My stepson, Taylor is turning 13 at the end of the month and we haven't been able to throw him a real birthday party since he was like 6 or 7 because of how far away he lives and that he always had school or other plans. We've driven the 5 hours over to take him out to lunch and then drive back home so this is an awesome chance for us to celebrate with him! He's a total FarmVille addict so I figured it would be a fun party theme!
I drew out the FV logo and wrote HAPPY BIRTHDAY around it and printed out various FV objects to put around the sign. I got a plaid picnic table cloth to cover the cake table to give it more of a farm feel.
I printed out these pictures and added Taylor's head to the body.
For those not familiar with FV, they don't just have farm animals, they have a bunch of other animals too so I found this monkey pinata at Walmart and thought it would go great!
I searched and searched at Walmart for farm stuff to use for decorations and this is the best I could come up with! Little People farm sets! My daughter (she'll be 2 in July) LOVES these of course so we'll give them to her to play with when the party is all done!
You can see that I bought some fake money then printed out the FV cash logo and taped it to the front and spread gold coins around the table too.
Can't have a party without decorating with streamers, right?! LOL We also printed out bigger pictures of FV animals and barn and taped them around the living room.
And no party is complete without the birthday cake! We always buy this cake from Albertsons, it's a white cake with raspberry filling and white buttercream frosting so I just bought a tub of buttercream, colored it green and slathered it right on top of the cake (so yeah, double the frosting...soooo healthy LOL) then I printed out more FV pictures onto cardstock and taped them onto toothpicks to decorate. I used candles and toothpicks to make the fence and crushed graham crackers for the dirt plots! Pretty easy and turned out cute!
I also have been decorating our front window for birthdays since we've had kids so I drew out the FV logo again and just wrote HAPPY BIRTHDAY (backwards so Taylor could see it when he got here) and that we love him!
I can't believe he's turning 13!!! My hubby and I started dating when Taylor was just 2 1/2 years old, still wearing diapers! I remember when he was 4 and 5 he'd say he wanted to marry me! Awww... then as he got older things got a lot harder, there's been a lot of fighting and he didn't like me for a long time. I've said hundreds and hundreds, maybe even thousands of prayers and every so often over the last couple of years I'd see a glimmer of hope that things were slowly getting better. This past year things have been really great and the visits have been especially nice the past 2 months so I'm getting really excited to see what the Lord is doing in our lives and in our relationships! We're so excited to celebrate with him and I look forward to seeing what kind of man he's going to become!
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