Monday, October 14, 2013

Let's Party Ya'll: A Cowgirl Birthday!

I've been limiting the number of events I accept this Fall in order to focus more energy on my Etsy business and family. But I absolutely couldn't resist the opportunity to help throw this fabulous outdoor cowgirl themed birthday party. Rustic and girly, this is one of my absolute favorite events to-date! I'm so excited to get to share the details with you today!

I love getting to do individual place-settings. This table included bandanas as napkins, embellished milk bottles with paper straws and a burlap runner the entire length of the table. 

Some of the yummy treats on this cowgirl dessert table: cowgirl hat cakepops by April's cake pops, cowgirl trail mix and a S'more bar! 

 In addition to all the custom banners and cupcake toppers, I made two very special, custom decorations for this event. The first is the ribbon banner strung behind the dessert table. I LOVE this banner! The second is the "Ashtyn" name plaque made out of rope and coordinating pink paisely fabric (also a present for the birthday girl to keep!). 

Close-up view of the "Ashtyn" name plaque. I used spray adhesive to apply the fabric background and then hot-glued the rope in place to create her name. 

Close-up of "ribbon" banner behind dessert table (these are 1 inch wide  by 10 inches long strips of fabric tied around a rope).


For favors, each guest got their own tumbler, ready for a night of hot chocolate sipping! There were also supplies available for the kids to be able to personalize their tumbler inserts. 

Full view of the favor table with custom "Cowgirl" banner. I was fortunate enough to be able to borrow lots of great cowgirl gear for the party, including boots that doubled as vases!


 I always add lots of pennant banners to my events to tie in the color & theme. This event had the added benefit of being at a beautiful, rustic home that made a perfect backdrop! 



Full on view of the dessert table. I always try to find items of interest to layer with, such as a large metal tub turned upside down, stumps cut into pedestals, old wooden crates, miniature hay bales and boxes wrapped in coordinating paper.  

 Close-up of the tree stump pedestals...loved these as mini cupcake stands! 

This was my first time making these adorable fabric ball cupcake toppers. They took a bit longer than the traditional paper ones, but I love the special touch that they added! 

No party is complete these days with a good 'ole Photo Booth...at this party, the girls even got to try on real cowgirl gear and sit on a real saddle to have their pictures taken. "Yeehaw"!!

One last dessert table view. Happy 8th Birthday, Ashtyn!!



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5 comments:

  1. It couldn't have been more perfect. Thanks so much Noelle! Ashtyn absolutely loved her party. :)

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