This year, we decided to have a birthday party at a location, rather than at our house. I knew right away that I wanted a cowboy theme. Then I found this blog as inspiration. I knew immediately that I was going to
I scraplifted some invitations from etsy. Notice the vinyl
"brands". That's all me :)
I made a banner.
I made the horsey cupcakes & cupcake toppers.
I made treat bags.
Cowboy(girl) hats were necessary.
The location didn't exactly match, but my mind was made up. We rented The Jungle Gym in Delaware, Ohio. Actually, I got a pleasant surprise that Grandma Jackie paid for the party as a gift to the boys. What a perfect gift!!!
Here are a few shots of the fun (excuse the blurs, everyone was in action nonstop). The zip line was favorite by far. I still can't believe everyone could hold on. Those kids were flying....
We served cowpoke food: hotdogs, pulled pork, chips, potato salad, carrot chips, and strawberries.
We had cupcakes.
We had a surprise guest:
|Grandpa Bob drove up from TN while he was checking on his house being built.|
Us (minus Kyle)
All the guests. An attempt at a group shot:
Everything was really nice. Parties outside of your home is the way to go. We had our party late, starting at 4:30 pm, so we had all day to prepare. I even managed to run that morning with MIT, 9 miles = new PR for Mama Murray! We didn't make too much fuss over the party and everyone was happy.
The boys received a ton of gifts from their friends and have been enjoying them ever since. Here is a photo of one of the gifts from B&K:
|masks are upside down :) oops|
Thanks everyone for reading & checking in on us. We had a great time with a few special friends. Now....BRING ON SPRING!!!!