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Farm Animal Birthday Party

Last month, Mr Monster turned 2.  My baby is officially not a baby anymore…sigh.  To celebrate, I took a page from our 8 Tips to Hosting an Unforgettable Kids Party and chose a theme based off of what he was into at this moment.  And that is undoubtedly animals.  Farm animals to be more specific.  So we had a Farm Animal Birthday Party.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!

This party was a lot of fun, but the best part was that it was easy!!  I pretty much set the whole thing up in a couple of days…with my trusty helpers.  (thanks mom and Susie!)

Farm Animal Birthday Party Decorations

The decorations were very simple.  They started with some bandanna squares.  You can buy these or just buy a yard of fabric and cut them to size…which is what I did.

Add some burlap and fake barbed wire.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Bandanna, Burlap, and fake barbed wire.

The barbed wire was just a long string of jute that I tied smaller pieces of jute to every inch or so.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Fake barbed wire

In the center of the table was an old farmer toy of Hubby’s, leaning against a small straw bale.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Center piece

Farm Animal Party Food

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Food table

I kept the food pretty simple.  Pulled pork sandwiches were the main dish.  Along with baked beans, farm shaped mac and cheese and garden grown green beans.  (very toddler-friendly)

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!

The birthday cake was not what I was originally shooting for…but my plans were not cooperating, so I had to switch gears.  In pure frustration, I just plopped down a cow and horse and called it a day.  Turns out, it looked pretty cute!

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Cake

For the green, I used more sprinkles that I bought from Mighty Nest.  Plenty green, without the chemicals and food dyes.  The dirt was crushed up cookies.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!

Food Table

I hung some red tablecloths and tied them back with strips of cow spotted fabric.  I was going to make the cow baloons, but they were just as cheap to buy as the white balloons.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Food Table

I had bought some fresh garlic, at the farmer’s market, a few weeks ago.  When I was cleaning for the party, I finally cut the heads off the stalks, leaving me with perfect “flowers” for the food table.  I had been holding onto this “2” barn for a while.  It’s part of a Melissa and Dough stacking barn set.  The rest of the barns started to get smashed, so I rescued this one to make sure it still looked perfect for the party…I had envisioned it on the cake…but let’s not get into how miserably that plan failed…hence the last minute cake switch.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!

A couple random animals and some more barbed wire and the table was complete.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks!

Farm Animal Activities

A Twitchetts party isn’t complete without a fun activity!  I wanted something that was fit for a bunch of 2-year-olds…because this party had a lot of them.  These ears were a hit!

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Animal Ears

Some felt hot glued to headbands.  We placed them in a mason jar and let the kids pick their animal of choice.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Animal Ears

And last, but certainly not least, was the Mix Your Moo station.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Mix Your Moo

I changed up the Pick Your Pink from V’s party.  Guests could choose to mix up some chocolate or strawberry milk.

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Mix

Everyone loved it!!!

Farm Animal Birthday Party. Decoration ideas, farm food, activity, and fun drinks! Mix Your Moo

So there you have it.  The last birthday party of our summer season.  It seems like our babies are growing up too fast!

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Alana

Friday 18th of September 2015

I love how all of this worked out!!! Even the frustrating cake. I know how DIY stuff can be frustrating when you want it just so. But it did turn out wonderfully!!!

Kate

Monday 21st of September 2015

Thank you!!

Natasha

Thursday 17th of September 2015

Completely creative and adorable! I really love the barbed wire! Nice work momma!

Kate

Monday 21st of September 2015

Thank you! I loved that the barbed wire was so simple to make!! :-)