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Food is an important part of any party. Since John Deere Farm was our theme, it was important to have farm-fresh that fit with the theme. This is actually easier than other thematic menus.
HPG Farm Food popcorn and seedsJust like the theme of this year’s Indiana State Fair popcorn is a great party food that relates to farming. We also served corn on the cob.
HPG Farm Food corn on the cobFarmers plant seeds and garlic-roasted pumpkin seeds is surprisingly easy and so good. Spread raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) on a baking tray, add melted coconut oil, sea salt, and garlic. Roast in the oven at approximately 350, stirring occasionally.
HPG Garlic roasted pumpkin seeds ingredientsFresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are easy party food. Bonus points if you picked your own!
HPG Farm Food berriesCarrots grow in the ground and carrot sticks are another easy munchy food. A two year old birthday calls for (kosher, all beef) hotdogs.
HPG Farm Food carrots hotdogsPulled Pork (from Locally Grown Gardens) and wheat buns nearly cover all parts of a well-rounded meal.
HPG farm food pulled porkNo birthday is complete without dessert. We served homemade apple crumble pie and of course a chocolate birthday cake, amazingly decorated by Heather. I used this cake pan and loved it.
John Deere tractor birthday cake dessertsI also strongly believe in a special cupcake with candles for the birthday boy (or girl). His birthday shirt is from redbrickwall on etsy.

HPG birthday cupcake 2To drink, we served John Deere Lemonade, adding green lime slices to the yellow lemonade.
HPG John Deere lemonade