An at-home cowboy themed birthday party for my son, Henry.
I was originally inspired by a swatch of vintage cowboy fabric. I could picture it as a tablecloth on kids tables. It started there and all the details came together after that.
I purchased most of the paper goods through Etsy and hunted down everything else myself. I rented children's tables and chairs through a rental facility; purchased cowboy-themed fabric at a local fabric store and trimmed it to fit the tables. I purchased cowboy hats and bandanas for the kids and made cowboy boots for them to decorate myself. I found the mason jars for the kids lemonade at the grocery store as well as the cupcakes. I saved money by purchasing the cupcakes through the grocery store bakery, instead of investing in "fancy" cupcakes - 3 year olds don't know the difference! And of course, the ponies. They really brought the theme full circle and provided a ton of entertainment.
My favorite detail of the party is the ponies! They were a hit with kids and adults and well worth the investment.
Plan, plan, plan! I started planning the event in my mind and working with my Etsy contact several months in advance. Every week, I tackled one project associated with the party. I wanted to enjoy the party and make sure my son had fun!