John Deere Party Ideas and Indian Corn Popcorn Balls

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Looking for John Deere party ideas? Check out these simple farm party ideas featuring John Deere tractors and healthy snacks. John Deere party ideas are just the thing for a good ole country party.  

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John Deere Party Ideas

Here in Vermont, we have a lot of farms and a lot of corn fields. Of course, you cannot have a farm without a John Deere tractor. You just can’t.

I love themed party foods but I get tired of the typical cakes and cupcakes sometimes.  I want something a little bit lighter but still fun to make and serve.

There are so many different reasons you might want to have a tractor party. You could use that as a theme for any summer picnic or family get together.

Or, you can throw one of the kids or your husband a John Deere party for their birthday. It’s a great choice for anyone that loves tractors, farm life or country living.

John Deere Party Ideas Color Theme

Of course, John Deere tractors are green with yellow and black so you’ll want to get tablecloths, napkins, flatware, and decorations in that color theme.

You can go with solid colors or you can purchase tableware with a John Deere design.

John Deere Party Ideas Decorations

What better as a party decoration than miniature tractors and farm animals? You can also add a few hay bales around your party area provided it’s being held outside.

Remember that a few Mason jars full of sunflowers will work wonderfully as a centerpiece. You could always suggest everyone dress up in overalls if you think they’d go for it.

John Deere Party Food Ideas

Nothing says country to me like ice cold lemonade in a Mason jar drinking glass. You can also do a barbecue and offer guests steaks, grilled chicken, kebabs and farm fresh roasted vegetables.

Don’t forget the corn on the cob. These Paleo Honey Grilled Chicken Tenders would be perfect.

We used green paper cups as the “stalk” to hold our homemade popcorn balls. Using a popcorn ball maker makes the process much simpler.

John Deere Party Games

Of course, any party needs a few good games to get people in the mood.  If your party is for younger children, why not collect cardboard boxes before the party and provide green, yellow, and black paint for them to make their own tractors.

Children of all ages can enjoy a bean bag toss. Just make a green cardboard tractor or red barn and cut holes for people to toss bean bags through.

What other John Deere party ideas can you think of?

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Yield: 6

Indian Corn Popcorn Balls

John Deere party food ideas

Looking for John Deere party ideas? Check out these simple farm party ideas featuring John Deere tractors and healthy snacks. John Deere party ideas are just the thing for a good ole country party.  

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 12 cups JOLLY TIME Pop Corn
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • non-stick spray


  1. Pop the popcorn in a large pan. Remove any unpopped kernals and set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows on low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture over popcorn and mix carefully until popcorn is well coated.
  4. Stir in the dried cranberries or raisins.
  5. Spray Good Cook Popcorn Footballer with non-stick cooking spray. Press into balls using the Good Cook Popcorn Footballer.
  6. Spray tin foil with non stick spray. Wrap the "ears" and place in the refrigerator for an hour so they can set. Place them in a green cup to be an ear of Indian corn or just enjoy.
  7. Makes 6 footballs.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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11 thoughts on “John Deere Party Ideas and Indian Corn Popcorn Balls”

  1. These are really cute! I have some cousins back in Maine with little ones that would absolutely love these.
  2. I love the theme and how you incorporated popcorn balls.  This recipe sounds delish, I need to try this and hopefully sneak some cranberries and raisins into my boys diet.
  3. what a great idea--never heard of or thought of a John Deere themed party--not many of them around New York City / Long Island--but love the idea :)

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