Planning a memorable party for your kids is the most special gift a parent could give. And it's something that your kids will always remember throughout their life. Last Saturday (25th August 2012) , we celebrated my youngest son's 7th birthday. I planned a Cowboy Theme party for him. A few months ago, I already did my research on the internet about Cowboy theme parties and there are so many ideas you can find. I always love organizing parties may it be for children or adults. It's also one thing where I get to show my talents and creativity. I wanted everything in detailed (I'm a little bit OC for those who don't know hahaha!).
In today's busy, fast-paced world, sometimes it's so hard to find the time to sit down and figure out how to make special occasions extra-meaningful. Luckily, I'm a full-time MOM and I have all the time to organize this party for my son. With my creativity and resourcefulness, I was able to turn a simple day into a very Special One.
The party was held at Bap's Backdoor Grill. It's a very cozy place where you can enjoy a drinks with your friends while having a chit-chat. They served ice cold beer and cocktails plus a tasty selection of appetizers. They have a local singer or band every Friday where you can also jam with them. It's open from Monday to Friday 5pm-12midnight.
Special Thanks to Trends Party Needs (Claire Briones)for the beautiful balloon decorations.
Thanks to Fontpage Printing (Lorie and Paul)for the Signs, Backdrop, Thank you tags, Bag tags, Name tags and stickers.
To add a little drama to the party, I surprised my son and even the guests by renting a real horse. And, they can also take a picture riding the horse. Now, it's really a Cowboy Party! Yee-Haw!
I added a Candy Station where kids can have yummy assorted candies from gummies, gumballs, m&ms, chocolates and more. I also made some mini-donuts so the kids can design them and put chocolate frostings, sprinkles, etc.
Mommy (Dalsa, Edith and Noanne)also enjoying the sweet treats :)
Happy Birthday Ton-ton
Special Thanks to Lailen's Pastries (@ Lai Manalang) for the yummy cake and cupcakes and for the nice Cowboy design. As always, you never fail me with my expectations. Super Love the cake!
My DIY Loot bags and Prize bags.
Although my eyes and hands got tired in sewing them it's all worth it. All for the love of my baby Ton.
DIY: Prize Bags where kids can put their prizes and candies etc. so mommy's won't have a problem holding them. (I know the feeling heheh!)
Lots of Prizes
Special Thanks to Cyrus of Trends Party Needs for Hosting the party and for the very entertaining Balloon Twisting and Magic Show.
Presenting: The Cowboy Family (Yee-Haw!)
Photo-op with Leng and cutie Pong-pong
Of course, I wouldn't let this opportunity to pass-by without riding the horse (hahaha!).
"Surprised! Pabitin for Mommy's and Daddy's"
I just noticed that every time I attended kids parties, when the host will say it's pabitin time, all mommy's, daddy's and yaya's are the ones grabbing the toys. So, I had this idea that, instead of the kids will get the toys for the pabitin. It'll be the mommy's and daddy's only. Isn't that Fun! Even the parents can participate on the games.
Special Prize for the Best in Cowboy Costume
The winners are Hannah and Pablo
with the Company of Good 'ol Friends: Team Manipis and kiddos
And... A PARTY will not be complete without a Group Pics with all the little cowboys and cowgirls.
Ton-Ton's 7th Cowboy Theme Birthday Party was truly a Success! All our efforts was worth it. I'm so happy that I was able to make his day extra special and memorable. We all had so much fun. I would also like to Thank all my friends and family who were there to celebrate with us. I'm glad that everybody had a rootin' tootin' good time. Yee-Haw!!!
* Special Thanks To *
Lola Glo-glo , Dada Benjie and Mammu, Dadad Bong, Lola Jeng, Tita Dalsa, Tita Leng, Ninong Eric, Tita Audrey, Tita Ems Reyes, Manang Lida and Manang Crising, Kuya Hector(for the horsy) Dess(M168) and to all the staffs of Bap's Backdoor Grill.