make for great decorations and can be used in a variety of
ways. They dont cost much (especially when you order
them by the dozen from a party supplier (see below.) However,
if youre handy with a sewing machine, youll probably
find the easiest (and least expensive route) is to make your
own from bandana print fabric. For best deals on fabric, check
your local fabric store for when their fabric sales are
dont forget about those monthly Joanns coupons
that come in the mail for those that are on their mailing
list (40% off a single non-sale item.)
of corn stalks can be purchased from your local farmers market
(during certain times of the year) and can look GREAT at the
entrance to your party. Simply flank both sides of your doorway
with a trio of stalks and youll give the feeling of
heading out to the field!
traditional red and white checkered tablecloths are the way
but you dont need to stop there. Once again,
visit your local fabric store and pick up some red and white
checkered material and make some nice table placemats, napkins
and ribbons for general decorating.
a table centerpiece, any number of items can be used - make
an effort to use any vegetables that are in season. All of
the colors from a variety of fresh vegetables will be all
you need for a festive table look. Other items to consider
(for filler) are eggs, some hay and a couple glasses of milk!
on the visual feel you are trying to achieve, you might also
consider decorating with with burlap. Burlap can also be used
to make some fake seed bags for decorating. Simply sew them
into sacks and fill them with wadded up newspaper and tie
it up at the end.
make for GREAT decorations. Dig out those old farm clothes
and stuff away with newspaper or other used clothes. If you
arent confident with your drawing skills enough to draw
a face, go ahead and leave it off. When it comes to scarecrows,
the face is nice, but not imperative. A strange looking face,
though, will leave you wishing you left it blank.
anyone who has a farm or works on one? Ask them to borrow
some of their tools. These look great at the entrance to your
party or as part of the decorations you have planned for your
fun centerpieces or random decorating, place some hay in some
shallow wicker baskets along with a few fresh eggs. They will
look like little hen nests and are very effective farm decorations!
youre finding yourself shy on decorations (and a budget
to go get some) consider purchasing some extra farm theme
napkins. These are very inexpensive and when fully opened
up can be used in a variety of ways to really fill your party
space with the same party colors and prints youve already
fun wall decorations, visit your local fabric store and pick
up some cow print material, a couple of yards should do. Cut
them into large, irregular shapes like cow hides. These look
great hung up on walls. For a simpler use, they can also be
used for ribbons, napkins or anything else in your decorating.
The visual is great for taking your guests directly to the
around to family and friends for anyone that has cow, chicken,
goat, horse, duck, pig, etc. stuffed animals (any animal that
youd find on a farm.) These look especially great arranged
on your table as a fantastic centerpiece.
the entrance to your party, place a large wheel barrow filled
with gardening tools and a few wicker baskets filled with
fruits and vegetables.
your front door like the door to a barn. Cover the door in
red wrapping paper first (solid red paper.) Using white streamers,
create the familiar Z on the door just like youd find
on a barn door. This technique looks great and would work
on any door at your party space.