Petting Zoo Birthday Party

IMG_1488We recently celebrated FIVE glorious years with our youngest princess, Molly Kate.  Molly has a real affection for animals so I planned a Petting Zoo Birthday Party for her.  We had Pied Piper, a traveling petting zoo company set up their animals right in our backyard.  We had bunnies, ducks, chickens, a lamb, a goat, a pot belly pig, and a pony for pony rides.

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As the guests arrived they suited up at the “GIT YER GEAR” table.

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In addition to the petting zoo and pony rides, I had a face painter come do some animal face painting and I had a couple of craft tables with farm themed crafts from Oriental Trading for the kids to make.

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I know how much kids love snacks and treats so I had a table set up in the yard with some farm themed treats.

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We had farm animal cake pops from BangPOPShop on Etsy.

IMG_1478Rice Krispie treats make great “Hay Bales,” Oreos were “Tractor Wheels, and Chex Mix was “Chicken Feed.”  I also had “Moo Juice” which was chocolate and white milk that the kids drank from old fashioned milk bottles.  It wouldn’t be a farm stand without fresh produce, so I used pink berry baskets to hold blueberries, strawberries, carrots and grape tomatoes.

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I had a “watering hole” with water bottles for the kids and a “watering hole” with beer and wine for the adults.

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The gorgeous cake was made by the fabulous Daryl of Frosted by Daryl.  The cake was so delicious!  This was the first time ever that we have not had a single piece leftover!

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IMG_8877 IMG_1620 IMG_1623 IMG_1625It was such a great party and the kids really enjoyed getting to pet the animals and ride the pony.  They each went home with their own pony on a stick to ride on their own.

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It was such a blast celebrating Molly’s 5th birthday.  I absolutely loved how it all came together. Here are a few more pictures and of course, a happy birthday wish for my little animal lover.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Molly.  You are such a fun loving and outgoing little girl.  We are so happy to be celebrating your 5th birthday with you.

We love you so so much!

XOXO,

Mommy

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