A County Fair Party is great for all ages. Whether you’re inviting a small group or having a large family reunion. Remember, even at the most well planned parties the unexpected can happen. Just roll with it and snap away!
It is easy to go overboard in the décor department with most parties. Let nature do most of the work for you. If your own yard or neighborhood park won’t do the trick, find a park or grassy field where you can house the party. Parks are great because they generally have pavilions with tables, and a roof in case of inclement weather. Some even have BBQ’s. Be sure to call well in advance to secure your desired date and time.
Welcome to the County Fair
The cost is usually nominal, if there is one at all. With the trees, grass and wild flowers in place, all you need to do is add a few checkered table clothes and you’re all set!
Of course you”ll need donuts, watermelon, toffee apples and a bunch of carnival sweets.
Chocolate dipped marshmellows go down extremely well, macaroons and cupcakes.
Fun and Games
The best part by far of a country picnic party is the games you can play. The games are what determine the age range this party fits, and it is so easy to change the games for older or younger children. This is also an especially great party if your guest will span a large age range.
Young guests: Games for 2 year olds may include: a sand box hunt. Bury items and let them find them. Then just let them play. A two year old’s attention span is short. Don’t push it!
4-8 year olds: egg in spoon race, three legged race, a simple scavenger hunt, or Red-Rover and hide and seek.
8-11 years old: Make the games more challenging. Include: a gunny sack race, the water balloon toss, a more difficult scavenger hunt, or a tricycle relay race.
12 years old-infinity: A pie eating contest is always a big hit! It is difficult with younger kids due to the mess factor, but older guests will love it. If providing dozens of pies does not fit your time or cost budget, substitute the pies with water melon. Many of the games previously listed will work for this age range too. Make the course longer to accommodate larger more athletic bodies and let them run, hope or pedal to victory.
Other games: Kick the can, steal the flag, freeze tag, basically any game played out doors. Have fun, and save some of that home made ice cream for me!
Games are always the best part of the County Fair–the ring toss, cake walk, and pony rides at this party are just the start. All of our activities are designed to delight kids of all ages, but are simple enough that you can do them yourself.
A county fair is the most enjoyable idea to have fun in the sun!