I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cowboy Birthday Party

Isn't every little boys dream to be a cowboy! That was the case for my boys.

I love how Dandee-Designs used hankerchiefs to decorate and these priceless sock horses!

Games:
Roping
Use a hoola hoop and wrap tweed or thick rope around it and a rocking horse. Probably best not to have a child sitting in it, just saying.

Make your own cowboy vest station: We precut the vest on butcher paper and had crayons, markers, glue and Sheriff sticker badges that I made to place on them.

Photo Op- I made with butcher paper and painted on the cowboy.

Horse Races

Treasure in the sand- The kids loved this little station. Some spent pretty much their whole time here. When all dug up it was a farm with animals and barn.

Old Town created from boxes from That Village House
Horseback riding of course! Renting ponies in the states is a popular thing to do for birthday parties. When I decided to have a Western themed party here in Ecuador I didn't think twice about renting horses.  Well, it was pretty  much impossible b/c apparently people don't do that here, clowns are the party entertainment here. I called tons of places here and everyone acted like I was asking for something ridiculous like renting a lion. Finally, I found a taker for only $40 for an hour (yea cheap) and our boys and guest were happy and impressed because we didn't have clowns we had HORSES.

Food: As a Latina it is hard to have a party and not feed a meal to our guest.  That is how I grew up. You come to our house you leave full. The hardest part is finding the balance of providing a meal but not one where you spend all your time preparing while guest are there. Finding something that is easy, good and stress free. 
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Kara's Party Ideas came up with this cute sign.  We made our BBQ in the crockpot which kept it warm and crockpot cooking is always stress free.
Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas
















What a fun way to serve drinks from Dulce Design

And most importantly THE Birthday cake!
    
from Easy Birthday Cakes



4 comments:

  1. Holy cow- I LOVE this! We're having a cowboy party for my 3 year old next month and I'm pretty sure it's gonna be nothing compared to this! Great job!

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  2. Tori, the reality is all kids need is cake friends and gifts and that is an amazing party for them. The rest is for us,right.LOL

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  3. What a fantastic idea! I'm sure the kids really enjoyed themselves. Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  4. Bless your heart! This is a great idea and a lot of work, thank you for sharing the wonderful ideas to delight my grandchildren!

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