Friday, August 17, 2012

Country Picnic Party

I've been a super-slacker blogger lately.  Summer just seems so much harder to be consistent.  Soo, I'm finally getting around to posting Lincoln's birthday party pictures....from June.  {Eeps!}

This year, Lincoln wanted a tractor party.  Since I wanted to keep it a bit more low-key, and struggled with the idea of just tractors, I thought a country picnic with tractors incorporated would be nice.  Lincoln got his tractors, and pretty much all the decorations & props were things I had around the house {or borrowed} or supplies leftover from previous parties.  Nice for me and my wallet.

This was also super fun for me because my baby sis was home to help me throw a party and both her & Craig were home to come to a party - hooray!!  {Except we have no pictures of us all together?!  Whaaat??!!!}  Sorry about the quality of some of the photos - I can't take pictures and throw a party...too much pressure!  

//Invites were made & printed at home - on kraft paper. //  Our food table with a vintage quilt and the birthday banner from Linc's party last year.  // The silverware and paper goods were all extras from previous parties. // Drinks were lemonade and chocolate & regular milk.  //  Dessert table: vanilla cake {Linc's fav}, peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies, mini apple & raspberry pies.  //  Egg salad & chicken salad sandwiches wrapped with kraft paper & twine.  //  Flowers from Marla's amazing garden at her new house.  My mama brought fresh fruit. // A basket of apples - I scored this basket at a garage sale a week before the party - yes!! // Pie in a jar! // Fresh cherries and soda in bottles of course! // The food table again.  // We roasted hot dogs over the fire.  //  Drink table {do you see the tiny black spot on the front of the table - a bird pooped on it right after I put the table cloth on!  The nerve!}  I love this glass cocoa milk bottle - it's my mom's, and I decided to do cookies & milk just so I could use her bottle.  //  Purple{ish} drink & stashe for the birthday boy {purple is his fav}.  //  Levi was picking out apples, taking one bite, and putting them back in the basket!  //  Delicious popcorn made by Craig & Cristin.  //  Watermelon on a stick.  Um, who put their chewed one back on the plate? And why didn't I notice before I took a picture?!  //  S'more goodness.  A cute tractor sucker from Oliver's from mama.  //  Apple & raspberry pies in a jar.  //  The tractor cake.  Vanilla-vanilla for the vanilla-lovin' boy.  //  He barely got to blow out his candles - the wind beat him to it.  //  Gifts went in the vintage wheelbarrow - it's my parents, I want to steal it.  Also, notice the super fancy wrapping my fam does - garbage bags!  We're classy like that.  //  Vintage milk can borrowed from my parents.  {When I was asking them if I could borrow it for the party, I told them I wanted to buy it {instead of borrow it}.  I still laugh so hard every time I think about that - my dad looked so confused!}  Sweet little Levi in his tractor overalls - a great thrift find a few years ago! //   Gingham girls - both Fabienne and I wore vintage gingham - cause we're awesome like that.  //  Cousins!

So much country fun!  Couldn't do it without all the help from my lovely family...bringing food and loaning props!  xo  


  1. oh my goodness, i'm always so impressed by your parties! love everything!

  2. I love a good party!
    I'm a new follower, your pics are too gorgeous to miss out on plus our blog names are pretty similar ;)
    Have a great day!

  3. I've been preparing decorations for my 29th birthday party coming up soon, and I adore some of what you did!!!! My husband thinks the little sandwiches are so cute, and I love the popcorn. Where did you find the cute paper for doing that? How amazing. The cooler jug is incredible. LOVE everything and it looks like it was a spectacular birthday!!! Happy 6th to your Lincoln!!! I am sincerely a new follower of your blog.

    1. Thanks so much for the blog love Victoria! The paper is just a roll of kraft wrapping paper from Michaels. I think they sell it at Target too.

  4. Just found you!!! love your blog........your pic's are beautiful.......



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