As you know, I was in the hospital last weekend and we had to cancel all of Little Miss’ original birthday plans. Also, I was unsure if I was going to start my 30 Days of Halloween challenge on time, because of the poison ivy.
But luckily, last minute the hubs and I were able to pull together a pretty fun birthday party. Simultaneously, I was able to fulfill my first day of the 30 Days of Halloween challenge, because it was a themed party!
What do tutus and sequins have to do with cowgirl you might ask? I don’t know, but if our baby wants a Cowgirl Princess birthday party, that’s what she’s going to get! It took me six sweaty, frustrated hours to pull this dress together. It combines all of her favorite things: sparkle, tutus, sequins, flowers, pink and purple! To me it’s very cowgirl, very Dolly Parton. Some people don’t see it. Some people need a better imagination.
So yesterday – in between keeping up with my meds, finishing her dress and keeping up with Little Mister – the hubs and I were still able to pull off the theme she wanted. We all went in to Hobby Lobby together so Little Miss could pick out her own napkins and plates. The hubs called around to find 24 cupcakes, and bought her cowboy boots, and ordered the pizza. Then we rushed home to put it all together. There were cowboy hats floating around that everyone got to share. We also had little Sheriff Badges and everybody got a bandanna. Of course pizza and soda aren’t typical cowgirl fare, that’s what she wanted.
We also broke out the Halloween face paints when one of the party guests saw my painted on freckles and asked if I could do mustaches. How could I say “no”? So everyone got mustaches, too. Well, except Little Miss. She couldn’t sit still.
We had ordered pink horse cupcake toppers from SweetPetalCottage;
cactus and boot party favors in pink, purple, yellow and blue from Littledoodlezfavors;
and an adorable cowgirl necklace from CherryCute – all on Etsy – about a month before her birthday.
All in all I’d say the day was a great success. I’m sorry I didn’t get the pictures up yesterday to officially start 30 Days of Halloween when I said I would, but hey, some things are more important. Plus, I was exhausted! I will get today’s picture up today, because all I have to do is one other thing and I might just go out in costume, because why not? That’s part of the fun, right?
Check out my 30 Days of Halloween pinterest board for some of the ideas that I’ll be considering for the next 29 days!!!