If a more casual party style is your thing, then I have an adorable 1st birthday party to show you today. This Vintage Cowgirl birthday party designed by Sarah of Cherry Blossom Events, was for her own daughter, and although it has a laid back feel, every detail is thoughtful and perfectly themed.
Sarah incorporated rustic barrels, bails of hay, old doors, and western gear to set the scene for a day of fun for the kids and grown ups. Some of my favorite elements are the chalkboard signs, the hanging frame “photo booth”, and the DIY burlap & fabric name banner. See all the details below as photographed by Elle Meredith Photography…
Here’s what Sarah says about the party: “Braelyn’s first birthday was so special in so many ways. She is such a happy and loving little girl that I knew we needed to have a perfect party for this special little lady. From the moment the guests got their vintage cowgirl invite in the mail, they knew this was going to be a theme they wanted to partake in.
Whiskey barrels, straw bails, and barn doors set the western mood. Soft pink peonies and lace were the vintage cowgirl touch it needed. And the menu – cowboy caviar and li’l smokies were a perfect compliment to the theme. Kids had fun in the tree and took a pony ride for 25 cents OK, well a rocking pony ride. The best part was when Grandpa Tom came all dressed up in his full cowboy costume!
As a co-owner of a wedding & event planning company it was so nice to be able to come up with fun ideas and design in my own backyard for a party which our own family & friends would get to enjoy. My husband got into it as well – he couldn’t resist since this is right up his alley with the western theme – he grew up on a farm and is a Dairy Farmer. At the end of the day, we said how it was such a beautiful time and we couldn’t believe our baby was one. Yee-Haw!”
Isn’t the party fabulous?! It would even be great for a family reunion or pre-wedding party for a casual couple.
As I mentioned, I love the hanging frame photo area and the picture of the 3 children above cracks me up every time – the little guy on the right is just CLASSIC! I also love the mini barn with the animals inside and how the photographer captured it – it almost looks life size!
Event Design – Cherry Blossom Events / Photography – Elle Meredith Photography / Invitations – Old Ways Fuss & Feathers / Cake – Craigs Cake Shop / Flowers – Garden Laurels / Rentals & Chalkboard – A La Crate Vintage Rentals