For Lincoln's 3rd birthday, we invited lots of friends, family and their kids to our local pumpkin patch. Sweetberry Farm has strawberries and such in the spring and pumpkins in the fall, plus a hayride, hay maze, horses and goats to feed, and lots of fun activities. It was the perfect spot to let the kids run wild. And they did!
We decided to go with a construction theme, similiar to Bob the Builder, but without all the stuff. That meant black plastic table cloths, construction hats, work aprons, caution tape, and we had an orange traffic cone pinata. The kids pulled the caution tape out of the bottom of the traffic cone, but only one was attached, sending all the candy flying. (It didn't work that way, but it was fun anyway.)
I made a half gluten-free/half brownie cake and used one of Lincoln's trucks to complete the construction theme, along with some orange fondant traffic cones.
I also made his t-shirt using some old fabric and new yellow tee. It was filthy within 30 minutes! I guess that's the price you pay when you go to a farm with gaggle of three year olds and older friends and family.
Austin (11 yrs) and Lincoln (3 yrs)
The day of his actual birthday, we went out to eat at his favorite Italian restaurant where he stuffed his face with spaghetti and again got super messy! Happy Birthday to our kiddo!! Time sure flies when you are having fun.