Your little one and her friends will party 'til the cows come home! The sweet lamb invite lets kids know they're going to have a baaa-last. The barn cake is roofed with cereal and "painted" in red fruit leather. Wrap animal-themed stickers and plastic toys in bright bandannas to give out as favors.
The Invite: Print or write out party details on cardstock. Trace an animal template over information (we used a cookie cutter); cut out. Embellish with trims such as buttons, ribbons, or a bell.
The Goodie Bag: To make tags for favors, print or write out each guest's name on cardstock. Cut into tag shape; punch a hole at one end. Thread loose end of a bandanna through tag.
The Activity: Play "Pin the Tail on the Pig." To make: Draw a pig on felt; cut out. For tails, curl a chenille stem around a pencil. Glue toothy half of a Velcro coin onto ends. Attach fuzzy coin half to pig where tail should be.
The Cake: Raising the roof on this clever farmyard cake is remarkably simple.
Party Plan: 1hr. 30 min.
To keep kids busy as they wait for everyone to arrive, leave out a few farm-inspired puzzles and coloring books for them to play with.
Play "Pin the Tail on the Pig." To make: Draw a pig on felt; cut out. For tails, curl a chenille stem around a pencil. Glue toothy half of a Velcro coin onto ends. Attach fuzzy coin half to pig where tail should be.
Fill a wagon with hay or straw, and take guests for a ride. Scatter barnyard-themed stuffed toys, such as cows and chickens, around the yard. Let kids roam for a little free play. Then it's time for cake!
As the day winds down, gather kids for a sing-along of the classic "Old McDonald Had a Farm." Hold up drawings of the animals and write out the sounds for each verse: cow/moo; pig/oink.