Monday, November 26, 2012

A Cowgirl Birthday Rodeo


It's not often you get to go to a rodeo themed party at an actual horse ranch.  We got to do just that at the Bonanza Horse Ranch in Katzweiler.  If you love adorable cowgirls, cowboys and horses then read on partner. 

I just have to say I love having creative friends.  Not only do I love helping them create their wonderful parties but most of all I love attending them.  Recently my creative friend Laura (the mastermind behind our Thing one and Thing two party) threw a cowgirl rodeo party for her daughter Aleena's 5th birthday.   


The Chow table

I was happy to design some cowgirl printables for this rootin tootin occasion. 




There were lots of yummy treats for the hungry cowgirls and cowboys. 




I made the cupcakes but Laura painted the horses silver.  Brilliant!



There was Rodeo Punch to wet your whistle.



Yes I spelled the word Bail wrong here.  It should be "Bale".  Just send me to the stockades.  



Laura made Sweet Hay Bales which were rice crispy treats on a stick.  She got the idea from Cupids Little Rosebud.  Who had an adorable Cowgirl party of her own and she spelled the word Bale right, if only I had paid attention.  


The Gear



The table was set with fun, colorful cowboy/ cowgirl hats and bandannas from Oriental Trading Company for everyone to gear up and get in the rodeo spirit. 


The cutest cowboy ever.  


For Mara this is a big smile:)

 

The birthday girl.  Yay Happy Birthday Aleena!





After polishing off their grub the cowpokes moseyed out to the stable to take some photos with my photo props. 

The Photo booth




Then we had some time to get to know the horses.  



All the pretty Horses



This one was so sweet. 


This one was not.


This one tried to lick my camera.

Then on to our trail ride.  



Mara handled her horse like a pro.  



After the ride she was so proud of herself. 


My little cowpoke down at the ranch.  



Then we rode off into the sunset in our gas powered buggy...




with our bag of "puppy chow" in tow.  Thank you Laura for such an amazing experience that we will never forget.  Thanks ya'll for stoppin by.  I hope you have a rootin tootin day. 

~Sunny~


Credit goes too

Party Styling and baking: Laura Scott and Sunny Duran
Photography: Sunny Duran
Party printable decorations: Sunny by Design 
Cowboy/Cowgirl hats: Oriental Trading Company
Cowgirl themed plates: Oriental Trading Company
Pink Cowgirl Napkins: Oriental Trading Company
Pink Cowgirl Table cover: Oriental Trading Company
Plastic Horses (we painted them silver): Oriental Trading Company

Inspiration:
Sweet Hay Bales: Cupids Little Rosebud