Warning: Photo over load!
A special little boy turns 4 tomorrow! This weekend Booger Bear rounded up his buckaroos for a Cowboy Birthday party out in our barn.
Everyone was welcomed 'Down on the Farm' by our friendly scarecrow guarding the gate.
Outside the barn, all the tiny girls and boys were invited to 'Cowboy UP' with hats, bandannas and sheriff badges. ('cow' balloons are from Hobby Lobby)
I kept the theme red and blue throughout. With big plastic $1 bowls from Wal-mart, clearance plastic table clothes, red napkins, spoons/forks in mason jars and barn animal bowls from the Dollar General.
Kid friendly 'Chuck Wagon' food was served: hot dogs, chili, tater salad, slaw, chips with Sweet Tea and Lemonade. The Wild West sign is from Hobby Lobby (set of 2 for 5 bucks).
Here is the only full shot of the tables. Oops!
I used lanterns and mason jars for the table decorations and brought Booger Bears tiny picnic table out for his 'special' guest seating.
While waiting on everyone to arrive, the kids played a pumpkin bean bag toss game (Target), chased bubbles in the barn yard and fed treats to the horses. Treat bags for guests were paper lunch sacks filled with kid friendly 'trail mix' and miniature cowboys.
I had to include this because "Mr. Rooster" and Oreo, the farm dog were both guests along with the 33 other family, friends and neighbors! It's a REAL working barn ya'll. ;-)
My sister snapping a shot in the photo op saddle by the stalls.
Except for the young lady in pink, the other girls are Booger Bear's sisters, who attended his celebration. I call this the Ice Cream & Cake Crew. The BEST thing I did was serve individual ice cream cups. No mess!
Booger Bear was figuring out how to turn on the sword! He was blessed with toys and such a grateful little boy.
After lunch, birthday cake and opening gifts everyone hopped on an old fashion Hay ride around the country roads.
After everyone gave good bye hugs, we had one little tuckered out Cowboy (me too!).
A good time was had by all! He is loved MUCH. We are blessed to have a village surrounding us as we try to provide a home as guardians of this adorable loving child.
Booger Bear said the BEST part of the day were the presents (go figure!), Hay ride and COWBOYS!
Have you ever tossed a party in a barn?