Like most young children, my daughter is obsessed with animals. Live animals, stuffed animals, stories featuring animals, etc. So, when figuring out where to host her second birthday, the local farm seemed fitting. We are lucky to have a beautiful one about a half-hour away that has a great open party space.
Instead of going with a traditional white/red plaid farm theme, I wanted something a bit more of a girly style for the party. Keep in mind I had been planning boy parties for my son over the last few years, so I was still relishing in being able to plan something for a little lady. I decided a woodland bunny theme worked perfectly, considering the farm’s mountainous location.
I kept the dessert table simple; I found the most adorable premade cookies shaped like bunnies and carrots at a local store. Other treats included mini white donuts, marshmallow pops, and yogurt cups. Since baking is not my specialty, the naked cake was right up my alley. I did up some vanilla cakes, used pink frosting between the layers, and added a “two” cake-topper along with some flowers. Seriously, it was the easiest cake I’ve ever made, but it still looked pretty good!
I also created a fun floral backdrop. I made the floral number two out of poster board and fake flowers from the dollar store (I’ll be adding another post soon with the easy step-by-step directions on how to create your very own floral number or letter), and I then put up some craft paper and added the number on top. The look was finished off with a couple of large pink balloons with greenery added on each side.
I also managed to find some cute bunny ears and figurines at the dollar store, thanks to Easter being right around the corner; however, in the age of the internet, you can certainly find bunny ears online year-round. I filled up a couple jars with some pink and white flowers and placed them on wooden chargers to complete the table setup.
Noting the younger crowd, activities included “Pin the Tail” on the bunny, coloring and a piñata that had strings to pull instead of having to hit it with a stick. And of course, the highlight was the kids enjoying the farm and all the animals (including bunnies of course).
To this day, this party was one of my favorites. It was so simple to execute and the location proved to be the perfect backdrop!
Event Space: Maplewood Farms
Cookies: Chapters Indigo
Cake Topper: Etsy
Balloons: Party Bazaar
Wooden Chargers: Chapters Indigo
Green Vines: Dollar Store
Paper Plates: designlovefest for Cheeky, Target
Bunny Ears: Dollar Store
Boots: Drench Rainwear
Necklace: Coral and Cloud