Garden Party Ideas

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Let’s have a garden party! Set tables and chairs near the flowers or on the lawn and gather some friends or family. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids has a few activities to add fun.

Painted Rocks

You will need:

  • a variety of stones
  • acrylic paints
  • brushes
  • water
  • clear varnish spray (optional)

Clean the stones and paint. If desired, spray with varnish when the paint is dry. Use as paperweights, doorstops, stepping-stones, or garden art.


Decorate Birdhouses

You will need:

  • birdhouses (from a craft shop)
  • acrylic paints
  • brushes
  • water
  • buttons, beads, ribbon (optional)
  • white glue (optional)
  • wire

Spread newspaper on the work surface. Paint the house. When the paint is dry, glue on accessories, if desired. Attach a wire and hang from a tree or post.


Make Bird Feed Wreaths

You will need:

  • grapevine wreaths
  • florist’s wire
  • dried whole small sunflowers, other dried flowers and grasses, small pinecones, popcorn cobs
  • ribbon

Using florist’s wire, attach the bird food items to the wreath (largest items first). Add ribbon as decoration. Attach a wire loop to the back of the wreath and hang from a tree or post.


Become a Bug

(Make a hat or headdress inspired by a real or imaginary insect)

You will need:

  • visors
  • pipe cleaners
  • pompom balls
  • construction paper
  • fabric scraps
  • feathers
  • beads
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • markers
  • white glue
  • stapler

Using the items (and anything else you can think of), create wacky headgear. Make up a name for your species. Vote on the Most Scary, Most Creative, and Closest to Nature.


About The Author

Mare-Anne Jarvela

Mare-Anne Jarvela has worked for The Old Farmer’s Almanac as head editor of the Garden Guide, senior research editor, and/or contributor for over 30 years. She is a nature lover who’s happiest in her garden or baking for her family and friends. Read More from Mare-Anne Jarvela

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