Whoever said a farm birthday party couldn’t be stylish too? These farm themed birthday party ideas prove that a farm party can be both fun and filled with adorable and humorous party decorations.
When the Circus decided she wanted a farm theme party for her 6th birthday this year, I was totally on board, but also wanted to find a way to create a farm party for her that also had a small touch of glam to it. As I said on her birthday, she’s the only kid I know who loves Dolly Parton, but can also belt out some Stones and the chances she’s wearing a fancy dress or overalls covered in cow crap while doing it are 50/50. She’s most definitely a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll as well as a splash of glam and a touch of just about everything else in between. Thus why I wanted her to have a farm party that was definitely farm themed like she wanted, but also had a touch of, shall we say shine?
Thanks to our good friend, David, for making her the Farm Fresh shirt!
And even though, about 30 minutes into the party, the skies parted and let out one hellacious storm that pushed us inside for the majority of the party, the Circus still said it was the best day ever.
Before the rain started, I was able to snap quite a few pictures of the party decor. Almost everything was crafted by myself or Jason, one of my best friends who owns Scenic City Concierge and helped me get everything together and organized for the party. No way this thing would have been pulled off without him! If you live in the Chattanooga area and need help organizing an event, running errands or just need a double of yourself, call Jason! He can do anything!
It also took two weekends, most of the Johnson/LaFevor clan, plus two dear family friends to actually clean up the farm for the birthday party. We moved and hauled off countless pieces of old broken down machinery and other farm paraphernalia that had been stacking up for years. A huge thanks to everyone for pitching in there! Apparently, it takes a village to both raise a child and orchestrate their birthday parties.
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Farm Birthday Party Ideas
I found a lot of ideas for the party on Pinterest and other blogs. I just tweaked them a bit for our party. I’ll include links below to any tutorials I used for the decorations.
At the end of the driveway, we set up a chalkboard and some balloons to make sure people knew where we were.
We have a gazebo at the main part of the family farm where I knew people could sit and eat, but I thought we might need more seating too, so we set up a few more tables to the side of the gazebo.
I found this six pack of red checked plastic tablecloths for just $12 that I bought and used to cover the tables with.
Each table had a simple flower arrangement I put together by mixing and matching flowers from a few different bouquets I bought at the grocery store. I raided the greenhouse to find some old mason jars to use as vases. Each table also had some Schleich farm animals sporting mini party hats. Aren’t those adorable?! They may be one of my favorite things of the entire party. The Circus loves Schleich animals and has more than I could ever count. I just used some of hers for the decor – no sense in buying new ones! I used this tutorial to make the mini party hats.
I also made a few pieces of art to double as decorations for the party. Stencil Revolution emailed me a month or so back and asked about sending me some stencils to try out. Among others, they sent me this horseshoe one and this cow, pig and chicken one. I knew they would be perfect for the birthday party.
To make the art, I lightly painted a couple of canvases in the colors the Circus had requested for her party. I wanted a washed-out look, so I just did one coat. Then, I stenciled on the designs using white craft paint. After it dried, I added on the party hat, balloons, gift and letters using scrapbook stickers. I’m planning to frame these out with some lattice strips and hang them in her bedroom at the farm – they are pulling double duty!
I also made good use of that farm animal pack of images I bought and used for the farm birthday party invitations as well.
I pulled them into my Silhouette software, used the trace tool, then cut them out.
After that, I took small dowel rods and spray painted them gold. Then, I hot-glued the animals onto their own individual rods. I glittered only portions of each animal like their ears, tails or hooves, just to make them pop some. I added some scrapbooking stickers to them and then arranged them in old glass coke bottles that I had found in the greenhouse. Obviously, that greenhouse came in really handy for this party! 😉 I really love how cute these came out and am going to hang onto them to try and use them in her room as some fun little decor as well.
Jason made this adorable birthday banner using burlap, colorful fabric strips, clothespins and card stock letters. We hung it across the gazebo entrance.
As far as games, we had a few different things for the kiddos to do, however the rain didn’t exactly cooperate so these didn’t get their deserved amount of attention.
I made this barn bean bag toss after I saw this one. I couldn’t find instructions for it though, so I just dove in and it was really easy. We just used a half sheet of plywood, spray paint and Frogtape to make it. Grunt Labor added the leg supports in the back to stand it up. It can double as a fun little photo op where the kids can stick their heads through.
I also took a few square hay bales from the barn and stuck stick horses in them.
I had one old saddle that I put on the middle bale.
These were one of the first things people saw when they pulled up, so they were a really cute little greeting of sorts.
The kiddos did get some playing time in on these after the rain finally let up.
A few adults also enjoyed them. 😉
We also had Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but the storm blew those tails right away before the kids ever got to play. 🙁 We had planned on doing hay rides and had the trailer all loaded up with hay, but the storm nixed that one too. We had a couple of the little motorized kids size John Deere Gators and Jeeps there that they were able to ride on after the rain ended though.
I had intended on making the cupcakes for the party myself, but May turned out to be one hell of a crazy month, so I called Publix instead and let them make the cupcakes.
Once I got them, I just added these little farm animals onto the top of each cupcake.
Pretty sure they were better than anything I would have ever made. 🙂
And finally, these are the farm party favors we did.
And even though it rained
cats and dogs cows and pigs, we still had a great time.
Have you ever thrown a farm birthday party before?
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