30 Aug

Lulu’s Cowgirl Chic Birthday Party

Invitation, Milk and Farm Fresh Items

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!

Main Table Cowgirl 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!

Name in rope, hats, horse

Keep reading for more darling photos + party details…

Farm Fresh Goodness and Little Chics

Cowgirl Banner and More

Cake, Apples, Food

Cowgirl Pink and White Milk Bottles

Cowgirl Chic Food Table


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.”


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

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Louette G Madison SAYS:

How do you make the rope name? What is used to harden the rope?

Reply June 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Carol White SAYS:

I love everything about the party. I am getting ready to do a cowgirl party and would love to know how you made the name with rope. What type of rope was used and how did you get it to stay in place. Thanks so much for your help.

Reply July 12, 2012 at 6:46 am

Heather SAYS:

you mentioned the games you had for the kids to play, could you explain briefly how to play them? (the rattlesnake & snake in my boots games) thank you!

Reply July 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Amy McFarlin SAYS:

where did u find the pink and brown hats?

Reply August 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

Lissette Polanco Seliman SAYS:

you can find them at a Dollar Tree store :)

November 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Erica SAYS:

Hi I’m having my daughter a cowgirl theme birthday party in 2 weeks. Can you please tell me how did you make your daughter’s name with rope?

Reply August 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Sara SAYS:

Like so many before me…I am wondering how to make a name with rope? Please share your technique, I’d really appreciate it.

Reply February 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Laura SAYS:

Yes, where or where did you get these hats?

Reply June 24, 2014 at 10:41 am

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