Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Lil Buckeroo turned Two!! {Part 1}

Our little Cowboy turned two in early August and it was quite a production.  My husband thought I was crazy wanting such an elaborate theme since he was "only turning two".  But, I justified it by saying that since I'm pregnant with Baby #2, he will not be having a 3rd birthday.  {My fingers were crossed behind my back every time I said that. Naturally, the boy will have a 3rd birthday!}

My entire reason for choosing this theme was that my mom wanted to get him animals to have at his party.  Since elephants and giraffes were out of the question {although they'd definitely fit in my back yard}, horses and a petting zoo were the next best thing.  Thus, a Cowboy Corral was in the works!

Here are a few pictures from the Cowboy Round-Up! 

{The Details}

{The Welcome banner}

{Welcome Chalkboard from Save-On Crafts}

{bought the cowbells for $1 at Michael's Craft Store, the galvanized buckets were from the dollar bin at Target and the fabric was on sale after 4th of July at JoAnn's Fabrics}

{the kids' table: burlap table runner was $1 p/yard; picnic plates were on sale at Party City after 4th of July; place settings wrapped with twine and accented with barn animal and bright western cowboy lollipops from O.T.C.  We also rented low tables and little chairs from Create-A-Party Rentals for the kids to actually be able to reach.  They looked adorable once they took their seats.}


{mini mason jars were a huge hit! Each cowboy/cowgirl got to take theirs home.  They were purchased here.}

{the red and blue mini pails were purchased in Target's dollar bin right before 4th of July.  Cowboys & cowgirls were able to take them home filled with treats and snacks.}

{cowboy hats were waiting for every buckeroo at their seats, along with a bandana}

{the milk can was borrowed from my mother-in-law's backyard}

{the barn photo back drop was there for guests to enjoy.  We had a bin full of mustaches, sheriff badges, sunglasses, stick horses and wigs for guests to get silly with}

{Ponies and a petting zoo made a surprise appearance. This was everyone's favorite part!}

{Howdy partna'!}

{Daddy at the WANTED sign; even the adults had a great time!}

{the birthday boy was WANTED....for being so dang cute!}


{Even I got in on the fun!}

{The Birthday Cowboy & Mommy.  His birthday shirt is from etsy store: ispotyou}

Part 2 of the post will include food and dessert table details. Stay tuned tomorrow....

{photos courtesy of Jennifer Nicole Photography}


  1. Beautifully decorated. The party looked so fun! :)

  2. Love it! The little touches of gingham are so cute and that photo op is super brilliant!

  3. Awesome job Wendy!!!!!

  4. first time on your blog! super cute party!

  5. This is adorable! I love your barn yard photo area, that is so neat! Great job!

  6. Hi there! Just hopped over through Purple Pug. This looks like such a fun party! You did a great job pulling together all the details. I love the use of red, white and blue. You really made it look fun, but not corny...great job!

  7. here is something about wandering around outside to see what inspires you to bring it indoors.
    Bringing the outdoors in is so simple~ especially in Spring when there are so many different trees and flowers that are starting to wake up from their winter naps.iron gate


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