Make On the Farm Birthday Invitations
A down on the farm party is a popular fun theme for children celebrating a first birthday especially in the spring when the baby animals are abound. Under five year old kids are newly becoming acquainted with farm animals through television programs, story books and nursery rhymes like Old MacDonald had a farm.
Homemade farm party invitation ideas
If your child is in love with the farm theme and you find yourself throwing a barnyard bash you may chose to make your own party invitations. Here are just a few ideas to help you make the cutest party invites with an assortment of different craft materials.
Barnyard party invitations
Take a drawing of a big old farmyard barn with its large front doors closed. You can find pictures in kids story books or you can download our free farm invitation clipart barn that we have made just for this invitation. The clipart image is of a big red barn with a Rooster crowing from the barn loft "Cock-a-doodle-doo! I'm inviting you!"
Save the image to your computer and insert it into a word processing document.
Print the picture of the barn on to firm card stock (thin paper is not suitable for this project)
Cut out the barn and make some cuts in the barn doors to enable them to open.
Write your party invitation onto a piece of card that is a bit bigger than the opening of the doorway. This may take a little trial and error to get the dimensions right.
Lay the barn on top of the party details card and glue it down. Be sure to position the card so the wording is revealed when the barn doors are opened.
Close the doors and slip the completed invite into an envelope and post off to your guests.
Petting food for a petting zoo invitation
Place some pet food pellets in a small sealed bag or envelop (make sure that it is clearly labeled and you might want to ensure it can only be opened by an adult) create a small rectangular tag large enough to fit the party invitation details. Punch a small hole in the top left corner and tie it to the pet food bag with a piece of twine or string.
post your invitations in brown craft colored envelopes.
Bale of hay
At a craft fair one day I was able to purchase some super small bales of real hay. They were for home decor but we thought they'd look great with a small tag invitation attached to it with string. You could then give them out by hand to your party guests.
There are plenty of opportunities to incorporate your child's photo into an invitation design.
Dress your child like a farmer in a flannel check shirt or denim shirt and a pair of overalls if you have some or just wear jeans. Top it off with a straw hat or a bandana tied around their neck.
Props may include a pitch fork or gardening hoe, a stuffed farm animal, a piece of straw or raffia to chew on, tractor toys or other farm equipment.
Take a photo with your child and their horse or on a pony ride, with a duck at the park, resting on a wooden fence or old out buildings, playing in some hay, on an old tractor wreck, fancy dress animal costume.
Farm animal invitations
Cut out some farm animal shapes from crafting card and write the party details directly on to the back. I find that animal heads are easier to reproduce.
Piggy invitations - Round pink card shapes for a cute pig invitation, cut a smaller oval shaper from a darker shade of pink for the nose. White card for the eyes. Use a black marker for the mouth, nostrils, eyelashes, pupil and other finer details.
Farm invitation wording ideas
Old MacJohnathan had a farm E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had his birthday party
We hope that you can go
We're planning a Barn Yard Bash for
James' 2nd birthday
Come and join us down on the farm for
games, cake and ice cream
With a Mooo and a Baaaa and a cock-a-doodle doo
Jesse the cowpoke is turning two
Come join us down at the farm for a birthday party celebrating Joe's 3rd birthday party
Ariel is turning one
We're having a party with a live petting zoo,
there will be fun and icecream and a birthday cake too
Join as down on the farm
Lucille is turning one
Moo, moo, mooooo
Jeremy is turning two
We'll moo and baa with glee
For Jordana's turning three
Want an inexpensive farmyard birthday party invitation
If you don't want to make your party invitations then you can order one of our printable custom farm birthday invitations that you can print yourself at a photo-lab (super cheap at around 8c-15c per invite) or at home on your own home printer. We personalize the invitation with a photo of your child in the barn window.
These personalised invitations come in 4x6" and 5x7" sizes.
At the Farm Customized Birthday Invitations