Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cowboy Party Games & Presents!

Each kid got a pouch to wear around their neck, to put their dried off gold in. It had a list of what they were going to do.

This is how the other side of the yard looked before the party started

As soon as the kids arrived, they got suited up, and ran around chasing each other with their guns. It was a great pass-time while waiting for everyone to arrive. They were SO cute!

Serious Cowboys and Cowgirls!


The real surprise of the day, was when COWBOY CLINT arrived with his horse!!! The kids were SO EXCITED to see a real cowboy!!! They got to pet and feed the horse.

Cowboy Clint told the kids that good cowboys and cowgirls always mind their parents! I hope it sunk in :)

So excited after getting to pet and feed the horse!!!

Cowboy Clint is a family friend. He reminded my mom that she made him a pair of chaps and a vest when he was little, and that's what started it all!!! My mom also made the chaps Bubby is wearing for one of my little brothers! Again... thanks mom! Thanks Clint!

Cowboy Clint showed the kids the horse shoe, and explained how horses have an extra "heart" that helps pump blood up the legs. I never knew that!

The little buckaroos were intrigued, and so was I!

Bubby felt extra special getting to ride the horse.

Thank you COWBOY CLINT!!!
You're the BEST!!!

The kids will NEVER forget that a REAL COWBOY came to the party!
You made Bubby's whole day!

On to the games...


The kids got to take turns tossing a snake into a bucket. Everyone liked it more than I thought. Even the girls ;)


The kids got to take turns lassoing the horse! It was just too cute!


Panning for gold was the hit of the day, as far as the games went! The kids LOVED it. We had about 15 minutes after we finished everything up, for the kids to play before their parents came to pick them up, and most of them chose to pan for gold. My son keeps asking when we can go to California to look for gold!!! How cute :)


They all ran to get their presents! I love how cute kids are, and how they get so excited to give gifts to each other.

They sat around the campfire to open presents, while listening to, "Sweet Home Alabama," in the background.

It was a fun day for everyone!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cowboy Birthday Party Preparation {Part 5 - The Food}


This darling fabric from Hobby Lobby was the inspiration for everything!!! I made this cute little runner for the table, and went from there...

Vintage Cowboys.

Appliqued G I D D Y U P !

Vintage Cowgirls!!! Too cute :)

I will get it out for 4th of July, so I have an extra excuse to use it.


Cornbread muffins...

The boot picks are from Hobby Lobby.

The kids were expecting cupcakes, and I don't think they loved these.

Marshmallow on a stick with chocolate and crushed almonds.

Remember when I made pink ones for my daughter???

You can see them here. This is just a different spin on the same idea.

The only thing I would have done differently, is left a few without nuts, for kids with allergies.

This is what they ate..

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cowboy Birthday Party Preparation {Part 4 - The Table}

As each child arrived, they got to get dressed up in cowboy accessories! This is how the table looked before they got there.

Each child got:

a holster,

a hat with a badge on it,

a gun,

a bandana (tip- my mom told me to cut them in half diagonally! I did, and cut the cost of them in 1/2!),

and spurs.

What cowboy would be fully dressed without a belt buckle??? (These came in the gun and spurs set, and I didn't want to waste them.)

It was a cute little set-up!

You may also like to visit:

{Part 1 - The Holster}
{Part 2 - Panning for Gold}
{Part 3 - Sawhorse Horse}
{Part 5 - The Food}
{The Party!!!}

I am linking up to:

The Girl Creative

Sister Sister Sunday

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