Put your cowboy hats on today for this one! An adorable COWGIRL FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Ashley Keith of Cupcake Express is up next on KPI! The pink and brown color scheme couldn’t be cuter. I just love all the girly western touches!
Ashley said this about planning the party- “Ever since my daughter’s last birthday, she has been talking about wanting a cowgirl party. So, naturally, the theme we went with was cowgirls! I have always loved the paisley design on bandannas so I used that print throughout most of the party printables. My first stop was the fabric store as I have always loved burlap backdrops and this fit the theme perfectly. Then I set out to find mini hay bales, which was a lot harder than I expected. After searching all over, I finally found them at Michael’s craft store. They were exactly what I had been looking for to put on the dessert table. I also got small wooden crates at Joanne Fabrics along with some paper shreds to cover up the foam box that the cake pops were stuck in. I got some brown and hot pink bandannas at Wilco and tied them together and strung them around the table adding a little more of the bandannas print.
My daughter had to have a cute cowgirl outfit, so with tons of searching for the perfect one, I finally found it from Rachel Casey’s. Then I went to Target and found the pink straw hat and the pink cowgirl boots to finish off her outfit. She was one happy little girl when she saw what momma brought home. :-)
We stuck with the hot pink, brown and light pink theme throughout all the desserts. I knew I had to contact Lynlee’s Petite Cakes for cowgirl toppers as I have seen some of her cowgirl fondants before and just loved them. Once they arrived, they were even cuter than I had hoped. We topped half of the cupcakes with the cowgirl fondant toppers and the other half with the printable cowgirl toppers for the center piece. I then wanted to do caramel apples because they are my favorite and when I saw Roni’s Sugar Creations on Facebook and all her fabulous caramel apples I was hooked. I can’t even tell you how excited I was when I opened the box of caramel apples, they were awesome she even added little cowgirl hats to the top of each caramel apple stick that really topped them off. They were dipped in caramel and then chocolate and topped off with some hot pink drizzled chocolate, then she finished them with some bows and cowgirl hats. I had a hard time eating one because they were so cute, but once I took my first bite I couldn’t stop eating them! They tasted fabulous and really added the perfect touch to the dessert table. We made small cones out of the extra pattern paper from the cowgirl printable package and filled them with caramel corn. Next we added some cute paisley and cow print cake pops from Cupcake Cuties Bakery to the small wooden crates we had. I had Hayley Cakes and Cookies make some cowgirl cookies to match and they looked perfect for this party. We also bought glass root beer bottles and added our Cowgirl labels to them to help them fit the theme ever better.
For the Favors we filled small mason jars with some trail mix we made up and layered it into the jars. Then I added some pink paisley print fabric squares to the top of the jars to cover the mix and a printable sticker that said “Cowgirl Snacks”. We also had pink favor bags with some fun cowgirl goodies for the kids to take home. And last some mini cowgirl chocolates.”