King was born in December, the 16th to be exact. Super close to Christmas right? He was actually due on the 23rd and I was started a week early which we were so excited about so his birthday could be separated a little bit more from Christmas. When we found out he was due that close to Christmas we decided as a family that we would always (until he is old enough to decide) give him a special day all about him in the summer time. We did do his first birthday by Christmas and it was so hard for everyone to be there with everything going on with Christmas parties and all of that so from that point on we knew that he needed his own special day to be celebrated. We do a summer birthday party for him, and then on his real birthday we just do cake and ice cream with no presents or party. It has worked out perfectly. He loves that there is a day just about him, it is perfect with summer time and that he needs different things than he does all at once at Christmas time, and it separates him from all the holiday happiness.
This year he wanted a tractor birthday party. I searched and searched for a cute black and white tractor birthday party and guess what, I couldn’t find ONE. Not on Pinterest, not on Google, no where. So I decided to make my own and to put it on my site so people could draw inspiration from it and have their own modern black and white tractor birthday party. King is obsessed with everything tractor, the worker hats, and all of his family and friends there.
I knew I wanted to keep things super simple and clean for this tractor birthday party. I ran into Costco to grab something and saw the big yellow sunflowers and I knew they were perfect for the pop of yellow in his tractor birthday party. They added so much texture to the tables and it was something simple that I didn’t have to fuss with in getting everything ready. I put them in vases the night before and all I had to do was set them out on the tables. DONE!
The balloon garland was a simple and easy way to have a big backdrop that didn’t take much time to put together. I just had Zach blow up all the balloons the night before and then the morning of his party I strung them on thread alternating colors and sizes than hung it before the party. It was easy, has a big impact, and was the perfect backdrop!
His cake was made by the amazing Sweet Tooth Fairy. King couldn’t have been happier with the tractor on the top of it and always still to this day is looking for his “cake tractor”. I didn’t give her any direction and she knew exactly what I was looking for. She made the cupcakes to match the tractor birthday party theme and it was the perfect thing for treats on the table.
He had the most special day surrounded with friends and family and we absolutely loved celebrating our sweet boy on his own special day.