If you’re looking for an outdoor party with plenty of space for guests to run and play, you’re in the right place. Whether you want your guests to experience the farm animals or see the magic of the Enchanted Forest attractions, Clark’s Elioak Farm holds the heart of anyone who grew up visiting the Enchanted Forest as a child. Some of the attractions have been around since the 1950’s! Visiting Clark’s Elioak Farm is still exhilarating to the children who visit it today. When I recently had my daughter’s seventh birthday there, the location helped make the celebration extra special.

Clark’s Elioak Farm Birthday Party

In the past, I have always chosen an indoor party. Since my daughter’s birthday falls in spring, it’s always a risk that it will rain. Luckily, the weather was perfect. With the sun out and clear skies, all of my worries about the party faded away and the excitement set in right away. My daughter had no idea that the party was going to happen. We had a lot of preparation to do before she arrived!

My husband and I went half an hour early to set everything up ahead of time. For decorations, we hung a banner, but it wasn’t very noticeable. You can easily skip decorations, especially if that means you can spend more on the experiences.

Face Painting

I opted for the face painting and pony riding package. Each child got their face painting during the first half of the party. Since we had over 15 guests, face painting took longer than would have been ideal, but getting to see each child’s face light up after getting their face painted however they wanted was well worth it. I was glad to discover that my party selection was age appropriate for the children. Everyone enjoyed themselves and couldn’t wait to see what we would do next.

During the face painting, there was a playground set up next to the tables that our party could use. Since no other parties were happening at the same time, our guests were the only ones to use the playground. I liked having our own space, especially because the farm began to get more crowded. Having privacy gave the birthday girl time to talk to each of her guests. It was also easy and convenient to catch up with all the parents who came!

Pony Rides

After face painting, every child rode on a pony. I watched as the girls’ jaws dropped open with excitement. From one parent, I heard that their child had always wanted to take horse riding lessons, and that this party helped make that dream a reality. The pony rides were one of my favorite parts. Even though the guests had to wait in a line, they were all excited to watch each other ride.

Hay Rides And A Petting Farm

Next, we took off on a fun hay ride adventure. Every guest and their parents fit in the vehicle. We circled the farm, enjoyed seeing the Enchanted Forest attractions, and then ended up at the petting farm. The girls went through the feed pretty quickly, but at that point, we had gone through the two hours that we had our tables reserved. 

Delicious Birthday Cake And Goody Bags

To make the birthday celebration extra special, we ordered a fantastic cake from Touche Touchet Bakery. They work with Clark’s Elioak Farm on special sheet cakes with an edible image. You can get cakes that have images of the Enchanted Forest attractions on your cake! I chose the beautiful castle, and I loved how nice it looked. Several of the children were impressed with how detailed the cake was. The cake was also very delicious, sweet, and soft.

For goody bags, each child received a Num Nom and an LOL Doll. Since my daughter helped earn gigantic crates of these (you can see the photo below) by doing unboxing reviews, I liked that she learned to pitch in and to give back, instead of just receiving gifts. Every child excitedly whispered, “Num Noms!” when they saw the goody bag. Several of the children didn’t know what LOL Dolls were at first, but after they all opened the dolls at home, they couldn’t stop talking about how fun the dolls were!

One Of The Best Birthday Parties We’ve Had

The party was one of the best we’ve ever had, and all of the children left with a smile. I was very happy with our decision to have the party at Clark’s Elioak Farm. From the face painting to the pony rides, the activities kept the guests happy and made the birthday girl feel special.

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With whimsical attractions and wide open land, Clark's Elioak Farm is appealing to both children and adults.

With whimsical attractions and wide open land, Clark’s Elioak Farm is appealing to both children and adults.

With a castle at the gate of the park, your birthday princess (or prince) will feel the magic as the party begins.

With a castle at the gate of the park, your birthday princess (or prince) will feel the magic as the party begins.

Face painting is one of the fun attractions that children enjoy.

Face painting is one of the fun attractions that children enjoy.

While guests do the face painting, children can play on the playground next to the party tables.

While guests do the face painting, children can play on the playground next to the party tables.

When you take a hay ride, your guests can see the farm and enchanted forest attractions up close.

When you take a hay ride, your guests can see the farm and enchanted forest attractions up close.

Riding a pony is one of the magical parts of having a birthday party at Clark's Elioak Farm.

Riding a pony is one of the magical parts of having a birthday party at Clark’s Elioak Farm.

Ordering a sheet cake with an edible image from Touche Touchet made the dessert extra special.

Ordering a sheet cake with an edible image from Touche Touchet made the dessert extra special.

Birthday gifts from Num Noms and LOL dolls helped make the goody bags a fun surprise for each guest!

Birthday gifts from Num Noms and LOL dolls helped make the goody bags a fun surprise for each guest!

When the birthday girl is smiling by the end of the party, you know it went well!

When the birthday girl is smiling by the end of the party, you know it went well!

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26 Responses

  1. Christine

    What a cool place to have a birthday party! I love that there’s a lot of things to do so even if a child doesn’t like the animals, there are still plenty of other options of things for them to do.

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  2. karen

    Sounds like such a wonderful party event for your daughter! I mean, face painting and pony rides? How can it get any better?

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  3. Debbie

    This place looks totally adorable! I love that the kids can be outside and that there are so may different things for them to do. I have some friends in that area so I will tell them to look into this place for their next party! Great review!

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  4. Angela Tolsma

    I love enchanted places and this looks like an awesome place to do a birthday party! That’s awesome they do horse back riding, not too many do that anymore!

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  5. Rose Sahetapy

    This is the perfect setting for kids birthday party. Kids love enchanted places, combine that with farm activities like pony rides must be a blast.

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  6. Jessi

    how fun! This looks like an awesome place to do a birthday party. I wish it were closer to me.

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  7. Journa Ramirez

    Looks like everyone will have a blast. My kids will surely love this, I wish we have a place like this in our country!

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  8. Kim

    That place is adorable! I love little treasures like this that nobody has discovered yet. The birthday looks like a fun idea too.

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  9. Lara

    Such a magical place for a birthday! So great that you can do so many things there and that it makes for such a special day for your little one.

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  10. Amanda Love

    It sounds like a great party! It’s been a while since I’ve thrown a party like this and I like that it’s filled with activities for the kids. How fun!

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  11. Tereza

    Oh my this looks like so much fun! We don’t have ANYTHING like this in the UK which is a terrible shame! I’d go there even as a grown up haha x

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  12. Cindy Ingalls

    How fun. Clark’s Elioak Farm looks like the perfect place to have a bday party. There is so much to do and see, which is great for entertaining the kids.

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  13. Blythe Alpern

    What a fun place to have a magical bday. I know how hard it is to find the perfect location for parties these days but this farm really has it all.

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  14. Jean

    Ahhh this looks like a super fun party! With so much going on, and a lovely day for it, I’m not surprised everyone had so much fun. What a great destination for a party.

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  15. Jeanine

    All of my kids Birthdays are coming up. From May-October so Birthdays are on my mind right about now. This looks fantastic!

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  16. Heather

    This looks like a great party and I love the favors! I always opt for home parties but as our girls get older, I’ve been enjoying exploring venues. What a great way to celebrate!

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  17. Missy

    A party with a castle and a pony? This was my dream as a little girl! What an amazing thrill for your daughter!

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  18. Brittany

    Wow this looks like so much fun! She looks like she had the time of her life for her party! I would love to take my kids there!

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  19. Veronica

    My best wishes on Samanta’s Birthday!
    It looks like the party was really fun and amazing!

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