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REAL PARTIES: My Little Buckaroo Is Two {Part 1 – Food & Decor}

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Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

So… this has got to be one of the cutest country western birthday parties I’ve ever seen!

Cleverly dubbed “My Little Buckaroo is Two” by the birthday boy’s mom – Chrissy – this ultra-creative shindig has everything from a “General Store” treat buffet to adorable vintage stick ponies for the pint-sized guests to gallop into the party “cowboy-style”!

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

There are SO many fun images to share from this party that I’ve got to split this feature into 2 parts to fit them all in!

Stay tuned for details on the fabulous cake & party favor buffet in Part 2! Here goes with Part 1 – Food & Decor – as explained by Chrissy

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

“I wanted to have a western hoedown for my little boy, Aidan Jacob. He’s my little cowboy, so we came up with the idea of a “My Little Buckaroo is 2!” party theme.

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

My goal was to create an atmosphere that made guests feel like they were in the South, and I wanted the works: ponies, BBQ, and bales of hay! Most of the children wore plaid shirts and they really looked like cute little cowboys and cowgirls in their hats!

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

The invitations for this party were made by wood, and inspired by this post on HWTM blog:

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

The invites were designed by Zusy Zamora from Marizette paperie. Wood was purchased at Michaels, and Zusy ironed the design she created onto each piece of wood.  They were mailed to guests in brown kolocraft boxes, which was a huge hit!

The tables were decorated with red and white plaid linen. Settings included a bandana, cowboy hat, and a sheriff badge.

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

The kids Giddy-up’d all over the park with their vintage horsie sticks, made with love by etsy vendor nickmaxmama.

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Also given out were bindle sticks, which included tons of goodies, they were made by my friends Caryn and Joel Palustre.

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

The BBQ was western style, and served with corn, chili and watermelon wedges. It was yummy ya’ll!

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

A few more fun shots… Pictures were taken by Kim Passion of Super Kimagery. She really captured the heart of the Western Hoedown!

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

C.D. Madison from ENB Decor Studio designed the gift table, which included little cowboy boots and a saddle to complete the western theme.”

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

Cowboy Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

(C.D. also created the treat-filled General Store, which we’ll go into detail on in Part 2!)

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32 responses to “REAL PARTIES: My Little Buckaroo Is Two {Part 1 – Food & Decor}”

  1. I love the vintage stick ponies! Looks like a fabulous party. Can’t wait to see more!

  2. Katy says:

    I am in love with this, what a great idea for a little boy’s party.

  3. Becca says:

    Oh this is so gorgeous! Could I get away with it for my baby brother’s 18th, do you think?

  4. Sheila says:

    This is the BEST cowboy party I have ever laid eyes on! Extremely creative….love all the details…can’t wait to see Part 2!! :)

  5. Tara Odebrecht says:

    This is such an amazing party! Stunning!

  6. Michelle Vatcher says:

    Oh I love kim! She took my baby boy’s picture when he was a couple days old!

  7. Shay says:

    soooooooooo cute!

  8. carrie says:

    Gosh it’d be awesome to have the budget to spend over $500 JUST for stick ponies. Great party!

  9. C.D. Madison ~ ENB Decor Studio says:

    I just loved working with Chrissy on this party for her son Adian. The party was great and was glad to take part in it.

  10. Jill says:

    Again – fabulous details! I would’ve loved to be able to attend a party like this with my own son – he would’ve gone crazy here! :)

  11. Tonya@TheScentedGift - Scentsy says:

    That is so cute! Love the invites and the gummy strawberry baskets are a great idea. Makes me want to have a western party!

  12. Danielle says:

    Wow! that’s a huge and fantastic bash! What a very lucky two year old! x

  13. Janice says:

    CUTE party!

  14. This party is adorable!! I threw a Lil’ Buckaroo First Birthday Party for my son and had so much fun with this theme! It is a perfect theme for little boys! I now have the printable Lil’ Buckaroo party collection available as DIY to purchase at my shop on

  15. All I can say is WOW! I wish I was invited ;)

  16. Awesome party – I love it!

  17. Julie says:

    WOW!!! What a lucky little guy you have.


  18. PartyMom says:

    There are so many amazing details. What a wonderful party!

  19. This is such a great idea! A party to remember, for sure! I’m sure all the other mom’s will feel totally out-done.

  20. Kristy says:

    Wow, thats a lot to spend on just the ponies…great party though

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  22. Julianne says:

    Super, super cute! I love the little horses for the kids.

  23. Kate says:

    Where did you get those beautiful name blocks? Soooo cute!!

  24. Leigh Richardson says:

    Any idea where I can get those western alphabet blocks?

  25. deanna says:

    Hi, love all the details of the party. I was trying to recreate the table runners with a different fabric and was wondering what size you cut your sqaures to make those two diamond shaped runners overlapping each other? thanks!

  26. did you make the Ponies on a Stick?

  27. Lorinda White says:

    I want to order some items pls contact me ! Thanks

  28. Susie Skierski Nelson says:

    Very cute! How about the ponies, did you make?

  29. katie says:

    I am doing the same theme for my son’s 1st birthday and I love how you decorated!!! So cute:) I was wondering did you make or where did you get your son’s vest and the cowboy boots that are on the table ?? I love it and would love to buy for my son!! Thank you!

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  31. Linda Alberts says:

    What are cowtails?