Planning this baby shower for my 4th child was bittersweet. This would be the very last baby shower to be held in my honor. I started collecting items for what would be a “lil’ buckaroo” themed celebration! I love to bargain hunt, so I was very pleased to find a lot of my items at discount prices. I refurbished furniture from my local goodwill, and even items from yard sales.
I rented 8 bales of hay from my local feed store. They added the perfect amount of authenticity to my shower.
I had some fabulous party vendors contribute to what I think was the best baby shower I’ve ever had! The desserts were amazing, and the menu was filled with delicious, home-cooked food by my Grandmother! There were so many personal touches that made my shower a very special one. It was definitely a family affair.
What People Ate
The menu consisted of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches with rolls, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, macaroni & cheese, and fresh fruit. I loved the idea that all the food was served from antique porcelain dishes. It made everything look even more authentic for my western theme. Everyone ate from real pie tins, along with wooden utensils that were wrapped inside real bandana napkins. I chose to display all the delicious food on top of a burlap covered table.
What People Drank
The guests had their choice of bottled water, and Sarsaparilla. I displayed bottles inside of an antique wash tub. There was also lemonade served inside of glass bottles, and the iced tea being dispensed from a large Mason jar. The guests drank out of Mason jars that had paper straws tied with tulle, and a little cowboy themed embellishment. My drink station was set on top of an old wooden tool box, and bales of hay.
My shower guests enjoyed cupcakes, rice krispie treats, cookies, cake pops, licorice, rock candy, and mini blueberry & apple pies.
When the guests were ready to leave, I sent them off with a painted, wooden horseshoe with a sweet good luck message attached.