With a Cluck & a Moo & a Cock-a-doodle-doo, Florence is turning 2! : Plans for a second birthday party

With a Cluck & a Moo & a Cock-a-doodle-doo, Florence is turning 2! : Plans for a second birthday party

I can’t quite believe we’re at this stage again already. In just over a month my biggest baby will be 2 and we plan to celebrate her birthday in style again this year with a Farm themed party filled with lots of animal fun & games. We’ll also be taking on a challenge of making her celebrations as free of plastic as possible – not a plastic plate, bunting or straw in sight.

To see how we celebrated Florence turning one with all the colours of the Rainbow, click here.

Once again, I’ve taken a lot of the inspiration for Florence’s Farm themed Birthday Party from Pinterest and also come up with a few of my own ideas too. I’m expecting around 15 children aged 3 months – 6 years so will be making sure there’s something for all of the littles there to enjoy.

Games

There will be a treasure hunt along the theme of 5 Little Ducks, just with chickens instead – Mummy hen has lost her chicks and she needs some help to find them! Each cheeky chick will be hiding a bundle of chocolate eggs ready for the children to collect in their egg boxes!

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I’m taking inspiration from this very cute homemade game I found on Pinterest and making a few tweaks to make it plastic free. Instead of using plastic bottles, I’m going to be turning tin cans into a farm animal tin can alley.

DIY!! Knock the animals down!! Cute game for my (soon to be) 2 year old's farm animal birthday party. He loves throwing things! More

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For our youngest guests, I’m going to set up a Cuddle Corner with a bunch of blankets, animal cuddlies & a basket of books as well as a few baby sensory bits too.

I am hoping to turn the little play house into stables to house some hobby horses & rocking horses. I’ll set up a little horse care kit for some role play and maybe have some Hobby Horse Races throughout the day.

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Our little craft station was a real hit with some of the kids at Florence’s party last year, so this year it’s making a comeback with some DIY animal mask crafts.

With any luck the sun will be shining and there will be lots of water play needed! I’m going to set up a little farm animal washing station and a duck pond in the tuff spot with our real rubber ducks.

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For the older children (and the big kids!) we will be holding a Lanka Kade Farm Stacking challenge! If you haven’t already heard of or seen a ‘Lanka Kade Stack’ then just search Instagram and you’ll be inundated. Basically the person who stacks the most Lanka Kade Farm animals without them falling over wins a prize!

Decorations

We are going to be making a whole bunch of rustic bunting from burlap, gingham and white fabric to hang around the garden along with lots of paper bunting too.

The tables will be covered with fabric red gingham table cloths and upon them will sit jars of sunflowers and little centre pieces made from hay bales & animal cut outs.

I’ve downloaded some farm themed printables from Etsy and am going to cut them out and use them as table decorations as well as a using some of the images to make signs & labels for the day.

We’ll also have some animal balloons and some handmade paper plate chickens dotted about.

I sit just me that sees the birthday cake the centre piece of a party? We are having a two tiered farmyard  cake made by a local baker and Florence’s God Mother is going to make some little matching cupcakes and they will all sit in pride of place on the food table.

We’ll be serving up a feast of farmtastic fancies, all displayed in wicker baskets. There will be an entire post on farm themed party food coming soon but the menu will feature fresh berries, a vegetabe patch, piggies in blankets and more!

Farmers market fruit basket for my sons country themed first birthday!

We are super duper excited about celebrating our little girl turning two with a cluck and a moo and a cock-a-doodle-do!

 

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