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Garden Veggie Dip for a Farm Themed Birthday Party

This Garden Veggie Dip is a cute and easy appetizer for any occasion!
This Garden Veggie Dip is the perfect addition to a farm themed birthday party! Read on for tips on how to throw an easy, fun Farm Birthday!

When I started thinking about our sweet P’s 2nd birthday party this year, a farm theme seemed like the only option. Considering he was born in about as urban a neighborhood as you can get, this kid sure does love the farm. Tractors, barnyard animals, wheelbarrows and shovels–he’s enthralled with all of it. I think the kid learned to say combine before he said “I love you.”

Truth be told, I’m not a natural party planner. I swoon over those darling Pinterest photos of homemade pennant banners and handwritten labels. I used to kill myself trying to replicate the effortless style of these photos, but I’ve finally realized it’s just not my gift. Over the years, I’ve slowly honed my hostessing skills and learned what’s worth it and what’s not. I used to stress myself out trying to make every single decoration and the entire menu from scratch. The food would be delicious, but I’d show up to the party exhausted and crabby and annoyed that the house hadn’t magically cleaned itself while I slaved away in the kitchen.

Now, I make what’s important to me and buy the rest. This year, I bought almost all the decorations. They were simple (and certainly not Pinterest photo ready), but they were CHEAP and EASY. Three cheers for that, yes!? We bought a couple of these cow pennants from Amazon as well as cow plates and cups, then I supplemented with a few twirly tractors and some recycled pennants from P’s first birthday.

Now for the food. This is where I’ve really had to learn what is worth making myself and what to buy from the store. This year, I made sweet and spicy BBQ pulled pork sliders (with store bought Hawaiian rolls), macaroni and cheese (wagon wheel pasta would be perfect for this theme if you can find it!), and a watermelon pig (using this tutorial). The watermelon pig ended up being way easier than I thought it would be and was so adorable!

This Watermelon Pig is way easier to make than it looks and is awesome for a farm themed birthday party!

Finally, I got our veggies on the table with a cute garden-inspired veggie platter using my favorite store bought La Terra Fina dip. I’ve used La Terra Fina dips for several party hacks over the years, and it’s always absolutely delicious. Their dips are made with fresh ingredients and have a super creamy texture. On multiple occasions I’ve had people ask me for my dip recipe! HA! As it turns out, when you put dip in a 9 x 13 inch pan and top it with fresh cut veggies, everyone thinks you’re a party planning goddess. Really, you’re just a girl who knows how to keep her sanity. I really enjoy all their flavors. I used their new Spinach and Kale for this version, but the Artichoke and Jalapeno and Wild Smoked Salmon are my other favorites.

This Garden Veggie Dip is ridiculously easy to make and perfect for a farm themed birthday party!

The beauty of this menu was that most things could be prepped ahead of time  or required very little prep. The watermelon pig was easily assembled the night before. The pork was thrown into the crock pot in the morning, and the dip was assembled hours before the party as well. Shout out to my lovely momma who made two whopping bucketfuls of Dirt Pudding (complete with gummy worms!) for me the day before the party. We skipped the traditional cake and stuck a candle in a big scoop of Dirt Pudding instead. I’d say our little guy was in farm themed heaven!

We skipped cake and went with messy, fun Dirt Pudding for this farm themed birthday party instead!

For more easy entertaining recipes, check out my Skillet Bread and Spinach Artichoke Dip (another La Terra Fina favorite!), Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Queso, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow!

This Garden Veggie Dip is cute enough for a farm themed birthday party but pretty enough for a fancy dinner party. Plus, it's so easy to make!

Garden Veggie Dip for a Farm Themed Birthday Party

Cook Time 0 minutesPrep Time
Preparation 10 minutesCook Time
Total Time 10 mins Total Time
Serves 10     adjust servings

 

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce containers La Terra Fina dip (I used the Spinach and Kale, but also recommend the Lemon Pepper Asiago)
  • Assorted Vegetables

Instructions

Spread the dip out over a 9 x 13 inch container. Prep your veggies. I like to use halved or quartered radishes, mini bell peppers (halved and seeded), snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus (cut into thirds). I've also used broccoli crowns, baby carrots, and celery stalks. Stick the veggies into the dip so they're standing up in rows, about an inch apart. 

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Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 114kcal Calories from fat 13
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Thanks for cooking along with me today!


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This Garden Veggie Dip is a perfect easy appetizer for any occasion, but is especially adorable for a farm themed birthday party!
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  • Chris October 4, 2017, 8:29 AM

    I’m a new reader of your blog – very nice. We DO live in what could be considered farm country after moving 7 years ago from a wonderful suburban area. We love it here and wish we could’ve made the move years ago. Your “field of veggies with dip” is just too cute and perfect for a 2 year olds party. I agree that less stress is the best thing ever!

  • 2pots2cook October 8, 2017, 12:03 PM

    Pinned so parents could see the beautiful idea ! Thank you !

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