It's Throwback Thursday, and I'm dishing some fun birthday party ideas! Yesterday marked the 1 month countdown to my son's 5th birthday...where has the time gone?! Cameron truly lights up my world, so when it comes to his birthday, I always try to make it unforgettable for him. His 4th birthday party last year was no exception!

Cameron is a summer baby, and summertime is synonymous with county fair season. Since Cameron had never been to a county fair, I wanted him to have his very own for his 4th birthday party. Thus, the Cameron County Fair was born! To add more fun to theme, our immediate family held honorary positions in "Cameron County", with t-shirts to match: the birthday boy was naturally the Commissioner, my husband was the Sheriff (which fit him so perfectly lol), I was the County Administrator, and baby girl was the County Clerk :-) Cute, right! With the help of hay bales, bandanas and some county fair staples, we set the scene for this super fun soiree.

In order to pull off a true county fair party, I knew I needed plenty of outdoor fun and yummy food. Thankfully, the sun was shining, and our backyard served as the perfect space for all the party games and activities, which included: pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, clown appearance, balloon twisting, sack races, ring toss, and moonbounces. In addition to all the fun fair activities, guests were able to enjoy soda pop and ice cold lemonade in county fair jars, along with other county fair favorites, such as corn dogs, grilled food, fries, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and so much more! Because every party must have a sweet ending, in tribute to a traditional county fair, we had a pie eating contest! We had 4 adult volunteers participate, and let's just say it was pretty hilarious! I couldn't leave the kids out, so they were able to have fun with a junior cupcake eating contest. For those who wanted even more dessert, we had the cutest themed cake that was so delicious!

Of course after any trip to the fair, you have to receive your winner ribbon and prizes, which everyone did and served as perfect party favors. The kids had a blast, and Cam's first fair experience was awesome! Check out some of the photos below:

The Cameron County Fair was brought to life with the help of these amazing vendors!

Planning and Styling - Sensational Soirees

Pony Rides and Petting Zoo - Mary's Go Round

Clown and Face Painting - Bubbles Productions

Cake - Michelle's Cakes

Cupcakes - Kakewalk Cupcakes

Tell me what you think about Cam's 4th birthday party in the comments section. For the big 5, we will be celebrating at the greatest place on Earth...Disney! We can't wait!

Sensationally yours, 

Shalyce

 

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