Sunday, January 20, 2013

You're Invited to a Ranch Wedding Open House!

You're invited to join us for our exclusive
Ranch Wedding Open House
Saturday, January 26th
from 2pm to 5pm
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we open the doors at both of our prime wedding locations, 
Faulkner’s Ranch and Benjamin Ranch.
Stop on by, enjoy some delicious food and refreshments, and  get a first hand look at these two unique venues all dressed up in one quick trip!
Wedding coordinators will be available at both venues to answer your questions and tell you about all that we have to offer when it comes to making your dream wedding come true!

Meet Christine at Faulkner’s Ranch and get an inside look at the cozy and warm banquet barn.  While you’re there, grab a hot beverage and then mosey on outside for a seat by the campfire.  Blue Bouquet, one of Kansas City’s premier florists, will be there to show off their festive lighting over the newly installed outdoor dance floor and stage.
Take a stroll and visualize yourself saying “I do” under the romantic wedding arbor in front of the beautiful, nature filled backdrop.
Then imagine your guests mixing and mingling under the covered pavilion as they gather to wait for your special ceremony and party after you have tied the knot.

Then head on over to Benjamin Ranch where you will be greeted by Jessica.  
Enjoy a cold beer and some delicious smoked wings as you explore this historic and timeless site.
View some of Russ Lawrence’s amazing tablescapes as you take in this rustic location, complete with exposed beams, a beautiful stage, and large dance floor.
Envision yourself getting married in the party barn and them seamlessly transitioning over to your reception on the other side.

This is a wonderful opportunity for brides and grooms to view this unique venue staged with wedding decor.

No RSVP required.
Feel free to stop by either venue first.
The distance between the two venues is just 8 minutes so you will have plenty of time to visit both locations.

For directions to Faulkner’s Ranchclick here.
For directions to Benjamin Ranchclick here.
*Please note that sometimes when entering “Faulkner’s Ranch” into your GPS or phone it will take you to Benjamin Ranch.
Please call 816-761-1234 if you have any questions!
We look forward to meeting you and congratulations on your engagement!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Word From the Herd: A Harley Birthday

One of the things that we love about our two venues is how they can be transformed to fit almost any theme.
A prime example of this is the AMAZING Harley Davidson Themed 75th Birthday Party that was hosted by the ever creative Gosselin clan last weekend at the Benjamin Ranch.  You might recall some of their past events and creations.  Seriously, when they get together there is no stopping their event awesomeness.  
This party was a surprise celebration for Milt, their loving father and grandfather. 
When he walked into the barn over at Benjamin Ranch he had no idea what was in store for him that afternoon...

Let's just say, he was truly impressed!
People from as far back as Milt’s childhood friends were invited to celebrate his big 75th birthday.  Michele, his daughter, created the invitations using a picture that she had taken when Milt purchased his Harley (we told you he’s a wild one!) and had them printed through Shutterfly.  Shutterfly is a great invitation resource and you can often find great deals on their printing services.

To get everyone in the party spirit, they were greeted at the door by the Gosselin family.  All of the guests were given a dew-rag, tattoos (fake, of course), and a name tag which included how they knew Milt.
Milt was even suited up with big birthday gift of some hot new chaps...

The decor is really what set this event apart.  With just a few additions, they were able to transform the barn into a wild motorcycle evening for this milestone party!

Take the cake table for’s one that you might not expect to see at a 75th birthday party.  
Let’s just say - the “hot bod displays” were really the icing on the cake and a perfect addition to the Harley theme.  
Speaking of those Biker Babes, the mannequins and their sassy attire came from local thrift stores. 
As for the Harley engine replicas that were scattered throughout the party place, they came from P-Ayr Products in Leavenworth, KS.

One of the highlights of the evening was the amazing photo wall.  Lisa Gosselin, Milt's daughter-in-law, rigged up this beauty by painting some to resemble sheet metal and adding a Harley-Davidson vinyl logo (have we mentioned that she is the queen of vinyl?).  She then added some racing flag decor that Michele had found to really give it a pop!
This photo booth was a great idea!
They first used it as the perfect backdrop for Milt to model his new biker attire to the tune of "Bad To the Bone."  After that, it was not only was it a fun activity for the guests, but it also provided some really neat and out of the ordinary family and friend photo keepsakes...

The Biker Babes even got some extra attention here ;o)

Like father, like son.

The party people then chowed down on some amazing food that included Faulkner's smoked wings (teriyaki and plain), mozzarella sticks, chips and salsa, popcorn, firecracker crackers, and more.
They also had pedal car races, a corn hole toss, bull riding and other games available for their guests to play and enjoy.

Overall, this was a super fun party with lots of fantastic memories!  Thanks to the Gosselin clan for bringing some wild fun to the Benjamin Ranch!

Interested in having a special party to celebrate a loved one?  Check out our website and then give us a call at 816-761-1234!  We'd love to help you plan a wild night of your own!

Have a great day ya'll!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner's

Thursday, January 17, 2013

5 Adorable Ranch Birthday Party Favors

Trying to think of the perfect party favors for your upcoming Pony Party?
Here are 5 ideas that are sure to make your little cowboys and cowgirls leave with a huge smile on their face!
( sure to stay tuned because coming up real soon we're going to show you how you can make some of these yourself!)

1.  Western Wear
We're talking hats, bandannas, and sheriff's badges, folks!  Give these to your little cowpokes as they arrive to help them get into the spirit of the Wild, Wild West!  Then let them take them home as an awesome keepsake of a fun-filled day!

2.  Stick Horses
It is a PONY party after all!

3. Crayons
Crayons are always a safe way to go! Try to find a kid that doesn't love coloring?  Plus, now you can get them in super cute crayon satchels or in awesome shapes!

4.  A Party Mix CD
Keep the party going even after they leave by giving them a CD of the birthday boy or girl's favorite tunes! You can even give the CD's a country flair with some bandanna themed scrapbooking paper for the cover!

5.  Treats
Everyone loves a yummy goodie bag!

Now we want to know, which one would you pick for your Pony Party?

Have a great day ya'll!

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Pony Party Weekend

The weekend of January 5th and 6th was a busy one here at Faulkner's Ranch!
We had 6, count 'em 6, Indoor Pony Parties!
And boy were they a rootin' tootin' good time!
We just love seeing all of the creative ideas that our pony party mamas and papas bring with them and the ones from this weekend were just too great to not share!
Just see for yourself!

This beautiful cake and colorful cupcakes were for a party of two sisters that attended Pony Camp 1 last summer.  We love the splashes of pink!  So fun and girly!

Speaking of those two sisters, aren't they just the cutest! They will be attending Pony Camp 2 this summer and are anxious to know who there ponies will be!

Looking for an easy to make and adorable party favor?  This mama found the perfect one with these s'mores kits to take home!  Pretty darn cute if you ask us!

We love seeing the high fashions of the party guests.  After all, who says you can't wear a pink tutu to the ranch?!

This rootin-tootin 9 year old cowboy birthday party had a great table setup, completely with a cowboy hat and personalized rootbeer!

Speaking of that custom rootbeer, isn't it another great idea for a party favor?!

We were also pretty obsessed with this awesome table runner that was made to look like chaps!

This decor was just too pinworthy to not share!  You can find cool metal letters like this at Hobby Lobby!

So, as you can see, there are a ton of different ways that you can make your Pony Party your own!

Which way would you go?

Have a great day ya'll

PS - Interested in having your kiddo's birthday party at Faulkner's Ranch?  Check out all of the benefits of booking an Indoor Pony Party!

Friday, January 4, 2013

5 Ways to Make Your Party Not Your Average Office Party

So, you're having a company party!
Maybe it's a post-season holiday party or a new quarter kick-off.  No matter what the occasion, you want to make it the best it can be.  Well, have no fear - we're here to help!
Here are 5 things that you can do to make your holiday party more than just the average office party!
1.  Get The Party Started Before They Arrive
Have the party going before the guests even get to the venue - aka get a party bus!  Not only does this start the fun, but it is a great way to get your guests safely to and from the location, especially if you are having liquor.  Plus, you can keep the party going afterwards by driving around town before heading back to your starting location.

2.  Hire Amazing Entertainment
It's not every day that you get to see a Wild West Show or a hilarious magician.  Give your employees that treat!  Not only are most of these shows interactive which means that it will get them involved, but they will be talking about them around the water cooler for weeks to come.
3.  Give Away Awesome Party Favors
What's great about having party favors is that you can get more bang for your buck if you do it right.  Hire a caricature artist or rent a photo booth.  These will provide great entertainment during the party and give your guests something to take home to remember the fun that they had!
4.  Have a Specialty Drink
Come up with a signature cocktail for the night.  Give it a fun name that is special to your office or what you're celebrating.  Then provide the recipes either at the bar or in an e-mail the next week when you thank everyone who attended!  Check out how Kansas City Internal Medicine did this at their holiday office party with their specialty cocktail called "The Elf."
5.  Get Silly!
Believe it or not, people LOVE to play games at parties, whether it be a scavenger hunt or something like a contest to see who can stay on the mechanical bull the longest.  Need help thinking of ideas?  Hire a Ranch J to lead games for you!  They have a ton of them in their back pocket and are awesome at getting everyone involved.

Trust us, if you do any or all of these things then your employees will be sure to have an AMAZING time!
Now all you have to do is give us a call at 816-761-1234 to schedule your super fun event!  And be sure to check out our website for more info!
Have a great day ya'll!

Share With Your Friends!