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just another quality party by Anda-ree

on April 6, 2009

Here are all the details on the outstanding party that I threw for Tessa.  I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but c’mon….I am freaking awesome. Tessa really likes to sing “old McDonald” so we decided to go with the barn theme. It all started with the CUTE invitation made from construction paper and my printer.  Total cost: $4.00

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I planned to have the shin-dig at Wheeler Historic Farm which is free to the public and has a lot of space for a nice picnic. Unfortunately, it had rained all morning and was quite chilly and muddy….so we had the picnic at our house instead after we visited the farm.  They have hay rides for $1.50, duck food for 50 cents, and you can milk a cow for 50 cents.  We had planned to do each of the activities, but it was too muddy for the hay ride. The kids had A LOT of fun just feeding the aggressive geese, looking at all the animals, playing in the treehouse, and finally milking the cow.  The total cost at the farm was $8.00.

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For the picnic, each child got a sandwich, bag of cheetoes, and “my little pony” fruit snacks all placed in a red “fast food” basket.  I got the baskets at the D.I. for $1 for all of them. The PB&J sandwiches were in the shape of a chicken.  They were easy to do using a cookie cutter, and cheap to make.  The entire dinner cost about $6 total.  I bought $5 foot longs from subway for the adults to eat, which cost $20 total. 

The party favors where little plastic barns with toy animals inside and a few “cow tail” candies wrapped up in a clear cylophane bag and tied with a red bandana.  The total cost for eight kids was $24.00. 

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I made a cow cake based on a picture I found on the internet.  It was super easy to do and only cost about $4 to make. 

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And there you have it.  Cute party for a 3-year-old.  The total cost was $72.   I am saving these pictures for the book I’m gonna write one day.

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4 responses to “just another quality party by Anda-ree

  1. Becki says:

    WOW!!!! What an AWESOME party and and so cheap too… Man, I wish I were closer to have all your help with all your creative ideas….. Girl You are AWESOME!!!!!!!
    It looks like everyone had a wonderful time and everything turned out so darn cute too!!!!!

    Lots of Love,
    Becki

    PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Tessa (since she is three, I think it’s time for just one more 😉

  2. Joey says:

    “Aggressive Geese” would make an excellent band name.

  3. Sarah says:

    Well, toot away because you ARE awesome!! Jared’s birthday is in august…so just start thinking of ideas now 😉

  4. Jana says:

    Awesome Andrea. Do you do dog parties?

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