Let's start with the drink table outside. I used the sign "wet your whistle" for the main signage and then labeled each drink bin as "well water" and "adult beverages." I had sweet tea as well. I had bought different syrups to have a milk bar as well, but as time got really short toward the end, I didn't put it out. Plus it was warm enough that I didn't want to think about how to keep the milk cool and still look cute.
Yes, I made all the water bottle labels. I designed them in photoshop and printed them on card stock. I then put contact paper over them to try to help them last water in their ice bath. I just love little details like this.
I found adorable thick cardboard straws on pick your plum in one of their daily deals.
Now let's move indoors. Here was a list of my menu with their cute "farm names" which I just found in various places on the web.
|utensils wrapped in cow napkin and twine|
|no bake cookies - recipe here|
And then there was the cake. I'm so proud of this guy. I made the cute flag bunting and attached it to kabob sticks with pointy ends so it would slide in easily.
I used a white boxed cake mix and divided it into two small round cake pans. I followed the directions on the pans and greased them with real shortening which helped them come out of the pans great. I dropped spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter in white to make it look like cow spots when it was cut open. Then I put one of top of the other with a little icing. I did a crumb coat on the whole thing and put it in the fridge overnight. (I loosely followed these directions on how to ice the cake since I've never done a "fancy" cake before). The morning of the party I did a icing layer all over and got it as smooth as I could and did a cute scallop around the bottom.
To make the cow spots, I found these awesome sugar sheets at Walmart. They come in tons of colors, are edible, and you can literally just cut them with a pair of scissors. So I just cut out cow spots and laid them all around the cake.
It tasted great and I think it was pretty adorable!
It was a pretty windy day so the candles were a bust. But it was fun to have everyone singing to our two cuties!