Shabby Cottage Farmhouse Birthday

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Description

I helped a good friend of mine plan her daughter’s 5th birthday party and since her daughter wanted a farm animal petting zoo and pony rides, this cottage theme would work perfectly! I just love the mix of shabby gingham with the roses and the western mix of fonts! I didn’t want to do a pony party, barnyard party or a cowgirl party because I’ve seen it done so many times. This theme would also be great for a bridal shower, baby shower, tea party, etc. I can customize the candy labels to your specific needs and the birthday banner can be downloaded for free in my shop!

Design Inspiration

Shabby chic, cottage things, farmhouse or tea party items

Project Details

Check out http://blog.prettyinprints.com for the rest of the nitty gritty

Favorite Items

The chicken egg crates that my husband made out of an old fence with the egg cartons.

Advice

When you’re planning a party, try and pick theme that is related any holidays that occur around the same time of year, and pick a party date AFTER the holiday (even if that means having the birthday a couple of weeks early or even late). For example, for this Shabby Cottage theme, the party date was a week after Easter. I was able to pick up Peeps Chicks and crates of chocolate marshmallow eggs (in the cute Styrofoam egg containers) from Wal-Mart for 75% off the original price. This was a big money saver because bulk candy can be so expensive! I probably would have had a tough time trying to find Peeps any other time of the year. Also, check the expiration date when you purchase clearance candy. Most candy, when stored properly, will last over a year!

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