As I peruse the internet for birthday party ideas for my little loves and showers for my fantabulous friends, I am simply amazed at the amount of talent that is "out there" in the world! I noticed that most of the blogs were from large cities here and there. I sort of felt like I needed to represent the small{ish} towns out there, like mine. Mostly because I am surrounded by a mega-talented group of friends! This blog is dedicated to all of them and to all of you. For the love of a sweet soiree!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Buck-a-roo Turned 2!

The Cowboy theme has soooooo many cutie-pie ideas out there via the world wide web! I bet you can even ask any of your friends and at some point, they have done a Cowboy/Western themed birthday! Since my son's birthday is in February in the great state of Texas, you never know what you are gonna get! Literally, the day before his birthday party this particular year, it was a whopping, balmy 85 degrees. The very next day {party day}...45 degrees. I was braved it anyway, we called a great pony rental place to have pony rides! So, all the kids came and brought their coats. As you can imagine, the party was a HUGE success!!!!

My mom and I made this 'WANTED' poster ourselves. SO easy. Butcher paper and computer letter cut-outs. We burned the edges. This was on the front door. My grandaddy happened to have a real horse saddle so we displayed it along with some hay out front. You can buy hay at local feed stores, we got ours at a Keith's hardware store.

Invites done by SWAK notes I love them because the prices are UNBEATABLE!

I wish I had a picture of the table when all of the food was out, but this was all I got. I handmade this banner that said, "Get Yer Grub On!"

Most of the decorations I found at Oriental Trading Company

Under this sign, was a red wagon with Sheriff badges and Cowboy hats. Also from Oriental Trading Co.!

When the ponies arrived it was madness! All the kids were in heaven. A lot of people think pony rides are super expensive, but honestly, they were not that bad!!! I found it to be very reasonable and a large part of the cost was the gas from Austin to our house!

This party is going to be hard to top! My only suggestion is just that...maybe wait on it for a 5th or 6th birthday! My son thought we owned the ponies and wants all his parties to have them there now! Oh well...on to this year's party...TRAINS! Crossing my fingers for some warmth!


  1. You.are.amazing! I am SO glad you started this blog! I LOVE throwing parties and LOVE seeing all of your amazing ideas! You are so very talented!

  2. this was a super fab party and i cannot WAIT for the next wilson event:) your blog is way fun and i will have to scrouge up some pix of pst's last party...if ya want em:)