Hey Ya’ll! I’ve been working on some exciting projects (including book 3!) so I’m glad to share this darling submissions from Mariah of Giggles Galore! We roomed together at a conference this spring, and I just adore her style! This BARNYARD BUDDIES BRUNCH is TOO CUTE! She even incorporated PUSH-UP POPS… look for them below! Here are a few of my other favorite elements from this party….
- Denim pockets to hold party goods on the tablecloth – clever! And made by one of my dearest friends, Aimee Broussard
- “Morning Moo Pies” with fondant toppers, adorable! It’s a huge time-saver to add pizzazz to normal store-bought treats!
- The Piggie Mud Pudding is quite possible the most clever treat I have ever seen! Great job Mariah + Lynlee’s Petite Cakes!
Take it away MARIAH…
This Barnyard Buddies Brunch was inspired by the Piggy Bank Parties Barnyard Challenge. Working with a fantastic team (Dreamin’ N Details,Amiee Broussard, In Flight) this fun barnyard play date came to life. Our play date friends were invited to join us for brunch and fun at Nash Farm, a historic working farmstead in Dallas. Brunch was set up next to the little red barn and the table was anchored with a custom table cloth complete with denim pockets, made by the talented Aimee Broussard. The pockets held napkins, paper straws and the utensils for the party.
PARTY FOOD: Brunch included Baaa-nana Bread Pops, Piglets in a Blanket, Morning Moo Pies, Chicken Feed, Piggie Mud Pudding, Fresh Fruit and Mooo-licious Chocolate Milk. Store bought marshmallow pies were transformed into Morning Moo Pies with cow print fondant toppers made by Mariah from Giggles Galore. Little piggies love to wallow in the mud and these fondant piggies from Lynlee’s Petite Cakesloved their chocolate pudding mud bath! Fresh banana bread was given a trendy new look and made adorable Baaa-nana Bread Push-up pops, which were displayed in a small bale of hay. Store bought treats looked tastier when displayed in farm fresh containers like the strawberry baskets from Bake It Pretty and the chicken wire basket. The little party tags were tied to the chicken feed scoop, push-up pop containers and display pieces for a little extra pizzazz.
PARTY DECOR: A small table was set for our play date guest to enjoy their treats. We used denim scrapbook paper as a table runner and added a small bale of hay, little cowboy boots, milk bottle with sunflowers and a welcome sign attached to a chicken wire frame. Each place setting was customized with a name tag and adorable custom cow print milk bottles. A straw cowboy hat was hung from each kids chair, and also doubled as a party favor. Custom barn favor boxes were also placed at each seat and filled with M&M’s and little chocolate sheep made by Mayra from In Flight.
PARTY GAMES: Yee-haw for party games! An old wooden wheelbarrow held burlap sacks and bean bags at the activity station. A fun Ye-haw banner made by Cineca from Dreamin’ N Details was strung on twine and hung from the front of the wheelbarrow. We had an old-fashioned sack race and a bean bag toss competition to keep the kids entertained. There was so much to explore on the farm and the kids enjoyed driving tractors, looking in the chicken coup and talking to the cows!
CREDITS + RESOURCES
Party Styling & Cow Print Milk Bottles – Giggles Galore
Barnyard Buddies Printable Collection- Piggy Bank Parties
Photography – Elayne Dunn Photography
Denim Pocket Table Cloth and Apron – Aimee Broussard
Sheep Party Favors – In Flight
Yee-haw Sign, Favor Tags and Welcome Sign – Dreamin’ N Details
Fondant Pigs – Lynlee’s Petite Cakes
Strawberry Baskets – Bake It Pretty