Monday, June 15, 2015

Welcome to the County Fair! {Grace & Savannah's 8th Birthday}

Once upon a time two little girls met in kindergarten and they became best friends. As their friendship grew, so did their nicknames for each other until one day Savannah became "Shimmer" and Grace became "Glimmer". The two young maidens had birthdays just a month apart and so their moms thought Hmmm...why not?! And thus the Shimmer & Glimmer County Fair was born and they lived happily ever after.
Put on your boots, grab some sweet tea and join us out back!
Don't forget your Best in Show ribbon!
The 3 Amigos were so excited for our most important guests to arrive!
First stop...Face Painting!
Let the games begin!
Ring Toss!
Ball Toss!
Step right up and win a goldfish with the Ping Pong Toss!
And my absolute favorite...Donuts on a String!
{Go Savannah Go!}
But the most important part of playing games is, of course, WINNING TICKETS!!
This little fella was very serious about his ticket counting!!
But the all-around favorite station was hands-down the HORSE RIDES!!!
We even squeezed in a Scavenger Hunt!
Teams all ready to go!
If you're going to have a scavenger hunt, you definitely want Preslee on your team! he he he
And speaking of Preslee, her little brother Cash is just about the cutest thing ever!! Those curls!
All those games made everyone THIRSTY!!
The beverage station was quite the hit!
And while all the games were going on, this awesome guy was super busy manning the grill!
{Mimi and Noonie and a bunch of Alicia's friends helped us with the games!  Thank you!!} 
Burgers and hot dogs, chips and sweets. What more could we ask for!
The tiny blueberry "pie" cupcakes Savannah's mom Alicia made were my favorite! Soooo cute!!
Time for cake...errrr...make that PIE! Chocolate for Grace and Strawberry for Savannah!
Beautiful birthday girls!
Make a wish...or two...or EIGHT!
Time to cash in those tickets for P R I Z E S!!!
{best goody bag idea EVER!!}
Fun times! Love all these kiddos!
Noonie and Papa J sent me this cute pic! I wish I had one with Mimi and Pop too!! It's hard to remember to take all the pics in the midst of the craziness!
Note to self: Take family pic BEFORE everyone is tired at the end of the party!!
But we may have saved the best for last. After our guests left, we realized we forgot all about the Pie Eating Contest!! No worries. Super Dad to the rescue!!
Uh-oh, here comes trouble!!
He really should earn Dad of the Year for this one!! Such a great daddy!
We went youngest to oldest. Hudson was up first...
B A M !
Savannah's turn!
Finally, Grace's turn!
She got him GOOD!
Such a great sport! Best in show indeed!
We looked over and found this one like THIS!! He was LICKING the pie pans! SUCH a sweet tooth...he gets it honest, I tell ya!
And in a split second, with just a bit of encouragement from his big sis, I'm sure...we had THIS!
Monkey see, monkey do - ha! 
But LOOK at that smile!!
We hope you girls had the best time ever! We loved planning this fun party for you!!

Love you to pieces my sweet little pumpkin!
And that's a wrap!


Unknown said...

Darling party!! Would you mind sharing where you purchased the sign for the party with the mason jar and bunting and also where you found the darling prize ribbons? Loved every detail!!

Jessica said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! Savannah's mom Alicia designed the banner using a pdf file of clip art she purchased on etsy and then had it printed through We made the prize ribbons out of cupcake liners, ribbons, scrap fabric and trims - they were lots of fun to make!

Hope you're having a great Summer!

Loriann0372 said...

What a SWEET PARTY!! Can I ask, what did you use to adhere the little buckets to the pallets for the Ball toss game and ticket/goody bag buckets?


PS, I love all your party posting!

SAM said...

This looked amazing! I wish people were that creative where I'm from! Congrats on the success!

Deborah said...

Absolutely the most darling "southern" party. Great job Mom!

Lori Beth said...

Oh, the loveliness! What a fun, beautiful party!! So many wonderful details... the prize station, the games, the cupcakes, the little touches....You did it again! :)) How fun to celebrate your birthday with your best friend! I've been waiting for this post. :) My Gracie's best friend is Savannah. :)

Jessica said...

Thank you sweet friends!! We had such a fun time planning this party for our girls!!

Loriann- Alicia and her Papaw used 2 screws + washers per bucket to attach them to the pallet (using 2 screws helped with stability). Hope that helps!

Lulu said...

Beautiful party! Love all the thought and planning that went into this. Gorgeous pics too.

Queen of Good Intentions said...

Another wonderful party!!! I love all the fun details!!! Miss seeing your posts! You always inspire me to keep making lovely things!

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