Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bowen's Western Party

You guys saw on Monday that our Baby Bowen turned FIVE.  I don't call him "Baby" anymore but for a long while I felt like our friends and their kids did.  Not.  Anymore.

On Sunday evening, we had his party and I'm sharing all the pictures with you today.  

For the local girls, on the west side of McKinney (right across the street from Frisco) sits this place called Storybook Ranch.  Every fall they transform themselves into a pumpkin patch which is definitely what they're most known for, but during the year they host private events as well as give horse lessons, trail rides, etc.

This year when Bowen and I were talking about his party we just kept going back to this spot.  Yes, he's old enough to have opinions...decor, location, guest list...he helped with it all!

I'm gonna be honest from the road the location doesn't really look like much, but when you get back to the western town area there is so much space for kiddos to run free, a pavilion with tables, we had pony rides (which Bowen informed me the day of the party were a bit too baby for him-Eye Roll from Mom!), a bounce house, and more. 

Here was our Sunday evening set up...(and I seriously couldn't have chosen better weather for the party.  It was AMAZING!)

Marla met me there a bit early to set up so Tab could bring the kids later.  We had balloons, those hanging paper lantern decorations, and some things for the tables to make it a little more festive.



The manager asked me to park the vehicles behind the pavilion to get them out of the way so I did but it messed this cute picture up just a bit.  ha!

Thank goodness for the bricks holding down the balloons AND the table cloths.  

Our party favors were these little cowboy hats and...

Trail Mix from Target for the parents.  :)


You guys when Ebby Lee turned one-I remember making decorations a month or two before in preparation.  I've changed a lot since that party.  ha!  I Amazon Primed western decorations to our house the week before Thanksgiving, ordered the food while in Missouri, and on Saturday (one day before the party) the kiddos and I ordered his cupcake cake from our local grocery store.  There were cupcakes underneath but they iced it like a cake.

And it turned out pretty cute!  



I think the jail was the only spot open for them to go inside, but they didn't seem to mind.



When we got everything finished, I let my party decorators take a break.  :)

These cuties showed up and we waited for the guests to arrive.  Ebby Lee didn't get the plaid memo.  ;)

He's FIVE!

The guests all parked in a parking lot closer to the road and this trailer brought they back to the party wagon-ride-style.

THEY'RE HERE!

Blurry because now that this girl is walking-she is always on the move!

These guys had one job...the pinata.  #andtheytotallycamethrough

This crew of five is a force to be reckoned with...you guys know Ashby, those cute girls-Hadley and Layton- are in Bowen's preschool class and they're also friends from the gym, and Urban (on the right) is a friend who lives in our neighborhood, which means watch out kindergarten!  haha!

The kiddos rode ponies and to be honest seemed to have fun in the wide open spaces.  :)




We got a bbq dinner from Hutchin's BBQ because #western party.  It just needed brisket.  Right?

These two cuties were happy to smile for my picture.

Do they look like trouble or is it just me?  ;)

Bowen thinks Macsen is pretty stinkin' funny.  #andidotoo

Miss Britt enjoyed all the loving she got from G.
Our crew on B's special party day!

And one with the grandparents.  :)

After dinner it was PINATA time!

Everyone had a turn and then this...

Please note the big kids...totally understanding how this works.

Don't worry...we made them share.




So thankful for this crew who came out to celebrate Bowen!



We sang, Happy Birthday, all enjoyed a cupcake and then called it a night!


He was a fan. :)

We sent all the kiddos off with balloons and Britt was stoked about hers.


While we waited for the wagon ride to pick everyone up, this guy opened presents.

Seriously, a big ole' THANK YOU to everyone who came out to celebrate!  Bowen told me it was his BEST PARTY EVER and considering he's had approximately five...that's saying something.  ;)

12 comments:

Narci said...

What a FUN PARTY!!! I love the location!! It is just the cutest spot! And, the decor was adorable, mama!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

This was SERIOUSLY the BEST party!! The weather, the food, the location...it was PERFECT!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

What a great party! PERFECT for a 5 year old boy!!!!! Great pics, mama!

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

What a cute, cute party!!! I love all the bandanna balloons. Perfect!

Memphis Bridges said...

This is such a cute location for a birthday party & all looks so cute! What a creative cupcake cake too!

Britt Hensley said...

What a cute party for a cute 5-year old!

Perfectly Port said...

Super cute party :). Happy Birthday! xoxo ERIN

Whitney Pegram said...

What a fun party!!

Melissa said...

What a super cute location and party! We will have to check that place out!

Ann Marie Tennison said...

We had so much fun! What a cute 5th bday! The girls love their Bowen boy.

Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said...

What a cute party. I thought about that place for Beckham's 4th. We might have to try one of the kids there one day. Can't believe he's 5!!!

Weight Watcher Momma said...

How fun Ashby could ride the horse! I just assumed she had to be extra careful! The party looks amazing!! You seem like such a fun Mom!