Mason’s 3rd Birthday Party {Part 2}

For Mason’s 3rd birthday, we had a Chick-Fil-A Cow-themed party.  Eleven of his friends came and helped us celebrate, and Mommy and Daddy even had some friends of their own come, too.  Meme, Poppy, Aunt Tanya, Uncle Michael, Miss Courtney, Miss Jami, and Miss Hilary (my friend from work) all came to the party.  We had a fantastically magical day.

I want to thank Kim at Tupelo’s Bakery in Monticello.  She created the super yummy and adorable cake and cupcakes for our party.  They were ADORABLE!

The Party Tables

Mason's Birthday Cake

Cow Cupcakes

My favorite part of the entire day was a visit from the Chick-Fil-A cow.  I had no idea that this was included in our party.  The kids loved the cow.  They gave him kisses and hugs.  I mean, just look at Mason’s face in the picture below!  Priceless.

A Surprise Visitor

Mason and Sweet Miss Aubrey

My good friend Jami came to the party with her precious son, Jackson.  We do not get to see each other often, but you would never tell it by how close Mason and Jackson acted!  They were practically inseparable the whole morning.

Mase and Jax

The BEST surprise of the day was a visit from Aunt Tanya and Uncle Michael! They drove three hours just to spend the day with us.  Of course, we had them over for a cook-out afterwards.  It was so great to see them and to watch them with Mason and Julia.  I feel blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!

Miss Julia With Her Aunt Tanya

Sweet Miss Julia

 

 

Mason’s 3rd Birthday Party {Part 1}

Mason’s birthday is really hard.  It is right after the holidays and the weather here is unpredictable.  Last year, we took him to the Jacksonville Zoo to ride the train, which he loved, and we all had a great time; however, it was freezing cold! We then had a nice party at my grandmother’s home with family and close friends from the area.

This year, we knew we wanted to invite Mason’s “buddies” from pre-school.  We decided to have his party at Chick-Fil-A in Thomasville.  Both he and Miss Julia love their nuggets, it is really nice and clean, and they love to play on their indoor playground.  I figured this was as good a place as any to keep little ones busy and contained for two hours.

I cannot tell you how easy it was to plan this birthday!  I put a small deposit down back in November to reserve the date and time, then worked with the store’s marketing representative, Tracy, to make the arrangements by phone.  And the price for the party was extremely reasonable!  When we got there Saturday morning, all I had to do was bring the cake and cupcakes.  CFA had a hostess for us who had set up our tables, complete with a balloon for each child, and flowers on the tables.

The cost of the party included a kids meal for each attendee, ice cream after their meal, and a bag of goodies for each, which contained a CFA cup, a pencil and a coupon for a free ice cream on their next visit.  We also had a special spotted visitor who came to our party to add to the fun!

Rebekah at A Blissful Nest created my party invitations and favor tags.  She always does such a fantastic job.  I usually just email her my theme and she does the magic.  Without fail, her vision always matches mine.   I told her I wanted a CFA “cow”-themed party, and this is what she came up with.  I love how the invitation turned out.

For our personal favors, I wanted to get each child a book.  I love giving gifts that have meaning and, actually, I ended up spending less on these than I would have had I bought numerous small token items.  The book I chose for this party was The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf.  The colors of the cover matched, and the story of the sweet bull Ferdinand is a classic.  I also picked out two other titles for the girls, Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root and Cows Can’t Fly by David Milgrim.

Favor Tag

I also had Mason custom longalls made especially for his 3rd birthday party.  I know I do not have much time before he wants to pick out all of his own clothes.  So I decided to take full advantage now.  A twitter friend recommended I use Charlie Britches on Etsy to have these made, and Summer, the owner of the shop, did a fantastic job.  The longalls fit perfectly and went exactly with the theme.

My Sweet "Big" Boy

Surrounded by His Favorite Things