Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cowboy & Cowgirl Party - The Details...Day 314

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!

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(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.

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I used my cricut to create the birthday banners...

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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!

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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!
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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.
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Baby Boy's side...basically the same...in blue :o)
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The party was mid-afternoon, so I didn't do any food...just cupcakes and "Lil Cowpoke Trail Mix..."
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...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...
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As the guests entered the party, they were greeted with a row of blue and pink cowboy hats and blue and pink handkerchief...
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I made the sign using an cardboard box side and letters printed on the cricut.
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Beside the "cowboy up" area, there was a "have your mug taken" area...I borrowed the saddle from the horse people :o)
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In between several trees, I hung alternating blue and pink gingham pennants. Very easy & inexpensive to make...cut pennants and staple on jute sting.
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"Pony up" area...
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For party favors...in addition to the hats and handkerchiefs...we had a "country store."
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The candy baskets came from the Dollar Tree...
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My sweet little Cowboy and Cowgirl had a great time!
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In case you missed it, here are the party pictures :o)

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