Party Idea: A Barnyard Birthday Party



Every little boy needs to feel special on his birthday, and with the help of May Arts Ribbon and Stampendous products, you can turn a regular birthday party into a full out fantastic barnyard picnic! My little nephew turns one shortly and my sister has enlisted my help with decorations for the big day. I’ll show you a few quick and inexpensive projects that will really bring the barnyard theme together.


To make the majority of the projects today, you just need a few supplies! Grab the uber cute Cowlik Birthday stamp set from Stampendous, May Arts wide Wired Burlap Ribbon and paper Natural Raffia, a circle punch, ink and cardstock.


Help your guests feel welcome and special with custom place cards!


After stamping the fun greeting and the guests’ names onto cardstock, I punched each into a circle and then cut burlap into 4 inch sections.


Finally, I threaded about a five inch length of raffia through the cardstock and burlap and tied it off. Since the burlap is pre-wired, I simply folded them in half to stand upright.


Another cute and quick idea to carry out the barnyard theme was to create these adorable cupcake toppers with the help of a few toothpicks.


I stamped and colored the cute sheep (and mice images, too, not pictured!) included in the stamp set and then punched each into a circle. I also punched enough matching blank circles as well.


I then ran glue on the perimeter of the backside circles, leaving about a 1/8 inch area without glue. I adhered a stamped circle and a blank circle together and inserted the toothpick in between. After allowing them to dry, I tied a short piece of raffia to each and they were ready to stick into each frosted cupcake.


For a touch of color and whimsy, I decorated a mason jar with wrapped raffia and a stamped and colored cupcake tag. A number of jars will be filled with daisies and used as a tabletop centerpiece and a few placed throughout the venue.


I created a cute little card for the birthday boy himself that coordinated with the décor and theme of the party too!


I started with a trimmed piece of chipboard (aka-cereal box) and wrapped it with the raffia.


Then I stamped the cutie pie cow image with permanent ink onto the front and also stamped, colored and fussy cut one from cardstock. I adhered the cut cow onto the raffia and then finished the card with some coordinating patterned  paper.

The possibilities to carry out this theme, with only a few select May Arts Ribbon and Stampendous, products are endless! I think the guests to the party will feel welcome and be ready for a hayride! It was super fun to pair the two and to know that May Arts Store has such a wide variety of ribbon products to work with any kind of stamp set is really fantastic. The possibilities are endless!

Blog post by: Karen Baker


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