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Birthday Party Obsession Edition #2

Submitted by on September 28, 2011 – 9:35 am4 Comments

Cowgirl Mia and her sidekick Carson

What an amazing 5th birthday party we had last weekend! All of the planning paid off because Mia had a fabulous milestone birthday party. I asked her what her favorite part of her party was and she said “petting all the farm animals, especially the bunnies”.

She was a gracious and sweet hostess introducing her friends to each other and thanking everyone for coming to her party. We were proud parents of our big 5 year old girl!

As we were leaving the house, my husband was in a pair of shorts and golf shirt (it was going to reach the mid 90’s that day) Mia proclaims “Daddy that is NOT a western outfit” … So back to the closet he went and came out wearing jeans, a checked shirt and his cowboy boots. Mia said, “Now that is more like it!”

I of course had no problem sporting my bubble gum pink cowboy boots, jeans and my Keith Urban concert t-shirt! Country rocks!

We hosted the party at Park Lane Ranch in Dallas. The kids had a self-service petting zoo area with bunnies, goats, sheep, chicken and 2 miniature ponies. The highlight was when the gate was accidently left open (no one admitted to being the one that left it open of course!) The 2 ponies, 3 sheep and several goats all ran out into the enclosed yard area. They were all easily corralled back into the stall, except for Turner, a stubborn pony. My husband channeled his inner cowboy, grabbed a rope and quickly “yee-haw’d” that pony back into the stall with all the kids and parents watching from inside the party room cheering!

The ranch hand trail mix served in the handmade snack cones was a bit hit. The mix consisted of yogurt covered pretzels, red licorice bites; waffle pretzels, chocolate covered raisins, and mini-wheat cereal. A very fun treat for the kids and more so for the adults!

No party is complete without a rousing Happy Birthday song and the birthday girl making her wish and blowing out her candles!

Goodie bags were a deck of cards, toy horses, and western themed shaped candy all wrapped up in a pink or navy blue bandana tied with  rope and attached with a thank you tag.








Another successful birthday party in the books! I am already starting to plan for Carson’s 3rd birthday in December (and secretly thinking about the theme for Mia’s 6th birthday … what can I say, I must be obsessed!)

I reckon’ it was a good time had by all.


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