My son Isaiah loves to pretend to be a cowboy and shout ‘Yee Haw!’ His chubby little face has always reminded me of the cute vintage cowboy images.
I went searching for vintage graphics that I could use as part of the party décor, but many of them portrayed violence.
I designed the ‘brown eyed cowboy’ after my son. He is seen in the various party decorations doing innocent, playful things such as twirling his lasso, holding onto his belt buckle, tipping his hat, and riding his toy horse.
I chose a bright and cheerful color palette of red, bright blue and yellow and added denim and bandana prints as accents. All of the party decorations were designed and created by me, and most are available in my etsy shop www.taffiewishes.etsy.com
There were actually two parties for Isaiah. We had his playgroup friends, and their moms, over in the morning for some games such as the ‘Tootsie Roll Roundup’ and ‘Horseshoe Toss’ as well as treats. We passed out a bandana and cowboy hat to each child to wear (and take home as a favor). In the evening Isaiah’s grandparents arrived for supper, cake, ice cream and presents!
He had a wonderful time, as is seen by his smiling face in the pictures!
Isaiah, dressed in his cowboy best
chocolate cake and chocolate cupcakes
Activities / Games
We played the 'Tootsie Roll Roundup' and the 'Horseshoe toss' with the little kids
I made basically all the decorations myself, and was able to keep food costs down to a minimum. The most expensive items were the party favors. Total cost of the party was around $100
Each of the children received a cowboy hat and red bandana and were sent home with a baggie of 'for the trail' snack mix
Seeing Isaiah with his little friends
What People Ate
The kids had all sorts of fun treats such as 'chuckwagon cheddar cheese', 'dusty donuts' and 'smore pops'. For supper the adults ate pulled pork sandwhiches, chips, pickles and lemonade
What People Drank
lemonade and apple juice
Isaiah giggling during his sugar high!