Saturday, October 18, 2008

John Deere Tractor Party

Back in August, my son celebrated his third birthday with a tractor party. He loves everything with wheels, especially tractors!

Our neighbors let us borrow their tractors...

...and the kids loved climbing around on them!

The John Deere pedal car was a big hit!

So were the boxed lunches packed up in John Deere gable boxes. I ordered them from this online store. I also purchased some astro-turf from Home Depot to use as a table cloth...cause it looks like grass!

Inside their lunch boxes was a sandwich, juice, applesauce, sesame sticks, and John Deere fruit snacks.

I made the cake, but in hind site I would have made the base a little wider to accommodate the toy tractor a little better. We also had "haystacks" made from chow mein noodles, almond butter and melted butterscotch chips. Just mix it all together and drop by large scoops onto some waxed or parchment paper and let set.
Along with the cake, we served little piggy sherbet scoops. I used a big scoop for the body, a little scoop (from the melon baller) for the nose, mini chocolate chips for the nostrils and regular chocolate chips for the eyes. The ears are made from pink Jelly Bellies.

 For goody bags, I found the John Deere coloring books at the dollar store, the fruit snacks were from the grocery store and the John Deere logo lollipop and the popcorn were from the Green Fun Store (website listed in the link above).
I packaged them all up in John Deer retail bags that cost just pennies a piece from the same website.


Linnao said...

Very original theme! :-) Looks like good fun! Happy birthday to the little guy!

Jerri-Lea said...

Yay, I've been waiting for the birthday party post! I love it, I'm going to tell my sister about it for her girls party next fall. Her hubby is a farmer and her kitchen is filled with John Deere decore, she is going to eat this up. I can't wait to see what you have planned for the December parties.

Mickle Family said...

This party was GREAT! I think all the boys there were in awe of it all. You're the coolest!

John Deere party invitations said...

The most unique birthday party celebration! Congratulations for such a wonderful party!