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}

8 comments:

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

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

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  3. Awesome job Wendy!!!!!

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

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

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  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!

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