DIY Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day Costume #CowAppreciationDay


Cow Appreciation Day is coming up! What is Cow Appreciation Day? Dress like a cow and head to your local Chick-Fil-A and eat for free.  Dressed head to toe like a cow and get a free meal, dressed partial get a free entree. Last year was the 1st time our family dressed like a cow and went to Chick-Fil-A.  This year we are going back but with a different plan, last year we printed off their printables and stuck spots to our shirts but this year we went further. Can you tell Chick-Fil-A is our favorite place to eat? 


My kids helped make our costumes.

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T-shirts (they are on sale 2 for $6 at Michaels right now)

Sharpie markers


A sun visor type hat

Glue stick

Printer paper and Cardstock

Pink Markers


My aunt gave my kids flag sun visors for 4th of July so I took out the bungee backing and reversed the side that had not flag print on it, traced it with regular printer paper, cut it.  I took my cardstock and made free hand cow shape ears, cut them out and then glued them to the visor and then glued the sun visor shape I cut out over the ears leaving a long portion out.  In the center of the ears I colored pink. One the visor part I made cow eyes and a nose plus I added spots.  Then I put the bungee cord closure back in which took sometime to do, I used a pen to help me thread it through. 

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Then for the shirts, my kids and I randomly drew spots with a Sharpie throughout the front side of the shirt. And for a tail I used white ribbon and tucked it in the backside of their shorts leaving a long piece hanging out. 

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I look at this as an investment. As a family of 7 eating out is pricey and when we do go out it is a treat so to spend approximately $14.00 for free meals for my family is so worth it plus I will keep them for next year too!


What about you have you gone to Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A? If you haven’t gone, it’s tomorrow 7/14/15 all day at your local Chick-Fil-A! Have your kids help make costumes, it can be a family event!


  1. That is pretty much the cutest thing ever!! It came out awesome.

  2. Those are so fun! We seriously love Chick-fil-a! I wonder if I can convince my family to dress up too?

  3. Great ideas! I know what you mean about eating out being so expensive. Love Chick-fil-a!

  4. How cool! Free food and a costume “party”. I’d love to dress my husband up like a cow. That would be HILARIOUS!

  5. I love this! I can take the kids out for a free meal and enjoy watching them in their cow costumes. Maybe the husband and I will get in on the act as well.

  6. Well put a bell on my neck and call me Bessie, because I love free food! I will definitely be doing this!

  7. That is such a cute idea. It looks easy enough to do too.

  8. So cute. I want to dress us up one day to go get free food, but never know what to wear or how to make us cow costumes. Your costumes are super cute, great job.

  9. I want one of these near us.. When we lived in VA we went there all the time.. they have the best fast food in my opinion.. Cute Cow costume!!

  10. Very cute costumes!

  11. Thanks for the reminder! We love Chick-fil-a but have never done their dress like a cow event. I might see if I have materials to make some costumes with the kids today.

  12. How fun! Love how you made your own costume for the event

  13. I hope this doesn’t come off the wrong way but you have the cutest cows in your family! 🙂 Seriously what a fun day – i wish we had CFA up here!

  14. I have not been to one of these “cow” days. Your outfits look great.

  15. Cute! My baby sister and her friends did it last year – they cut out back construction paper and pinned or glued the “spots” to white shirts!

  16. Those are very cute outfits. I’ve never had chick-fil-a, but truthfully don’t think I ever will after the gay marriage comments and stance of the company.

  17. Love the costume. Totally cute.

  18. Bonnie @WEMAKE7 says:

    We don’t have a Chik- FIL-a near us. It looks like your kiddos had fun. =)

  19. I wish there was a Chick-fil-A near me, their food is delicious. Those are same great costumes though, and made better with the free meal!

  20. Super cute ! Love the eat more cow concept.

  21. What a cute little costume, got to show that Chick-fil-a pride.

  22. Seriously ADORABLE. What a fun project to do with the kids and get a free meal to boot!

  23. Chrissy says:

    That cosutme is so stinkin cute and easy to make. I love Chic Fil A as well 😉

  24. My friend was just telling me about this for tomorrow. Need to come up with three costumes thanks for the idea.

  25. Ha, ha, ha! Those are awesome! I love the hat! little Man is a huge Chic Filet fan!

  26. How fun! I hope you share pictures of your kiddos going too!

  27. I love his costume! That’s adorable! Chick-Fil-A is awesome!

  28. Cute! It’s always good to have kids be immersed in creating things (I feel), it gives them a sense of creativity and thinking about how things are put together!

  29. How adorable! I’ve never been to a Chick-a-fil, we don’t have them here in Canada. I’m so intrigued!

  30. You put so much effort into that. I love how Chick-Fil-A inspires this!

  31. That is such an adorable little cow costume! Now I am craving a Chick Fil A sandwich!

  32. What a cute costume! We have made our own for Chickfila Cow Appreciation Day before, but they didn’t turn out that well.

  33. We participated in cow appreciation day last year, but I totally forgot about it this year!

  34. This is so cute.. Great ideas for a costume thanks for sharing.

  35. Great costume!! I wish we would get one closer to us in Spokane!

  36. So cute, I was just trying to think of ways to make a costume, I will do anything for yummy food!

  37. Those came out so cute! We don’t have Chick-Fil-A here, which totally bums me out. I’ve heard great things about it.

  38. This is adorable and simple. I love it! May have to do this this weekend with my nieces and nephew!

  39. This is really super cute. What a great idea. I love taking my family to eat at Chick-fil-a.

  40. Cute costume! Had no idea there was a cow appreciation day!

  41. We have one of Connecticuts FIRST one opening soon! We can’t wait! Adorable costumes!

  42. That is super cute! Love that you got your kids involved and used some items you had already. We really like Chick Fil A and appreciate their Christian standpoint.

  43. We love an occasional visit to Chick-fil-A! So good!! I don’ t think I could have convinced my husband to dress like a cow though. haha

  44. How rad is this? I didn’t know anything about Cow appreciation day! Wish I did, we love CF 🙂

  45. Oh snap! I always mean to do this contest, but then always forget about it, haha. These are adorable costumes!

  46. aw that’s a cute diy! first to see such. Good job! 🙂

  47. Chick-fil-a is new to my area so this will be our first year doing this. We also have a big crew so feeding everyone for free by using stuff I already have around the house is totally worth it.

  48. We do not have one of these places nearby us, but who doesn’t like free chicken!?

  49. Aww I love it! I didn’t know about this till today and now I have no time. 🙂

  50. really? wow.. cow appreciation day 🙂

  51. that’s amazing, looks fun.. never heard of this.

  52. Such a fun thing they’re doing. That outfit is so worth a free meal. #SoCute!

  53. Oh what super cute and easy cow costumes. I wish we had a Chick-Fil-A around here! I love their food!

  54. I wish we had a Chick – Fil – A around here! What a cute little costume! So fun.

  55. Haha! I love these costumes! I actually read a few posts on FB about how many people participate in this. Maybe nxt time I’ll be prepared with my own costume, thanks to you!

  56. We participated today, and boy did my kids have fun making their costumes and getting their free food! Love Chick-fil-A

  57. Love these ideas! I didn’t dress up today but we did head over to CFA

  58. Oh! I love the idea of having cow appreciation day. This is a great idea!

  59. such an adorable costume!! nice appreciation day i would say

  60. Wow! this is so adorable… its so much fun making your own costumes like this and thanks for sharing!!

  61. Those are so fun! I want to take part in cow appreciation day next year.

  62. Ashley C says:

    That is awesome! I wish we had a Chick-Fil-A around her to support 🙂

  63. This is beyond cute. I could see this being a perfect Halloween costume too!

  64. very Cute!

  65. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is so fun. We don’t have Chick-Fil-A’s around here otherwise I would totally do this.

  66. Adoreable!! We actually stopped at a Chick Fil A last week and had a great meal if I might add.

  67. That is too cute! I LOVE Cow Appreciation Day!

  68. I’m from Canada and I’ve never heard of this before. Looks like a lot of fun! My family and I would love to dress as cows and get a free meal ;).

  69. We love that COW! LOL! He’s so cool! Eat more Chikin guys!

  70. What a cute idea. We love the COW here.

  71. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is such a great idea. My daughter loved to dress up in her cow costume when she was little.

  72. What a cute way to get some free food that your family really loves. It sounds like the kids could really get involved with making the costumes.

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