Our little Levi turned 1 this previous weekend and we celebrated with a farm theme first birthday celebration! It was lovely and an important youngsters’ occasion theme for early fall, too. It may be costly to throw any kind of occasion, not to mention a themed, Pinterest-y one, however I managed to maintain it actually budget-friendly by making the primary decorations myself: the crimson barn background and the cow-print flag banner. The remaining I purchased at Greenback Tree and Occasion Metropolis, extra on that under!
For the DIY barn backdrop, I used this weblog publish as a tough information. The fundamental development is straightforward: begin with a trifold presentation board (I received mine at Greenback Tree). Lower alongside the highest of the board to create the roof form. Now that you’ve your fundamental barn form, cowl it with crimson 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. Subsequent, 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 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 minimize out the white triangle flags, then minimize little, irregular “splotches” out of the black poster board and used a glue follow safe them to the flags. I punched holes within the high corners of every flag and threaded the twine by every one. 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 crimson 1 on it, the farm-theme excessive chair banner, and farm-theme plates and napkins at Occasion 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.
Completely happy birthday to our little man!