My little man turned 2 a few weeks ago. We had several birthday parties, and one was a barnyard theme.
To start we made barn birthday invites, using red and white card stock. I simply wrote out all the information with a black marker to save on time and brain power.
The message inside said:
“Oink, Moo, Cock-a-doodle-doo
Holy cow, Caleb’s turning 2!”
In keeping with the theme, I planned a menu and party display to reflect the theme. If you haven’t seen the Barn Cake and Animal Cupcake tutorials, you’ll need to head to Little-d-Tales Facebook page for photo tutorials of the process!
As you can see there were “cow tales” caramel candy, a veggie tray as “Farmer Caleb’s Garden,” thin mint “tractor tires.”
We also had yellow finger jello as “hay bales,” a box of mixed chocolates as “cow-pies,” buffalo chicken dip as “screaming chickens”
Chips as “pig feed” and some Easter Malted Milk candy as “Farm Fresh Eggs”
I did serve some real food too… Hot beef sandwiches, Homemade Mac n’ Cheese (for the under 4 crowd), potato salad and a few other family favorites.
I did not capture any of the games, but we did a Stick the Spot on the Cow using felt and velcro, and my husband was kind enough to give Horseback Rides. And last but not least, each child left with a treat-filled bandana complete with mini planters to start their own garden, stickers, and pencils.
Next up is the Football themed birthday party, stay tuned!