My baby boy turned three yesterday, and this morning we celebrated with a cowboy birthday party! Lydia and Luke were dressed and ready for guests. The pattern for Luke’s vest came from here. Lydia’s skirt was made from some leftover fabric Keith’s mom had in her stash. I worked some George Washington fabric (from her presidents party) into the ruffle, which was fun.
When the guests arrived, they colored some horse heads to make stick horses. Luke’s friend Emiana and his cousins Calder and Grant enjoyed the coloring.
Lydia and Luke pose with their completed stick horses. (Thanks, Mom, for bringing the stick horse supplies!)
Cousin Ryan enjoyed playing with the shopping cart while his little brother Drew hung out with his mom on the couch.
Once the stick horses were completed, the kids played a cattle round-up game. Keith put several balloons into our entryway. The kids rode their stick horses and tried to round the cattle into the “corral,” which was our sun room. We even had some barbed wire rope to guide their way. Thanks to Keith for thinking of this game. It’s pretty hard to think of birthday party games that involve both boys and girls of a wide age range. However, every child present, from age two to eight, was involved and having fun in our balloon round-up.
After the game, everyone gathered around a “campfire” (red tissue paper) for a cowboy song.
Before Luke joined Daddy for the singing, he sat with Emiana on the floor.
I’ve been learning to play the ukulele, and I worked up a special song just for Luke.
Present time was next.
A bunch of cowboys and cowgirls gathered around to watch Luke open presents.
Next it was time for cake! I’m a very unprofessional cake decorator. We had chocolate cake and cupcakes with little plastic horses on top. Luke’s cake featured three candles and some hay for the horses. Thanks to my mom for making the bandana-print cupcake wrappers.
Luke practiced blowing out his candles before they were lit.
As the party wound down, cousins Cole and Ryan entertained us with some piano/ukulele music amongst wrapping paper and new toys.
Happy birthday, sweet Lukie!