Michele Wimborough, of Oakland, California, threw a classic county-fair party for her son Graham's 5th birthday. You can, too!
Michele made a prize ribbon and banner for Graham's birthday cake from a vintage tablecloth.
The children threw a kid-friendly dart at balloons to see who could burst the most.
The photo booth was made with a simple burlap background and hay bails for seats. The kids could choose from a variety of masks to wear in their pictures.
The kids took home a bag filled with a CD of Graham's favorite music, animal toys, and a marshmallow ice-cream cone.
The kids decorated prize ribbon-shaped cookies with icing and sprinkles.
So as not to leave the littlest ones out, Michele made these farm-animal all-in-ones for the babies to take home.
Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Parents magazine.