30 Aug

Lulu’s Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Yee-haw parters! Ya’ll ready to see a darling Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party by Jill of Peas & Thank You’s? Saddle on up and ride on over for this adorable birthday bash… it’s creative, colorful, and bound to bring out your inner cowgirl/cowboy!

I’m totally obsessed with the amazing “Lulu” rope backdrop sign. Not only was it hand braided by the hostess herself, it sets the tone of the party perfectly, even making the garage doors part of the party decor. Brilliant! When you have a large space, making it work for you is key and Jill nailed it! And don’t even get me started on the ridiculously cute hen cake balls… I had no idea they were even cake balls until I read the description!

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Other touches that I just can’t get enough of: gourmet “Dirty”Apples {caramel & sprinkles}, hinged milk bottles with regular and strawberry milk, fabulous ruffled table skirt, and all the amazing food. Every time I see a pink ruffle cake, my heart skips a beat! The touch of pink used here makes this western party just girly enough, but not overdone. To think all of this started from a pink pair of cowboy boots!

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Keep reading for more darling photos + party details…

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Lulus Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS as told by, Jill

The party featured lots of DIY elements, including a rustic glam covered seating area draped in burlap tied with rag flowers and hay bales to rest on. I also made the display table cloth (40′ of burlap and linen hand ruffled in three tiers!) and a braided rope name hanging. Scraps of burlap and fabric from the girls peasant skirts were used to make country grapevine wreaths and a banner as well. I also fabricated some of the custom serving ware like the fruit and veggie trays (wooden trays from Home Goods and western candle holders from Real Deals) and utilized a craftsman made tree trunk sliced shelf for the cake.

I also served mini apple and cherry pies inspired by Bakerella, s’mores pops that the kids LOVED, and the cupcakes featured glittery southwest toppers made by The Purple Pug. The adorable wire hen egg display is from Hobby Lobby and was perfect for the pearl decked hen cake balls are from Terri’s Party Treasures.

The barrel cooler is a tree planter from Home Goods adapted for old fashioned soda bottles, and the kids were served chocolate and strawberry milk in vintage hinged bottles from Hobby Lobby. The Farm Fresh crate was a fabulous find at Real Deals (a local catch all housewares and furniture warehouse) and was used for gourmet candy apple favors. I made the apples myself in three varieties – Dirty Apples (caramel and jimmies), Cattle Snickers (caramel, chocolate and peanuts) and Gimme S’mores (marshmallow fluff, chocolate and graham cracker crumbs). I tied the apples with tags made to match the custom invitations (both made by me).

Believe it or not, the perfect ruffle cake was created by the grocery store decorator at my local Publix Supermarket – following Martha Stewart’s instructions – and was the first one she had ever done!

We had a darling petting farm come for the event and they brought tons of bunnies, chickens, ducks, goats to feed, a stylin’ mini horse named Lola, and Mack the horse for pony rides. I also had some little activities set up for the kids to play “Snakes in my boots!”, hot rattlesnake, and shoot water guns for target practice.

The birthday girl (Lulu, 4) and her sister Neenie wore custom patchwork twirly skirts and personalized tees from Baa Baa Baby Boutique.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
– Invitations, Event Styling, & Rope Sign: Peas & Thank You’s
– Cupcake Toppers: The Purple Pug
– Cake Balls: Terri’s Party Treasures

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40Comments

1
Courtney {pizzazzerie} SAYS:

love this! beautiful colors!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:32 am

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lisa brakebill SAYS:

Cutest thing EVER!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:36 am

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Erika Moore SAYS:

Oh My!! Super cute! I love everything about this party!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Absolutely adorable party and the vintage/shabby-chic decor is fabulous!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

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sami SAYS:

i’m bookmarking this right now! every detail is perfect for a texas party! the pies! the milk! love it.

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:50 am

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Kristy {the purple pug} SAYS:

Beautiful and so charming. So many astounding handmade deets. The “Lulu” rope name is extraordinary. I cannot believe Jill made that tablecloth!
Gorgeous, dreamy and brilliant.

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:51 am

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Christi {P is for Party} SAYS:

Goodness gracious! What a CUTE party! This Texas girl likes the chic cowgirl look. =)

Reply August 30, 2011 at 6:59 am

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I Do Declare SAYS:

TOO CUTE! I love the food and the rope “Lulu” is just perfect!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 7:05 am

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Jill {Peas & Thank You's} SAYS:

Beyond flattered! Thank you so much for all the kind words, this party was a dream come true for my little cowgirl ♥

Reply August 30, 2011 at 7:48 am

Lissette SAYS:

Hi Jill, Awesome party! Can you please tell us where you got the cute brown and pink hats?

November 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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Lacee Fletcher SAYS:

Love this cowgirl birthday party! an idea for next year ;)

Reply August 30, 2011 at 7:49 am

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Doralee SAYS:

You people AMAZE me!!!!! This party is just incredible–what a blessed little girl!!! so clever and creative!!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 7:55 am

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Stacy SAYS:

This is really cool! I love the invitations! Were they printed on canvas or paper? I’m just wondering because I see they were actually sewn to the burlap. Awesome rope sign and little chick cakes too!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 7:56 am

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Natalie - Southern Belle's Charm SAYS:

I fell in love with this party from the day I saw the invites! Outstanding team and the design is perfect! Love it girls!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 8:09 am

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Michele ~ crazyfordesign SAYS:

The Cutest Ever!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 8:56 am

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Tish Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

I agree with Natalie, fell in love with this party when I initially saw the invites. Jill did a wonderful job styling this party and it is filled with so many awesome details. You can tell she really put her heart into it and made the birthday girl day special : )

Congrats on the feature Jill!

Reply August 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

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