Friday, September 4, 2015

A Very Special Picnic {MTN}

Howdy friends!
Today we wanted to share with you a company picnic that we held last fall for a very special group, the Midwest Transplant Network. 

Here is a little bit about this amazing organization:
With a mission to save lives by honoring the gift of donation with dignity and compassion, Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) has been connecting lives in the Kansas and western Missouri communities for 40 years. The successful development of organ and tissue transplantation is one of the most extraordinary triumphs of modern medicine, and MTN works to increase education and awareness to fulfill the serious need for organ and tissue donors and make it possible to deliver this miracle. MTN is a federally certified not-for-profit Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and works with donors, donor families and hospitals to extend legacies, provide hope and give life.

This event was incredibly special for everyone involved because both donor families and recipients attended.  It was beautiful to watch them connect with the families of those whose lives their loved one had saved.
The donor families made buttons with the faces of their loved ones.  This was one of our favorite activities at this picnic.  It was so touching to hear their stories.

We were so glad that they were able to enjoy a beautiful fall day on the farm.
All of the activities were in full swing!

We felt so honored to be a part of this special day.  A big thank you to the Midwest Transplant Network for choosing Faulkner's Ranch!

For more information on how you can treat your employees or clients to an event they'll never forget, please visit our website.

Have a great day, y'all!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pony Party Round-Up #5

At Faulkner's Ranch, our indoor pony parties are fit for a princess!
So, of course, it is no wonder that we see lots of princess-themed birthday bashes!

One of our favorite princess pony parties that we've had recently was for the beautiful Princess Mariah.  It meant so much to us that her family chose to have her party at Faulkner's because her big sister had her party here last year!

Her daddy made her this super sweet rope sign. Isn't it cool?

It looked great set up behind her awesome Brave-themed cake.

Another great party was for Princess Piper.  This one had a cake that was after our own heart.

Any cake with pumpkins on it makes us so happy!

Here is another cool idea!
This one was for a minion party, but it is a perfect idea to use for princess parties, or any birthday party for that matter!
Glass pebbles as table decor!
These add a perfect punch of color and are not messy like confetti.  We thought they were a really awesome idea that we hadn't seen before.

So there you have it - that's this week's Pony Party Round-Up!
Stay tuned for more fun birthday ideas!

For more info on how you treat your little cowboy or cowgirl to a birthday party that they will never forget, click here!

Have a great day, y'all!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pony Party Round-Up #4

It’s Saturday which means it is time again for Pony Party Round-Up!
This is our special blog series where we share with you some of our favorite ideas from recent pony parties!
It goes without a doubt that our party mamas and papas blow us away with the creative ideas they bring.  

Just check out these super cute cupcakes and cake from Tate's second birthday party, made by his mama.
SO CUTE, right?! You can tell that they were made with love!

Here's a really fun serving idea: cupcake liners as potato chip holders! Not only do they look adorable, but it is the perfect serving size for little hands.

Of course, you have to make sure that your guests know about your party in order for them to see all of the cute details. What a better way to get them there than an adorable farm-themed invite. We thought that this one from Tiny Prints for Tucker's birthday was so fun! 
You can order the same on here.

Want to make a colorful centerpiece that doesn't break the bank and looks great in pictures?
These faux sunflowers stuck in miniature hay bales will do the trick!  Pop a few on each table and you are set! Easy peasy!

We told you our party parents are uber creative! So many fun ideas!
But there are still many, many more to come so stay tuned!

For more info on how you treat your little cowboy or cowgirl to a birthday party that they will never forget, click here!

Have a great day, y'all!

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Firestone Tradition

One of our favorite company picnics that we have had the pleasure of hosting is Firestone.
Prior to having their event at Faulkner's Ranch, they held it at a shelter where they were in charge of set up, clean up, cooking, and entertainment. That was a tremendous amount of work on their part. Thankfully they found a turn-key solution here at Faulkner's Ranch that allowed them to still bring their employees and families together annually, without all of the hassle that went into planning a picnic at a shelter. By allowing us here at Faulkner's to take care of everything, it allowed them more time to manage their tire company. They got to focus on their business, while we go to put together an exciting company picnic for them!

Firestone truly values their company picnic, so it was a great joy for us to be able to make their picnics the best they'd ever had.
These are some our favorite photos from one of their picnics here at the ranch.
This one had a lot of fun activities that were enjoyable for all ages!

For this event, we chose to bring in a balloon artist for the kids. This guy was incredible!

Have you ever seen such awesome balloon creations?!
Even our Ranch J, Ted, got in on the balloon action. We loved his microphone!

Speaking of our Ranch J - these guys do a wonderful job in leading all of the games at our picnics. And let us tell ya, folks - Firestone brought the heat to this one! This was one of the best tug-of-wars we've ever seen!

Some of their other favorite activities of the day were the water balloon toss...
...and of course, the roller roper!

The youngins had a ton of fun with the hula hoop contest...

...and of course, face painting was a hit!

No company picnic would be complete without visiting our petting farm animals.

At this one we had a very special new member of the farm family - Stormy!

It was a hot day, so everyone really enjoyed cooling off in the sprinklers between activities!

We should also mention that Firestone did a fantastic job with their prizes by giving away some awesome gift cards.  You can't go wrong with gift cards.

We are so glad that Firestone chose to switch up their tradition and party with us at Faulkner's!
We had such a great time with this awesome group!

For more information on our Company Picnic Packages, click on over to our website.

Have a great day, y'all!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pony Party Round-Up #3

It’s time for another fun edition of Pony Party Round-Up, our blog series where we share with you some of our favorite ideas from recent pony parties!
Now, without further ado…let's begin!

A super cute cake for a super sweet girl!

We love love love mason jars.  Add in some cow-print straws and we’ll swoon!

This was such a cute way to display Rice Krispie treats.  Tie them up with a licorice whip and you instantly have hay bales!

Oreos aren’t just Oreos at the ranch…

They become Wagon Wheels! Too clever!

Here are some more adorable party favorite buckets!

At this party, hats for the kiddos also served as decor when the guests entered…

Very cute!

A big trend that we've seen all year is adorable happy birthday banners...

Many of these you can make yourself or purchase from Easy!

And last but not least, another super cute pony cookie! These make such great party favors!

For more info on how you treat your little buckaroo to a birthday party that they will never forget, click here!

Have a great day, y'all!

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