Celebrate your tot’s birthday with a fun outdoor barnyard bash

The Look

Whether your party is organized at a farm, petting zoo or in
your own backyard, a casual picnic is perfect for a farm theme.
Pick up a plastic red and white gingham tablecloth (or a raw cut of
gingham from the fabric store), and plastic or melamine plates in
bright colours. Try to find mylar balloons with farm animals on

Visit a local farm or farmer’s market and pick up some bales of
hay for decoration, and gather some stuffed farm animals to sit
around them and on the table. Find some large cardboard boxes and
cut out the shape of a barn and a gate, and paint them red. Play
traditional party games like a bean bag toss, pin the tail on the
donkey (or cow, or pig!) using checked bandanas as blindfolds, or
duck, duck, goose.

The Menu

Serve up a BBQ or picnic menu of burgers, hot dogs, potato
salad, watermelon, lemonade, and of course, cake. Pick up a cake
pan in the shape of a farm animal for your cake recipe. Try the
Wilton® Cuddly Lamb pan or the Tractor pan.

Homemade Lemonade

Best Beef Burger

Gobble Gobble Burger

Potato Salad with Dill and Mustard

Crispy Coleslaw

Strawberry Shortcake

Cream Sandwiches

The Music

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Best Animal Songs – Fisher-Price Little People

Platinum All Time Favorites – Sesame Street

Toddler Favorites/Playtime Favorites/Silly Favorites (box

Groove to the Music – The Backyardigans

For the Kids – Various Artists

The Favours

Fill small brown paper bags with small items such as toy farm
animals, straw hats, bandanas, a book about farm animals, crayons
and colouring books with farm animals, bubble blowing sets, plastic
trowels or shovels, or inexpensive picture frames with a note that
you will send each guest a photo from the party.