Our little Levi turned 1 this previous weekend and we celebrated with a farm theme first birthday celebration! It was lovely and an amazing youngsters’ occasion theme for early fall, too. It will be costly to throw any sort of occasion, not to mention a themed, Pinterest-y one, however I managed to maintain it actually budget-friendly by making the principle decorations myself: the purple barn background and the cow-print flag banner. The relaxation I purchased at Dollar Tree and Party City, extra on that under!
For the DIY barn backdrop, I used this weblog put up as a tough information. The fundamental building is straightforward: begin with a trifold presentation board (I received mine at Dollar Tree). Cut alongside the highest of the board to create the roof form. Now that you've your fundamental barn form, cowl it with purple poster board (I used double-sided tape to connect it to the presentation board). Then minimize strips of white paper and glue them on to create the barn dos and signature X’s. Next, minimize 2 black rectangles for the home windows and layer on skinny strips of white paper for the window panes. Lastly, minimize black strips to cowl the perimeter of the roof. Tip: I like utilizing both a glue stick or double-sided tape as a result of liquid/gel glues like good ol’ Elmer’s can create bubbles beneath paper.
I secured it to the wall with small picture-hanging hooks (two of them are holding the barn up on the wall), masking tape, and a pair of thumbtacks.
The tiny hay bales are Dollar Tree finds, as are the fake fall flowers and galvanized pots. The plastic animals are a part of our Little People farm play set.
I made the cow print flag banner with black and white poster boards, kitchen twine (any string or skinny ribbon would work), and a single gap punch. First I minimize out the white triangle flags, then minimize little, irregular “splotches” out of the black poster board and used a glue stick with safe them to the flags. I punched holes within the prime corners of every flag and threaded the twine by means of each. Tip: don’t minimize the twine till all the flags are threaded onto it and you'll maintain it as much as the wall to estimate the spacing of the flags and the way lengthy you’ll need the completed banner.
I discovered the tiny straw hat with the purple 1 on it, the farm-theme excessive chair banner, and farm-theme plates and napkins at Party City—their “Friendly Farm theme.”
Farm theme 1st birthday excessive chair banner $10
1st birthday straw hat $7
Farm theme dinner plates $6
Dessert plates $3.50
Farm theme napkins $4
That little hat kills me.
The livestock cake! Special order from White’s Bakery.
Happy birthday to our little man!