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Johnny Tractor
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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BirthdayExpress.com is every host's secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Johnny Tractor planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a super day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you're busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Brainstorm a list of relatives, classmates, neighbors and other family friends.

  • Order Johnny Tractor Birthday Party Supplies and 
Johnny Tractor Favors

    Try one of our all-inclusive Johnny Tractor Party Packs or buy your Johnny Tractor napkins, plates, toys, activities and other supplies a la carte.

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices that fit the theme. Check out our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts!

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Johnny Tractor Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by affixing the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    Check out the fun suggestions in this guide. There’s no limit to what you can do!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get disposable cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your Johnny Tractor party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Farmers for a Day


  • Bandanas
  • John Deere hats
  • Animal cookies (1 box per child)


As your guests arrive, transform all the kids into little farmers! Tie bandanas around their necks, and give them John Deere hats to wear. Hand them their "livestock," too (boxes of animal cookies)!


Take the kids on a tractor-spotting adventure. Be sure to look for potential locations ahead of time. You can even include a visit to a farm or petting zoo. Find out if the kids can go on a pony ride, learn how to milk a cow, feed chickens, gather eggs, etc.

Dude, Where's My Truck?


  • Assorted construction vehicle toys

Dump trucks, cement mixers and cranes, oh my! Before your construction crew arrives to the party, hide toy construction vehicles around the yard. To play the game, instruct each guest to search the site for the work trucks. Once the foreman has possession of all the vehicles, let your guest each keep a truck as his prize!

Blue Collar Boogie


  • Construction vests and helmets
  • Party music CD

Similar to the kid party favorite, freeze dance, this game will have your kids jumping and shaking from 9 to 5! Is your crew ready to play? Give them each a helmet and construction vest to wear. When the music starts, all the players dance (Pro-planner tip: Teach them themed dance moves like "axe the cement" or "the hose pose"). When the music stops, the dancers must freeze. Anyone caught moving after the music stops is out. Play continues until there is one person left who wins the game.

Print This Party Planning Guide Now

Open this free party planning guide as a PDF document for printing. Keep it handy to help make your party planning easy!

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