Yesterday Issie was a year old. I wanted to share all about his birthday party. Or as I called it, his cowboy budget party!
From invitations to food to gifts, this party only cost us about $45 and it was so much fun! (Note: my mother provided homemade ice cream and sausage balls at no cost to me. Plus she had decorations we used.)
We had a cowboy party over mother's day weekend. We did this because Issie was being dedicated at church and all of our family was already going to be in town.
We had the party at "Nana and PawPaw's House" aka, my parents house. It was a great location because they have a big open porch (great since it rained) and a horse the kids could ride.
The bonus is, my mom is a retired kindergarten teacher who has great party ideas and already had a ton of decorations left from her classroom. (Which she paid for herself as a teacher. If you see a teacher today give him or her a hug and then hand them a $20!)
This leads us to...
My mom decorated her dining table using these hats she got at the dollar tree a loooong time ago and some bandannas. I love that she put an old pair of red boots on the table.
She had these old characters left over from a cowboy unit she did in her classroom. And my niece and nephew made this sign. So cute!
This is the only part of the party that matters, right?
As I mentioned above my mother made some sausage and cheese biscuits that were delicious! She used this recipe from the Betty Crocker website.
I also made a basic fruit salad of grapes, strawberries and pineapple. And that's it. Just real, fresh fruit- no pie filling or sugar added.
And we didn't need any added sugar with the Whoopie Pies I made instead of traditional birthday cake.
Issie got a small whoopie pie, which was clearly a hit! He had never had cake or really anything sugary before. I like this in lieu of a "smash cake." By the look on his face he LOOOOVED it.
My mom also made the Pioneer Woman's ice cream. Have you ever had that stuff? Well don't, because you will just want more!
In the south we have to have a special outfit for everything. My mom made the boys matching cowboy pants and shirts. How cute is that outfit??
Here is a closer look at Ryby's shirt. How cute is that? He loved it and wants to wear his cowboy pants all the time.
We didn't do any! The only children "guest" were my three nieces, my older son and my nephew. And trust me, their mothers did not want them sent home with more junk. (And one of my nieces is only three months old.)
I made this cute little invitation using PicMonkey. I made a "cow print" in the back ground. I created this generic one that you can print for free by clicking here.
All in all it was a really fun party and I was so happy to pull of something simple.
What are some fun frugal party ideas you've had? LEAVE A COMMENT! BLURBFRIENDS