Thursday, June 6, 2013

Princess/Tractor Birthday Party

Adelyn turned 4 on May 11th and James turns 2 on June 22nd. This year, we decided to combine their birthdays. I'm sure that every year from here on out they'll be too opinionated for us to get away with this. We had about 15 children attend plus adults/family. Luckily, the weather cooperated- it wasn't TOO hot, nor did it rain. The party was pretty simple- a princess bounce house, tractor rides, our playground, and some miscellaneous toys (tricycles, sports activities, etc). It was from 3-5 pm, so easy food prep for me! :)

Seth's cousin's wife designed these cute invitations for me! Believe it or not, I was having a hard time finding Tractor Princess invitations. 

 My favorite part: NO GIFTS! We requested guests bring food for food pantries or toy donations for CHOA. If you're local, check out They will pick up your food donations from your house and deliver to food pantries in the county. Guests were very generous- this isn't even all that was donated!!

The set up: tractor and trailer, playground, and princess bounce house. The bounce house was delivered Friday evening and we had it until Sunday. You better believe we used it as much as we could (and that Adelyn was out there Saturday morning in her nightgown)

Celebrating our kiddos 

Grandma and Grandpa on the tractor with the birthday kids. They got them a soccer net and a ring toss game- perfect for our backyard party

Nana, Grandeddy, and Uncle Joe with the kids at the princess bounce house. My parents got them a basketball goal, which was also used at the party. 

Party favors were a gift card for an ice cream cone at Dairy Queen

Oh yeah!

Having a blast jumping!

I filled our water table with rice, beans, peas, and little trinkets (rings, bouncy balls, etc).

Good old Publix cakes
Cake + Tractor = Happy James
Seth's Uncle Dewane was the official tractor driver
Food spread: chips with Georgia cavier, grapes, pineapple, and watermelon (plus lemonade)
Cara and Adelyn were two peas in a pod at the party

Who's ready for a tractor ride?

James sneaking some watermelon
I love how Adelyn is blowing too (this is James's 3rd or 4th attempt and Adelyn's went out on her first try)

Everyone digging in!

Charlie on the roller coaster

Post cake jumpin' 

A special thanks goes to everyone who attended and brought the donated items! We had so much fun celebrating James and Adelyn's special day!

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