The best farm party ideas

best farm party ideas

by Samantha Ball |
Published on

If your little one loves farm animals, then you'll want to look at farm party ideas to give them a birthday to remember, no matter if it's their first birthday party or fifth.

Farm animals are always popular amongst children as quite often they're the first animals they learn about, (thanks to Old McDonald had a farm!) and the good news is because they're popular, planning for a farm party theme is a whole lot easier.

Whether you're eager to get planning months in advance for your little ones' birthday or are just a few weeks away, there are so many farm party ideas for you to use to create a wonderful farm-themed party. All you need are some farmyard animal balloons, a barn backdrop and farm-themed party bags!

Our favourite farm party ideas shortlist 2023:

Farmyard Party Animal Cake Toppers: Buy here on Not On The High Street
Customisable Farm Theme Party Box: Buy here on Amazon
Farm Animals Birthday Celebration Pink: Buy here on Amazon

You could even use some of your toddler's farm toys you have laying around the house as decorations. There are so many ways for you to get creative without having to try too hard!

Best farm party ideas birthday bunting

No birthday is complete without a happy birthday banner. The Ginger Ray Farm Party Happy Birthday Bunting makes a lovely wall hanging for farm-themed birthday celebrations. The farm animals are on a separate line to the Happy Birthday message, making a double banner effect.


  • Happy birthday with animal bunting
  • Beautiful design


  • Will need to secure with hooks

Best 3D balloons farm party ideas

These 54pc Farm Animal Birthday Balloons add several decorative balloon farm animals to your little ones' party. You can make five balloon pyramids and use the white ribbon to tie the animal heads to the base balloons. They can be easily moved too.


  • There are no instructions

Best farm party ideas cake toppers

The best thing about these Farmyard Party Animal Cake Toppers is that you don't need an extravagant cake, you can use any and these figures will really make it a centrepiece! With a set of four farm animals, they come with little flags that say animal noises and 'yay'. You even have the option to customise with your child's age and name.


  • Option to personalise with age and name flag
  • Cute cake topper figures
  • Can be added to any cake


  • No onsite reviews

Best pink backdrop farm party ideas

best farm party ideas birthday decorations
Price: $18.39

Every party needs a backdrop, whether it's for photos or to go behind the food. The Farm Animals Birthday Decoration Pink comes with all the backdrop essentials, including a poster, balloons and animals!

One review said: "Absolutely loved the balloon set, we filled with helium and the walking animals were so much fun. They are really clever how the Bob along and my son loved them. Easy to inflate and have been up 5 days and only now showing signs of deflation."


  • Plenty of balloons for a balloon arch
  • Backdrop which can be hung separately


  • No helium included

Best farm party ideas cookies

How delicious do these look? The Farmyard Theme Birthday Cookies come in different colour options and pack sizes. They're all individually wrapped so you can even use them as party favours or as a tasty dessert treat on a buffet.

One review said: "Beautiful biscuits the farm design was perfect. Each biscuit arrived safely packaged and were super tasty. Lots of compliments. Thank you"


  • Cookies are individually heat-sealed for freshness
  • Can be personalised


  • Might not have availability for quick turn-arounds

Best farm party ideas tableware

The Farm Party Plate Napkin Set comes with enough for 16 people, and even dessert plates! They fit well with the farm theme and look great as decoration while waiting to be used. They're high quality and suitable for food contact.

One review said: "Loved these. They fitted my party theme, and looked great. Came in a nice box too. Was really pleased to be able to get a set of 16 too, as they normally only come in packs of 8 which is never enough."


  • Can serve 16 guests
  • Disposable


  • Would be better if they came with cups too

Best farm party ideas goody bag

The Customisable Farm Theme Party Box makes a lovely goody bag and can even be personalised. They come in a barn style with farmyard animal features, and you can add any name to the box. It even comes with a ribbon to tie the top together for a finishing touch.


  • Can be personalised
  • Cute barn design


  • No onesite reviews

Best farm party ideas gift bag stampers

Perfect for popping into party bags or even for stamping invite envelopes, these Farm Self-Inking Stampers come in a pack of ten and are even self-inking, so you don't need an ink pad. With five assorted ink colours, the stampers come in farm animals and even a barn and tractor stamp. They come with covers too so that the ink doesn't dry out.

One review said: "Easy to use for a 2-year-old. My granddaughter has had lots of fun with these and great practice for her to take off and replace lids as well as working out which way up to apply the stamp"


  • Five colours included in the pack of 10
  • Self-inking - no need for ink pads


  • If the lids aren't put on properly the ink will dry out

Best farm party ideas party games

best farm party ideas pin the tail game
Price: $7.69

We've all heard of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, so Pin The Tail on the Cow is just a farmyard twist. It comes with 24 tails so the whole family can get involved, and two blindfolds are included too. The poster can be pinned up anywhere so you can make it height friendly for children.

One review said: "Definitely a hit at our kids' birthday party. I did have to use additional tape to hold it up but that could have been the surface. All of the kids loved the game and the quality was great!"


  • Comes with blindfolds and a game card
  • Can be pinned up anywhere


  • Some mentioned they had to use additional tape on some wall surfaces

Farm party food ideas

Fruit and vegetable patch

Cut fruit and vegetables into finger-sized food and line them up in rows on trays. It looks effective while being extremely easy to set up, and children will love picking from the vegetable patch!

Tractor tire doughnuts

Another easy food set-up, all you need is a couple of boxes of doughnuts (preferably chocolate-covered doughnuts for a real tire-looking effect) and stack them up!

Animal feed trays

Ideal for crisps, popcorn and other snacks, all you need is some tubs or buckets to load up with treats. You can add labels to them and theme them around different farmyard animals.

Farm party game ideas

Egg and spoon race

If you use real eggs, this one might get a little bit messy but it's fun and helps children to develop their balancing skills too! You could always buy fake eggs if you don't want to clean up the mess.

Pin the tail on the cow

One of the more classic children's party games with a farmyard twist, Pin the Tail on the Cow is definitely a favourite that children will love! You can even give a prize to the child who gets closest.

Pigs or sheep on the loose

This game will definitely get some giggles! Draw pig faces on pink balloons or sheep faces on white balloons, and let them go in the garden and get the children to gather them into a pen. The wind will blow the balloons and they'll only be able to grab one at a time.

Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us
How we write our articles and reviews
Mother & Baby is dedicated to ensuring our information is always valuable and trustworthy, which is why we only use reputable resources such as the NHS, reviewed medical papers, or the advice of a credible doctor, GP, midwife, psychotherapist, gynaecologist or other medical professionals. Where possible, our articles are medically reviewed or contain expert advice. Our writers are all kept up to date on the latest safety advice for all the products we recommend and follow strict reporting guidelines to ensure our content comes from credible sources. Remember to always consult a medical professional if you have any worries. Our articles are not intended to replace professional advice from your GP or midwife.