I know I really stretched out this party, but there were way too many photos to put into one or two posts. Today I’m sharing my favorite part of any birthday… singing “Happy birthday” and blowing out candles… and eating cake of course. For more cow party fun, stop by the dessert table post, details post and photo booth/food post.

All photos are by Melissa Oholendt Photography

Bodhi chose to sing “Happy Birthday” to himself with his new karaoke machine this year.

We had toys everywhere to keep all of the tots occupied.

Bodhi really loves to sing, play music and dance, so he enjoyed this part of the party as much as we did.

Overall, the birthday party was so much fun for Bodhi. I loved the planning process this year more than any other party before, probably because I purchased materials early and had the time I needed to DIY everything. And of course, we’ve lived in our home for a year, so we actually had furniture. Last year, we had moved in just one month before his birthday and were not at all unpacked or ready to host.

Thanks for hanging in there with these posts. It took me a while this year for a bunch of reasons. And happy independence day, my friends!

More party goodness

Dessert table
Photo booth, food and story time 

Resources and vendor credits 

Event styling: Jessica Flannigan of Livethefancylife.com
Photography: Melissa Oholendt Photography
Paper products: Grace & Guy Paperie
Yippee signs: Paging Supermom
Dessert table backdrop-canvas with black ribbon
Banners and garlands-DIY using scrapbook paper
Cake topper-DIY using scrapbook paper and paper straws
Cow candle-DIY following Hank+Hunt directions
Milk bottles-Shop Sweet Lulu
Black and white snack cups-Shop Sweet Lulu via Amazon
Cow cake pops-Shelby’s Bakeshop
Cow silhouette and ribbon cake pops-Beyond the Bar Bakery
Cow silhouette sticks for cake pops-DIY at Archiver’s
Ribbon sticks-DIY
Cake pop stand-wood box from Michaels, foam and moss covering it from Joann Fabrics.
Silver cows-plastic toy cows spray painted silver
Cookie cake stand-A Fabulous Fete from last year-spray painted white
Kid tables-Ikea
White, black chairs and green and white stools-Ikea
Green chairs-garage sale and painted kelly green
Table runners-Cut out of Ikea Sophia fabric left with frayed edges
The Story of Ferdinand Book-used as art on gallery wall, fireplace and party favors
Paper lanterns-Martha Stewart on Amazon*
Chair garlands-DIY with scrapbook paper
Topiary trees-Home Goods
Photo booth props-DIY
Suitcases on photo booth-Land of Nod
Mini photo booth backdrop-DIY using this tutorial and fabric from Ikea
Party favors-The Story of Ferdinand from Amazon
Green plant pots-Target dollar spot
Cows, cows everywhere-all from Runnings in Benson, MN (Thanks mom!)
Chalkboard easel-Ikea
Balloons-Party City
Eat Drink Play and Eat Drink Smile utensil holders-DIY using this free printable and washi tape
Cake stand and wood platters-Borrowed from a friend. Originally purchased at Michaels.
Silver table for singing happy birthday-West Elm

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