Is your kid in love with all things farm-related? If so, throwing a farm-themed party is the perfect way to make their eyes light up for their birthday this year! Here are a few barnyard birthday party ideas that will make your party the coolest on the block.
Give guests a taste of what to expect at the upcoming party by sending out farm invitations a few weeks before the big day. If you want kids to dress up as barnyard animals or bring farm-themed gifts, make sure you mention it somewhere on the invitations.
Fill a wagon or wheelbarrow with blankets, hay or straw, then give “farm rides” to the kids. This exciting game can be tiring after a few times around the house or block, so it’s best to have several adults and/or teenagers available to take turns pulling.
Make cute cupcakes and ice them in various farm animal colors (yellow for ducks, black and white for cows, pink for pigs, etc.) Place miniature animals atop each cupcake and let the kids take them home as party favors.
If you will be providing food or snacks during the party, be true to your theme by serving animal-themed foods. Some great choices include animal crackers, “wormy” apples (gummy worms attached to the sides of apples with toothpicks) and animal-shaped fruit snacks. You can even use your imagination to turn regular food into farmyard items. For example, Chex-Mex can be referred to as chick feed, and beef jerky sticks can be called “cow tails”. Check with parents to find out if any of your party guests have food allergies. If so, create a special treat just for them and label it with a cute custom name tag.
For a fun variation of the classic game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, create posters of various farm animals and have the children pin on the tails, beaks or wings.
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