We are having the kids’ birthday party this Saturday. While they are young, we usually just invite family and grill hamburgers. We don’t go all out with themes and games and friends, but the rain and mud all over our yard today got me thinking that farm animals would be a cute theme for a kid’s party. Actually, I was thinking of a mud party, where the kids could pretend to be the farm animals.
And what better party favor than for the kids to be able to make their own mud (chocolate pudding) when they get home?
If you want to use this idea, just mix 3 teaspoons of cornstarch and 1 cup of Nesquick powder or Ovaltine and put in in a plastic sandwich bag. Attach this label I made:
You might want to mix up your own batch from my pudding recipe and add a few plastic farm animals either as a decoration on the buffet table or, if you are brave, mix up a bunch and put it in a baby pool outside for the kids to play in.
Tell each child to bring an old swimsuit and hose them off well afterward.
Make a dirt cake and serve carrots (for the horses) and other animal-themed
foods. Set a buffet out on a bunch of broken dry spaghetti so that it looks like straw.
The See n Say and Little People Barn you already have would be cute decorations.
Ok…now my wheels are turning. Maybe we’ll be having a theme this year after all.