Kids, Party Themes

Cowboy Party Theme

June 5, 2012

Yeehaw! Santi’s first birthday party was inspired by a cute little cowboy I found on Birthday Express. Sometimes it just takes one little thing to get you into the party mode and just like that you have a party theme.

I got to work right away and as always, Oriental Trading came through with the cowboy hats, bandanas, and small favor bags. I knew I would be able to get a cowboy themed piñata with Party City and found the right horse!

The small favor bags were made for our tiniest guests. I purchased the little chunky book, Open the Barn Door by Christopher Santoro. The older kids received a Melissa and Doug Decorate Your Own Horse Figurine. I put those in a brown gift bag and tied a bandana on the handles. I love when the kids go home with a dress up costume from parties. A simple hat and bandana will get their imaginations going long after the party is over!

Santi’s godparents picked up this adorable and delicious cake from Sweet Sugar Sunshine located in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. All chocolate of course!! We all thought the little guy looked like Santi!

The food: Mac and Cheese, a variety of sandwiches and wraps, salsa and guacamole, potato salad and always a fruit salad. Everything was picked up by our local deli and Whole Foods. Note to self: uncover all your food before taking the picture!!! ha! I’m learning…!

I found this cute bib while shopping at Target! Perfect for the birthday boy!

We brought out the rocking horse from Santi’s bedroom and it was quite a hit with the little babies!

Birthday Express also carried these tees to go along with all the party favors. I love to dress the boys in matching outfits for their birthday celebrations.

What are you celebrating next? Thinking of having a big party? Would love to hear all about it!

Your friend,


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  • Reply Caro June 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Franco’s 1st birthday party was also cowboy themed. I also had hats and bandanas for everyone. I found cute sherif stars with a space on them so people could write in their names. I rented out the carousel pavillion in Elk Grove Village. There was a space for toddlers to play and of course lots of horses to ride on the carousel. We had the carousel all to ourselves and we could ride it as many times as we wanted for 3 hours. I ordered chocolate covered gold coins and bubble gum gold and wrote the word “Reward” on paper bags that I used as goody bags. As always Bombon made two beautiful cakes and a cupcake tower. One of the cakes was an actual wooden rocking horse and the seat was the actual cake. I found a t-shirt for him at Gymboree that had a bull on it and read “Big Bully” I took a picture of him with a big cheesy smile and his two bottom teeth showing. It was the perfect thank you card picture. This year my baby boy will be 7years old! :-O Where does the time go?

    • Betty
      Reply Betty June 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Great ideas Caro! I wish I would have talked to you before I planned this party. I am always like, “I could have done this” or “I could have done that”!!!!

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