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If you go down to the woods today…..this classic rhyme is the perfect inspiration for a child’s birthday party. So cute for a 1st birthday theme or for a toddler who loves all their teddies! It’s also a perfect theme for a baby shower.
I’ve based the choices in this blog post mainly around browns/naturals, yellows, reds and greens and incorporating some gingham to give it a picnic feel.
Visit the Life’s Little Celebrations party directory to find more vendors to help in the planning of this party including cake makers, party shops, hire businesses and more including handmade decor businesses to create decorations based specifically on the theme/colour scheme!
Invitations & Printables
A gorgeous backdrop really sets the scene for the dessert table. These two backdrops would be perfect for this theme:
These tissue balls now come in an ultra mini size! Very cute either to hang up or to place on a table or on the floor:
The perfect drink dispenser for a picnic theme:
A few items to help theme your treats:
Such cute teddy lollipops!:
Or create your own using these chocolate moulds:
A perfect cutter to make some teddy bear sandwiches:
The perfect stand for your teddy bear picnic cupcakes or other desserts:
How sweet is this cake topper? Love it!
I normally don’t include images of actual desserts in my blog post but couldn’t resist showing you these teddy bear macarons from Moreish Macarons!:
Special themed items & props
Some great items to use as risers on the dessert table to keep with the rustic/outdoor look:
Cute teddy bread board which could be used as a tray:
These mini picket fences are fantastic to wrap around your risers as they are bendable. Great for a picnic theme:
Perfect wooden stakes to use for your buffet labels:
Love this menu sign in a gingham/blackboard print:
These picnic baskets perfectly suit this theme, with different sizes to use for various items:
Cute party hats for the kids:
Such a sweet teddy bear tin set you could use as a gift for the birthday child as well as use it as a prop as part of the party to set up a real teddy bear’s picnic area!
Some great items to use for this theme that you could hire to set the scene:
Can imagine this table being used for a great rustic Teddy Bears picnic setting:
A few ideas for kids table/chair hire:
Crates such as these are perfect to use as props and to place items/plates etc on top of – and if you hire items such as these there is no worry about finding more storage space after the party!:
Some really sweet party favours for this theme:
This cookie mix favour with a rustic look would be a unique favour for this theme:
Gorgeous teddy bear bags to fill with party favours:
Party bags and boxes to tie in with a gingham feel:
Such cute peg gift tags for a teddy’s bear picnic!:
Find more inspiration for a Teddy Bears Picnic party here:
Most kids love animals which makes a farmyard theme a common and fun theme for a birthday celebration!
You can incorporate natural elements such as wood and grass into the party scene, or make it as colourful as you like. Gingham is a popular pattern in this theme so I have included lots of gingham products in this post.
You can incorporate tin pails, toy farm animals (or real ones!!), straw hats, fresh fruit and milk and wooden crates etc to develop a true farm feel. Some hire companies have great farm props such as water barrels and hay bales. You can also pick up some lovely Country style home decor items in the stores these days which could double as something extra special on the party table.
Remember to have a look at the Party Directory page on the blog for links to lots of suppliers for invites, party decor, hire items and more!
Isn’t this great for a girly Farm party?
These bandana print lanterns are unique and perfect for a Farmyard party:
This mini bunting which includes gingham patterns in cotton fabric would also be perfect for this theme:
Incorporate gingham through the use of fun tissue pom poms:
These cow print balloons will add a real farm element to your decorations!
This fun print could be used as a tablecloth or as a backdrop:
Lovely gingham tablecloth which you could reuse for your own personal picnic parties in future!
Create a natural farm look with this tablecloth:
Have some fun with this cute table range for the Farm theme:
Or perhaps incorporate gingham into your plate decor:
Bring in the natural look into the party decor with this wooden tableware:
These napkins would look perfect atop the wooden plates or plain coloured plates:
Milk is the perfect beverage for a farm party and these plastic milk bottles are so cute to serve milk in and best of all – they are unbreakable!
Pop in a cute plastic straw to match your colour scheme:
A few gingham pattern options for your farmyard treats:
An easy way to decorate your farm theme cupcakes:
A colourful gingham cupcake stand to display your cupcakes:
These turntables are fantastic to serve sweets and lollies in, and the buckets make them great for a farmyard theme:
Some cute animal candles for the special cake:
A perfect gingham & bandana look for your cake stand:
These straw hats are perfect for the kids to wear at the party:
Use gingham suitcases on your party table to add height to dishes or to display your party favours:
These wooden decor items can be used to serve different items at the party and continue the rustic farm feel:
Use this wood wool in tin pails or boxes etc as a simple extra decoration item:
There are some places which hire out wagon wheel props or sell them – but for a cheaper option you could use one of these wagon wheel wall decorations:
Love these vintage farm milk bottles. You could use just a few on the table with some flowers in them for decoration:
Using a few toy farm animals on your party table is another easy decorating item. Sometimes its nice to spend a little bit more and buy a nice set which your child can also play with for after the party as well:
The Anamalz range has a variety of animals to choose from and they are so lovely & durable!
Favours & Packaging
This treat box comes filled with cute farmyard treats which make it an easy choice for this theme!
Package your favours in gingham options:
Milk carton’s are another fun way to package favours and really suits the farm theme:
Finish off with twine for that natural feel:
This Horse party has lots of fantastic ideas by Kate from Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations blog
This Wild West showdown party by Sharnel Dollar Designs has lots of ideas which could also be incorporated into a farmyard party. Showcased on the Marbous blog
A farm party showcasing how it can be done in a very pretty & subtle way on the Joyess Images blog
A farm party featuring lots of gingham elements featured on Babyology
An amazing Vintage barn feature on the Amy Atlas blog
The Farm theme is one of those themes which you can decorate very simply and still showcase the theme, or unleash your creativity with props and decor!
I hope this blog post has been a good starting point for your party planning for your next little celebration! =)