Spending a day down on the farm can be great fun for any child. Seeing the cows being milked, the chickens laying eggs in their coop, watching sheep graze in the field, and being able to pet the bunnies is something that appeals to many kids. If your child is an animal lover than hosting a farm birthday party for their birthday is great idea. Here are some ideas for a successful and fun party.
While it may not be possible to bring the farm animals into your home for the party it is possible to come up with good representations of them. It is time to bring out the big sheets of paper and poster board for this one. Cut them into shapes of cows, horses, chickens, sheep and more. Use watercolor or poster paint to paint in eyes, noses, ears, and spots. Hang your farm animals up on the walls of your party space. Don’t forget to make a red barn as well.
Use the daily activities on a farm to give you inspiration for party games and events. Every day the farmers must collect eggs from the chickens. Have an egg hunt or perhaps an egg and spoon relay race. Show the children how butter is made by placing some heavy whipping cream in a sealed glass jar and passing it around to each child in a circle to shake. Read a farm animal story while the shaking is going on. Then sample the fresh butter on crackers or bread.
Craft time is also a great choice for a farm birthday party. Give each child a pot and allow to place potting soil and some seeds in the pot. Let them decorate clay pots with paint or give them a compostable pot that they can plant in their home garden.
No farm party would be complete without singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm and the Farmer in the Dell. Gather everyone in a big circle and choose the birthday child to play the role of the farmer.
Your birthday child will love their farm birthday party and your guests will love it too. Always make the parties that you host ones to remember and they will be happy to RSVP yes.