Set the party theme
NOTE: I like the idea of passing each child a
for a day down on the farm! A
birthday banner welcomes the guests and lets
the folks know the exact location of the farm birthday party, something the
neighbors will appreciate. Yard signs are great too! You can even
order a personalized farm party banner
or yard sign
Whether your farm birthday party is at home, the park or another
location, you can set up a farm birthday party feel. It's a hayday!
Haul in a few bales of hay that can serve as extra
seating too. You can even get each child to sit on the hay bale
for a photo that can be sent with his or her thank-you card for a
personal touch. And speaking of photo's...get a load
of this picture perfect farm birthday photo prop!
Some corn stalks can be placed around along with wicker
baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables. Galvanized cans are about
as country as ya git and can be used as ice buckets or throw a
red bandana in and fill with personalized chocolate suckers!
You can set a few burlap sacks of potatoes in the corner and even
make a small sign,"Taters- Penny a Piece"
Add personal country touches
where you can. For one farm birthday party,
I used a cowboy boot my son had as a baby and filled it with silk
blue bonnets. A framed photo of your birthday child in overalls
or sitting on a bale of hay would serve the same purpose.
The really cool thing about a Farm Birthday Party is that you can go
through the attic and pull out your fall decorations like a
scarecrow as well as those bunnies from Easter. Turkeys from
Thanksgiving can find a spot in the decor as well.
No farm birthday party is complete without balloons
. You can never have
too many so load up the waggon. You can mix Farm Birthday Animals Mylar balloons with solids for a
fun effect. Birthday in a Box has lots to choose from!
The cake is kid's favorite part of the farm birthday party so make sure
your Farm Birthday Party cake is the cat's meow.
Depending on if you are inclined to have a creative bone
or need your cake done lickedy-split, will help determne which
route you go when purchasing or making the cake. Of course you
can order a cake from a bakery or boutique or even pick one up at
your local grocer. If you choose to bake the cake yourself, we
have some ideas for downright awesome cakes that wont cost a
lot of dough
For those of you who are as busy as a long tailed cat in a
room full of rocking chairs but still prefer to bake your own
cake, a cake topper cake set is the perfect solution. They are
adorable yet simple. Just bake and frost with our cream
cheese frosting. Then just set a topper on, quick as a
You can even add to the effect by using our decorator's frosting
to create a farm birthday party
scene to place the toppers on.
For those of you who are do-it-yourselfers, you can make your own
farm birthday party scene. Just purchase some farm birthday animal toys
and place on
top of whatever scene you want to make.
I made this cake. It was fun and so easy
, my three
year-old grandson helped. To make this cake, simply bake two
round cakes and frost sides and top with cream cheese frosting.
Cut large popcycle sticks in half and stick to the frosting for
the fencing. Assemble farm party animal toys
on the top and
place two pigs in a tin trough that is filled with hot cocoa
(dampened just a bit)or you can use chocolate frosting. Tint
shredded coconut green or shred green Wilton chocolate melts
like I did.
Place on red and white checkered covered cardboard. I used shelf
liner that I hot glued to a styrofoam board.
If you are feeling adventurous, here's a more advanced
option. Bake a cake in a farm animal or tractor shaped pan then
decorate according to the directions.
You can make your own animal shaped cake too. Look online for
cool farm birthday party animal cake ideas
like a pig or chicken. You can
even do this traditional bunny cake that I made recently. Bake
two round cakes and use one for the head. Cut the second to make
a bow tie and two ears. I let the children decorate it with gum
drops, jelly beans and other assorted candies.
My daughter and her husband, the chef, like using fondant so they
made an utterly adorable
Farm birthday party cake by stacking two round
cakes then frosting them. Then they applied a sheet of white
fondant to cover the entire cake area and added black cow
. They added strip of red gingham around the base.
The cake turned out moo-valous.
Cupcakes are always a favorite for the kids. They are easy to
make and fun to eat so whether you serve them along with a cake
or instead of, make sure to include them at your farm birthday
We have some great idears fer ya so your cupcakes will look (and
taste) like they came straight from the farm.
If you are pressed for time, here's one that's
"quick as all get out". Just whip up a batch of our
cake batter and frost with one of our
delicious frostings. Or, of course you can use yer own recipe
if you are so inclined. Then, simply stick in farm birthday party
cupcake picks or top with one of these farm birthday party
You can also use a toy like these fun farm birthday party animal squirters for a topper or farm birthday party
theme novelty candies.
Fer those wanting to do a little more, check out these farm birthday party
No matter which of the cupcake ideas you fancy, don't
forget the cupcake liners. I love the red gingham ones for some
Send the little ones home with a cupcake treat. We found these
Farm birthday party theme cupcake boxes at Birthday Express.
I personally love my cupcake stand
and recommend purchasing one. You will use it over and over and
it makes a very attractive addition to the serving table.
With all the fun the yougin's will be having at the farm birthday party,
they are sure to need some grub to fill e'm up.
have acres of country cousine ideas and farm fresh favorites that
will have the whole barnyard piggin' out.
If yer farm birthday party falls around mealtime, you will want to serve up
some hearty helpins
that include one or more of these main
1-2 weiners for each guest
refrigerated crescent rolls (one for each weiner)
Unfold the rolls and place a weiner and some shredded cheese
in each one then wrap. Bake as the rolls instructions or until
Serve on a pink platter or pig plate
like this one.
This dish is not only delicious
, its really farm fit
when served in a plate with a toy horse
"hay" on the tray.
8 large russet potatoes, peeled
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with water. Bring water to a
boil and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool in
refrigerator overnight. The next morning, heat butter in a large
skillet or frying pan. Shred potatoes and add to pan. Season with
salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown on bottom, flip and
brown on other side.
GRANDMA'S FRIED CHICKEN
This is a favorite you udderly must serve cuz what's a day
on the farm
without Grandma's fried chicken?
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 quart vegetable oil
Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in
Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to
approximately 365 degrees and place chicken pieces in hot oil.
Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
This one is a fun and easy family favorite! Simply make
sandwiches with the filling of your choice like chicken salad,
peanut butter and jelly or deli meat and a slice of cheese. Use
farm animal cookie cutters to cut into
Mealtime at your farm birthday party can be a hare raising
with this adorable bunny! I actually did this one
for Easter but it fits right in to the farm birthday party and will be the
talk of the barnyard!
2 packages of refrigerated or frozen loaf bread dough, thawed
2 almond slices
lettuce for lining
assorted sliced veggie
cheese and ham squares
After the bread has risen, make the bunny by shaping an oval
for his face and a circle for his belly. Then make paws and hind
legs. Roll out two ears by twisting a long piece then folding it
over. Make small flattened balls for the cheeks and nose. Place 2
raisins for eyes and two almond slivers for the teeth. Let rise
and bake on baking sheet in preheated oven according to the
instructions on the dough. Be sure to keep an eye on it,
preferably by looking through the oven window. The bunny will
rise again as it bakes.
Once the bunny has risen, scoop out some of the bread from the
tummy area then place lettuce in the hole and fill with dip.
Arrange veggies, cheese and ham around the platter. Stick 3
toothpicks into each side by the cheeks for whiskers.
NOTE: You can move the bunny to a bigger serving dish but what
I did was left it on the baking dish and just layed some pretty
lettuce leaves on the baking dish and place the baking sheet on a
larger covered board.
Your little piggies
will devour these baaaaa-d buns! And
we mean baaaa-d in a good way...just taste and see.
One frozen package of bread or roll dough, thawed
pizza sauce, hamburger meat or sausage and cheese of your choice
Let the dough rise according to the directions on the package.
Make circles with a biscuit cutter or you can even use a
glass. Place one circle down and place some filling inside then
add a dough circle piece on top and seal the edges. Make pig
ears from triangles cut from the dough and small circles for
a pig nose. Place 2 slices of almonds on for the teeth
then make two slits in each pig nose. Add raisins for
eyes. Let rise again then place on baking sheet in a
preheated oven and bake as directed on the dough
NOTE:You can substitute the filling for the filling of your
choice like a ham and cheese mix or even just cheese.
Kids love corn on the cob
drippin' with butter. The
best kept secret is that it is good for them but I won't tell
if you don't!
Boil, broil or steam corn on the cobs. Cut off the ends of each
cob and cut in half then place on a stick and dip in melted
DOWN HOME FRUIT AND VEGGIE TRAY
You can't go wrong with a fruit and veggie tray. The folks
will nibble and munch
on it from the time the farm birthday party starts
til you bid farewell so be sure to serve up a nice one. You can
make two seperate trays, one for fruit and one for vegetables or
mix them onto one platter.
Here's a country style dip for the veggies!
COUNTRY RANCH DIP
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
COW PATTY COOKIES
2 cups white sugar
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup milk
1.Cover baking sheets with wax paper and set aside.
2.Combine sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan. Stir in milk,
butter and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until
butter melts and mixture is combined, about 5-20 minutes. Remove
3.Stir in the vanilla, oats and nuts, and mix thoroughly. Take a
teaspoon and scoop out a spoonful of the mixture; drop the
spoonful onto the waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Repeat with
the rest of the mixture. Place in the refrigerator until the
cookies are cooled and set. Store the cookies in an airtight
These Cow Patty cookies look really authentic when placed on a
plate with a toy cow
CHOCOLATE HAYSTACK COOKIES
1 small Pkg butterscotch chipits
1 small Pkg chocolate chipits
1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup Chinese noodles
Melt chipits together. Add nuts and noodles. Drop on waxed
paper by spoonfuls. Store in refrigerator.
MUD PUDDING PAILS
You just can't spend a day on the farm without gettin'
some dirt on ya! Serve some chocolate pudding in
mini sand pails for some good clean fun
. You can use
galvanized mini pails
FARM BIRTHDAY PARTY ANIMAL JIGGLERS
1 1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Mix sugar and butter. Add egg and flavorings and mix thoroughly.
Measure flour and sift with dry Ingredients
and blend into
butter mixture, mixing well. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. When ready to
bake, divide dough in half and roll out to 3/16 inch thick on
lightly floured pastry cloth. Cut with floured farm party animal cookie cutters.
lightly greased baking sheet and bake in preheated 375 degree
oven for 7-8 minutes. Let cool and frost with pink tinted easy
creamy icing or put two baked heart shaped cookies together with
red-tinted peppermint, flavored icing.
The youngsters will be workin' up a thrist big as Dallas so
let 'em bend an elbow
to some cold ones to wet thier
whistles. You can use a large galvaniized tin bucket to chill
drinks in or to use as an ice chest them. Serve the drinks in
Farm Birthday Party beverage cups like these.
Of course milk
served in ndividual containers is always a
moo-ey bueno drink
on the farm. Use cool
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3/4 to 1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is
dissolved completely. While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer
to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of
juice. Or, use concentrated lemon juice. Then add the juice and
the sugar water to a pitcher and the 3 to 4 cups of cold water,
more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40
minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a
little more straight lemon juice to it.
Country folks like a tall glass of iced tea. Simply prepare iced
tea according to the directions and serve chilled with a slice of
lemon. You can opt for a flavored tea like raspberry and can also
choose to go decaffinated.
4 cups frozen blueberries
8-10 ice cubes
8 cups milk
and blend until smooth.
Juicy Juice Harvest Blend is a festive choice as well as
Country Time Lemonade (regular or pink). The convenient serving
boxes are spillproof and convenient.
FARM BIRTHDAY PARTY ANIMAL ACTIVITY PADS
Gather the youngin's 'round to play with this inclusive
barnyard activity pad that comes with a pad and 2 crayons for
each child. Each order contains a dozen sets.
Set up a table or area for the kids to work. Give each one a
white paper sack and a piece of round styrofoam which they can
paint the color of their choice. Each child will also get 2
googley eyes, 6 toothpicks for whiskers and a pom-pom for a nose.
Help the children cut 2 bunny ears each from sheets of thin foam.
Set some containers of glue on the table along with paints,
paintbrushes and glitter if you are brave.
FUN FARM BIRTHDAY PARTY FRAMES
This craft set is one of my favorites and is from
Designed 2B Sweet. Kids will love making farm frames
self-adhesive letters and shapes. They can design their farm and
there is room for a photo. I like the idea of printing out a
photo of each child during the party that can be placed in the
frame. You can send a photo with each thank-you card instead if
that is easier for you. This project is very inexpensive and each
order comes with 2 dozen sets.
FARM BIRTHDAY PARTY ANIMAL PAPER PLATE CRAFT
Another fun and economical craft set is this
Farm Animal Paper Plate Craft. Each order comes with 12 assorted
sets to make pig, cow, sheep and chicken designs.
Especially if your Farm Birthday Party is for youngin's, you might
want to check in your area for a petting zoo. Many will come
straight to your house or even a designated park area and provide
an hour or so of entertainment. Smaller animals, such as
chicks, bunnies, and ducks
, are generally included and
sometimes larger ones, such as goats, pigs, and sheep
individually. Pony rides are optional with many petting zoos.
Customers often can choose to have a small petting zoo, pony
rides only, or both.
Nothing wraps up a day on the farm like a hayride!
party is in the country, just throw some hay on a trailer or in
the back of a pick-up truck and you've got some happy
children. If your party is not on the farm, you can improvise by
pulling a small hay-filled trailer with a riding lawnmower.
ROCKING HORSE RIDE AND WAGON RIDE
Little ones will enjoy taking turns riding a rocking horse.
Throw some hay in a wagon
and give them a spin around the
yard for a tot-aized hay ride! The youngsters will love the
When the hoe down's over, be sure the youngin's go home
smilin' from ear to ear
with these fun farm birthday
First you will want to decide what you want to put the treats in
so you will know how many will fit in each one. Options include
farm birthday party treat sacks like this spotted cow sack, Farm Treat Boxes
like the one
below or you can make your own by decorating solid white or bold
colored lunch sacks with Farm Animals Stickers.
You can even put the favors in straw hats, cowboy hats,
burlap bags or red bandanas.
Once you know how many treats your container will hold, it's
time to fill 'em up
They have farm coloring books, farm animal squirters and sticker
sets and a moo-velous assortment of personalized items
like buttons, zipper pulls, bag tags, magnets and bookmarks.
You can even purchase this ready to go set from Birthday in a
Box! Check out all the cool country goodies!
Designed 2B Sweet
has a unique assortment
of farm birthday Fun
such as barnyard hedgeballs, bendable
farm animals, finger puppets and crafts. They offer free
over $80 and with all the farm birthday items they
carry, that is worth checking into!
Your little guests will be having as much fun as pigs in mud
so better check out this good clean gift...personalized farm animal soaps!
Don't forget to add some sweet treats
for a Farm favor
finale. Cow tales is a classic sweet
surprise to add to the mix and duck shaped candies fit right in
You can make your own farm animal chocolates
with this mold. Then
simply wrap them in clear or tinted cellophane and you have a
farm festive treat.
make great favors as does
old fashioned candies like the candy you ate as a kid.
If you are short on time
, you can always get treat sets
that come preassembled and include containers. They are down
right clever and you just might find you are not only saving time
but money as well.
Ice Breakers are fun games the youngin's
can play to get to know one another better and to warm up to
the party. They are best played at the beginning of the party.
You can take a look at the selection of Ice Breakers and choose
the best ones for your party.
Have each child say this jingle, substituting
his or her own name. "Howdy neighbor, my name is
Cody. My favorite thing on the farm are the cows." (the
favorite thing on the farm should start with the first letter of
the child's name. You can make this more difficult for older
children by adding thinks like, favorite food, favorite animal,
NOTE: This game can also be played as a relay race of two