Monday, June 4, 2012

Cowboy Birthday Party!

We celebrated our baby’s 1st birthday party over the weekend.  I still can’t believe that was our last 1st birthday party…sniff, sniff…ok, moving on.

We welcomed our guests in cowboy style with a “Howdy” sign made of rope.

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To get in the cowboy spirit we asked everyone to ‘git their gear’ on their way in (bandanas and sheriff’s stars).

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Even the 4 legged cowboys got into the swing of things.

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The kids panned for gold (play sand, pie tins with holes cut out and fake gold coins from the party store).  This cost less than $10 and my kids are STILL playing with it.

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We had a cowboy boot pinata

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The kids were given their own special meal of PB&J, apple sauce and “cow chow” served in a berry pint container and tied with twine and a tag that said “good grub.”

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I made a sign for the birthday boy’s high chair using paisley JPG’s found on google and some paisley ribbon.  We used a bandana for his bib.

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The cowboys and cowgirls were each sent home with a good bag full of cowboy themed goodies, tied with twine and the 1st letter of their names made out of twine. 

To make rope letters or signs mix 1/4 cup of Elmers glue, 1/8 cup cornstarch and a few tablespoons of water.  Dip the twine or rope in the mixture and form the letter, phrase or name on parchment paper and let dry for 24 hours.  I used this method to create the letters for the kids’ names and a ‘cowboy up’ sign for the beer.

Rope Letters

Last but not least a shot of the birthday boy himself with his birthday present (the few moments his brothers haven’t taken it from him).

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