Saturday, March 30, 2013

How To Make A Western Themed Easter Basket

Easter is almost here!
Why not surprise your favorite little cowboys and cowgirls with
 an easy to make Western Themed Easter Basket!

First you'll need a basket of course!
We just love these Cowboy Hat ones from Big Lots!
Can't find 'em?  Then just take a regular cowboy hat and turn it upside down like so:

Then you'll want to fill it with some yummy goodies...
Cow Tales / via
Lindt Chocolate Carrots / via
Peeps / via

Some art supplies...
Barn Yard Coloring Book / via
Crayon Pouch / via
Barn Animal Crayons / via

Some good Easter reads...


Some cool tunes...

Some fun toys...
Melissa and Doug Farm Blocks Playset / via
Early Years Farm Friends Bowling Set / via
John Deere Animal Sounds Hay Ride

Kid's 3 Piece Garden Tool Set / via
The First Years John Deere Massaging Corn Teether

A gift certificate to some summer fun at Pony Camp...

Some cute fillers...

Chicken Poop Lip Balm / via
John Deere Ear Buds / via

Cowboy Rubber Duck / via

 And of course, a soft stuffed animal...
Melissa and Doug Sweater Pony / via

Put it all together and you have an Easter morning surprise that will make your little cowpokes shout "YEE-HAW!"

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

PS - For more fun Easter ideas, check out our 
Country Easter Pinterest Board!

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Princess Pony Party

Lately our weekends here at the ranch have been filled with the cutest little cowboys and cowgirls coming to celebrate their birthdays
with a Pony Party!
We just love seeing the awesome ideas that their mamas and papas come up with.  We especially love seeing what theme they choose!
This month we had a super cute theme that we just had to share...
A Princess Pony Party!

Meet Olivia! The Birthday Girl and Princess for the day!  
She is also a Pony Camp graduate!  
Last year she celebrated with us with a cowgirl themed party, but this year she brought the sparkle and the glitz with a super cute princess theme.
Of course, Olivia was dressed for the part complete with a tiara and wand!  And check out that ring on her finger!  This party was all about the bling - lots of sweetness and sparkles!
Party Tip: In the invitation, encourage your kiddo's guests to dress according to the theme!  It not only gets them excited for the party, but it also makes for some really cute pictures on the big day.

We just love it when our pony campers come back to the ranch to celebrate their birthdays. It's so much fun to see them reunite with their pony camp pony and show what they learned to their friends.  Plus, the ponies LOVE all of the extra special attention. 

A good party favor is a great way to thank your guests for coming and a fantastic way to give them something to remember the fun that they had.  We just love the party favors from this party!  Aren't they cute?
Her mom ordered these personalized bottlecap necklaces from Etsy to give to all of the girls.  
Party Tip: With handmade or personalized party favors, it is important that you know your guest list well in advance so that you get them ordered on time.

The cuteness didn't stop there.  Just look at the adorable pony cookies that were served.
Not to mention this princess cake...
Can you believe that her mom made it herself?!  Way to go, mama!
Party Tip: Even one really creative snack that goes along with your theme, like the cookies above, will leave a lasting impression on your guest.

Needless to say, this was a super fun party with a super fun little gal!
Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us again, Olivia!  You rock!

Interested in throwing a Pony Party at the ranch for your little cowpoke?
And don't forget to sign up for Pony Camp!  Sessions are booking fast!

Have a great day, ya'll!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Very Special Birthday

Today, instead of our usual Oh So Pinteresting Saturday post, we wanted to stop and say 
a VERY Happy Birthday 
to our creative genius,
sign-maker extraordinaire,
culinary catering master chef,
and super fun cousin...
(Isn't she just adorable?!)
Check out the links below to see some of her awesome ranch projects!

You never fail to amaze us, Lisa!
Hope that your birthday is as wonderful and fun as you are!

Have a great day, ya'll!

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