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We had so much fun creating a Barnyard Birthday Party for our little pal RJ who was turning 1! Pigs in a blanket, bandanas, and mini cowboy boots were just the essentials we needed to get started. Getty-Up!

The weather was beautiful on this sunny January day in Malibu – the perfect conditions for playing in the hay.

Fresh squeezed lemonade was served at the bar while yummy appetizers were passed amongst the crowd including; Sweet Corn Chowder, Crispy Potato Galette with Smoked Salmon and Dill Cream, and a variety of hand tossed wood fired pizzas.

We hired Jessies Party Animals to set up a petting zoo for the kiddos. They were such a pleasure to work with and had the most adorable animals we had ever seen.

Jess and Jennifer even got in on the fun! – Too hard to resist.

After playtime with the animals, it was time to “COME AND GET IT!” Our buffet consisted of – Corn Bread with Honey Butter, Roasted Baby Beet Salad with Lentils, Arugula and Citrus Vinaigrette, Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola, Balsamic Glazed Apples and Candied Pecans, Chicken Filet Mignon Chili, BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Pickled market Vegetables, Grilled Veggies with Salsa Verde, and Mac & Cheese with Parmigianino Reggiano. Click on images to make larger.

Once plates were cleared it was time for fun and games, and of course dessert.

Happy Birthday to our little cowboy! And, thank you Cake Divas for making RJ’s over the top barnyard cake!

The amazing photography was taken Incito Photography by Sarah Prikryl.