Monday, August 13, 2012

Shabby Chic Farm Party

Photo by Nicole Staggs

This past Saturday we celebrated my little missy's 3rd birthday with friends and family down on Lucky Ladd Farms. If you live in the Middle Tennessee area, you must take your kids to visit this farm! It's truly a magical place full of farm animals, pony rides, tractor rides, and activities that seem to have come right out of a child's dream. I now want to take my kids there every weekend.

Since Joleen insisted upon a 'cowgirl' themed birthday party, I went with a shabby chic farm party. I think it was a success and I had oh-so-much fun planning such a girly party. For more pictures and inspiration for your next party, continue reading...

Welcome to the party! Here's the adorable entrance to Lucky Ladd Farms.

Let's start at the begging - the decor...


Since we wanted to beat the TN August heat, we started the party at 10am. At that hour, I thought a sort of brunch would be appropriate - so for food I went with a vanilla yogurt parfait in mason jars with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and granola on the side. I also served chicken and biscuits, lemonade, milk for the kiddos, and instead of cake, I opted for pies.

Here's where you can find some of the items I used:
Pie/cake stands            Berry baskets
Yogurt mason jars       Paper straws: brown and pink
Mason Jars                  'Happy Happy' pie banner
Pink burlap string        Food signs
Teal bakers twine        Lace tablecloths
Tractor stamp              Gift bag 'thank you tags'

All the plates, napkins and all that jazz came from Party City. Also, I went to TJMaxx and found items like the little pig, cake plates, gift bag stand, baskets, and even the gingham tablecloth. The hay bales came from Joannes and I even found all the fabric I used for my fabric garland there on sale. One more thing - for tablecloths - besides the lace ones I ordered on Amazon, all the ones you see are ones that my grandmother hand-stitched. If you don't have special ones like this, I would head to an antique store or thrift shop to find some - if they are little on the worn side, it will only add to charm.

The adorable bandanas you see on the kids (and myself) came from my awesome SIL over on She made them all from scratch using custom material bundle, 'Pocket Full of Posies', which she ordered from

At the party, I had many ask me where I purchased my flower arrangements. I actually made those myself. I found the cute mini metal troughs at a local salvage yard and the flowers I purchased at a wholesale flower shop in town. Wholesale flower shops are amazing for any party and I highly recommend finding one in your area. You'll save so much money, trust me, and if you just like fresh flowers around your house, this is a much cheaper way to do it.

As for the 'Jojo' sign - I have to give all the credit to my parents. I had the vision, but they are the ones who actually executed it. They went to one of their friend's farms and found the old barn-wood (and even those old rustic horseshoes), cleaned it, put it together and then, my crafty mom created Jojo's name in lasso rope. The star in place for the dot above the 'j' came from a local antique store.

 Ok- that about wraps up the decor. If you have any questions, post them in the comments and I'll respond...

Here are some pictures from the rest of the party...
Joleen's soul-sister, Nina.
Could Nina be any cuter!?! We love her.
Sweet, sweet Addison. 
So many fun things to do. Where to start?
We were all scheming ways to smuggle that baby piggy.
Bunny Town
These two are like peanut butter and jelly.
Even a goat needs beautifying, right?
Joleen's sassa-frass cowgirl boots she picked out.
Grandpa Ross (my dad) is the best. He loves his grandabies.
Yes, that's a corn pit! Photo by Nicole Staggs.
Photo by Nicole Staggs
Photo by Nicole Staggs
Photo by Nicole Staggs
Our neighbor, Percy. The cutest name for the cutest girl!
Miss Charlee Joy. We love her to pieces!
The talented photographer herself, Nicole Staggs and our peanuts.
Photo by Nicole Staggs
Framing this beauty. Photo by Nicole Staggs.
My bestie, Kasey, and her babe.
He's the best dad. I love my hubby so much.
Photo by Nicole Staggs
Thank you to all our friends and family that made the semi-far drive out to the farm. Having you all there made it the truly special day that it was and it meant so much to us to have you all there!


1 comment:

  1. Love the cowgirl theme! (Fellow Nashvillian mama here!) I did that one for my daughter's 2nd birthday, but she's now 3.5. I love seeing how other people decorate and do up different themes! Great job and love knowing about the Lucky Ladd Farms now! We will definitely be hitting that place up in the fall....

    So, just wanted to say hello and found your blog on Prudent Baby when they shared this party. :)