Anyone who knows me knows that planning parties is totally my ‘thing’, it’s just something I love doing. This weekend we celebrated Florence turning two with a fun filled farm themed birthday garden party. This year I also put a lot of emphasis on the decorations and such were completely plastic free. It had been months in the planning and I made most of the decorations myself, with a little help from my sister.
I made some fabric bunting out of red gingham, white and polka dot fabric scraps which we hung along the big washing line above the kids table. We had a farmyard backdrop with straw bales in front of and some more paper bunting dotted around. I also made farm animal party hats and little paper plate chickens. The games and food table really added to the decor too.
We were let down by the lady who was supposed to be making our cake at the last minute so Sean ended up trying his hand and baking & decorating a birthday cake of dreams. It’s safe to say he didn’t disappoint and made this awesome farm animal masterpiece which tasted delicious too!
I love planning party food, I’m not sure what it is but I find coming up with all the different themed bits for a party feast so much fun. We laid out a farm themed menu with many of Florence’s favourite foods. I also made these cute little food labels.
With twelve 2 year olds running around, I decided to make it quite a relaxed day rather than having lots of structured games.
There was a treasure hunt where the children were given a little personalised egg box ready to fill with all of mother hen’s lost eggs! Dotted around the garden were six stations for them to collect their treasures from. Each child got to take home a little Lanka Kade wooden animal, some farm stickers, a chocolate animal, some bubbles, some sunflower seeds and a puzzle.
I made a farm animal tin can alley out of some of William’s empty milk tins.
We turned the playhouse into a stable and filled / surrounded it with hobby horses & rocking horses. It was a big hit!
For the babies, there was a cuddle corner with lots of cuddly animals and farm themed books.
There was also a water table duck pond and a farm tuff spot made with cereal.
Florence had so much fun and it was so lovely to have so many of her little friends there.
*If you didn’t already know, I run Pinnable Parties and I would love to help you make your children’s party dreams come true! I hope this post has inspired you if you are looking to throw a farm themed party for your little one.