30 Jul

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

This Backyard Barbeque Baby Shower that Beth Helmstetter hosted at a residence in Shawnee, Kansas is super creative, inviting, and full of down-home country FUN!

Guests sat on pillow-topped hay bales, mini bouquets of white daisies were lined up neatly on vintage cowboy print linens, invitations were handmade on pieces of wood, and adorable mini pies were served up for desserts…

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Read on for lots more photos and party details from Beth!

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Invitations (pictured at top):
DIY project using pieces of craft wood from Michaels and Iron On Transfers. I designed the invite in photoshop and then ironed it on to the wood.

Food:
We served Kansas City Style BBQ which was not only appropriate for the theme but budget friendly. For dessert we served miniature homemade pies.

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Beverages: Strawberry lemonade, Iced Tea and Old Fashioned bottled sodas (Coca-Cola, Crush, Root Beer & Cream Soda). Mason jars were pre-filled with drinking straws that read “howdy”.

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Flowers: I arranged the flowers myself using all daisies in mason jars

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Linens: Vintage Cowboy print from La Tavola

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Seating: We rented hay bales with large pillows on top

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Favors: Pashminas and candy presented in muslin sacks

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

More fun decor: wooden letters and vintage cowboy books!

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

Photography: Mike Varel of Mike Varel Weddings

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Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Beth! For more great theme ideas from Beth, check out these other real parties featured here at HWTM: a colorful, Eclectic Baby Shower and this gorgeous Natural & Organic Wedding Reception.

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46Comments

1
Giselle C SAYS:

Such a crafty idea!! Thanks for posting :)

Reply July 30, 2009 at 4:22 pm

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Laura Harris SAYS:

I LOVE this!!!! What a great shower!!! Every detail is just perfect!!!

Reply July 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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Chris@Celebrations At Home SAYS:

I love all the little details. Lot’s of down-home fun!

http://www.celebrationsathome.blogspot.com

Reply July 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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Abbie SAYS:

I love this! I actually tried to iron-on our table numbers to wood, and it didn’t work very well… so I’m excited to see I was on the right track (even though the wedding is now over)! Love all the details.

Reply July 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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Janel Kaden SAYS:

Your appreciation for themed fonts is inspiring. I think the jars for drinking and bails for sitting are the best. So creative. Thank you!

Reply July 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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southern hostess SAYS:

I love this idea! So fun!

Reply July 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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Paige SAYS:

The details are great!! What a great KC party! :)

Reply July 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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Laura SAYS:

Any idea how the invitations were made? These would be a great idea and perfect for our wedding invitations. Thanks for any help we can get!

Reply July 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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Heather SAYS:

We had a cowboy shower too…it is such a fun theme! Check out my invitations from denim pockets and bandanas…So nice!

http:www.crafteegyrl.wordpress.com

Reply July 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

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Donna SAYS:

Just adorable! I am such a cowgirl at heart. Love all of the details!

http://www.partywishesscv.blogspot.com

Reply July 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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amy@stem parties SAYS:

Another beyond amazing event from Beth! Perfection.

Reply July 31, 2009 at 7:09 am

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Sarah SAYS:

I am so excited about this post – I am throwing a western themed baby shower in October!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Reply July 31, 2009 at 9:16 am

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Christine SAYS:

This is adorable!

Reply July 31, 2009 at 7:15 pm

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Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

The invitations are fantastic! What an amazing idea to iron-on to wood?!

Reply August 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

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Natasha @ Fete Fanatic SAYS:

This is supper cute!!

Reply August 2, 2009 at 7:10 am

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