My daugther is obsessed with horses so we decided to throw the party at a local horse stable.
For decorations, I decided on bring in bright pink since I could reuse some items I used for a bachlorette party I had hosted. For the main table I used brown packaging paper (from the dollar store) as the backdrop. The diecuts came from Etsy (see helpers). I also incorporated various cowboy items. All of the food had western names (popcorn/cowboy corn, Veggies on the Ranch, tater chips, etc). I also used serveal of my daugters horse toys also as decorations.
The horse stable allowed us to use their lounge area so we had limited space but was able to have plenty of fun. For activities, we did several crafts (decorated horse shoes, colored horse pages) but of course the pony rides was the best part.
What People Ate
For food we had PB&J, Cowboy corn (popped corn), Kettle (fruit) kabobs, On the Ranch veggies and dip, Pigs in a blanket, and tater chips.
What People Drank
For drinks the kids had juice and pink lemonade.
My daugther getting to ride a white horse. She also loves white so this was a def. bonus. She was jumping up and down. Also, my mother surprising us by coming into town (she lives 5 hours away) for the party. It was so nice having her here and also having the extra help.
Most Touching Moment
After all was done and we were cleaning up, my daughter came over to my husband and I. She asked for a group hug and wispered in each of our ear saying thank you and I love you.
of course my daughter :-D. Shirt is from etsy (see helpers), skirt was from TJ Max, hat was from Party City, adn of course cowboy boots
Since my daughter was 3 we have had a tradition of making and decorating are own cake. It's great to see her skills improving each year. I also supplemented with cupcakes from a local bakery.
cowboy hats, bandanas, cowboy shapped silly bands, horse figurines, and candy
Activities / Games
We didn't have room for much games so we decorated horse shoes with markers and cowboy and letter foam stickers. Since some kids move faster I had bak-up coloring sheets for those kids that finished their horseshoe quickly (just googled horse coloring sheet). I also had printed off several horse game sheets also from the internet.
During the middle of opening presents while everyone was quiet our two year old guest saw a horse walk by and "EWWW WOWWWW." So cute in his little voice.
horse and number shirt. She even rushed the order to make sure we got it in time. Great customer service.http://www.etsy.com
Factory Direct Craft
Horseshoe wood cut outshttp://www.factorydirectcraft.com