Pink Cowgirl

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This party was for my daughter for her third birthday. I am trying to keep birthday parties to just our family and close friends for as long as I possibly can before having to make the jump to her preschool friends and ultimately school friends once she hits elementary school, however, I want them to still be fun with lots of details and decorations for her to remember. I loved that she wanted to do a cowgirl party, as I love horses and of course she needed it to be pink - her favorite color.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was of course my little girl.  She loves horses, cowgirls, and the color pink .  However, a constant source of inspiration were all of the cute cowgirl and cool cowboy parties popping up everywhere in the blog world.  I also loved all of the western themed weddings!

Decorating Style

Traditional with a twist of modern.

Project Details

Mason jars, custom labels, banners, cowgirl boots, sunflowers, a custom dessert table, western themed foods, cowboy hats, stick ponies, wanted signs, and bandanas are just some of things that made the party special.  Abbeypress and Planning did both the invites and the "Wanted Posters" for me.  Abbey was great to work with.  Taylor's bandana dress was from etsy for only six dollars on sale - oh how I love etsy.  I also purchased her cupcake toppers of Etsy from KidsCakes who were awesome, they changed the colors to match perfectly!  The favors were little plastic cowgirl hats with bubbles inside wrapped in a bandana as well as "cowgirl cookies" that I put together after seeing them on Bakerella's blog. 

Favorite Items

My favorite item (if I have to pick one) was the "Wanted Poster" because it now hangs in our playroom!


Advice that I would recommend to those trying to achieve the same look is try not to get too carried away with the theme! ha!  At one point I really had to get myself in check and remind myself that afterall it is only a 3 year old birthday party and that I should be enjoying this not killing myself over it!


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    I have to admit western-themed parties for little girls are such an alien idea to me, but it seemed that you were able to pull it off.  I love that cowgirl with the head cutout :)  Did you make or buy that?

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    We actually made it out of foam board by just drawing the cowgirl on, coloring it, and cutting out a hole for the face to fit through.  Simple!

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    Hi KShields: Thanks for your reply.  That is amazingly simple and it came out really beautifully!

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    Thanks!  The fruit was actually the first thing to go too!  I have done that for every party since and everyone loves it – plus it is super easy, and if you don’t have the time to cut all the different fruits you can always buy a cut platter at the supermarket and put it on the skewers yourself:)

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    Thanks for the idea. I have always been worried about having to serve nothing but sweets and more sweets at kids birthday parties because that seems to be the one thing they’d surely eat. Now I know fruits would sell, too.

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