Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Party!

We celebrated Katie's 7th Birthday this weekend!
Her actual birthday isn't until the 28th, but being so close to Halloween it becomes tricky to plan things with friends. So, we celebrated early with a Pumpkin Patch party! (the one I have been working for this month)
Here is the party crew....

And a silly shot of the party crew:

First, we sang Happy Birthday to the birthday girl.

Here is an up close shot of the Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes.
The big ones are chocolate with buttercream cheese frosting. The little ones are pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Of course, they are all topped off with a candy pumpkin (like candy corns).
The scarecrow is propped on a sign that says "Happy 7th Birthday Katie."
I drew green pumpkin vines on the white parchment paper, but it doesn't show up well on here. In the top left corner you can see the caramel/chocolate apples that were party favors.

It was VERY windy out! Here they all are enjoying a cupcake and juice.

Then a QUICK go at gifts. It was so windy and cool,
we wanted to get on to the activity area!

First, face painting...

Then, the petting zoo!

Stick horse racing!

And the hay maze!

Some "bull roping" fun...

And last, the hay ride.
On the way through the line to get on the hay ride, Katie got a splinter off the fence.
It was a BIG one! And went DEEP into her finger.
After several minutes of crying and wailing, we were fortunate to have one of the dad's help us get it out with tweezers. He is a police officer (used to be EMT) and was wearing his official jacket which I think helped Katie stop crying and let him work on it! ha ha!
SO, after holding up a few other people who were waiting for us to start the hayride, we finally got going, but not after Katie had cried off half of her face painted balloon.

It ended up as a fun hay ride after all!

It was a very fun day for everyone, in spite of the cold weather and wind!
I can't believe she is turning 7 years old this month!!!!!!
Happy Birthday Party Katie!


Kellie Paige said...

Love the party pictures! What a wonderful and special day you made for Katie. I'm sure she'll remember (and her friends) for years to come! Good Job, Mom!

heathcliff said...

Great pictures. It looks like fun.

I don't recognize that guy pictured with Katie. Is is Corey's Amish cousin, Jebediah Thompson?

heathcliff said...

Amos called and he wants his beard back.

Carrie said...

HA! Well...you know, I do make my own laundry detergent...Corey wanted to contribute to the lifestyle, ha! He wouldn't give up video games.

Andy's Bethy said...

HA hahahaha. I think that Andy might not actually be jealous of that one. He wants to grow facial hair so badly, but that long might drive him crazy. He would have to trim it into some strange shape, and then another strange shape, and yet another... all within the first month.
I love the pics, and the party looks like fabulous fun. You really have a gift for creativity Carrie.

Anonymous said...

That's a fun birthday party!!!!