We celebrated Jack's SEVENTH birthday party over the weekend at Southern Belle Farm, a beautiful historic family farm in central Georgia. The weather was gorgeous, albeit a bit hot for mid-October, and the afternoon was full of friends, candy, cake, and good old fashioned farm fall fun.
We didn't have a formal plan for the party aside from a hot dog lunch, big ol' doughnut cakes, and a piñata stuffed with too much candy. The idea and beauty of hosting a birthday party at a farm is to let the children roam with a wee bit of independence enjoying all of the fall festiveness! We were entertained with pig races (Jack was chosen as a volunteer and his pig won the race so he got a pig nose "trophy"!), the kiddie corral with a cow bouncy house, cow toys, and swings, a cow train, the jumping pillow, corn boxes where instead of balls the children jump in corn kernels (big hit!), u-pick wild flowers, and a hayride around the 330-acre farm! There was a petting farm and Holstein dairy cows grazing in the fields.
We stayed until almost dinner time since we were all having so much fun. I loved that the children were running around outside exploring and laughing. We left with a surprising bit of sunburn on our faces and full hearts knowing that Jack had a great time with all of his friends, a true sign of success!