I LOVE a Barnyard theme for children’s parties…especially for small children. My daughter’s 2nd birthday party was actually a farm theme because she really loved animals and she wasn’t into any special characters at the time. That was before I discovered the party planning world, so it wasn’t anything too exciting, but the theme was exactly what she loved. The other wonderful thing about a barnyard party is that it works great for both girls and boys!
This Barnyard Boogie Bash that Kelly at A little Savvy Event created for her daughter’s 2nd birthday is an example of a perfectly executed barnyard party. The tone was set by delivering invitations that resembled a red and white barn door which opened up to reveal the animals and party details.
The party was held in a barn with hay bales used for the dessert buffet and other food tables. A chalkboard sign welcomed guests to the party and other chalkboard signs were used throughout the party area – these were one of my favorite elements of the party!
Black and white cow print balloons were the perfect centerpieces for the seating tables.
I love the watering hole – complete with cow print cups, mason jar drinking glasses, red striped straws, galvanized steel bucket and red drink dispensers. The chalkboards used to identify the drinks are a wonderful detail.
The dessert display included a fabulous barn cake, beautiful cookies, animal cake pops and yummy cupcakes.
There were plenty of fun activities for the kids to enjoy…animal tattoos, coloring fun, a photo booth, beanbag toss and even real pony rides!
Guests were sent home with some fun goodies in a horse embellished burlap sack.
If I could do it all over, I would totally re-create this Barnyard party for my daughter’s 2nd birthday – it’s absolutely fabulous and I know she would have loved it!
Thanks for letting us share your daughter’s party with our readers, Kelly!
Event Planning and Design: A Little Savvy Event
Photography: Allyson Wiley Photography
Venue: Cornerstone Sonoma
Catering: Cornerstone Cafe
Birthday Cake: Inticing Creations
Invitations: Card Girl Custom Invitations
Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Chalkboards: Courtney Cargile Custom Chalk
Cupcakes & Cookies: Wine Country Confections
Cake Pops: Ant Meena’s Sweet Treats
Hay Bales: Borroco’s Barn
Pony Rentals: Merry Go Round Ranch