Published February 05, 2010 by
If your new mom grew up on a farm, lives on a farm, or just wishes she was back on the farm, consider throwing her a Barnyard Baby Shower. This fun theme is perfect for a summer shower where you can have an old-fashioned outdoor hoedown complete with haybales and barbecue!
Growing up in a rural community, I'm actually surprised that I never attended a Farm Animal Themed Shower. Of course, when I was growing up there weren't a lot of themed showers at all - how boring. I would love to host or attend a farm-themed shower now, especially with all the adorable baby shower invitations and farm animals baby shower decorations that are available!
When choosing a baby shower theme, it's important to go with a basic color scheme as well. Primary colors work best for a barynard baby shower, but there are also some cute pastel pigs and lambs that will fit right into the farm. If you go with primary colors, use checkerboard tablecloths and make a big red barn for your guests to deposit their gifts. Have a "baby animal hunt" (similar to an Easter Egg hunt, but hide plastic animals instead of plastic eggs) and dance to the chicken dance for prizes!
Choosing food for your barnyard baby shower will be loads of fun too - make pigs in a blanket, chicken wings and milkshakes. Make a black and white cake to resemble a cow, put together round cakes and pink cupcakes to recreate a pig, or go all out like the cake shown below!
photo courtesy of cakewrecks.blogspot.com