We decided to have Baby Boy & Little Pumpkin's birthday parties together since their birthdays are so close together...and they love each other :o)
Little Pumpkin had the advantage of being older so she was able to choose the theme...Cowboys and Cowgirls! Baby Boy thought it was a good idea too :o) Ha!
(I found these invitations on Etsy...the seller emailed me the file and I printed the invitations on cardstock.)
Little Pumpkin was pretty insistent that she wanted a pink pony so that got me started with a color scheme...pink for the cowgirl and blue for the cowboy.
I used my cricut to create the birthday banners...
In preparation for the party, I purchased the "Create a Critter" cartridge...I LOVE it...LOVE! It was on sale at Michael's' for $39.99...reguarly $99.99. I would have NEVER paid full price!
I also used the cricut to cut out cupcake toppers...I used a combination of horses, horseshoes and stars. I wish I would have gotten a better picture of these!
On Little Pumpkin's side of the table, I put a picture of her in a cowgirl frame, a large sparkly "S," daisies and a candle (wrapped in burlap) that burned in honor of her birthmother.
Baby Boy's side...basically the same...in blue :o)
The party was mid-afternoon, so I didn't do any food...just cupcakes and "Lil Cowpoke Trail Mix..."
...Cheetos, chex mix, pretzels, goldfish, m&ms and honey nut cheerios. I try to keep a variation of this in the pantry year-round...we call it "happy mix."
For drinks, we had sodas for the adults and Capri suns for the kiddos...
As the guests entered the party, they were greeted with a row of blue and pink cowboy hats and blue and pink handkerchief...
I made the sign using an cardboard box side and letters printed on the cricut.
Beside the "cowboy up" area, there was a "have your mug taken" area...I borrowed the saddle from the horse people :o)
In between several trees, I hung alternating blue and pink gingham pennants. Very easy & inexpensive to make...cut pennants and staple on jute sting.
"Pony up" area...
For party favors...in addition to the hats and handkerchiefs...we had a "country store."
The candy baskets came from the Dollar Tree...
My sweet little Cowboy and Cowgirl had a great time!
In case you missed it, here are the party pictures :o)