Kid's Party Ideas -Barnyard Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
With an oink,
oink here and an oink, oink there your child can celebrate their special
day with a barn yard full of friends. Spend
a day on the farm, with cute
animals, a tractor, and barn. Set
the tone for your party with
a themed tablecloth, plates & napkins. Use
as napkins & tie with rope or raffia. Place a Cake shaped like a barn, pig, sheep, cow or pony on the table
as a centerpiece.
Farm Personalized Banners Each
Barnyard Personalized Banners Each
Barnyard Fun Personalized Banners Each
Barnyard Personalized Photo Banners Each
After selecting this theme for
your party, choose a slogan to use in your invitations, and to use in
tying in decorations and personalized favors to your barnyard theme.
Find the perfect slogan for your party by trying one of the following,
or by thinking of one that suits your precious child.
Choose invitations that let your young guests know what a down-on-the-farm good
time they will have at the party:
Address each envelope to “Farmer
Jones (each child’s last name)”
As an alternative,
inexpensive straw cowboy hat for each
party guest. Attach a computer generated sticker with all the
party details to the back of the hat. Hand deliver the
invites, and ask guests to wear them to the party with farm friendly
attire…denim overalls and flannel shirts.
your invitations be sure to tell the kid's to come dressed like a
farmer in an old shirt & overalls. When your guests arrive
present each farmer, ranch hand or cowpoke with a red bandana and
The key to pulling off a
coordinated event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair.
Whether that theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as
specific as a special character, it should be the subtle thread
that ties everything together. Your location, invitations,
flowers, menu, cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one
common concept. Then, get as creative as you can!
Use helium filled
and tie to a mailbox or at the entryway,
make balloon bouquets to set on tables or tie balloons to a special chair
for the birthday child.
Setting a table with the party ware,
including the tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the
fastest way to create a focal point in a room. Use a
combination of themed tableware and
tableware for a designer look.
What is more
festive then balloons for decorations. Create your own balloon
bouquet centerpieces using a bunch of helium filled balloons tied
with curling ribbon. Attach them to a
STRAW BALE. Use straw bales on serving
tables to create different heights for placing food or cake.
balloons to a
for a terrific
centerpiece or use cowboy hats for serving dishes for dry snacks such as chips,
pretzels or candy.
BANDANAS make great Napkins or Overlays for tables. You can
also use the bandanas as treat containers, just open them up, place
favors inside, pull up the four corners and tie off with raffia.
SHERIFF BADGE to the outside of each for an added touch!
and tie with curling ribbon, raffia or jute, and place in the center of each
plate at an angle. The
cutlery can also be added before the napkin is tied.
napkins, pinch each
in the center and place the center point down into the bottom
of each cup or wine glass.
This adds a festive touch while the cups or glasses are still empty.
Display your birthday cake in
the center of the table…the kids will love the close up view!
Swing open the doors for a good
old-fashioned barn party!
Add a few
STRAW BALES around a
split rail fence and the kids will be in
the mooo-d to party! The bales of hay can also be used as
seating for the kids when they eat, or when they need to be seated
for a party activity.
Spread straw on the floors or ground
as a centerpiece for a serving table or gift table
and then bring your party to it's conclusion by letting the kid's
take a wack at the piņata. I've never seen a kid that doesn't like a
Tie Cowhide Balloons to mini straw
bales for cute centerpieces.
can economically transform any room into a festive space in
a matter of minutes.
Use a Helium Tank to fill balloons. Tie
Ribbon to balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers
look best: 3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party
Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday child’s
chair, or to the back of each chair.
If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of
curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the ceiling, or from a light
fixture over the party table.
Balloon Decorating Tips
Remember that kid's eat very
little at a party. Cake, Ice Cream & Moo Juice (milk) are all that
is really needed. For a light meal we suggest:
FARM ANIMAL SHAPED
Sandwiches cut into animal shapes with cookie cutters.
Spread softened butter over pieces of thinly sliced bread.
Add sandwich fillings like:
Peanut Butter and
Ham and cheese
(thinly sliced and garnished with Dijon mustard).
Ham Filling: Combine 2
cans processed ham with 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon mustard.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Pineapple and cream
cheese (whip together one package cream cheese with 1/2 cup cream.
Add one cup well drained crushed pineapple).
Cheese Filling: Beat 2
packages (3 ounce each) softened cream cheese with 2 tablespoons
grated Parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce to spreading consistency. Makes 2/3 cup.
Wrap and refrigerate the sandwiches. Shortly before serving, remove
from the refrigerator, trim off the crusts and cut out shapes
PIGS IN A BLANKET
You will each need a
biscuit from a can of biscuits and one hot dog. Take the biscuit
and flatten it with your hands. Try to make it into a rectangle
so that it is bigger than your hot dog. After it is big enough,
wrap your hot dog in the biscuit. Place the pig in the blanket
on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. As a variation try
using little cocktail sausages instead of hot dogs.
Yield: 10 servings
2 Cups Cold milk
1 pkg. JELL-O chocolate pudding
1 pkg. COOL-WHIP topping, thawed
1 pkg. Chocolate sandwich cookies
10 7 ounce plastic cups
Crush cookies until they resemble dirt and set aside. Combine pudding
mix and milk until well blended. Then fold in the whipped topping. Fill
plastic cups with pudding mixture alternating with the cookie crumbs.
Top with cookie crumbs. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, then decorate
with gummy worms and other toppings.
If you plan on
serving a meal for your barnyard party use some of these farm
- Fried Chicken drumsticks & wings
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
- Fresh Green Beans
- Corn on the Cob
- Cole Slaw
- Fresh Garden Veggie Platter
- Baby-cut carrots and sliced zucchini
- Dill pickle spears
You can find a
Red Barn Cake, Bee Happy Cake, Buzzin Bee Cake, Party
Til the Cows Come Home Cake & Two
Cute to Scarecrows Cake in the recipe box at
BettyCrocker.com has a