But let me back up. When Ellie was 4 days old, we went to One Week Boutique where we first saw the Barnyard Discoveries trailer.
So this year, I contacted them in January and booked them! They are located right around Peoria close to my parents and were wonderfully easy to work with. Since my budget couldn't afford the huge trailer with all the animals, we did the “private party farm experience.”
They got caught in lots of construction, so when they weren’t here at the beginning of party time, I panicked a bit. But they arrived shortly and got set up fast. They even brought a couple extra animals we weren’t expecting, like the adorable pig, Babe. I can’t say enough good things about them. They set everything up, stayed with the animals and interacted great with the kids. And then they picked any mess up and headed out. And judging by the kids reactions, I think they were a huge hit!!
Here’s a few animal station pictures:
|the smaller trailer for the "private party experience"|
|William meeting Gypsy - the miniature horse|
|Avery's not looking too sure|
|Babe, the pig|
|she loved them!|
|Pickles the goat - my favorite!|
all the party links:
inspiration and agenda
decor and favors
the stations - crafts, animals, games