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.)
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.
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
Bye for now. Em xx