How To Throw A Farm Birthday Party

Posted in KIDS PARTIES, PARTIES
on April 30, 2013

Throwing a farm birthday party? I’m sharing all my ideas for a fabulous party such as 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 on an actual farm!

 

Farm Birthday Party Ideas

For my son’s sixth birthday, we threw a farm birthday party for our son. The boy 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 to get anyone in my area. It was also going to rain. Enter plan B – Bring the Farm to us!

Throw A Farm Birthday Party (When You Don’t Have A Farm)

Food

We kept the food simple. 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.

Other ideas for a farm birthday menu could include:

  • Corn bread muffins
  • Chilli
  • Veggies – Veggie Patch
  • Crescent Roll Hotdogs – Pigs in Blankets
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Fried Chicken
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Food and Drink Ideas

For Farm Party treats, we served chocolate glazed Rice Krispie treats and smores on a stick, both displayed on burlap wrapped Styrofoam blocks.

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Dessert Ideas

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.

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Cake Display
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Cupcake topper
For beverages, we served lemonade, iced tea and “moo juice,” aka. Chocolate milk, from mason jars, which was a great thing for the kids! It was decorative, they are reusable, but most importantly, they were all spill-proof!
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Moo Juice

Decorations

Most of our farm party decorations homemade – We used lots of gingham and western paisley, and a whole lotta burlap (which tied in nicely with my continued obsession with the stuff).

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Bandanas as party favors stored in a basket
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Cupcake Toppers

Bandanas are perfect for a farm or western theme parties. They are inexpensive, can be found everywhere,  and always have such great patterns, giving texture and color.

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Homemade Bandanas

We made a banner from cardstock, burlap and jute twine, and printed it on my computer. I was lucky enough to find picnic style table clothes and plates at Dollar General.

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Birthday banner from butcher wrap and rope
To bring the farm feeling to our Activity area, our garage was decorated like a barn. It even smelled like one, which was the not so good part –  We brought in 4 bales of hay, and added some “animals,” played some country music and we were good!

Farm Themed Party Activities

After eating, we moved on to the fun stuff – games!
Bessy and Martha, our “milking cows”, were very patient in letting the children milk them to their heart’s content.
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Milking Cow Game
Farm Birthday Party game milking cows
The chickens in our chicken coop were so appreciative to have all of their lost eggs found.
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - look for eggs

We had a hayride courtesy of our radio flyer wagon.

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - mini hayride
We played a lively game of cow-tipping.
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - cow tipping bowling game
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - cow bowling game
And finally, all the children enjoyed a spirited horseback ride on these super cute hobby horses that I made for each of them, following these directions.
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - DIY Hobby Horses
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - DIY Red Hobby Horse
Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Hobby Horse Group

Favors

Farm Birthday Party Ideas - Rooster Goody Bags
For party favors, each child received a rooster themed goodie bag full of:
  • 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
I made these bags, but you can order something similar on Etsy.
Farm Birthday Party Farm Boy
Although I wish the petting zoo had been available, our attempts at bringing the farm to us were well worth the effort. Fun was had by all, especially our favorite six-year-old!
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2 Comments

  • Aprilrutherford

    It was so fun, you did an AWESOME job, as usual! Thanks!

    May 1, 2013 at 1:21 am Reply
  • Carissa Roe

    Holy Moly! Those are the cutest games EVER! Can you please (PLEASE?!?) give me the idiot's guide to making those milking cows? I can't figure it out from the pics and they are amazing!!!

    September 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm Reply
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