Everyone knows that our family loves parties. We look for every occasion to host one. What better occasion than a grandchild’s birthday. We recently hosted a 3rd. birthday party for Jett. Since he’s really into Mickey Mouse and loves farm animals and vehicles his party theme was easy. We threw him a Farmhouse Party starring his favorite mouse and his buddies.
So to set the tone I fired up my handy dandy Cricut Explore Air and created these cute farmhouse invitations.
Instead of envelopes I put them in clear cellophane bags with some shredded paper to look like hay. Of course the invitations were hand delivered. All the guests loved the Farmhouse Party invitations which also invited them to come in western gear for some extra fun!
I also made these stand-up Disney figures to use as decorations around the cake table.
After all a Farmhouse Party isn’t complete with farm animals!
To round off the Farmhouse Party stationary we made banners, water bottle labels, favor bag tags, and menu cards. All in the theme of course!
Before I set off on my creative binge we had to decide on a party venue. Jaime, my daughter decided that the best venue would be Jett’s “My Gym”. They offered birthday packages that includes pizza and juice and about a 2 hours of entertainment. They also allowed us to use their parking lot for a petting zoo and pony rides. After all what’s a farmhouse party without farm animals!
I also made this birthday t-shirt for Jett to wear to his party. It’s so easy!
To learn how to make birthday T-shirts click here! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
We had the party catered and served mostly finger food like sliders and wings. Kids love finger food!
Jaime bought straw cowboy hats from Amazon and glued on felt mouse ears. Every child got one to wear at the party and take home. It doubled as a party favor along with a cowboy Mickey cookie!
But the highlight of the party were the pony rides. Everyone, even the adults got to ride a pony around the parking lot!
The ponies attracted so much attention that we ended up giving pony rides to the kids that stopped by with their parents! Worked out well and everyone was happy!
My daughter hired a local company to set up a small petting zoo and entertain the kids with the pony rides. That was easy entertainment!
After the kids big and small finished their rides everyone came in for some birthday cake. Then like all good things the farmhouse party came to an end. It was time to go home! An added bonus was that we didn’t have to clean up. The caterers cleaned up any leftovers and the venue did the rest. We just loaded the gifts in the truck and went home with a very happy but tired birthday boy!