If I’m being honest, this birthday party was more for me than it was for Dakota 🙂 I made it through one year of motherhood and that, my friends, was worth celebrating!
There’s this quaint historic farm in my neighborhood that I’m always driving past with admiration. As an avid lover of animals and alliteration, I had to jump on the chance to throw Dakota an epic barnyard birthday bash there.
The party was from 1-3pm, so I kept the menu simple with light snacks and treats. Our guests were thrilled with the variety of organic, vegan, and gluten-free options.
On the Menu
- Watering Hole: water and Zevias
- Veggie Patch: baby carrots and celery
- Chicken Feed: Buddha Bowl Himalayan pink salt popcorn
- Sweet Potato Shovels: Garden of Eatin’ sweet potato corn tortilla chips
- Spicy Mud: Bitchin’ Sauce creamy almond dip (you can get a large party size at Costco)
- Pumpkin Pie: recipe from Minimalist Baker
- Chocolate Cupcakes: recipe from Minimalist Baker (everyone raved about these!)
- Koda’s Cake: my own recipe of oat flour, bananas, cinnamon, and coconut yogurt (I winged it, so I don’t have the exact measurements)
Side note: I highly encourage you to avoid plastic or disposable party products whenever possible. I typically have reusable plates, silverware, and glass cups when throwing a party, but since this event wasn’t held at my home, I did purchase disposable items. Luckily, many of my guests either brought their own reusable water bottles or chose to drink Zevias (recyclable cans), so no one used the plastic cups that I bought. I actually ended up returning them 🙂
Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm is located in St. George, Utah. You must call ahead and make a reservation.
The barn accommodates 134 guests and there are 19 picnic benches. The space was much more than I needed, but it was all in the theme! Plus, everyone loved that there were horses, mules, goats, and chickens on site.