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County Fair Themed Birthday Party

county fair themed birthday party

We had a county fair themed birthday party last weekend, for Monet’s 2nd birthday.  Once again, I did a horrible job of photographing our decorations, but nonetheless, I’m still going to share.

Here was the invitation:

county fair birthday invitation

We provided the drinks; rum and Coke, lemonade, and tea.  Along with that, we also had a fancy dog bar where we had a host of toppings for the nitrate free hot dogs, brawts, chicken sausages, and tofu dogs that we grilled.

hot dog bar county fair themed party

Guests also brought sides, pies, and appetizers to enter in our “blue-ribbon” prize, county fair food competition.  The winning items included a rhubarb-apple pie, homemade bread with homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam and hand-churned butter, and a variety of homemade pickles.  The winners received a ribbon and a prize from our prize table.  Prizes included: coke glasses (just like these on Etsy, but made by my hubby), chicken screen-printed t-shirts and little farm animals for the kids (idea from tip-Junkie), along with other random prizes.

county fair themed party

I decorated the tables with simple burlap tablecloths, and I placed vases of flowers, picked from the garden, down the centers.  Along with that, we placed candied almonds, salt water taffy, and freshly popped kettle corn on the tables.

county fair themed party

county fair themed party

county fair themed party

Guests drank out of mason jars, and Coke glasses, like the ones I mentioned earlier.

county fair themed party

The kids played in the yard, the sandbox, and played an adorable game of pin-the-tale-on-the-donkey.  I hate that I didn’t get pictures of the game being played.

county fair themed party

Here’s Monet and I, eating kettle corn, while resting our tired feet.  A few guests even wore cowboy hats and boots, including Josh and I.

All in all, the party was a huge success, and fun was had by everyone.

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9 observations on “County Fair Themed Birthday Party
  1. Kristin

    Josh and Angela, and Monet,
    This looks so super cute!! I love it! Hope you all had fun this week too w/ Grandma and Grandpa Flicker.

    Angela, I also wanted to say that I loved all your shots of the quilting extravaganza. What beautiful fabrics and colors.

    Hope you are all doing well!
    Kristin

     
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  2. Jene

    Angela,

    Loved the party idea it looks great! I am sure everyone had a blast! You two are such awesome parents what a great day to remember! Hey those coke glasses are so cute! Where do we get some, they are a perfect christmas present for Charlie’s Dad! I look on both of your etsy sites but couldn’t find them! Let me know, Thanks!
    Love ya,
    Jene

     
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  3. Sarah S

    Just love this party idea! Is it bad that I want to steal it for my own birthday?? Lol. I just found your blog and I love it!

    confessionsofaslackermom.blogspot.com

     
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  4. Christy Strother

    Where did you get the ticket invitation made? I am trying to create on for a graduation party. This is so cute!

     
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