Krystal is one of those mommies who are very particular about the way kids should behave. She always keeps complaining that her son Michael no more listens to her. To please him, she decided to host a barnyard party on his birthday. I helped her in planning the celebration and, believe me, I loved the way the kids irritated Krystal by breaking all her rules and regulations. Here are the details of the party.
For invitation, I suggested Krystal to buy the readymade ones available with many party supplies stores but Michael wanted to make them at home. Krystal made the cutouts of various farm animals from white cardstock and her 5 year old painted them and use buttons and ribbons for decorating them. I was not very happy with these extremely childish looking cards but since Krystal and Michael wanted to use them, I agreed.
We wanted to buy a large scarecrow shaped piñata and use it for both entry decoration as well as party games but didn’t find anything. Krystal learned piñata making from YouTube and made a scarecrow piñata at home. She didn’t want to use her crockery and therefore, bought the barnyard bash party supplies. The party was in her backyard where we put some hay bales and used them for sitting. Michael was generous enough to give his stuff animals for decorating the venue. We put bunches of these stuffed animals around the party area and played various animal sound music in the background. The party table was entirely dedicated to cows. Krystal used cow print table cloth, cow print balloon bunches centerpiece, cow print happy birthday banner, and cow print jugs. We gave stuffed animals to the kids, who were under three years of age and for others, we had cow bells. They were expensive but we knew kids would love them.
The funniest part of the event was that despite Krystal’s dedicated effort, kids remained kids and did everything that she didn’t want them to do. They spilled the milkshake on the table, played with sand, ate with dirty hands, fought for the candies that came out of the piñata, and spoiled their cloths by dropping ketchup. One young chap even kissed her with ketchup on his lips! I thought she will not be organizing any more birthdays but when I got a thank you call from her the next day, I realized that a mother can tolerate anything for her child. Krystal, you are awesome.
Please note that I have intentionally changed my client’s name to Krystal so that I don’t disappoint here. If you liked these barnyard bash party ideas, please read my other blogs for many other innovative kids’ birthday party tips.