Kids love farm animals- which is why “Old MacDonald” is often their favorite song when they are toddlers! So why not invite “Old MacDonald” to your home and throw a Barnyard Birthday Party? Petting and riding animals, enjoying yummy food, and crafting is perfect for kids birthday parties!
The Barnyard Party Invitation
I created these simple barnyard party invitations that you can personalize in PicMonkey with the birthday party specifics! You can download these for free, for your own personal use, at the bottom of this post!
The Barnyard Birthday Party Order of Events
In order to make this barnyard birthday party authentic, we decided to hire someone to provide pony rides at our house for our, and we paid a little extra to have them bring along a few other animals and set up a mini petting zoo with a goat, a sheep, and some bunnies.
When the kids arrived, we gave everyone red bandanas to wear, and then we played a few games of Simon Sez (which gave all of the kids a chance to warm up a bit and move away from their parents!)
We then divided the guests into two groups, and they each got about 15 minutes to pet and brush the animals, and then 15 minutes to take turns riding the pony- which made for the perfect photo opp!
When the kids finished up their piggy banks, we played a few rounds of freeze dancing while the grown-ups moved the piggy banks to another table to dry, and set out the party food!
Barnyard Party Birthday Cake and Cupcakes!
And since I had a few cupcakes leftover…
I made these cute roosters and piggy cupcakes (and left a few plain too… in case there were any picky eaters!).
For party favors, the kids took home the bandanas and their newly painted piggy banks! And after the party, we sent out these thank you notes to let everyone know how much their gift was appreciated!
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