Fun on the Farm
Your rowdy little party animals will love this farm animal-inspired birthday party theme. Depending on the age and size of the group, a petting zoo, local farm, or the backyard are all perfect spots to host this bash.
Party Tip: Make sure you're aware of any animal allergies in the group.
Make Cute Invitations
Invite friends and family to your party with this easy-to-make party invitation.
How to Make the Party Invitations:
Start with rectangles of red cardstock. Then cut pieces of beige crafts paper so they're 1/4 inch smaller than the red paper on all sides. Glue a die-cut cow and the letters F A R M -- all available at scrapbooking stores -- to each brown paper rectangle. Hand-print the party information on the bottom portion of the invitation, and attach the brown crafts paper to the red with a glue stick.
Bake a Batch of Chicken-Feed Granola
Feed your little farmers this crunchy party snack. Kids will rave over the candy-coated peanuts and coconut, and you can be glad that they're eating rolled oats and sunflower seeds. Make this snack mix a few days in advance, and toss it in a galvanized bucket at party time.
Prep: 12 mins
Bake: 20 mins to 25 mins 325°F
Make Silo-Inspired Wraps
Chopped veggies, cheese, and sliced meat make these fun wraps a nutritious and easy party food.
Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish: 10 mins
Craft a Custom Country Table Runner
This cute table runner does double duty as a party decoration and part of the buffet line.
How to Make It:
Add some country flair to a plain white table runner by cutting 2-inch-wide strips of red Western-style fabric and sewing them along the border. Cut out back pockets from old pairs of blue jeans. Attach pockets to the table runner with a hot-glue gun to create pouches that can hold straws, plastic tableware, and napkins.
Flavored Moo Juice
Ice cream plus flavored milk makes a creamy and easy milkshake kids will go wild for. Colorful crazy straws make the simple drink party-appropriate.
Party Tip: Adhere cow stickers onto inexpensive cups to play up the party theme.
Makes: 14 servings
Prep: 10 mins
Farm Animal Party Hats
Let kids make their own party favors with this easy craft.
How to Make the Party Hats: Start white, pink, and yellow party hats for cows, pigs, and ducks. Then cut pieces of crafts foam in eye, ear, beak, and nose shapes. Glue the shapes onto the hats, and embellish with small pom-poms, cotton balls, and tissue paper.
Easy Party Game
Fun party games don't have to be complicated or expensive. Create a unique ring toss by setting bottles of colorful soda on an overturned galvanized bucket. No need for prizes -- kids get to keep and drink what their ring lands on.
Farm-Fresh Sunflower Cake
Finish the birthday party on a sunny note. This birthday cake, inspired by fields of sunflowers, is easy to make. The secret? Start with a boxed cake mix.
Prep: 1 hr 15 mins
Cool: 1 hr
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