Cowboy Birthday Party

My little boy recently had a cowboy birthday party and it was a hit with all the kids.  We asked them all to dress in western wear.  We also had these things planned:
A general store in which we gave them money to spend

  • Panning for gold
  • A Cowboy boot pinata
  • A Jumping castle
  • Cowboy Print boxes for all to bring home with little gifts.

Here are some more pictures over a Catch my Party.  They have a great site:
http://catchmyparty.com/parties/connors-cowboy-party

Snowman cake

I made this cake for my son’s class.  The kids loved it!  Just bake a regular cake and cut around edges to form a snowman.  Use Oreo straws for arms and peach ring cut for nose.

Candied Pretzels

I found this on a blog and cannot take credit.  I used leftover candy from Christmas stockings.  Bake at 300 degrees until candy melted.
Smash candy lightly over pretzel and let cool on wax paper.
Display on a fancy platter.  They didn’t turn out like I would have liked but they were eaten!

Mini Brownies

My friend Leslie made these for a girl baby shower and I thought I would try my hand at making them for Valentine’s day.  So quick and easy!  Make brownie mix, use mini ice cream scooper to put mix in each section (use cooking spray and do not use paper cups).  After they bake and cool, place in each cup and decorate.  She said not to bake in cups because they get greasy.  Great idea!
Gotta love Betty Crocker to save some time.  I am still gonna try Wilton’s version because this one had a bit of a “cheap, premade taste” to it.

Pirate Party Ideas

Simple brown bags purchased from Target with crossbones pasted on and crossbone ribbon.  Gift tags made with scrapbooking paper and basic white paper. 
A treasure chest borrowed and filled with boxes and then layered in gold shiny paper from the Dollar Tree.  Glue or tape jewels, coins, and other pirate goods.

I ordered a plain cake from Costco and decorated it myself. So easy!

More ideas to come as I upload the pictures……