Just Another Normal Cornpit Birthday Party

We found a farm birthday party activity that John Deere lovers, Case IH enthusiasts, New Holland fans or whatever brand you cheer for can put aside their differences and truly enjoy…a corn pit!

Kids enjoying playing with farm toys in corn pit at a birthday party
Kids enjoying playing in corn that is typically used to feed pigs, cows and poultry.

Corn Pit for Farm Birthday Party

This is our second year to make a cornpit in the garage. I have to admit up front that we got this idea from a friend and then implemented it ourselves.  We just borrowed 9 bales of straw (put them around the edge to form a square), bought a tarp (and wrapped it under the straw) and borrowed some corn from papa. We will return all of the straw and most of the corn.Kids playing in sandbox made of corn

Everybody that accepted the rule “No throwing corn” thoroughly enjoyed the party.

Corn pit full of kids playing
This is a perfect area to put farm toys in action!

We gave out little John Deere toy tractors as party favors and my mom made cakes. She used about six boxes of cake mix.

Chocolate birthday cake with excavator digging hole in the middle
That’s actually a pile of Oreo’s. This was my favorite cake!

She worries about people going hungry.

John Deere tractor birthday cake
That’s chocolate she put in the mold. What would a Little Farmer’s party be without multiple references to John Deere?

I worry about people having properly cooked protein. For this party I grilled a whole pork loin.  A couple more of my favorite grilled pork recipes are Marinated Pork Chops, Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Farmhouse Marinated Meat.

pork loin on gas grill
This is the kind of meal people remember…properly cooked pork! Yes, I used a meat thermometer and took it off the grill at about 140 degrees.

I don’t think these kids worried about much of anything with abundant entertainment and beautiful weather!

kid opening presents at birthday party
This is ridiculous, but the Little Farmer did really enjoy them.

Several of those gifts have been used to create a Farm Toy Planting Scene and Farm Toy Harvest Scene.

When he wants a new toy sometimes he just makes them, like this Homemade Silage Wagon and Homemade Toy Bales of Hay.

More Stories About Family Fun

When we’re not thinking about farming or making some amazing recipes we love showing animals in 4-H at the county fair and planning a Disney trip.

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One Comment

  1. Phil Blackstone says:

    My kinda PARTY!!!

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