Happy 3rd Birthday Joshua!

Our little boy Joshua loves tractors, so it was easy to choose the theme for his 3rd birthday party!

I used his model tractors and implements for decoration, filling them with rice krispie treat hay bales.

 

Since it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it was easy to find John Deere green flowers.

We had some healthy snacks…

And personalized tractor cookies, courtesy of Mimi.

I decorated the homemade ice cream cake with a tractor pull. The model tractor is pulling rice krispie treat blocks through the Oreo dirt. The wheelie made it authentic.

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday dear Joshua!

Happy Birthday to you!

I wonder what he wished for…

 

 

 

To make the ice cream cake: line a roasting pan with plastic wrap. Soften vanilla ice cream then spread it into the pan. Freeze for a few hours. Then layer crushed Oreos and hot fudge, and again freeze for a few hours. Next spread in some softened chocolate ice cream and freeze solid. I froze it overnight. When you’re ready to decorate the cake, flip it out onto a board or platter and remove the plastic wrap. Use cool whip to frost the cake, decorate it and then put it back in the freezer.

Mimi made the tractor cookies and personalized them with the kids’ names and even made them the right color for their tractors!

 

Opening presents with Mimi, while Uncle Nate looks on.

Cousin Luke, with our friend Matteo in the background.

Little brother David slept through most of the party but woke up toward the end.

David with Great-Mema

Mommy and David

Our family

Cookies for our boys

Pa and David

Cousins

Mema with the boys

Joshua sets up his dinosaurs with Grampy

Aunt Melissa, Luke and Grammy

Mema with Uncle Jon and Auntie Ellen. They’re getting married on Saturday!

We even had tractors to sit on! Here’s Daddy’s John Deere.

Uncle Nate’s Case

Uncle Jon’s Ford and Joshua’s John Deere

Joshua and all his friends had a great day!



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13 Responses to Happy 3rd Birthday Joshua!

  1. What a fun theme for a birthday party! I almost wish I had boys. I am so over the princess themed parties lol.
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  2. I’m a country gal, my dad was a tractor sales man, I love your pictures! My dad actually sold blue tractors (Ford) but he handled used equipment too. Blessings to you and your sweet boys. Looks like a fun birthday!

    Teresa
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  3. What a lovely set of fun photos…Happy Birthday Joshua ;-)

    Have a birthdaytastic week ;-)
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  4. Happy Birthday! Awesome birthday party theme!

  5. Happy Birthday to your little man. He is such a cutie!
    Thanks for the linky too!
    Jody @ Mommy Moment recently posted..Overcome with emotionMy Profile

  6. A very cool party! Beautiful pictures. Happy Belated Birthday to Joshua. Thanks for hosting.
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  7. Oh my goodness. My 3 year old would go insane for that party. He loves all things tractors and can’t wait to get back to his grandpa’s farm where there is a full size tractor that he gets to ride on. For now he will have to settle for his little bike one and toy versions. Great party theme!!!
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  8. What a fun, creative party! Looks like one happy boy and some tired folks!
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  9. You really went all-out for him for his birthday…Good for you!!!

  10. Such a cute birthday! My 2 year old had a tractor party as well :)
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  11. oh my gosh!!!
    That is the cutest party ever!!!

    Thank you for hosting WW, mine is up as well, if you want to join in…
    http://www.adventuresofamilitaryfamilyof8.com/2013/03/the-rainbow-at-end-of-bad-day-ww-wlinky.html
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  12. Happy birthday to your son! Looks like he had a splendid birthday. The decorations, cake and cookies are cool.
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  13. Cutest party ever! I can’t believe you pulled all of that off with a newborn. You rock!

    Thanks for linking up at The Tuesday Baby Link Up ;-)
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