It’s done. The farm party of the year is DONE.
I’m farking farmed out.
Maxi and his band of merry men (and maidens) had a really, truly super awesomey day (except that one kid… there is always one.. who told me constantly that he was bored. I hated that kid.)
The trouble with ‘doing’ kids’ parties is that kids have to come to them. I like kids well enough (I certainly like my own), but they’re all just so… needy. The bits of half-eaten food that are plonked in your hand. The constant requests to hold things. The ‘where are my?’s and ‘where can I?’s and ‘I don’t eat that’s. The ‘I’m bored’ kid.
Stop pestering me I’m BUSY boring you all, I wanted to shout.
Anyway, needless to say, I won’t be adding ‘kids’ party entertainer’ to my list of career prospects any time soon.
But, boy, this was a totally fantastically fun farm party to put together and, yes, host. Sorry for the ultra-lengthy post, but we all had the best possible time. Except that one kid.
The piggies were the all-important welcome at the front gate…
We even got dressed up. Seemingly as cows…
We played games. Lots of really fun games and one or two utter flops.
After all that game playing, a cold drink of milk was in order. Hello milk maid! (Nice ‘fresh’ face there, huh? Who has time for make-up on party day!?)
By this stage the kids were begging (begging) for food. Oh the food. Such fun to put it all together. I got loads of ideas from Pinterest (check my board for the ‘inspiration’ for a lot of the stuff you see here).
Carrots in Dirt – thanks to Easter there was no shortage of carrot cookie-cutters around. The ‘dirt’ is crushed up Arnotts Choc Ripple biscuits.
Pigs in Mud – chocolate mousse in little shot glasses with a lolly pig. We found the pig lollies at Harris Farm, but you can get the Coles Percy Pigs as well.
Fresh Eggs – these were a hit. I covered some egg cartons and then sandwiched two marshmallows together with icing. The ‘cheap’ marshmallows work best as they are the right sort of shape. I made enough of these so that Maxi could take a few boxes into school the next day to share with his classmates.
Chicken Feed – mini-pretzels and caramel popcorn.
Cake Pops – yes, I went there. I got it oh-so-right this time except… except. I was supposed to make ‘watermelon’ cake pops. So inside they are strawberry cake with little choc chips. I didn’t plan ahead to think how I was going to colour the chocolate so despite many attempts, I didn’t get it right. So I kept the chocolate white, painted on a face and called them Scarecrows. Never again. This time I mean it. I’m moving onto Whoopies.