Due to the weather, we had to add plastic to keep the rain off the back patio. This actually ended up being the best thing because we were able to create the illusion of an actual room. This space was fantatsic.
This is a great view of the kids table. I used the polka dot gable boxes and AndersRuff created adorable stickers for them as well as customizable bag tags which I laminated. You can also see behind the table the saddle (brought down by my parents) as well as other collectibles on the hay bales. I made the garland out of inexpensive bandanas tied together.
I used glass bottles adorned with AndersRuff printables and straws in the glass botlles for milk for all of the kids.
The Pony Corral held all of the take home gifts. Note for parents, probably best to distribute after the party for 2-year olds. I did not anticipate the banging of sticks into one another after the cake eating.
I love doing photo booths at my parties and set one up here with printables from Cake and Paper.
The dessert table was one of my most proud moments. I searched Pinterest for ideas and decided with this execution. The fabric I found online and called a shop in Oklahoma and they shipped it to me. The pitcures were from a photo shoot at my parent's ranch in Montana a few months prior and really helped set the overall tone.
Cow Cake Pops - WOW! They turned out so great. I practived a few times prior but really loved the outcome. Of course, my 2 year old took one look and said "Pig".
The cupcake toppers were perfection and courtesy of Two Sugar Babies. Her work is amazing. Check out those bandanas. LOVE! I also made the cake stand. A friend of mine had done this and I borrowed it for his first birthday. After I saw it, I knew I could make one myself. It was super easy. I used brown craft paper over foam circles and squares and hot glued them together. Then I added the faux barbed wire around the squares, the ribbon around the circles and adorned with crepe paper medallions and the AndersRuff circles.
Firefly Confections did the cookies. So gorgeous and they tasted great too.
Candy wraps by AndersRuff. These were perfectly placed for two-year old hands. :)
Photo booth in action with my parents and all of their grandsons.
My lil buckaroo and his cow cake. The sparkler really scared him. We did not repeat this for the 3rd birthday. lol.
Waiting for another rony ride.
The big excitement - live ponies. About 8 of the 20 kids rode the ponies. My son of course did not want to get off and rode them for about 45min.
The whole party was magical and everyone had a blast. I cannot wait for this years party. he is turing 4 and the theme is race cars. I have already started the planning and the party isn't until November. lol.