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.
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.
The barbed wire was just a long string of jute that I tied smaller pieces of jute to every inch or so.
In the center of the table was an old farmer toy of Hubby’s, leaning against a small straw bale.
Farm Animal Party Food
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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
A couple random animals and some more barbed wire and the table was complete.
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!
Some felt hot glued to headbands. We placed them in a mason jar and let the kids pick their animal of choice.
If you have older kids, they could make this adorable 3D paper pig craft.
And last, but certainly not least, was the Mix Your Moo station.
I changed up the Pick Your Pink from V’s party. Guests could choose to mix up some chocolate or strawberry milk.
Everyone loved it!!!
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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