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A Tractor Birthday Party – it’s coming…

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I am really into birthday parties! Especially picking a theme and creating decor.

For my son’s first birthday, I went with a car/truck birthday party theme.

For his second, we had a train birthday party.

Our son will turn three in two weeks (and I’m trying not to think too hard about that!). And we’re heading down to the farm. On a tractor of course!

I just finished hand-stamping the party invitations using the Farm Stamp Set from Melissa & Doug.

The tractor stamp was perfect for our theme, and I even stamped and scanned the image into my computer so I could print it out on the party details which I glued to the back of these cute blue scalloped cards! (on clearance at Target! $1.13 for a pack of 8! yay!).

I kept the invite simple – which required a little bit of hand-stamping skill as you can see the word “Party” comes from a larger “It’s Party Time” stamp. I stuck small post it notes over the rest of the stamp, and only inked the word “Party” so I could have a simple one-word effect. I think this is called a Masking Technique.

So. Party invites. Done!

I am almost done with the garland. Then it’s on to planning the food and table decor. And of course, the cake. SO much to do! So little time!

Tell me about your birthday parties for your kids – what themes have you had, do you create your own decor? 

Thanks to M&D for sending products to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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Sarah JaneFebruary 7, 2013 - 11:26 am

LOVE the cards. My daughter is ALMOST 2 1/2 and has not yet had a birthday party theme. I think for her 3rd birthday, we’ll do a “Hello Kitty” theme, since she LOVES Hello Kitty. I’d knit Hello Kitty longies, even though I hope she’ll be potty trained by then. ;)
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Lindsay (@LindsaysFamily)February 7, 2013 - 10:01 am

THOSE are adorbs! I am so not that creative!LOL LOVE the theme and can’t wait to see pics of it all put together! OH and just where does the time go?! 3?! Really?! Oy!
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