A Cowboy Birthday Party

A Cowboy Birthday Party

Oli's 6th Birthday

Hooray Oli has finally turned six - he has been counting down the days to his birthday for what seems like months now! We planned a Cowboy party at home for him and were hoping for sun so that we could play games and eat in the garden but it was not to be, so we cleared out the studio at the bottom of the garden and set to work making bits and pieces to make it feel like a saloon (well our interpretation of one anyway!)...

...Rob made a wooden horse so the children could have a go at lassoing, this went down fabulously with the energetic cowboys, he also created a small skittle alley and a bar area (I had to keep reminding him it was not HIS party!) I spent my time making bunting, crochet star patches, felt moustaches, cakes and biscuits!

I decided to make Oli a stack of brownies instead of a cake as he loves chocolate and I thought these would be easier to slip into party bags. I jazzed them up with some edible gold glitter and some mini bunting. I kept the party food simple again with hot dogs and corn on the cob which we had planned to put on the BBQ but I ended up cooking in the oven (I am so desperate to put the BBQ on!)

The party bags were also kept simple; to decorate them I tied the crochet star patches I made to each bag using garden twine, then filled them each with a harmonica, candy cane and a homemade biscuit. They also filled them with their pinata treats.

I used lots of hessian and gingham to decorate and Rob collected some hay bales from a local farm for them to sit on. Oli really enjoyed himself and the children were still able to get out into the garden and run about once the rain had passed, although there were a lot of muddy shoes and jeans by the end of the party - eek (sorry mums.)


Yee ha!


Rob even created these little saloon doors from an old wardrobe we've been meaning to get rid of for years!


I've named her Bessie - Oli doesn't feel that's a good name for a Cowboy's horse but I don't want to confuse her by changing it!




Cowboy moustache biscuits wrapped in gingham and added to party bags. I used these cookie cutters.


Crochet star patches, that can be removed and used for anything they fancy.


It's hard to be taken seriously as a Cowboy when your partner is a 3 year old called Lulu who can't even put on her hat!


Have you ever wondered about the colour of a Cowboy's socks? Yellow of course!


Happy Birthday Cowboy - we love you lots. xx

The End. 

Bye for now. Em xx

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Family

Comments (10)

  • Donna


    10 July 2012 at 13:42 |
    Em, the party looks amazing! I love the cowboy theme, and the moustache biscuits. What wonderful memories you're creating for your little ones, X.
    • Lululoves


      10 July 2012 at 13:47 |
      Thanks Donna, it was a lovely party - that's what I love about blogging, that we can look back at good times xx
  • Clare


    10 July 2012 at 15:54 |
    It sounds like they had a great time. And forget Reece, the crochet star is a lovely addition to my desk as a coaster. Oh, and thanks for the harmonica, his new favorite thing from breakfast until bedtime! x
    • Lululoves


      10 July 2012 at 16:45 |
      Thanks Clare - Ah yes the Harmonicas...I actually hid Oli and Lulu's at bedtime they were driving me nuts! Em x
  • eskimo*rose


    11 July 2012 at 18:48 |
    OMG - I want to go to one of your parties - that's the cutest cowboy theme I've EVER seen, you are sooooo clever!!! Freddie's climbing party got postponed due to and 'incident'?!? Its this Saturday now ... such a shame he has out-grown cool themed parties :o(
    • Lululoves


      11 July 2012 at 20:12 |
      Ah Thank you! I think we'll have to start having 'grown up' themed parties when that happens! :) Hope all is well and that Freddie enjoys his party at the weekend. Em x
  • Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch

    Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch

    24 July 2012 at 09:02 |
    What a great party - that looks like a very happy birthday indeed! (My Boy also turned 6 last week.)
    • Lululoves


      24 July 2012 at 09:28 |
      Thank you, I hope your son had a lovely birthday too. :))
  • Linda B

    Linda B

    17 March 2014 at 06:12 |
    Do you have instructions to make the awesome wooden horse? Love it! Or a picture of the entire horse - rear end included?
    • Lululoves


      17 March 2014 at 11:13 |
      No sorry, we just made it up as we went along, by making a frame, then adding a neck & head :) x

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