Have a down-home good time with these fun farm birthday party ideas.
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Plan your barnyard bash with our farm-tastic party ideas. We have everything you need to throw a fabulous farm party, including farm – themed invitations, activities, farm party decorations, recipes, games and more!
Children ages three through nine will enjoy dressing up in overalls and bandanas and hollerin’ “yee haw” with this festive hoedown.
For peace of mind, begin planning your farm birthday bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including farm party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great hoedown! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting barnyard party supplies, farm party favors, and more for your child's hoedown.
Farm Party Invitations
Simple barn-shaped invitations for your farm party can be made from red construction paper. For a creative addition to your invites, cut strips of yellow construction paper, and create a pile of hay inside the card where you write your birthday information. You can also use our printable farm party invitations.
Here are some other creative ideas for farm party invitations:
- Cut a barn from red cardstock, with double doors in the middle. Then make a small cut between the doors so they open, and attach the barn to another page. Print the party details on the page underneath, so they are revealed when the barn doors are opened. Draw white trim on the barn doors with a correction fluid pen, and add farm animal stickers to create the look of a barnyard.
- Use red cardstock with both sides folded to the center, and trim the top into a curve. This creates a three-panel card resembling a barn. Guests will open the barn doors to find the party details printed inside. Place an animal sticker on the inside of each door.
- Cut the shape of a pig out of pink construction paper (make sure to include a curly pink tail!). Write the party details on the body of the pig.
- Attach a card-style invitation to a cowboy hat and hand deliver the invitations to your guests. Ask your guests to wear the hats to the party!
- Use creative wording for your invitation, such as:
You're invited to a Barnyard Bash!
Join "Old Mc(your child’s name)" on his farm for lots of games and fun!
Be sure to come in your barnyard clothes!
You’ll be humming a tune before the day is done!
RSVP with a yay or a neigh! (your phone number)
If you’re short on time, purchase personalized or pre-printed farm birthday invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and they may already have plans.
Farm Party Supplies and Favors
If you plan to use paper tableware and farm party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
In addition to basic party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins, and decorations, you may also consider purchasing or renting items for your party, such as:
- Corn stalks.
- Bales of hay for decoration and extra seating.
- Costume items such as straw cowboy hats and bandanas for each guest.
- Disposable Cameras.
For goodie bags, use white paper lunch bags and glue on splotches of black construction paper to resemble a cow hide; or, purchase favor bags and fill them with farm party favors, such as farm animal stickers, mini plastic farm animals, bandanas, and fruity farm candy.