27 Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 

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Running out of kids party ideas? Whether you’re looking for exciting new ones or can’t recall the classics, this list will definitely help you. It sure did inspire me, so help yourself to these cool and classic kids party ideas!

Awesome Kids Party Ideas For All Occasions

Throwing a kids party can be both expensive and a hassle, but I wouldn’t want my kids to miss on an occasion. Whether it’s their birthday, a simple sleepover, or a summer party, I just have to give in and make do with what’s available around our humble homestead. Luckily, there are tons of kids party ideas out there that I don’t have to spend a fortune on. I’ve listed them all down here and I’m pretty sure you, your kids, and their guests will have a blast!

1. Classic ‘Pin The Tail On The Donkey’ Kids Party Game

Classic 'Pin The Tail On The Donkey' Kids Party Game | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Classic 'Pin The Tail On The Donkey' Kids Party Game | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
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What’s a kids party without the classic ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ game?

2. Cool Ribbon And Balloons Party Decor Ideas

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Image via Saar Marche

Although balloons and ribbons are go-to decors for a low-budget kids party, you can make them more interesting. Hang balloons with ribbons and watch your toddlers have fun with them.

3. Cool Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

Cool Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Cool Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
Image via Schooling A Monkey

Watermelons are such a cool treat for a summer kid’s party. Create a fun and simple contest with watermelon seeds for who can spit the farthest!

4. Classic Pony Ride With A Twist Party Idea

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Image via Pony Ride Party

Besides fairies, unicorns are what your little princesses will wish for in her party. Dress up your horses and have each princess guest a turn for a unicorn ride.

5. Cool American Ninja Training Camp Party Idea

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Image via It’s A Wunderful Life

Boys will always be boys and pinatas may no longer be fun to them. I’m pretty sure they’ll be enthusiastic for an American Ninja theme kids party.

Decorate With this too!

6. Classic Catching Fireflies Summer Party Ideas

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Image via Meg Duerksen

Catching fireflies is always a delight. Learn how to catch fireflies here to light up your kid’s summer party.

7. Classic Camping Under The Stars Theme Party

Classic Camping Under The Star Theme Party | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Classic Camping Under The Star Theme Party | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
Image via We Heart Parties

Your kids don’t have to be bugged by bugs for a starlit campout. Let them make a comfy camp indoors with Christmas lights as twinkling stars.

8. Cool Walk The Plank Pirate Party Ideas

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Image via Hostess With The Mostess

Besides Cowboys and Indians, kids love playing pirate best. Hear them go, “Arr, matey! Walk the plank!”

9. Classic Hayrides Treat Party Idea

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Image via Lia Griffith

Everyone wants to go on a hay ride, especially your little ones. Just look at their smiles!

10. Classic Pig Pen Game Outdoor Party Ideas

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Image via We Heart Parties

DIY your own pig pen with balloon piggies. Then tell the kids to rally them up, and watch them run wild!

11. Cool Watermelon Jell-O Kids Party Treat

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I’m totally loving this brilliant idea for a kid’s party treat. A Jell-O Watermelon slice will have the kids going bananas!

12. Classic DIY Donkey Piñata

Classic DIY Donkey Piñata | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Classic DIY Donkey Piñata | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
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Who doesn’t love a good old pinata especially the goodies inside? Spend more on the loot inside and not on a pinata because you can easily make one!

13. Classic Paint Filled Eggs On Canvas Easter Party Idea

Classic Paint Filled Eggs On Canvas Easter Party Idea | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Classic Paint Filled Eggs On Canvas Easter Party Idea | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
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More than making a mess, kids definitely love making a beautiful and colorful mess.

14. Cool DIY Bubble Refill Recipe For Kid’s Party

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Image via La-La’s Home Daycare

Bubble liquids will get spilled over and over by kids. Make sure you have a sufficient stock to keep the bubbles coming.

15. Cool Ocean Water In Mason Jar Party Drink Idea

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Boost kids’ imagination with this funky-colored drink. This kids party drink idea is simply perfect for an ocean-themed party.

16. Classic DIY Race Car Photobooth

Classic DIY Race Car Photobooth | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Classic DIY Race Car Photobooth | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
Image via Vicky Barone

Don’t spend a fortune on a photobooth when you can take this race car inspiration for fun photo ops your kids will love.

17. Cool And Festive Party Loot Bag

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Add something more to your plain loot bag for a Mexican fiesta-themed kids party and make it a treat in itself.

18. Classic Hot Cocoa And Choco Bar

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Hosting a kid’s party on a cool rainy day or freezing winter season? Your kids and guest will definitely warm up to this hot cocoa bar.

19. Classic Window Sandwich Recipe For Kids Party

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Image via Laughing Kids Learn

Forget about your plain sandwiches. Take this star-shaped window sandwiches recipe for a treat your kids can both eat and enjoy!

20. Cool Food Art Ideas For Kids Party

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Image via Jen Loves Kevs

Let kids explore their artistic side by making fun food art. Find out all the details for a kid’s art party theme here.

21. Classic Fancy Fruit Kabobs Healthy Munchies For Kids Party

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Forget about marshmallows and hotdogs. Serve nutritious treats for your tiny homesteaders and guests with your homegrown strawberries and grapes from your grape arbor fruit kabob!

22. Classic Barn Yard Backdrop Party Ideas

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This kid’s Wild West party theme couldn’t get any homestead-appropriate than this! Finding cowboy hats and bandanas at a party store makes for fun decor – and a great takeaway for guests!

23. Cool Making A Fairy Garden Party Idea

Cool Making A Fairy Garden Party Idea | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Cool Making A Fairy Garden Party Idea | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
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Your littles ladies will certainly love this fairy garden creation party. All you need are right in your homestead and this could be a fun way to train a new generation of homesteaders.

24. Cool Pool Noodle Soccer Game Party Idea

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Image via Tip Junkie

Another cool use for your pool noodles at home is for soccer goals. This definitely makes a great idea for a fun summer kids party.

25. Classic 1950’s Drive-In Movie Party

Classic 1950's Drive-In Movie Party | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family Classic 1950's Drive-In Movie Party | Cool And Classic Kids Party Ideas For The Homesteading Family 
Image via Catch My Party

Bring back the good old days of an outdoor movie drive-in and let your kids in on it. Cardboard boxes and a bit of creative imagination are all you need to get this cool party activity going!

26. Cool Balloon Pinata Summer Party Idea

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Image via Milk Allergy Mom

Beat the heat on a hot summer day with a water-themed party. You don’t need much. Balloons are low-cost party accessory and this balloon pinata is decor and activity in one.

27. Cool Ultimate Survivor Kids Party Theme

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Image via Kara’s Party Ideas

Who doesn’t love Survivor or want to be in Survivor? Luckily, all the things you need for this kid’s party theme are right in your very homestead!

Got room for one more kid’s party idea? Check out this kinetic sand party for a twist:

There you go homesteaders, cool and classic kids party ideas for all occasions! I know seeing your kids beaming with joy is priceless and you would spare no amount just to see them happy. Well, you don’t need to go broke to make that happen! I’m sure these kids party ideas will help you throw a party your kids will remember for life!

What kind of party are you going to throw for your kid? Let us know in the comments below!

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This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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