on something I can do. While they aren't glamorous cupcakes, I felt better about them by adding a cute topper I bought online and printed out.
I realize the foil is still on the blackberry pie (I was rushing to take pics before people arrived). The dessert bar included apple and blackberry pie with ice cream and a lot of vanilla cupcakes!
I wanted food I could make ahead of time or pull together easily once people arrived. Our menu included pulled pork sandwiches, pasta salad I made the day before, baked beans, macaroni, a veggie tray, pretzels and pickle dip, and watermelon. It was easy and delicious!
Again striving for simplicity we did water, unsweetened tea, wine and beer
I couldn't resist this adorable gingham dress for M!
It was a great party!