James’ Hayride Party

As the weather cools down, I can’t help but get excited about outdoor birthday parties. Last year, James’ mama asked me to design a hayride invitation for his 5th birthday. I love the way it turned out and I really LOVE the idea of a hayride themed party. Who doesn’t LOVE a hayride??!!

hayride 1

She had the kids trick or treat with a few neighbors (who were expecting little ones at their front), had an apple bobbing station, cookie decorating station, and reminded guests to come in costume.

hayride 2

Party  circles are an easy way to decorate and carry out the theme. Hot glue the 3, 5 and 8 inch circles on lollipop sticks and stick in coordinating buckets filled with tissue shreds. Done… table decorated! :) I think it’s also a fun touch to add color coordinated candy around the cupcake and sprinkled throughout other party decor.

hayride 3

I have always been a huge fan of setting up a cookie decorating station. Kids love it and it’s an activity you can do year round… inside or out. Party stores have such a great variety of colors in sprinkles and candy… you can have fun with this one.

hayride 4

You can set up your party circles on cake stands to give you table a little height. Add candy surrounding the base for a touch of color.

hayride 5

The Hayride personalized collection is available for purchase in my ETSY shop HERE and includes the following:

  1. Personalized Invitation
  2. Cupcake toppers and wrappers
  3. Favor Tags
  4. Water Bottle Labels
  5. 3, 5 and 8 inch party circles
  6. 8.5×11 Happy Birthday Sign
  7. Thank You cards (flat, folded, and 5×7)
  8. Birthday Banner
  9. Menu Cards
  10. Mini Candy Wrappers
  11. Large Candy Wrappers
  12. Party Signs (gifts, drinks, welcome, etc.)
  13. Napkin Rings
  14. Bubble Label
  15. Party Hat
  16. Party Cone
  17. And MORE! :)

A few of my favorite party supplies…

  1. Candy Cups
  2. Striped Straws
  3. Favor Bags
  4. Tissue Garland
  5. 36 inch Balloons
  6. Polka Dot Balloons

BOO the Neighbors!

I love traditions and with Halloween right around the corner, I’m already thinking about BOOing my neighbors! We were BOOed last year and I can’t wait to get it started in our neighborhood this year.


I adjusted the rules just a bit but it’s the same concept. Here’s how to play… Enjoy the treats, place the we’ve been booed sign by your door, make a tasty treat for another neighbor, secretly deliver the tasty treats and spread the BOO love. :)


You don’t need very many supplies to make this happen. A color printer, card stock, scissors, a hole punch, halloween bucket and treats. I haven’t decided what’s going in the halloween bucket… you can always just put halloween candy but I’m hoping to make something festive. I used double stick tape to adhere the directions on the back of the BOOED sign. I made several copies of the “We have been booed!” squares and left them in the bucket.



And there you have it… the BOOING tradition continues. :) Hope this makes you’re BOOING extra cute this year! :)



Have you downloaded your FREE halloween gift tags. Check it out HERE.

Or made Halloween Oreo milkshakes??!! :) You must do it… see the cuteness HERE.

If you’re planning a halloween party, “instant download” easy decorations for $5 HERE.

A few of my favorite party supplies…

  1. Candy Cups
  2. Striped Straws
  3. Favor Bags
  4. Tissue Garland
  5. 36 inch Balloons
  6. Polka Dot Balloons