Donkeys and owls and dragons – OH MY!
Big, BIG thanks go out to all our gardening friends, who made this year’s Spring Party the biggest, best and funnest EVER!
We were so lucky to have incredibly Springy weather with blue skies and big puffy clouds – a perfect setting for a weekend of fun, flowers and extreme silliness.
The day started out with our Cuckoo Mookoo Costume Contest and we have to say, the costumes this year were INCREDIBLE. Octavius Seymour the Owl, Snappy the Snap-Dragon and the beautiful Bachelor Buttoness to name just a few!
How lucky were we to also have two outstanding speakers – Kate Frey and Amy Stewart. Both talks drew big crowds and were packed with so much good information on habitat gardens (Kate) and eeeeevil plants (Amy).
And what’s a party without a few surprises? Cassie of Gardengirl Farms brought adoptable chickens and bunnies and Michael Layefsky, aerial photography enthusiast and gardener, showed up to take pictures of all the shenanigans with a camera attached to a 25-foot pole.
Young and old were delighted when the cutest miniature donkey named Little Willow walked through the gate, all dressed in flowers for the costume contest.
Unquestionably, the most fun happens at the games! First up was the Supermarket Sweep raffle – where two lucky people win 15 minutes of FREE SHOPPING! We like to see their little red carts piled as high as they can go!
And where else can you become a Gardening Olympiad for how fast you can coil a hose or how accurately you can fling extremely lifelike pieces of cat-poo? Speed and teambuilding are tickets to success for winning the Snail-in-the-Spoon Relay Race.
All in all it was a joyous day where everyone could let loose, laugh, play and celebrate another glorious Spring! Yay!
See lots more funny photos in our AMAZING SPRING PARTY SLIDESHOW!