Well, our backyard, anyway. Harrison pretends it’s his farm A LOT. The play set is his barn: the top is the hayloft, and the bottom is the stalls for the animals. His wagon is his trailer. It seemed fitting that Harrison wanted a farm theme for his fourth birthday.
Party planner, I am not, but I enjoy having family and friends over; especially, for a birthday celebration. I had fun with this one. My favorite thing may have been the invitations we used. We ordered them from sunnysideprintparty on Etsy. I was flabbergasted Harrison didn’t choose the green tractor. Usually, if it’s not John Deere, it isn’t a tractor.
I ran all my ideas by the “boss” (a.k.a., Harrison) to make sure he actually liked everything. I didn’t want to have a birthday for him that wasn’t really for him. He picked out the invitation from several choices I found. I was good to myself and kept it simple this year. Instead of a cake, I made cupcakes and put plastic farm animals on top. (Okay, full disclosure: I also made a tractor cake, but that was in a cake pan, and for his family celebration.) I didn’t put out a lot of food because the party was early afternoon. Just apples, oranges, and popcorn. I made apple cider to drink. See. Simple. I did learn that I should inform people they can eat the food when I make a display like this. Apparently, people thought it looked nice and was just decoration.
We planned several activities to keep the children busy, and I really didn’t need to. The weather was beautiful, so everyone pretty much played outside. Nice to not have a lot of young children running around the house.
The birthday boy had a great day, and I’m left feeling cliché. Where did the time go? How is my little baby already 4?! Le sigh.
Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us. It was a wonderful celebration.