First off, we built a false wall with curtains and a curtain rod with alternating pink and brown curtains. The banner was made by designing each square in Photoshop with clip art sets I purchased (credit at end of post) and then printing them out onto cardstock and cutting them into 3"x3" squares. I used a whole punch at the top corners and threaded each card onto satin ribbon. We tied the banner to the curtains with small clothespins.
Each table (3 in total) had the centerpieces above that did double duty as candy holders! The round base and horse are both made of foam and were purchased at a local craft store pre-cut. For the house I used regular acrylic craft paint (about $1.00 a bottle) and a foam brush to paint both sides. For the base I hot glued green piñata fluff (which is actually called 'festooning', but I like 'fluff' better) in a circular pattern and then hot glued a brown ribbon around the edges to hide the white foam. I printed round stickers with a cowboy hat, a sheriff's badge, a cactus and a cowboy boot design and attached them to the smaller lollipops. The bigger lolly in the center has a larger sticker with a cowgirl on a horse design.
Next on the list was the candy table! I used different sized glass jars and small baskets to set up a candy station near the entrance of the party. In a frame I added a special message from the birthday girl and family thanking their guests for coming. I used left over stickers from the lollipops as confetti for the candy table.
I don't usually decorate soda or water bottles but this time I decided I wanted to give it a try. After measuring the size of the bottle label I sat at Photoshop for a few minutes and came up with a simple label that coordinated back to the rest of the theme. After gluing the corners of the label down with a bit of glue stick I covered it with a bit of contact paper to give it a shiny look.
I used a large planter set in the corner of the room near the cake table to hold the toy horses the host was planning to give out to the smaller children (2 to 5 years old). I printed out strips of paper with bandana designs in pink and blue and wrote the names of each child with a marker.
This last piece I had absolutely nothing to do with but I wanted to share it! Isn't it great?! This cake came from 'La Casita de los Bizcochos' @ #8 Plaza del Mercado in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
Note: I airbrushed out the birthday girl's name for privacy's sake.
Credits: Cowgirl clip art from Blackleaf Studios. Digital scrapbook paper from SourPunch Studio.