May 31, 2011

Happy 1st B-Day Cowboy

We just got back from Baby Ryan's 1st bday showdown!  First let me say I cannot believe he is already one!!  We have been blessed to be a part of his life and watch him grow and develop over the past year.  From the day he was born.....first trip to the beach....first Halloween....and many trips back and forth to visit.  It is amazing how fast the first year flies by and how much they change month to month.
I am a big fan of theme parties so I was thrilled when Rachel decided on a Cowboy/Western party!  The invitation read "Wanted for being too cute and growing up too fast" and it was printed on a Western Wanted Poster invitation.
Ryan and I went down on Friday to help with the cooking, baking, set up, crafting, etc... and because Friday was little Ryan's actual b-day:)  We spent many hours together in the kitchen and had a blast!
We did take some time out of the party planning to take little Ryan to the pool for the first time...lets just say he is a water boy!
The day of the party I went around and took pictures of all the little details....and there were a lot of details to this party!!!  I hope little Ryan knows how loved and adored he is after this weekend!!
The birthday boy rocked a shirt made by Needleworks that was precious!

The menu included BBQ, Cattle Rancher Beef Brisket, Tater Salad, Fiery Piggy Poppers, Hogs in a Sleeping Bag, Saddle Up Slaw, Cowboy Caviar and much more!

The Saloon: Kowboy Kool-aid, Sweet Tea, custom water bottles and soda!

And Dessert: Cupcakes, Cookies and the "Smash Cake" of course!  Rachel made the cake was amazing...seriously!!!

My favorite part of the party was when little Ryan got his cake and was more interested in banging on it like a drum than eating it!  So sweet!

He did get to open a few presents included a puzzle we gave him, a new tunnel and a wagon!
With all the details in this party...they all related to Cowboys... and the take-aways were "S'mores Pops".  Rachel has a lot of import people in her life who are allergic to gluten (including her!) so she made half regular pops and half gluten free....I ate at least 4!
 Thats it!  What a success!  Thanks, Y'all come back now...ya hear!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! I love all the pics! Thanks so much for all of your help. Couldn't have done it without you--mean it!!