Hay bales and tiny milk bottles - check out this farmyard fun party!


By his second birthday party your little tot will be more mobile than his first one.This is a good age to introduce some kind of activity, like a mobile petting zoo, to keep the little one's entertained. You can have a huge amount of fun with the farm animal theme and go as elaborate or as simple as you want.

Tiny milk bottles

  • Buy probiotic-enriched drinking yoghurts.
  • They look just like tiny old-fashioned milk bottles.

Animal feed

  • Cut some vegetables into bite-sized pieces and serve with a dip.

Hay bales

  • Stack some toasted coconut marshmallows onto toy tractor trailers and use as table decorations.

Farmyard birthday cake


  • 1 square cake (shop bought or bake a simple chocolate cake)
  • Butter icing (beat together ½ cup soft butter and 3 cups sifted icing sugar)
  • Ice cream wafers (to make the fence)
  • Wooden farm animals, tractor, farmer and farmer's wife


  1. Ice the cake and place on a wooden chopping board.
  2. Cut the wafers in half (lengthways) and cut each top corner to make a spike.
  3. Arrange these fence posts at intervals around the cake.
  4. Then cut wafers into thin strips (sideways) to make the beams to connect the posts to each other.
  5. To make the feeding trough, cut a wafer in half (sideways)
  6. Cut one of these halves to form two triangles.
  7. Form two whole wafers into a V-shape (icing the top of the V to hold it together), then attach a triangle to each end, using icing to "glue" it together.
  8. Let the icing set before filling with smarties or "feed" of your choice.
  9. Now arrange the feeding trough and animals on your cake.
  10. You can place a tractor, farmer and farmer's wife around the farmyard to complete the picture.

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