Today’s featured party goes to show how easy it can be to pull off a theme without going overboard – or over your budget! For 2-year-old Preston’s birthday party, mom Crystal (of Budget Beautiful Bungalow) wanted to throw a John Deere tractor party, but to make it modern. She used chevron printables in bright yellow and green as well as cute finds from Etsy to make Preston’s “mod tractor” party special.
The streamer lanterns are a cute DIY! Crystal says, “I just bought two packages of crepe paper (one of each color) and two cross stitch hoops. I used the inside wooden hoops and tossed the outside hoops (the ones with the screws). Then, I hot glued the streamers around the hoops and finished the tops off with yellow chevron ribbon. Lastly, I hung them from my dining room light fixture with green twine and trimmed the streamers to my desired length. Tip: If you decide to do this project, make them longer than you think you need and trim once hung.”
The menu is simple but totally theme-appropriate: “tractor tire” doughnuts, a “harvest” fruit tray, “Johnny Popper corn” popcorn, “sunshine” butterscotch candies, plus pizza and breadsticks. The utensils are labeled as “tools” and the lemon and lime lemonade is “fuel.”
Preston’s buffet table is decorated with a chevron printable banner.
Crystal made the cupcakes from scratch, using bright green frosting and yellow creme Oreos to match the John Deere theme. She says, “I added height to the cupcake display by turning one of my white square bowls upside down, adding a green plate I had on hand and topping it off with my cupcake stand.”
Here’s cutie pie Preston opening his birthday gifts (I can’t help but notice even the gift bag is John Deere green!).
Yellow chevron ribbon: Endless Inkabilities
Cut-out paper tractors: My Paper Pantry
Balloons: Birthday Direct
Yellow and white striped cupcake liners: Hey Yo Yo
Tractor chalk: Sunshine and Sidewalks
Chevron printables: Chickabug