Monday, 8 February 2010

My Sons 3rd Birthday Party - Cowboys and Indians!

This was my little boys 3rd Birthday Party on a gorgeous sunny August afternoon. It took a couple of months of thinking about everything i wanted and the little touches and i was really looking forward to doing his cake as its something i am getting passionate about also! Please take a look at my other blog at

Please excuse the quality of the photos, i am not a photographer, just a mum with an ordinary camera!

We decided on a red and gold colour theme throughout, with the plates and tablecloths, and the cupcakes too. There was music played throughout from old country and western films. We had a barbecue with burgers and pasta and got through lots of juice as it was a sweltering day! We put one of my sons brio train sets on the table as a centerpiece with a battrey powered train going round and round, which i forgot to get a photo of.

This was the first thing everyone saw, i thought it was abit of fun and Ben enjoyed tying his horse to the post, i think it a lovely way to greet everyone.

This bunting is lovely, it has little vinage fabric triangles with cowboys on, it was just perfect for the theme, i got it from a lovely little handmade shop on ebay.

My sister spent a good afternoon making these lovely wanted posters for me, by soaking in lemon juice and carefully baking for a little bit, i did one for every child that came and put them on a wanted wall and then most of them took theirs home!

We had sacks for sack races around the hay bales which was great fun and we did pin the tail on the horse. The haybales were delivered to my by a local farmer, i was so pleased with them, they weren't too expensive either and then afterwards, a local horse center came and picked them up!

The favours were fun to put together, they all had a sheriffs badge, a rubber snake, some gold coins, a toy harmonica, some jelly sweetie snakes, and some little figures. I then wrapped them in paisley fabric and some straw.

This is me and my family.

I made three different types of cupcakes going around a 'gold theme' and these were a real hit and it was nice to decorate with lots of gold.

This is the cake i made for my son, it is 3 tiers of vanilla sponge and it was a joy to make, it was the first time i had done a cake with so much detail. Take a look at for some of my other creations!

It was a lovely day and Ben loved it, couldn't have asked for better weather for our first garden party! Now looking forward to doing my little girls 1st birthday party!


  1. Adorable party - great details! The cake is AMAZING!

    Kim @

  2. Oh my goodness! I threw this party for my son in 2008! You've really got to check it out!
    The pictures are so fun:

    It looks like your little sweetie had as much fun as mine!

  3. Cute party! I'm throwing a Cowboy Party for my son's 2nd birthday this August. I will keep this one in mind! :)

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  6. its looks like a wonderful birthday,music,dance and some kids birthday party games are also necessary to make a birthday party memorable...

  7. I love the theme of this party :) the kids are having so much fun, pretty cool!

    Ann@ kids bean bag

  8. Howdy to you, Mandy! Haha! I love the Wild West-themed party you threw for your son! It’s FUNtastic! I love the feast banners and the hays; it brought a rodeo-feel to the party.

    Carlene Boley

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