Last year I planned the birthday party for Faith, the daughter of one of my best friends. Faith is the cutest little cowgirl; she loves horses and playing on the ranch at her Oma’s. I told Lisa that I would take care of everything in regards to décor, but she had to get me 3 hay bales and provide the food. I’d say that was a pretty good deal for her!
I wanted to create a little area for her to be able to play and open her presents. I stacked three hay bales with a streamer backdrop and added a few country accessories. I put a sheet down for comfort, and she loved it. She was the queen in her special area.
The tables were really fun to decorate. I went down the road to an empty field and cut weeds and thistles for little silver containers that I added pink burlap to. I used a brown and pink paisley fabric cut in squares like bandanas, and added a small hay bale in the center. Luckily, Hobby Lobby puts fall décor out in the middle of summer, otherwise I would’ve had some problems with this look. The horses were paper cut-outs I found in the kids’ section at Michaels that I spray painted. I also designed the labels on the sticks using cowboy fonts and clipart I found online.
It’s become pretty clear to me that my favorite aspect to a party is the dessert buffet. I’ve been eating healthy for a few months now, so sometimes this is a bit dangerous! For this set-up I started with the back drop. I used a brad-nailer (all by myself) to secure the rope to an old piece of siding I had painted dark brown and tied the hay bales in as a base to elevate the board. I included paper baggies with homemade kettle corn, s’mores pops and cupcakes for the treats.