The farm is truly a magical place as it houses several classic childhood storybook characters that were rescued from the Ellicott City's famous Enchanted Forrest. It reminds me of going to StoryLand in Glen, NH as a kid, but in a much smaller, more intimate setting.
Although they have birthday packages available, we were going to have a small enough party that I thought it would be easier to go a la carte and just wing it. Prices at the farm are extremely reasonable so as party favors we paid for admission, provided feed for the petting farm and had tickets for everyone to enjoy the various rides.
|Morgan loves riding the ponies!|
|The Cow Train is always a hit!|
Now the type A in me cringed at the idea that the cupcakes looked less than perfect for the presentation but the type B in me prevailed knowing that the kids didn't care what they looked like they just wanted to dig in... and they did :)
|Morgan devoured his Sticky Fingers Cupcake|
|Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake from Giant|
If you live in the DC or Baltimore area I highly recommend getting a family membership pass for the farm. Although we live 10 minutes from the National Zoo (and are FONZ members), I much prefer making the 30 minute drive to the farm during the summer because it's not nearly as crowded and we always get hands on time with the animals. During the fall they have a pumpkin patch, small pumpkins are only $2.75 and parking is still free. The Castle Store sells locally grown grass fed beef, pastured pork, naturally raised lamb, fresh eggs and there is a small produce stand adjacent to the main parking lot.