We set up the wheelbarrow in the backyard with dirt and scoops (found these at Target) and some tomato plants from the local nursery. We tried to grow our own from seeds as a fun project for the kids, but this just wasn't meant to be.
Then I had made paper pinwheels following these instructions which I had each child's name attached to.
We had a guess the seeds game set up which only a couple of the kids played, however I was amazed at how good they were at guessing the seeds correctly. We also had a puppet craft and a clucking chicken craft. The clucking chicken was a huge hit. I had printed out a bunch of farm themed coloring sheets and had those set up with crayons and markers. We also had a Feed the Pig game which was simply a cute little pig garbage pail I had found at Meijer and some bean bags we had. Then there was a Tractor Races game which was just a board set up and some small John Deere tractors to race down the ramp.
We served lunch for the kids which included Pigs in a Blanket, also known as bagel dogs which we kept warm in the crock pot. Popcorn, watermelon and corn on the cob was also on the menu.
While the adults had carrot cake. This carrot cake is one of our favorite recipes which I make every year for Easter, so I was happy to be able to pull it out again so soon. You can find the recipe for this Carrot Cake at Taste of Home. Just a note, I prefer mine more cake like and bake it in a 13"x9" baking dish and bake it for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
The party favors were very simple and included a homemade s'mores snack mix which we made from the Pepperidge Farm graham cracker fish, mini marshmallows and milk chocolate chips. A homemade chocolate covered oreo with green and yellow drizzles. My inspiration came from here. Of course we had to include a candy Cow Tale.
This party was so much fun to plan and host. Next time I guess I will just host a large playdate. :) As always, thanks for stopping by. -Robyn