Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: My Kids' Joint Barnyard Birthday Party!Tuesday, October 02, 2012C Riches
I love thinking of fun, unique ideas and twists on popular birthday themes, and it was no different for my children this year - We always have a joint party as they were born on the same day but two years part, and the Barnyard Farm Theme was a perfect solution for their 5th and 7th birthday celebrations!
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Party Styling and Printables
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Party Decor and DIY
I have to say, I've since seen loooooads of farm parties with red barns - so it turns out it's not really a pioneering idea as such, but hey, this is my own quirky take on it and my kids loved it - So I'm happy! :)
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Party Food, Drinks and Desserts Table
For the main desserts table itself I used an old wooden table and simply covered it with AstroTurf that I purchased at my local fabric store to measure. The white picket fence from a garden center helped complete the look and frame the top of the table.
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Party DIY Desserts
* a homemade, rustic apple and berry pie instead of a cake with a personalized birthday banner,
* homemade "Pigs in Mud" chocolate pots with "Made on the Farm" labels,
* a large wooden bucket filled with apples, "Hatching Chicks" cake pops displayed in empty egg cartons labelled with "Free Range Eggs" printable egg box labels,
* candy eggs inside egg shell plastic containers, as well as the farm animals decorated cookies from Maman Les P'tits Gateaux, which were displayed onto a square bale of hay.
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Kids Table
Other iconic farm details on the table included mini metal milk churns filled with milk candies and displayed on mini hay bales. The mini churns were covered with red gingham scrapbook paper. The milk bottles also had a "farm" accent with the addition of mini straw hats (which also helped keep the bugs at bay!) and wrapped with cute "Farm Fresh Milk" bottle wrappers.
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Table Styling and Printables
The sitting area was set up on the patio outside and contained a whimsical mini "Farm Orchard", which I created from lollipop sticks and covered with hay. This was also used to display homemade apple pops so the kids would "pick their own" just like in a normal farm orchard.
Farm and Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas: Party Favors and Activities
We had fun playing charade games where each child had to guess the farm animal hat they were wearing, as well as racing their stick horses. I also set up a little cookie decorating station with blank sugar cookies, cookie cutters and all the ingredients for them to decorate their own farm animal sugar cookies from Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design, which they also got to take home inside their milk carton favor boxes!