You don’t have to be a farmer to understand how to put together a fun kids’ farm-themed birthday party. All of the animals on the farm give plenty of inspiration for the party activities and decorations. This theme works particularly well for young kids who are obsessed with animals.
Cut out farm animal faces for simple invitations that fit the theme. For example, cut out a pink circle for a pig with rounded triangles for ears and an oval for a snout. Add in the rest of the details. On the back side, write all of the information the guests will need to know.
Another option is a barn invitation. Cut out the barn shape from red paper. Make a cut up from the bottom and horizontally to create barn doors that open. Glue another piece of paper to the back of the barn so the party information shows through the barn doors.
Turn the party area into a barnyard even if you live in the city. Start with a huge appliance box to make your own cardboard barn. Cut barn doors in the front. Paint it red to give it the barn look. The kids can also play in the barn at the party.
Hay bales work well to create a country feeling. This option works best for an outdoor party unless you don’t mind getting hay and dirt inside your home. Other possible decorations include mason jars, checkered tablecloths, cowboy hats, wagon wheels, pictures of farm animals and handkerchiefs.
Channel your inner farmer to plan fun party activities. One option is a farmer relay race. Have a farmer costume for each team. One player puts on the costume, runs the course and comes back to the start. He takes off the costume and gives it to the next player. Play continues in this manner until all players go.
A similar option is a grain run. Each team needs a container of dry oatmeal at one end and an empty container at the other. Each team needs a mini metal bucket. The kids take turns scooping up oats in the bucket and carrying them to the empty container. The first team to fill the empty container wins. This activity can get messy with spilled oats.
If you know of a local farm that gives tours, consider holding the party on location. The kids can see a real working farm. Some farms might give the kids a chance to milk cows or feed and pet some animals.
Another activity option is a pedal tractor obstacle course. Set up a few cones or other obstacles on the course. The kids take turns pedaling the toy tractor through the course.