If you’re looking for birthday party ideas for an upcoming farm themed party you’ve come to the right place! I’ve ideas for making your own “milking cow” and “find-the-egg” chicken coop games, as well as oodles of ideas for goody bags that all little ones will love. You’ll forget all about not being at an actual farm!
This past weekend we threw a farm birthday party for our son, Ayden, who turns six this upcoming Wednesday. Ayden loves all things animals, and especially loves everything farm, so this party theme was right up his alley!
Originally, I’d planned to hire a petting zoo for his party, but by the time I figured out the details, it was too late anyone in my area. It was also going to rain. Enter plan B.
We decorated in a western theme – lots of gingham and western paisley, and a whole lotta burlap (which tied in nicely with my continued obsession with the stuff). I like to use bandanas for decorating! They are inexpensive and always have such great patterns.
The banner was made from cardstock, burlap and jute twine, and printed on my computer. I was lucky enough to find picnic style table clothes and plates at Dollar General.
We served picnic foods – pulled pork sandwiches for grown-ups and corn dogs for the kids, along with potato salad, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and fruit and veggie trays.
For treats, we served chocolate glazed Rice Krispie treats and smores on a stick, both displayed on burlap wrapped Styrofoam blocks.
The cake came in the form of chocolate and double chocolate cupcakes with peanut buttercream. A galvanized pail served as a fun cake platter. I used half the frosting to frost the cupcakes and ate the other half. The cupcake picks were created and printed on my computer using card stock and various paper punches, with an added jute bow as an accent.
|Find the eggs!|
We had a hayride courtesy of our radio flyer wagon.
- the bandanna of their choice
- a hobby horse
- eggs found in the “hay nest.”
- a punching balloon
- a sidewalk chalk “egg.”
- a small assortment of candies