A Rootin Tootin First Birthday Roundup Party

A Rootin Tootin First Birthday Roundup Party

Howdy Partners! To gear up for the Celebration Inspiration Party I thought I would share our little guys first birthday celebration; A Rootin Tootin Roundup Party.
To set the theme for this special day we rented out a barn at a local farm for our venue. The farm happen to have pumpkin picking which is a perfect addition to a fall birthday.

The invitations were simply printed on cardstock and assembled. The actual invitation was a ‘wanted poster’ attached by a jute rein to a Bullseye Horse cutout. I love the added effect of the 3-D jute twine – such an easy and inexpensive touch.
A printed photo card was added in to each invitation with pictures marking different months throughout the first year.
Our little guy was dressed in full cowboy gear to greet the guests as they arrived at the farm. Most of the little kiddies joined in the fun and wore their own gear as well.The majority of the party was held outdoors however I did manage to do some sprucing up inside the barn. Red, white and cow printed balloons were tied in bunches around the room {I am trying to find the photos since my computer crash and will upload them when I do} The tables were dressed with red and white check tablecloths. The centerpieces were black cowboy hats turned upside down to hold a variety of snacks at each table.
Once all the guests had arrived we changed our little cowboy into his party clothes. The pants were reversible made out of cotton cow printed fabric with a matching birthday crown. The onesie had a coordinating fabric number one appliqué.
The food was kept simple as we had limited vendors that we could work with at the farm due to location. We choose to have a local pizzeria deliver the food which was as easy as could be.
We had two cakes to ensure there was enough yumminess for all of our guests. The first cake was a three tiered vanilla cake complete with a fondant cow print layer to carry out our party theme.
The second cake was a cowboy outfit complete with bandana and fondant sheriffs badge for our little guy.
The outside activities included a petting farm, corn maze, and some games the farm already had set up. {not much extra I could do as the farm took care of all this}
We were able to treat each guest to a ride through the farm on the vintage wood burning locomotive. The kids loved this!
We ended the day with a private hayride to a mini pumpkin patch where each kiddie got to pick their own pumpkin.
In addition to the mini pumpkins each kiddie left with a goody bag to remember this special day. I love finding the goodies and packing the bags – it is one of my favorite parts of the party planning! The bags were plain kraft lunch sacks painted with black acrylic paint to resemble cow print. Sherriff badges were printed on card stock labeled with each child’s name and tied to each bag with strip of bandana printed fabric. Inside included a box of crayons (wrapped in fabric, tied with jute and a ‘Wild West’ stamped tag), Cowtails candy, a solid chocolate cowboy hat, Pieces of Gold (butter mints in gold wrappers with ‘gold’ written on them), mini bubbles (dressed with a mini cowboy hat on top and red ribbon tie), a Cow Pie (a chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal concoction {recipe found here} – gross but yummy!), and a bag of rattlesnake eggs (chocolate whoppers).
The real little kiddies each got a beanie baby horse in their goody bags to enjoy instead.
A photo card was tucked into each mailed Thank You as a memorable token for our guests.
It turned out to be a fabulous day for the celebration of our baby boys first year of life! It was a little hectic having the party at a remote location but the activities the farm provided and the fun the kids had made up for any of my little frustrations. It was a perfect theme for the age variances of the kiddies that attended; which was one of my concerns. There was something always going on to hold all their attention at any given time.
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Celebration Inspirations Linky Party will be on April 6th ~ Details can be found here. I’ll be posting our other birthday celebrations in next few weeks. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. What an adorable post and great ideas….Love it….

  2. WoW! What a fabulous 1st birthday party! You added so many special touches … so creative!!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier and leaving a comment on my latest craft!

  3. What a cool party. I love the treat bags! I’ve got a new MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays which started today. I hope you’ll stop by & share:

http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-ever-tot-tuesdays-mcklinky-party.html

Cheers,
Jenn

  4. this is super cute! I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays over at my blog http://www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

  5. What a fun birthday party!

    Please feel free to link your project up with my Talented Tuesday Link party on My Frugal Family, found at theherberfamily.blogspot.com!

    Hope to see you there!

  6. That is really cute ! I love the cakes and the invitations. The goody bags were always my favorite part too. My son is too old for goodie bags now 🙁

  7. WoW, such wonderful ideas! How fun for everyone!
    Rebekah {all thingz related}

  8. Your baby is DARLING!! I love the party theme.

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

  9. What a fun first birthday!

  10. What an exciting party and what a beautiful little boy you have.

  11. You did a fantastic job – it looks like so much fun and I love special party details! What a cutie!

    🙂
    Roeshel

  12. my son’s first birthday party was cowboy themed too!

  13. How cute! My daughter would have loved the Bullseye invites when she was little! Can’t wait to see more! I used to have my own invitation company, it was a lot of fun!

    Stopping by from Today’s Creative! Just signed up to follow you. Stop by my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance http://juliechats.blogspot.com I’m always looking for a few more crafty followers!

  14. How completely adorable! Will you host my daughter’s party this summer?! Thanks for sharing your “Toot”

  15. Thanks for linking up today!

  16. WHAT a super fun completley themed party! You obviously did it all with labor of love! I LOVE it and your little man is so cute! I just did an 8th birthday for my little lady. It’s on my blog but I didn’t go as all out as you! Great job!

  17. Your little one can’t get any cuter and that party can’t get any funner!

  18. Looks like so much fun! I’m looking for birthday ideas for my little guy now. Thanks for the tips and ideas!

  19. So so cute! We will be celebrating birthdays in the next couple of months (3 and 1 oh my!) and will be looking for ideas!

  20. What an amazing birthday party!!

  21. Fantastic party! I love all the details!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  22. Fun! I bet those kids just adored the train!

  23. Stunning.

  24. It must have been a wonderful trip!
    The little boy seemed to be so amused, it makes me feel glad!
    Liked ducks and else picture

        

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