Tractor Party Inspiration

March 6, 2014

I live outside of Nashville, in a part of the county that has a lot of horses and beautiful farms.   Combine that with the fact I grew up in Nebraska, and a tractor party seems like perfect inspiration.  Be sure to follow my Tractor Inspiration Board on Pinterest – I’ll be adding fresh new ideas as I find them.

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1.  The tractor invitation is available exclusively at Swanky Press – I had a lot of fun creating this design, trying to get something that would make a little guy happy but still be elegant enough for mom to appreciate.  The colors can be changed, of course, and we can put any wording in the tractor banner.

2.  This cake is simply farm-fresh perfection.  I saw the party post on the HWTM blog (and it was a truly amazing party).  The baker was Yuma Couture Cakes.  I love how she combined the tractor tire on the bottom with the hay on the top tier.

3.  This sweet tshirt is perfect for your little farmer.  It’s from Monkey Bug Vinyl on etsy.

4.  Paradise Sweets on etsy made these adorable tractor tire cookies.   Check out her whole shop – all of her cookies are really amazing.  (Personally, I love the surfboard cookies, shark-fin cupcake toppers, and sea turtle cookies.  I have a feeling you’ll be seeing Paradise Sweets featured again soon!)

5.  These tractor lollipops are just darling!  They are from Candied Cakes on etsy. At only $14.99 for 20 lollipops, it’s a great deal for a handmade sweet.  Personally, I would add a little cardstock tag and hand these out as party favors as the guests are leaving.  Be sure to order extras because siblings may be around at pickup and ask for one!

6.  I love the idea of a burlap banner rather than a printed cardstock banner. It fits the feel of this party so much better!  This banner, but Buttons to Burlap on etsy, is joined with jute twine for an even more authentic feel.  Michelle has some other really cute burlap banners you should check out – even one for the gift table!

7.  This photograph is by Rebecca Cote Photography, and is from a party styled by Kysa, featured on the Chickabug blog.  The idea is simple – green utensils in a basket with some tractor ribbon.  I found tractor ribbon at O My Gosh Goodies on etsy.

8.  Cupcakes and Cashmere made these adorable corn on the cob cupcakes.  The tutorial is simple and easy to follow.  (And check out her adorable nails in the photos!  I’m going to have to try that, too.)

9.  This photo, by Simple Flowers & Centerpieces, shows a beautiful way to dress up the party with fresh flowers, but without feeling fussy.  Add some lime slices to the bottom of a mason jar, add daffodils (they are peeking through in my yard this weekend), and wrap with burlap.

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