John Deere party: Carter is 5 and Copeland is 2!


Tractors, farm animals, a hayride, and wide open spaces – this John Deere party has it all! Crafty mama Abbie threw a joint birthday party for her sons Carter (5) and Copeland (2) and gave it loads of green-and-yellow charm. As my Dad, a John Deere fan, said when he saw these pics – “now THAT’S a birthday party!” : )

The party was held at Partridge Plantation, a local farm. Birthday boys Carter and Copeland are wearing custom t-shirts from Fly Duds on Etsy.

To decorate, Abbie found John Deere goodies at local stores and Hobby Lobby, and online at Amazon.com and the Green Fun Store.

The printable cupcake wrappers and toppers are from Chickabug. Abbie cut extra-large green and yellow circles to add even more color to the toppers.

Water bottles (with personalized waterproof labels) are especially charming in a metal bucket.

A toy tractor and balloons are a perfect centerpiece – casual and sweet.

Lunch included Chick-fil-A nuggets, fruit salad, chips, pretzels, and of course candy! Abbie was lucky enough to find green Reese’s Cups, and she also had yellow and green Sour Patch Kids, sixlets, gumballs, sour straws, Mike & Ike’s, and Jolly Ranchers. The finishing touch were custom M&M’s made with the boys’ photos and names on them.

The metal John Deere sign came from Amazon.com, and Abbie made the tablecloth and basket liners from fabric she found at a local store.

I adore the centerpieces that Abbie made! She started with metal John Deere buckets filled with florist’s foam, then added bunches of faux sunflowers from Hobby Lobby, green and yellow bandannas, and balloons. Abbie says, “I used small pieces of dowel rod to poke the hankies down in the foam and to keep them standing up.”

Each of the boys had a designated area for their own gifts, marked with custom printable signs from Chickabug.

All of the party guests – even the dog! – went for a hayride around the farm.

A large picnic blanket holds baskets full of party favors, and also the cutest John Deere barn (found on Amazon).

Favor bags included John Deere plastic cups, John Deere popcorn bags, and small plastic farm animals. Even the babies got a special treat with John Deere sippy cups! The bags were wrapped up with green and yellow raffia from Michael’s and a printable favor tag.

Thank you so much for sharing, Abbie! Happy birthday to Copeland and Carter! : )

Photography: Brooke Helms Photography
Location: Partridge Plantation, South Alabama
Custom t-shirts: Fly Duds
“Hay!” John Deere banner: Birthday Express
John Deere plates and napkins: Birthday Express
John Deere balloons, toys, signs, and other items shown throughout: Green Fun Store, Amazon.com, Hobby Lobby, and local John Deere dealers
Sunflowers and bandannas (from centerpieces): Hobby Lobby
John Deere barn: Amazon.com
Yellow and green Sixlets: Party City
Custom M&M’s: mymms.com
Green and yellow raffia (on favor bags): Michael’s
Tractor party water bottle labels and printables: Chickabug

This party was also featured on Kara’s Party Ideas and as a Party of the Day on Catch My Party.

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  1. 1
    Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 3:43 am
    AZLB says:
    this party looks great!!!
  2. 2
    Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    tressie says:
    i would like to know where did you purchase the buckets from ?
    • 2.1
      Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 6:12 pm
      Heather says:
      Abbie either bought them at the Green Fun Store or Amazon.com. Hope this helps! : )
  3. 3
    Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    Melissa Allison says:
    Where did you find the JD plastic party favor cups and little farm animals? Lastly, can you list what candies you bought for the candy bar? Were they hard to find? I have guessed most of them I think! Thank you in advance! You did a beautiful job!
  4. 4
    Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    edith says:
    I already try both stores for the buckets and they are not able you where else I can find them
    • 4.1
      Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm so sorry, I have no idea - your guess is as good as mine on this one!
  5. 5
    Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    edith says:
    you know any local store that will sell john deere items.... I look online and I found 1 store but I order the items since 6-7-12 and I have not receive them so now Im really not trusting
  6. 6
    Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    Dana says:
    I checked out your etsy site and none of the tractor stuff is showing for purchase. Would really like to purchase some stuff for my son's first birthday
    • 6.1
      Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 6:04 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Dana! I'll email you. : )
  7. 7
    Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 10:32 am
    kyna says:
    I have been looking on you chickabug site how can I order the round circle cut out with the tractor on them?
    • 7.1
      Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Kyna! Email me at heather (at) chickabug.com : )
  8. 8
    Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Fabiola says:
    Where can I find the john deere metal buckets?? Thanks!!!
    • 8.1
      Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Fabiola! The mom who planned the party shopped at local John Deere stores. But, here are some buckets I found on Amazon that might work:

      http://www.amazon.com/Deere-metal-bucket-powder-finish/dp/B0041E63P2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352832568&sr=8-4&keywords=john+deere+buckets
  9. 9
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    Lindsay says:
    Where did you find the plastic cups for favors?
    • 9.1
      Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Lindsay! You can find cups here: http://www.wegotgreen.com/John-Deere-16-oz-Stadium-Cup-p/aicup.htm
  10. 10
    Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    Candice says:
    Love the pictures!! Have a question!! My little GIRL wants a John Deere party & I'm lookin for cups for favors as well! My I ask where you found them???
    • 10.1
      Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 10:21 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Candice! You can find the cups here: http://www.wegotgreen.com/John-Deere-16-oz-Stadium-Cup-p/aicup.htm
  11. 11
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    Leslie MIles says:
    I am hosting a John Deere Tractor party for my son this October and I would love to know where she found the green plastic John Deere cups she gave away as party favors. Such a cute idea! Thanks
    • 11.1
      Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 11:29 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Leslie! You can find cups here: http://www.wegotgreen.com/John-Deere-16-oz-Stadium-Cup-p/aicup.htm
  12. 12
    Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    Briana says:
    Hello please inform me on how to order everything.. My son is about to be 5 months I just want a price on all the decorations so Ill have it already saved for his party when its time to come. This John Deere IS WONDERFUL
    • 12.1
      Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 11:58 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Briana! I just emailed you a link to our tractor products! : )
  13. 13
    Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at 1:49 pm
    Mary parrett says:
    Cutest boy party ever!
    • 13.1
      Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 11:04 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Mary! That's so sweet of you to say! : )
  14. 14
    Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 1:02 am
    Korina says:
    Hi! Where did you find the adorable shirts for your boys? SO cute!! Would love to order. Thank you!!
    • 14.1
      Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:26 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Korina! Carter and Copeland's mom Abby found the shirts here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/flyduds. I hope that helps! : )

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