Friday, August 26, 2011

Down on the Farm: Hudson turns 3

Hudson turned 3 this month, which I still can hardly believe. It feels just like yesterday we were bringing a tiny little 6lb baby boy home from the hospital. That tiny little baby boy has grown into the busiest little guy on planet earth. His sweet face, those big brown eyes, that raspy voice, oh he melts me....

Happy 3rd Birthday Hudson Ray!

We celebrated his birthday farm style, sending invites out in burlap bags, tied with red bandanas for each child to wear to the party. The barn was empty besides three picnic tables so in order to set the stage for Hudson's barn party, two giant truckloads of furniture, crates, apple baskets, wood boxes, tables, and other random things found buried in my garage were brought in. I made gigantic accordian circles to hang above the dessert table and attached a vintage milk bottle top to the center of each. The cake was set on an old pie delivery box and cookies/cupcakes/pies on vintage trays. Animal cake pops stuck out of mini bales of hay. Flowers were placed in vintage milk bottles, and all food was served in old red and white enamelware. The kids played dueling games of drop the clothespin into the bottle, raced through a corn maze, fed goats, pigs, chickens and lambs, had feather extensions added to their hair, and ended with a very competitive sack race in burlap bags. Guests were sent home with homemade strawberry-raspberry jam, goodie bags filled with farm animals and farm themed candy, baby chicks, and egg cartons filled with mini cupcakes.

A big thanks to Foster's Barn for having us!






































Venue: Foster's Produce, Arlington WA
Photography: Molly Vaden Photography
Flowers: Flora D Amore
Stationary: Less Ordinary Designs


  1. Amazing!!! I love all the vintage details! Can you share where you found the cute crate the peeps are in? Thanks.

  2. One of my favorite parties ever! Love it! Would love to know more about the resources...and a tutorial on how to make the backdrop! Everything was just perfect!

  3. You did a great job! I love every detail! I am dying to know where you overall dres came from. Would you mind emailing me at Thank you for sharing such a wonderful party!

  4. This is amazing! I love it!!

  5. how did u make the farm goodie bags?

  6. This party is absolutely amazing - I love it!

  7. Finally - a chic barnyard party! I'm planning my daughter's 3rd birthday now and would love to have those party favor bags that look like barns...will you share where you found them?