The Best Ideas For A Tractor Party

Start up your tractor and get ready to plow the perfect tractor-themed party!

At Discount Party Supplies, our John Deere Party Supplies are all the rage for the littlest farmer all the way to the occupational farmer! Remember, “Nothing Runs Like a Deere” and nothing will run better than your party after you decorate it with these look-a-like Deere-themed party napkins, plates, toys, and other birthday supplies. If the one you are celebrating has a love for machinery, he/she is certain to love this traditional and spectacular green and yellow American favorite!

To start, we are going to dive into the history of John Deere for those who want to know more about the brand they love. If you want to jump straight to the party ideas such as decorations, supplies, food, cake, and games, then feel free to skip over the history and go straight into the tips and tricks for your party planning!

The History: Deere & Company was founded in Grand Detour, Illinois in 1836 by John Deere (of course). John Deere, having been born in Rutland Vermont, was a blacksmith by trade. He moved to Illinois in part to escape bankruptcy. He repaired and manufactured tools for his local community to thrive.

John Deere developed his first breakthrough when he developed the cast-steel plow. Previously, most plows had been made of wood or iron and were much less durable than steel. Also, the wood and/or iron plow were less smooth and required much more frequent cleaning to work properly. It only made sense to look for a better, more durable and reliable option! So Deere knew his business would benefit when he began pre-producing steel plows before they had been sold, which was a dramatic break from the typical practice of only manufacturing a product after someone had purchased it. This allowed the customers to review the plow before purchase and greatly increased sales. He was confident in what he had to offer and he delivered quality each and every time!

In 1842, Deere partnered with Leonard Andrus. Together they purchased land and built a larger factory in Rock River, Illinois. Later, in 1848, despite the business’ success, Deere would dissolve the partnership to move closer to the railroad and the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. At this time, he formed another partnership with Robert Tate and John Gould. Production at this new facility grew quickly and there was no stopping the amazing production of his products.

In 1853, John Deere would again buy out his partners in order to make room for his son, Charles Deere. The business continued to grow until a financial downturn in 1858. To stay solvent, John Deere reorganized and sold his shares to his son and to his son-in-law Christopher Webber. Together, these two would take on the company’s management concerns. In 1868, the company was incorporated as Deere & Company and John Deere served as President until his death in 1886. After that, Charles became the President where he continued to grow sales and the independent dealers’ network that he had started in 1869.

Today, Deere & Company operates in countries all over the world and employs almost 50,000 people. While they have facilities in numerous locations, its administrative center remains in Moline, Illinois. Still, primarily known for its tractors and other equipment, you will occasionally find the John Deere name on licensed products just like our party supplies!

Now that you know the history, we want to share with you everything we need to make this party easy to plan! If your party is for a little one, you’ll want to read all the way to the end because the games and activities section is sure to please your little farmer! However, if you are throwing a party for a group of farmers in your area or for someone you know who is a career farmer, you may just stick to the first three categories: decorations & supplies, food, and cake.

What is great about Discount Party Supplies is that you can get everything you need in just a few clicks delivered right to your home! Maybe you’re a busy mama who wants to throw your child the best party but you can’t find the time to head to your nearest party store. And, even if you could, you know as soon as you step foot into the store, you’ll feel overwhelmed with all the options! We understand that feeling, and that’s why it’s our goal to not only have the most affordable, quality products but to also make it easy for you to get your hands on our products without leaving your home!

At Discount Party Supplies, we make it a priority to offer the best product quality and service. All of our products are chosen with an emphasis on quality, and all of our items are packaged and shipped FAST to your location so you can plan your party with ease!

So, let’s plow right into planning!

1. Decorations & Supplies

It’s time to set up your food table! You can transform any venue into a cornfield full of tractors when you use our party supplies! We have cups, napkins, dinner plates, dessert plates, and party packs to give your table that farm-feel.

1. Tractor Dinner Plates: Our sturdy party plates are better quality than other party brands, making them perfect to reuse again and again throughout the party to save on waste. Our paper design is perfect for your guest’s favorite finger food, appetizers, and light meals. These fun, bright, and colorful plates feature a large, green tractor in a field surrounded by a green border. Our plates are designed at 350 grams per square meter. They’re stronger and sturdier than other party brands.

2. Tractor Dessert Plates: These plates are smaller sizes than the dinner plates so your guests can save room for dessert! Use these plates to hold your guest’s cupcakes, cake, or cookies! The plates feature an oversized tractor in the middle of bright green grass and a vibrant sky. Time to get to work!

3. Tractor Party Cups: These sturdy paper cups hold up to 9oz of hot or cold liquid, so they’re great for any time of year. They hold up under multiple uses so your guests can use the entire party long.

4. Tractor Party Dinner Plates: Here is another great option for dinner plates! The square shape gives your guests more room to load up on the delicious food!

5. Tractor 16oz Cups: These cups are a great option for your party because they hold more liquid and make a great party favor for your guests to take home!

6. Tractor Standard Party Pack: You can find everything you need in one all-inclusive package for your Tractor-lover’s special day! Featuring Tractor-themed dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, and cups. Each pack contains all the basics and tableware for up to 16 party guests and make getting party supplies a breeze!

For the utensils, you can put forks and spoons in pails and call them “shovels” and “pitchforks” so they fit with the theme! How clever, right?

Photo from: hwtm.com

When it comes to decorations, let us help you set the stage for a farm-friendly party by making the environment look and feel like you might be on the farm!

1. Tractor Dizzy Danglers: Complete the look of your party with this easy to hang dangler that adds a pop of pizazz and ties in perfectly with your theme. Add some farm fun when you hang these danglers overhead! Each package includes 3 green and 2 orange danglers with tractor cutouts. Hang in doorways or on the ceiling.

2. Farmhouse Fun Balloons: These Farmhouse Balloons are a great accent to your John Deere or farm-themed party decorations! Each balloon measures about 18″ around when inflated. Tie these to toy tractors to use as table centerpieces!

3. Tractor Party Latex Balloons: Your party theme will look great with our Tractor Party Latex Balloons! When inflated, they measure 11″. Pair these with the Farmhouse Fun Balloons or solid colored balloons to make a balloon wall or arch!

4. Tractor Table Covers: These plastic table covers are perfect for inside or outside use! Decorate your party tables quickly and easily with the help of our fun party table covers. Each table cover measures 54″ x 102″, the perfect size for your square party tables.

5. Tractor Birthday Banner: Each sturdy paper banner measures 5.5 feet long and can be hung outdoors or indoors with tacks or tape (not included). The sign reads “Happy Birthday” with a tractor image in the center, and is perfect for reuse. When the party’s over, simply wrap up and store in a dry place to use again for next time!

6. Tractor Centerpieces: Complete the look of your party with a honeycomb centerpiece that is not only easy to assemble but makes a fabulous decoration. This centerpiece comes with a green base and a Tractor-themed topper that coordinates with the rest of the party line.

Another great centerpiece idea is to put kids’ play tractors in the center of the table with the tractor latex balloons hanging from them!

2. Food

Get ready to “pig out” and the “grazing station!” We have the perfect farm food suggestions for your tractor party! Use our chalkboard food markers to label each of the foods to go along with the farm-related theme. We have listed what to label the foods and then included recipes your guests will love! Don’t feel like you need to make EVERY recipe! Pick a few and take the pressure off of doing it all. One suggestion is to do one hard recipe as the main dish and then make the rest quick and easy!

Though we, of course, care about how the food tastes, we also want to give a tip for how to display the food as well. A fun “food table tip” is to incorporate farm-related toys into your food displays like the picture below:

Photo from: grinningcheektocheek.com

Fill tractor wagons with candy or have some “dump” the food into their serving dishes. You can get really creative with the display!

Now it’s time for farm-themed recipes your guests will LOVE!

  • Pulled Pork Sliders

All Recipes has an easy two ingredient recipe here.

Ingredients: 

Pulled Pork

BBQ Sauce

Buns

Instructions:

  1. Place pork in a slow cooker and add enough water to cover the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low for 7 hours. Transfer pork to a bowl and shred with 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker and stir in barbeque sauce. Continue to cook on Low for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Spoon a generous amount of pork into each roll.
  • Pigs in a Blanket

Taste of Home has an easy recipe here.

Ingredients:

1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls

8 hot dogs

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon water

Caraway seeds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Separate crescent dough into triangles. Place hot dogs at wide ends of triangles and roll up. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Combine egg and water; brush over rolls. Sprinkle caraway over tops; press lightly into rolls.
  2. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Barnyard Baked Beans

What makes this the best baked beans recipe? THE BACON! Check out The Recipe Critic for the details here.

Ingredients:

1 pound bacon

1 green pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

4 (15 ounces) cans of pork and beans

1 cup ketchup

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions:

  1. Fry up the bacon and crumble in pieces.
  2. Cut up the green pepper and onion.
  3. Cook in the bacon grease until soft.
  4. Combine all ingredients together.
  5. Let simmer in a pan on low for at least an hour.
  • Pig Slop — Dirt Pudding

A delicious recipe for dirt pudding can be found at Just A Pinch.

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1 cup powdered sugar

2 box french vanilla pudding (small)

3 1/2 cup cold milk

12 ounces cool whip

1 lb oreos (crushed)
Instructions:
  1. At room temperature mix the cream cheese, margarine, and powdered sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat pudding and milk until thickened.
  3. Fold in Cool Whip, and then mix with cream cheese mixture.
  4. In a large bowl or casserole dish, alternate layers of pudding mixture, then Oreos, ending with Oreos on the top layer.
  • Old MacDonald Mac and Cheese

For the homemade, creamy mac and cheese recipe below, you’ll want to visit The Chunky Chef! The pictures of this dinner will have you drooling!!

Ingredients:

1 lb. dried elbow pasta

1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups whole milk

2 1/2 cups half and half

4 cups grated medium sharp cheddar cheese divided

2 cups grated Gruyere cheese divided

1/2 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  When boiling, add dried pasta and cook 1 minute less than the package directs.
  3. Drain and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil to keep from sticking.
  4. While water is coming up to a boil, grate cheeses and toss together to mix, then divide into three piles. Approximately 3 cups for the sauce, 1 1/2 cups for the inner layer, and 1 1/2 cups for the topping.
  5. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine.  The mixture will look like very wet sand.  Cook for approximately 1 minute, whisking often.
  7. Slowly pour in about 2 cups or so of the milk/half and half, while whisking constantly, until smooth.  Slowly pour in the remaining milk/half and half, while whisking constantly, until combined and smooth.
  8. Continue to heat over MED heat, whisking very often, until thickened to a very thick consistency.  It should almost be the consistency of a semi-thinned out condensed soup.
  9. Stir in spices and 1 1/2 cups of the cheeses, stirring to melt and combine.  Stir in another 1 1/2 cups of cheese, and stir until completely melted and smooth.
  10. In a large mixing bowl, combine drained pasta with cheese sauce, stirring to combine fully.  Pour half of the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish.  Top with 1 1/2 cups of grated cheeses, then top that with the remaining pasta mixture.
  11. Sprinkle the top with the last 1 1/2 cups of cheese and bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and lightly golden brown.
  • Popcorn Chicken

Some of us would prefer to order take-out from Chick-fil-a, but if you want to make everything on your own, here’s a delicious and easy popcorn chicken recipe from Miss In The Kitchen.

Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt

3 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions:

  1. Place chicken pieces into a bowl and top with buttermilk, stir to coat.
  2. Add flour to a bowl with a lid or zip-top bag. Add seasoned salt and stir until well combined.
  3. Add about 12 pieces of chicken to flour mixture at a time, cover and shake to coat.  Shake excess flour from chicken pieces and set aside in a single layer.
  4. Place oil in a large cast iron skillet and place over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
  5. Cook chicken in batches, turning to brown both sides, about 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Place on a wire rack over a paper towel to drain.
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauces.
  • Corn Stalks — Corn Cereal

Fill baggies with round corn cereal. With brown string, tie green tissue paper around the bottom of the baggie and make them into the shape of a corn cob. Serve laying in a basket.

Photo from: spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com

  • Chicken Feed — Chex Mix

What better place to get a chex mix recipe than from the Chex website? This is guaranteed to be delicious! It’s a great finger foods snack for guests to munch on throughout the party!

Ingredients:

3 cups Corn Chex™ cereal

3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal

3 cups Wheat Chex™ cereal

1 cup mixed nuts

1 cup bite-size pretzels

1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions:

  1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels, and bagel chips; set aside. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  • Tractor Wheels– Oreos

(You’re going to want the double stuffed for sure! *wink*)

Photo from: Catchmyparty.com

  • Cornbread

Betty Crocker has a great recipe for cornbread! You can watch it being made below and read the recipe here as well.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups yellow, white or blue cornmeal
1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round cake pan with the cooking spray.
  2. In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the butter over low heat until melted.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the melted butter, milk and egg with a fork or wire whisk until well mixed. Add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt all at once; stir just until the flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy). Pour batter into the pan; use a rubber spatula to scrape batter from the bowl. Spread batter evenly in pan and smooth top of batter.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
  • Veggie Garden

Gather all your favorite veggies and label the platter your “veggie garden.” Line them up in rows like you would see in a garden!

  • Hay Bales — Rice Krispie Treats

We knew we could count on finding the perfect Rice Krispie treat recipe from the Rice Krispie website! They did not let us down!

Photo from: hwtm.com

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

1 package (10 oz., about 40) large marshmallows  or 4 cups mini marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies® cereal

Instructions:

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Rice Krispie cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool.
  4. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
    Microwave Option: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on High for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
  • Cow Patties — No-Bake Cookies

We found the perfect no-bake cookie recipe from Live Well Bake Often! Cow Patties never tasted so good!!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups quick-cooking oats

Instructions:

  1. Before getting started, make sure to gather all of your ingredients and measure everything out. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, milk, and unsweetened cocoa powder in a saucepan and heat over medium heat, making sure to stir often until the butter is melted and everything is well combined. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and allow to boil for 60 seconds (make sure to set a timer!) stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until fully combined. Stir in the oats and mix until all of the oats are coated with the mixture and everything is well combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets (I like to use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop). Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes, serve, and enjoy!
  • Cow Pies — Brownies

Cow pies are pretty “fudgy” don’t you think? So we wanted to share the fudgiest brownies recipe below from Cafe Delites!

Ingredients:

1 cup 8oz butter, melted and cooled

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 1/4 cups white sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

4 2oz large eggs, at room temperature

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup good quality, unsweetened cocoa powder

7 oz roughly chopped chocolate or large chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8×12-inch square baking pan* with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper (or baking paper); set aside.
  3. Combine melted butter, oil and sugars together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well to combine. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat until lighter in color (another minute).
  4. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until JUST combined (do NOT overbeat as doing so will affect the texture of your brownies).
  5. Fold in 3/4 of the chocolate pieces.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top out evenly, and top with remaining chocolate pieces.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center of the brownies in the pan no longer jiggles and is just set to the touch (the brownies will keep baking in the hot pan out of the oven). If testing with a toothpick, the toothpick should come out dirty for fudge-textured brownies.

3. Cakes

We’ve given you some great desserts listed under the food category of this post, but we can’t forget about cakes and cupcakes! When we think of the perfect cupcakes for a farm-themed party, we can’t help but think of these grass topped cupcakes! We promise they don’t taste like grass; they just look like grass! *wink*

Here is a “how-to” from shopsweetsandtreats.com:

How to make grass icing on cupcakes:

  1. Smooth a big swirl of green buttercream with the large round piping tip.
  2. Begin piping on the “grass” at the bottom of the buttercream swirl by doing the following technique: press, release, and pull. You’ll get the hang of it as you go. (You can see the three steps in the picture above).
  3. Continue to work your way up the frosting swirl to you reach the top. You’ll now have a perfect little mound of grass atop your cupcake.
  4. Top your grass cupcakes with our tractor toppers found below. Then place on our cupcake stands!

1. Tractor Cupcake Toppers: You’ve made a lot of homemade delicious foods! So if you want to keep the dessert simple, make a simple cupcake and then dress them up with our tractor cupcake toppers!

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Place the included backing paper on a clean, flat surface.
  2. Place the top of the lollipop stick at the center/middle point of the colored backing paper. This should leave the top half of the backing paper above the lollipop stick and the bottom half of the backing paper behind the top part of the lollipop stick.
  3. Remove a sticker from the sticker sheet and apply the sticker over the lollipop stick. Press down firmly and smooth out the length of the sticker to ensure that the sticker and backing paper are secure. This should leave the sticker and backing paper tightly wrapped around the lollipop stick.
  4. Stick the cupcake picks in the top center of your cupcakes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

2. Tractor Party Cupcake Stands: These stands take plain cupcakes to the next level! They are a breeze to put together and keep clean! Simply attach the two stem pieces, then slide down the largest tier to the bottom, the middle-sized tier to the middle, and the smallest tier to the top. That’s it! It’s Assembled! Keep the stand clean with a damp towel to wipe off crumbs and frosting. When you’re done, simply take it apart and store it in a dry place to use again and again!

Here is some cake inspiration!

Toss broken up cookies to coat the top of the cake and place a tractor as if it is pushing the dirt.

Photo from: Cake Central

Chocolate pieces work well, too, if you are wanting your tractors to look like they are plowing or moving dirt!

Photo from: carpeseason.com

This is a different looking cake but still uses the same idea of broken up chocolate pieces rolling down the sides and laying on top of the cake to look like dirt!

Photo from: Danimarieblog.com

4. Games & Activities

Now it’s time to entertain your guests with some awesome game and activity ideas! We have so many to choose from, we are positive you won’t need to look anywhere else!

Corn Play Table: If the party is for a young group of kids, set-up a corn play table. You can fill up a sandbox, water table, or any other large container with corn kernels and let the kids plow it with their tractors and pull corn in their tiny wagons. This would be a great center to have in a rotation at your child’s party!

Photo from: Newlywoodwards.com

Pin the Tire on the Tractor: Set up a game just like pin the tail on the donkey except make a large green tractor without wheels to hang on the wall. Blindfold participants and have them try to get the wheel as close to where it belongs on the tractor as possible! The closest one will win a prize!

Toss the Tater: This is the easiest game setup ever. Throw out a large basket somewhere outside and provide a bag of potatoes. Set a boundary for the participants to stand behind and try to toss the potato into the basket. See how many potatoes you can get into the basket out of five!

Animal Windsocks:

Instructions and pictures are from buggyandbuddy.com:

Cow:

1. Take white construction paper and cut out some spots to glue onto a sheet of brown construction paper.

2. To make the cow’s head, but out the following shapes: 2 white ears, 1 triangular white face, 1 white oval mouth, 1 yellow cowbell.

3. Take your brown paper and glue the head and cowbell onto it. Draw in the eyes and a nose however you’d like.

4. Add some little brown spots onto the cow’s face and ears with a marker or with brown construction paper. Take the cowbell and write your name onto it.

5. Roll the paper into a cylinder and staple into place.

6. Add some white, brown, or black streamers on the bottom and string on the top to hang.

Sheep:

1. Cut out a triangle from white construction paper to make the sheep’s head and don’t forget to round off the corners. Glue two black triangle ears onto the head. Glue four cotton balls onto the top of the head, and then draw some eyes and a mouth.

2. Glue the completed head onto a sheet of white paper. You can add additional cotton balls to the white paper as an option to make the sheep look fluffier. Cut out four black strips of paper for the legs. Take the strips and fold them accordion style.

3. Roll up the paper and staple into a cylinder shape. Glue the legs in place onto the bottom of the cylinder. Add string to the top for hanging.

Pig

1. Take a sheet of pink construction paper and cut out the following shapes to make the pig’s head: 1 large circle, 1 smaller circle, 2 triangular ears.

2. Glue the smaller circle onto the bigger circle to make a nose and then glue the two triangles on the top of the circle to make ears. Use a marker or crayon to add the eyes and nose.

3. Cut out 4 strips of pink paper for the legs and fold accordion style. Cut out a little tail to put on the back.

4. Glue the finished head onto a sheet of pink construction paper. Roll the paper into a cylinder shape and staple in place. Glue the 4 legs at the bottom, glue the tail on the back and attach a string for hanging at the top.

Chicken:

1. Draw two eyes on the top center of a piece of yellow construction paper. Cut out an orange beak from orange construction paper and glue it on the paper. Glue some orange feathers on the top of the yellow paper.

2. Cut out two orange wings and two strips of orange paper, then accordion fold the strips to make the legs.

3. Roll the yellow paper up to form a cylinder and staple into place. Glue on the wings and legs. Add some string to the top for hanging.

 

Tractor Popsicle Stick Craft: 

Materials:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Glue
  • Paint (in green and red)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors or circle punches (in 1″, 1.5″ and 2.5″)
  • Colored card stock (in black, yellow and white)
  • Tractor template from Simple Everyday Mom

Instructions:

  1. After you download and print the tractor template on white card stock from Simple Everyday Mom, cut out all the pieces.  Use the black card stock to trace the exhaust pipe. Trace the inside of the wheels onto yellow card stock.
  2. Cut a popsicle stick in half and glue each half to each side of the 7 popsicle sticks.
  3. Take 3 clothespins and disassemble them. Then stack 5 of the halves together. Glue the 5 clothespins halves together by gluing a half popsicle stick onto the back.
  4. Before moving on, let dry completely!
  5. Connect the 7 popsicle stick bottom of the tractor to the 5 clothespin halves top of the tractor by gluing a popsicle stick to the back of both parts. Let dry.
  6. Paint the tractor in a few thin coats of paint and let dry.
  7. Cut out the tractor wheels and inside of the wheels from the template. To makw the tires, glue the smaller yellow circle inside each of the larger black circles.
  8. Glue the tires onto the bottom of the tractor, with the larger tire in the back.
  9. Glue the exhaust pipe to the back of the tractor, in front of the clothespins.
  10. Glue the windows to the front of the clothespins.

Photo from: Simpleeverydaymom.com

 

Egg Hunt: You don’t have to only hide eggs on Easter! Bring out those eggs and get ready for a tractor party egg hunt! Tell the kids that the chickens are free range and flew the coop, so it’s their job to find the eggs all over the yard! You can give each kid an empty egg carton to fill and have enough eggs hidden for every guest to fill their container.

Sunflower Craft: 

Materials:

  • Yellow, orange, brown, and green paint
  • Fork
  • Paper
  • Paintbrush

Instructions: Dip the bottom of your fork into yellow paint and make a circle shape brushing outwards and make it big enough to fit almost the entire piece of paper. Once you have used yellow, put a small amount of orange on the fork to make a smaller circle inside the sunflower. Once the sunflower petals are complete, use your fingerprints to make brown dots in the center of the flower. If you want to go a step further, have guests look for seeds or parts small parts of nature in the yard to glue in the center of the sunflower. Finish it off with a green stem painted on!

Photo from: thesprucecrafts.com

Lasso the Horse (or cow): If you can get your hand on a hay bale, lasso, and play stick horse, then you can make this game happen! Place the stick horse into the hay bale like the picture below. Then have guests line up far enough away to challenge them, but close enough to reach the horse. Have guests try to get the lasso around the stick horse! (Note: make sure children aren’t sitting on the hay bale while this is happening like what is pictured below! Ha!)

Photo from: Catchmyparty.com

Hay Bale Obstacle Course: Set up an obstacle course using hay bales throughout your back yard. To make it even more fun,  you can set up teams to compete against each other to see who can get through the course the quickest (use a stopwatch to keep the time).

Paper Sunflower Craft:

Materials:

Scissors

Craft glue

Pencil – to trace the template

Template from theinspirationedit.com

Instructions: (Taken directly from theinspirationedit.com. Head to their website to see pictures to go along with the tutorial.)

  1. Print and cut out the patterns from the template at theinspirationedit.com. Trace the patterns on the selected colored craft papers and cut them out. The template includes one large flower pattern, one medium flower pattern and one small flower pattern, you’ll need to trace and cut out 2 pieces from the yellow craft paper for the large and small pattern and 2 pieces of the small pattern from the brown craft paper. Also, cut out the spiral pattern from the brown craft paper and the leaf patterns from green craft paper.
  2. Take a flower pattern and create creases on them. First, create a crease from the center towards the tip of each petal. Next, create a crease in between each petal and towards the center.
  3. Similarly, create a crease on the rest of the flower patterns (2 large yellow and 2 medium yellow flower patterns).
  4. Create crease on the 2 small brown flower patterns as well. Take the spiral pattern and start rolling it from its outer end. Continue to roll towards the center and once you reach the center glue the roll with the center of the spiral pattern to secure it. Create crease on the leaf cutouts as well.
  5. Place any one of the large sized flower patterns on a flat surface and drop a small amount of glue on its center of it.
  6. Place the other large sized flower pattern on the large flower, making sure that the centers of both flowers match; and also slightly rotate the second pattern so that the tips of the first flower pattern’s petals are visible.
  7. Similarly, glue the medium sized flower patterns one by one on the top of the large ones.
  8. Now glue the 2 small sized flower patterns (these are actually center of the flower); similarly, slightly rotate the second piece on the first piece to make sure that the tips of the first flower’s petals are visible.
  9. And finally, glue the rolled flower on the center and allow the glue to dry.
  10. Attach the leaves at the bottom side of the flower, but make sure that the leaves are visible from the top end and from the sides of the flowers.

Photo from: theinspirationedit.com

Needle in a Haystack: Don’t really put a needle in a haystack, of course. Instead, make a pile of hay and hide items inside. You can even create a print out of what guests will be looking for so they know when they’ve found everything!

Pinatas: Every kid loves a pinata! We have farm-themed ones you’ll love pictured below!

1. Horse Pinata: Whoooa there, don’t forget to complete your horse-themed party with this dapper stallion Horse Pinata! Complete dimensions are approx. 17.25in x 21.25in x 7in.

2. Cow Pinata: Complete the look of your party with a piñata that is not only fun to break open but also as a fabulous decoration. This piñata comes in a fun, black and white cow shape that is so lifelike, your kids will imagine it looks just like the real thing!

Photobooth: When it comes to making memories with your little farmers, you will want to take lots of pictures to remember your celebration! We have everything you need to capture those memories, so let us help with our Tractor Photo Props! These sets include everything you need to take a silly and creative photoshoot with your party guests! You’ll receive 32 props to make each picture unique and fun! Some of the signs say phrases like: “Caution! Tractor crossing!” and “Born 2 Farm.”

Now that your guests have enjoyed so many fun games and activities, it’s time to get your party favor bags ready and jam-packed full of tractor/farm related prizes! You can have a sign on the party favor table that says the following: “Thanks for plowing on by! Help yourself to a harvest of treats!”

Here are some ideas below:

1. Farm Animal Masks: Moo like a cow, whinny like a horse, meow like a kitty or make any number of other animal sounds when you add these Farm Animals Masks to your party favors!

2. Farm Animal Finger Puppets: Bring on the farm animals, in the form of these Farm Animal Finger Puppets — soft and fluffy fun for all your guests!

3. Farm Coloring Books: Fill up your farm party with chicks, pigs, horses, farmers, and more when you add these fun and entertaining Farm Coloring Books to your farm party supplies! Each book consists of 12 pages measuring 7 inches tall, with picture finds and coloring pages sure to entertain your guests at the party and after! There are 12 books per pack!

4. Farm Rubber Duckies: These Farm Rubber Duckies make really fun party favors for your guests! Our Rubber Duckies measure 2- 2.5 inches and come in assorted styles. Duckies do not float upright. They come 12 in a package, so if you have more guests, then get a couple of packs to be sure you have enough!

5. Tractor Blowouts: Don’t search the farm looking for party favors; these Tractor Blowouts are the perfect addition to any farm-themed or John Deere event! These cool blowouts feature assorted tractor designs and make great table scatter decorations and party favors.

6. Tractor Stickers: Complete the look of your party with stickers that are easy to apply to decor or add to party favor bags. Each package includes 1 sheet with 24 stickers each. The sheet features a bright green color with various tractor and barn images.

 

Well, we’ve covered it all! We know if you use some of these tips and tricks we gave for a tractor party, your party will be a huge success! Don’t forget to choose Discount Party Supplies for all your product needs!

 

The bunting pictured above is available for purchase here.

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