On the Farm 1st Birthday Party

Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by Kara
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this is a farm barnyard birthday party i did for my son’s first birthday last year. it was A LOT of fun! i had a blast planning it. you know me, i just love details!

here’s the two invites i used {below}. all the details are erased or blurred…this other one was purchased at pottery barn kids. the barn opened to a cow that had all the party info written on it. you could definitely make your own that would be just as cute!

oh, & i also stuck straw in the envelopes with the invites to add a special ‘farm’ touch…the birthday banner was also purchased at pottery barn kids {their 2008 farm collection}. i got the plastic wagon wheels at a local party store and tied them all around the back yard. we borrowed bales of hay from a friend and had them along our 2 side fences…we put blankets and table cloths over some of the bales so our guests could sit on them…i bought cute little plaid overalls for the birthday boy & his brother to match the ‘farm’ theme…
here’s one of the kid tables. it consisted of cute cow placemats, cow plates, farm animal soap shapes {that i put on each plate for the kids to keep}, farm cups, and farm animal place cards :)…
i had everyone get behind this farm friends photo op {also pbk} as they arrived. i took their picture with our polaroid camera. everyone loved having the little keepsake to take home…this idea was my friend julies…she put drinks inside a wheelbarrow filled with ice. so cute…
we rented a pony, which was a huge hit! all the kids LOVED riding her. it was really easy for us..the place we rented her through did all the work {brought her, took the kids around for rides, etc}…
i bought the plastic barn doors from oriental trading. they were a great addition to the decor, and were very simple to hang…i ordered farm themed rubber duckies and put them in a red tub filled with water. i wrote a letter P on a few of them {p for prize} and let the kids pick out a duck. if they got the magic ‘p’ they got a prize {farm stamps, farm notebooks, farm boxes, or farm stencils}…
food, food, food! we had some really good grub. i labeled a lot of it to go along with the whole farm theme. the only thing i regret is that i forgot to take pictures of it all before it was eaten!
pigs in a blanket were labeled as ‘little piggies’… pretzel sticks were ‘hay’…i set out vegetables in organized rows for the birthday boy’s garden… buffalo wings for ‘chicken wings’ and chex mix for ‘chicken feed’…
and of course, you gotta’ have watermelon…the farm bean toss game…the cakes… i had a ton of fun making these animal cakes. i found a sheep cake online & fell in love with it. i changed some things & added my own personal touch. i couldn’t stop there though..i decided to try and use the same shape and make a cow and pig as well!
for the sheep i used chocolate and vanilla frosting..marshmallows, coco puffs, junior mints {for the eyes}, a malt ball {nose}, and string licorice for the mouth…for the cow i used chocolate flavored skittles {they come in cream & browns}, red gummy fruit slices {for the ears}, malt balls, and string licorice.
the cute table runner you can see in the background is also pbk. i found black and white cow sprinkles that i threw all over for confetti!…i used pink frosting, pink malt balls, pink snowballs, pink necco’s, junior mints, & m&m’s for the pig. oh, and she did have a tail {string licorice tied in a not} but some little one got to it before this pic was taken :)…i ordered farm party hats online that i passed out. all the kids looked so cute it ‘em! :)…the cute farm cups and dishes are from pbk {most of them, i did find some plates at a craft store}.i bought a bunch of cow tails to put in some of the cups :). i also ordered candy bar thank-you wrappers that said, thanks for coming to gavin’s 1st birthday party etc. i wrapped them around some hershey bars…
here’s some of the party favors/prizes i was talking about earlier…and last but not least, cow print balloon’s and LOVED ONE’S tied it all together :)…oh, and here’s the thank you cards i sent out a few weeks later…
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  1. Yadi Castro

    Hi Kara,

    I’m taking a fat chance that you will get this post. Can you tell me where you purchased the farm friends photo op {also pbk}? I’m having my sons first birthday theme with farm animals and well and loved this idea. Thank you,

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