Our little Levi turned 1 this previous weekend and we celebrated with a farm theme first celebration! It was cute and an excellent youngsters’ social gathering theme for early fall, too. It may be costly to throw any kind 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 purple barn background and the cow-print flag banner. The remaining I purchased at Greenback Tree and Get together Metropolis, extra on that beneath!
For the DIY barn backdrop, I used this weblog put up as a tough information. The fundamental development is straightforward: begin with a trifold presentation board (I bought mine at Greenback Tree). Reduce alongside the highest of the board to create the roof form. Now that you’ve got your primary 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. 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 below 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 Individuals 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 prime corners of every flag and threaded the twine by means of each. Tip: don’t minimize the twine till the entire flags are threaded onto it and you may 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 Get together 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 livestock cake! Particular order from White’s Bakery.
Joyful birthday to our little man!