There are so many great ideas and elements in this John Deere tractor + farm themed party! Some of my favorites are:
- The tractor shaped pinata
- The donut hole tractor tires
- The forks and spoons labeled as “pitch forks” and “shovels”
- The amazing 3-tiered cake with the tractor tire bottom, hay bale top and John Deere logo center
- and MORE!
Photography: Ever After Photography by Kara Curlin
Party Printables: Cupcake Express
Tractor Crayons: Posh Paper Creations
Tractor Chocolates: Bubbas Sweet Bite Size Treats
Birthday Shirt: Zoeys Attic
Birthday Cakes: Yuma Couture Cakes
Party Location: From the Farm LLC
Tractor Photos: Captured by Violet
Traci said this about planning the party– “Living in the lettuce capital of the world, there was no better way to celebrate our sons 2nd birthday than by throwing a John Deere Tractor celebration. My mom and I planned all year long and couldnt have made it near the success it was without Cupcake Express Printable Party Package!
One of my favorite ways to create excitement before the big day arrives is through creative and unique invitations. We gathered denim pants from our local Goodwill stores on half price Saturdays and stored them in trash bags until we had collected enough to make denim pocket invitations. Inside each pocket was a Cupcake Express Printable 3×5 Invitation with all of the party details.
Once the invitations were mailed out, decoration planning was kicked in to high gear. We started with making the adorable Tractor Crossing Signs and ordered a grand total of 16 dozen yellow and green bandanas which we used on the back of chairs and tops of tables as runners. Along the way I found Elizabeth with Posh Paper Creations who created tractor crayons which we placed on the tables as well as baggies of sunflower seeds for snacking.
And what party isnt complete without a fabulous desert table! Ours included cream sodas with Cupcake Express Custom Bottle Labels, dirt pudding with fresh gummy worms, and of course rice crispy treat hay bales and chocolate donut tractor tires. To tie it all together we had dozens of cupcakes and Ashley with Bubba Sweets made us the adorable tractor chocolates.
To top it off we had two adorable cakes from Jaime with Yuma Couture Cakes and a very large, almost life size tractor pinata that was gifted to our son by his Nana Blanca. The stunning three tiered cake that had butter cream layers with mixed fruit fillings. It was just as great to eat as it was to look at. For my son, she also created a tractor tire personal cake just for smashing. Sadly, my properly mannered two year old wouldnt go near it.
As favors, each child took home a planter pot with seeds, gardening gloves, and a shovel. We tied them together with Cupcake Express matching Thank You Tags. For the adults, I created a recipe card that we attached to tractor shaped cookie cutters.
Each recipe said:
‘1 bucket of dirt
2 cups of worms
1 tsp of sweat
A pinch of germs
Mix together with plenty of Mommys love, add a dash of bumps and bruises and garnish with Daddys pride and joy. Heat with sunshine and spread over a lifetime of Birthday memories.'”