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Kid’s Farm birthday party ideas

Guest Post by Stephanie Keeping from Spaceships and Laserbeams Blog

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On my blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, I’ve featured a lot of adorable farm birthday parties. With fun colors schemes and an old-fashioned feel, it’s an exciting theme to bring in another year. If you’re planning a farm party, here’s some inspiration:

 

Farm Party Decorations

The atmosphere of “down on the farm” can be easily reflected through the decorations – in some very budget-friendly ways. I love the idea of incorporating inexpensive burlap into banners and tablecloths. The texture works perfectly and the neutral palette lends itself to just about any color scheme. At this farm themed birthday party, they stacked hay to create a table in their party space and then added the burlap. It’s such a fun idea and it takes the party to a whole new level without a lot of cost. If you’re looking for other fabric patterns to mix in with all this neutral color, you can’t go wrong with classics like gingham or paisley.

 

Birthday Cake and Party Food

A farm-theme, perhaps more than any other birthday party theme, lends itself to simple, basic food. Pile shiny apples high in baskets for color. Serve classic homemade cookie favorites like oatmeal. For the main meal, roasted chicken, hot rolls with lots of real butter and corn would be a hearty treat. I also love incorporating mason jars wherever possible in a farm theme — use them to serve cider or sweet tea. Instead of birthday cake, how about serving carrot cupcakes (topped with tiny carrots, of course) that reinforce the theme of homemade, fresh grown goodness? The birthday boy’s mom at this farm birthday party served them as one of the treats and the idea was very successful.

 

Birthday Party Activities

If you’re lucky to have a hobby or adventure farm nearby, they make excellent locations for this theme. As a bonus, you’re not stuck with any mess. But I’ve seen many moms recreate that farm feeling in their own backyards. There is a wide range of activities that can take place at a farm birthday party like sack races, beanbag toss and pumpkin bowling. This barnyard carnival party has to be one of my favorites. There was a small baby animal petting zoo, a pumpkin patch and tons of farm-themed carnival games.

 

Farm-Themed Favor Ideas

As far as party favors go, you can be as simple or as elaborate as your budget allows. Tiny toy tractors and farm animal figurines both fit with the theme and are very easy to find at your local dollar store. If you have a bit more room in your budget, send little guests home with their own “farming kit.” It can include a small pot, seeds and any tools they might need like a tiny watering can.

 

What’s your favorite idea for a farm-themed birthday party?

 

Stephanie Keeping is the mom of a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and on Etsy.

 

posted on 7th Oct 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Safari Theme

Kids love animals so a jungle or safari theme is always a popular birthday party choice.  It’s an easy party to style – lots of fun and there are so many supplies online or in stores you could use!

You could either style it with very natural tones and textures, or go bright and colouful ! Browns and greens or add in reds, yellows and oranges. You can incorporate animal prints which are now available on lots of partyware these days.

There is so many items online for this them – here are some of my pick for this theme!:

 

Invitations/Printables

If you don’t want to print/cut everything yourself, this colourful jungle pack could be the perfect solution for you:

Jungle party pack – Saffy & May

 

I love all the amazing detail in these printables:

Jungle Theme printables – Ham&Pea Design&Paperie

 

Perfect for a natural colour scheme without being boring:

Safari party printables – Frosting and Ink

 

Some more great designs available including ones just for girls:

Safari jungle collection – Anders Ruff

 

Girl safari printable package – Eclectic Note Cards

 

Jungle safari invitation – Anders Ruff

 

Safari invitations – Imprintables

 

Decorations

These tissue poms poms come in a few different jungle prints!:

 

Ah tissue pom poms – Ah Tissue

 

Or you could use jungle print lanterns:

Safari lanterns – The Little Big Company

Amazing garland – perfect for this theme but it can all be customised for your colour scheme:

Garland – Dunne with Style

A fun mobile to hang at your party and then in your child’s room afterwards! Or perhaps use the same design and order a garland instead. Either way its a fun decoration for this theme:

Jungle theme mobile or garland – Hanging Pretty

 

Jungle crepe garland – Photo Dancer

 

Jungle tassel garland – The Paper Jar

 

A backdrop such as this is great for behind a dessert table or anywhere else in your party area to help set the scene:

Jungle trees backdrop – Party Craze

Tableware

Some ideas for whether you want to style the party with a more natural feel, or with bright and fun decor or a mix of both!:

 

Hessian roll – Simply Sweet Soirees

 

Plain grass mat – Little Dance Invitations

 

Kraft natural tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

Leopard print tablerunner – Pink Frosting

 

 

Jungle animal plates – The Party Cupboard

 

Animal parade plates – The Party Cupboard

 

Zebra print plates – Pink Frosting

 

Medium plate – Sweet Style

 

Happy Birthday wooden spoons – Red Elephant Creative

 

Jungle animal sippy cups – Bubbles and Rainbows

 

Solid green straws – Invite Me

 

Caramel straws – Trains and Tutus

Sweet Treats

 

Jungle print rock candy – Little Dance Invitations

Some cute items to decorate your treats:

Cupcake toppers – Shabby Pea Designs

 

Jungle cupcake toppers – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

 

Jungle toppers – Charli Mae

 

Animal parade party kit – The Party Cupboard

 

Leopard print cupcake wrappers – Party Post

 

Zebra print cupcake wrappers – Party Post

 

These rustic stands are perfect to put to use for this theme!:

3 tier wooden stand – Leo & Bella

 

 

Wooden cake stand – Occasion by Design

 

Special Themed Items

A few fun items! All the kids would love to be given these at the party. Set up a kids table with all their jungle wear displayed! You could also get other items such as some toy binoculars from a $2 shop etc:

Safari Hats for kids – Party Kit n Kaboodle

 

Jungle animal masks – Bubbles and Rainbows

Love this mini blackboard to scribble something fun on for the party:

Mini blackboard – Leo & Bella

 

Our sponser Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney) have some fantastic items you can hire for this theme! If you are in another state this can give you some ideas of things you might be able to find for hire in your own state (view our party directory for party hire companies)

Wooden risers – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

Giraffe tent with balls for HIRE – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

Green bubble chairs – Tiny Tots Toy Hire

 

Party Favours

There are lots of jungle theme party favours online and in the shops. Here are just a few along with some packaging options for your goodies!

Jungle animal pencils – The Party Parlour

 

Safari bubble bath – Little Dance Invitations

 

Jungle animal finger puppets – Bubbles and Rainbows

 

Animal print gift bags – The Little Big Company

 

 

 

Gelato candy boxes – Saffy & May

 

Burlap favour bags – Simply Sweet Soirees

 

Leopard print ribbon – Craft Queen

 

 

Natural twine – The Party Parlour

Real Parties

One of the best Safari parties out there by Ah-Tissue!

Fantastic jungle party by Dainty Events featured on the Amy Atlas blog

Absolutely amazing Jungle/Monkey party by Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations. Lots of ideas and inspiration!

Love this jungle party – a simple dessert table with a fantastic backdrop on the Imprintables blog

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Hope you have fun planning this party! Your little ones are sure to love it!

 

 

posted on 26th Jan 2013 | Tags: , , , , , ,

 
 
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