A Cowgirl Birthday party with a western theme that would be perfect for a toddler or teen. See all our ideas for food, centerpieces, cake, birthday girl outfit, craft station, custom cookie favors that isn't just your standard pink and gold. Perfect for girls but the red/yellow/blue color scheme would be perfect for a boy. Oh and we had real horses, pony rides for the win. #birthdayparty #western #cowboy #cowgirl #cake #crafts #birthday #outfits"

Cowgirl Birthday

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About six weeks before Big Nugget turned three, we welcomed Little Nugget into our family. So naturally, in my postpartum state, I decided that her third birthday needed to be extra special. As in, make up for all the guilt that I was feeling for not giving her as much attention anymore. I let her pick the theme, horses and I went (overboard) from there.

The Sweet Treats

Cowgirl Birthday dessert wide

The fabric banner came together from a scrap roll that I bought at Hobby Lobby that happened to be the perfect color combination for the party. Flippen Fanchers has the perfect tutorial on how to make these banners – they are super easy.

I love to bake and always make the cakes for our parties but this year, I knew I just couldn’t do it. An amazing local baker made my vision come to life. Not only was it adorable, it tasted amazing.

Cowgirl Birthday Cake

The cookies were done by Two Sugar Bees and they also served as the party favors. They turned out so great, I used them again for Little Nugget’s first birthday.

Cowgirl Birthday cookie displayCowgirl birthday cookies

Cowgirl Birthday Elements

The centerpieces were very simple – mason jars, red bandana’s and sunflowers. I could not resist these tiny bales of hay.

Cowgirl Birthday Centerpiece Outdoor

We kept the kids busy with a horseshoe painting station and our bounce house.

Cowgirl birthday craft table

For this cowgirl birthday party, we kept the menu simple – burgers and hot dogs, crock pot mac and cheese, watermelon and a spinach/strawberry salad.

Cowgirl Birthday Food Spread

Cowgirl Birthday Girl

Big Nugget wanted a horse dress and I found this one from Mini Boden. Their clothes are such good quality and a year later, she still wears this dress as a tunic with leggings. The boots are from Cat and Jack at Target.

Cowgirl Birthday OutfitCowgirl Birthday Pony

I keep asking Big Nugget what she wants to do for her birthday this year. She’s said over and over again, Chuck E. Cheese. Why? Because I didn’t want to take her there for lunch one day and told her that you could only go if you were invited for a birthday party. So, Chuck E Cheese it is this year. Not my first choice but if I can recreate this smile, then it’s all worth it.

Cowgirl Birthday Riding Horse

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    1. Thank you! Love that birthday memory – some of my favorites from childhood are from birthday parties. Probably why I tend to go crazy with my own kids. LOL!

    1. Thank you! She really did an amazing job on the cake and it tasted amazing under all that fondant.

  1. That is an adorable idea for a party. I’d like it! Making birthday celebrations is a great way to make lifetime memories.

    1. I totally agree! Some of my favorite childhood memories are of our birthday parties.

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