I helped my friend with a 1st birthday party for her twin boys. We wanted this party to be very rustic–none of that cutesy stuff for our tough little cowboys. So we tried to make and use decor that kept with our old, rugged, rustic vision. With the exception of some pretty flowers (we are girls, after all, and just couldn’t resist) and the Toy Story characters which were Dad’s contribution (how can you refuse such sweet thoughtfulness?). My favorite item, however, was a rope branding backdrop we made with the boys’ initials. We used regular rope for the backdrop; then we also made a bunch of mini brands from jute for extra little touches here and there.
We served a cowboy dinner of Campfire Chili with all the fixin’s, Mac N’ Cheese, Cowboy Caviar & Chips, Appalachian Applesauce, Cornbread Nuggets, and Lil’ Doggies for the youngin’s. For dessert we served Mini Blackberry Cobblers, Haystacks, and Cherry Pie Pops. Guests could wet their whistle at the Watering Hole with bottled Root Beer, water or tea punch We ate off pie tin plates with plasticware wrapped in bandana napkins.
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