Thursday, November 8, 2012

Muddy Piggies:)

Annabelle has been obsessed with a particular Old Mc Donald farm video which has an adorable muddy piggy bit at the end. That is why her second birthday was all about muddy piggies! This is a budget friendly birthday party with all the trimmings.

Invitations were so fun to make..layer, layer layer!
Kraft paper for the cards.
 Piggies-from Create a Critter cartridge.
Barn-from Country Life cartridge

The party food table was filled with pigs in a blanket, corn on the cob, 
and Brittany made THE most amazing calorie laden, creamy mac & cheese ever! 

I found some cute muddy images on google images
which I printed and put in some old wooden frames
for easy and cheap table decorations. My scrapbook stash
came in handy for a barn scene on one of the buckets.
We rounded up any metal buckets we could find, and added rafia for a vintage farm look.
The piggy cupcakes were so fun and easy! I ordered piggy squirters from Amazon for party favors. We added them to the top of the cupcakes and then drizzled chocolate fudge icing (while it was warm) over the top for the mud. A wooden tray was the perfect piggy corral.

Chocolate fudge icing recipe:
1 stick of butter
4 Tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp milk
Heat to boiling
Add 2 cups of powdered sugar
Mix with a mixer until smooth

The party activities included watching the piggy video, tractor rides and playing in the dirt. 
We filled up a plastic pool with bags of dirt we bought from the garden center.
We wanted to make mud but it was too cool for the kiddos to be wet.

Michael cut out a barn using a projector which we painted barn red of course!
We added a bale of hay, an old washtub and viola...
A cute photo back drop for pictures of all the party guests.

That is how to do a muddy piggy party which makes a really happy two year old...
And we all know that having a HAPPY two year old is PRICELESS!

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