Our little Levi turned 1 this previous weekend and we celebrated with a farm theme first celebration! It was lovely and an important youngsters’ social gathering theme for early fall, too. It may be costly to throw any sort of social gathering, not to mention a themed, Pinterest-y one, however I managed to maintain it actually budget-friendly by making the principle decorations myself: the crimson barn background and the cow-print flag banner. The remaining I purchased at Greenback Tree and Celebration Metropolis, extra on that under!
For the DIY barn backdrop, I used this weblog submit as a tough information. The essential development is easy: begin with a trifold presentation board (I received mine at Greenback Tree). Minimize alongside the highest of the board to create the roof form. Now that you’ve got your fundamental barn form, cowl it with crimson poster board (I used double-sided tape to connect it to the presentation board). Then lower strips of white paper and glue them on to create the barn dos and signature X’s. Subsequent, lower 2 black rectangles for the home windows and layer on skinny strips of white paper for the window panes. Lastly, lower 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 underneath 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 couple of thumbtacks.
The tiny hay bales are Greenback Tree finds, as are the fake fall flowers and galvanized pots. The plastic animals are a part of our Little Folks 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 lower out the white triangle flags, then lower little, irregular “splotches” out of the black poster board and used a glue follow safe them to the flags. I punched holes within the prime corners of every flag and threaded the twine by way of every one. Tip: don’t lower the twine till the entire 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 crimson 1 on it, the farm-theme excessive chair banner, and farm-theme plates and napkins at Celebration Metropolis—their “Pleasant Farm theme.”
Farm theme 1st birthday excessive chair banner $10
Farm theme dinner plates $6
Dessert plates $3.50
Farm theme napkins $4
That little hat kills me.
The cattle cake! Particular order from White’s Bakery.
Blissful birthday to our little man!