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moo! griffin turns two

Levi is getting old enough that he has a definite opinion about his birthday party themes…which means he also has a definite opinion about Griffin’s birthday party themes too. I love it though. It makes it so much more fun to plan a party for your kids when you know they are going to think their party is awesome. It makes them feel special and that is the whole point! So when we we started talking about Griffin’s party Levi and I decided that he should definitely have a cow birthday party. Cows are his favorite. His first and only word for a long time was “moo”. And he loves milk. It was pretty much a no brainer. Once we decided on the theme, every time I asked Griffin what kind of party he was having he would say, “Moo!” It made me smile every time.

I was wanting to do something different than a barnyard party. Something more cow specific and black & white. During all this planning Megan had asked me if I would want to review one of her fabulous canvases. I of course said yes and just had to pick the cow. It has always been my favorite. And it just seems like a farm wife needs a cow canvas in her house, right?! When I opened the canvas I knew I had to use it for Griffin’s cow party too. It was the inspiration of it all.

Lauren of Lauren Haddox Designs designed the invitations and all the printables again. You have to go look at the invitation…I love how it turned out! She always tweaks the designs until they are just like I had envisioned them. I had wanted to get milk glasses but they were pretty pricey so I just had her make a milk label and stuck it on mason jars that I already had.

I made cow ear headbands as favors for the kids (more on those later). I originally planned to package them up with the cute “thank moo!” tags but then decided to just stick them in a basket so the kids could wear them for the party.

We painted cow noses on the kids and they all looked so adorable.

We did our best to get a shot of all the little “cows” but it proved to be quite difficult. I think we managed to finally get them all in but the birthday boy was screaming by the end of this little photo shoot.

I decorated the picnic tables with black buffalo check fabric, white lanterns and cows.

The cows all belong to my boys. We just gathered every cow we could find in the house and they put them out on the tables. They loved helping.

After dinner we cleared off the drink table and brought out the desserts.

We had animal crackers, Oreos, and cupcakes.

And ice cream too.

It was so fun celebrating Griffin turning two! What a blessing this little guy is to our family.

Happy birthday, Griff!!

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If you love the cow canvas as much as I do, Megan is offering my readers a discount on all canvas wraps in her shop. Yay! Now that the party is over my cow canvas is hanging in our eating area…I love it so much! There are so many great ones so make sure to click over to her shop and check them out. These would make such a fun Christmas gift too! Enter code THEMACS15 to get 15% off any canvas wrap order.

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cow canvas – Whatever shop

party invitation & printables – Lauren Haddox Designs

outdoor lanterns and lights – Target (old)

paper table cloth – Target

paper straws – Amazon

cows – Orscheln’s (they have them on Amazon too)

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug Cow – Amazon

cow ear headbands – made by me

disclosure: amazon affiliate links used

  • Alisha - Adorable! =) You throw the sweetest parties.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - Happy Happy Birthday Griffin….what a big boy!! Cute decorations and fun birthday theme. You are so clever!!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - You throw the best parties, Jess. This is just amazing!! Did you know you can buy those Starbucks brand frappuccinos in four packs at target and peel the labels off? Still pricey but if you are committed to having them it’s a little cheaper than just buying them outright ;).ReplyCancel

  • Jane - What an adorable party!!!! Looked fun and super cute theme! Happy Birthday, Griffin!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - Now That’s A Real Cow Party When Your Cows Have Ear Tags! (Crazy Phone Is Making Everything All Capitalized!)ReplyCancel

  • Sian - I love seeing these milestones with Griffin. It’s always just a few weeks before the same ones I share with my little, now two year old, boy. Am so glad I found your blog (almost two years ago) with your sweet photos of griffin month by month on Pinterest. Looks like you all had a lovely time πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • creole wisdom - You have such a knack for this! I love every details especially the simple and beautiful table coverings with cows! Happy birthday to sweet Griffin! He is darling πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • sarah - I don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but this post reminds me that I would LOVE to see updated pictures of Griffin’s room progress! Looks like it was an awesome second birthday party!ReplyCancel

  • molly - what a great party! so fun! when my oldest turned two we also did a cow themed birthday party. it was so fun. I loved the cow tags! that’s awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Renee - love it, soooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - Love to see your family! As a dairyman’s daughter I am loving those cow ears with the tags and all the dairy products used in the menu!ReplyCancel

  • leiah - Ok, those headbands are the CUTEST ever!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Joel is better?? Yay! ?
    Super cute. You do such a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - This is sooooo cute! I love your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - This is the cutest! I love watching your boys grow up, they are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • awbree - This is the cutest party idea! I adore it! And I love the head bands. Looking forward to the tutorial πŸ™‚

    ps…I want your house and your land. Every picture you take is so beautiful. I am so happy that I found you through Instagram πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Brittin Olson - How is Joel doing? His face appears to be back to normal. I hope you all are healthy and well!ReplyCancel