As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a great time. . .especially the birthday girl! She LOVED being a part of the magic show. . .and the magician even came complete with his own "ten gallon hat!" LOL All of the kids got a cowboy hat and bandana, candy that they busted out of the cactus pinata, and they got to decorate a picture frame with cowgirl-themed stickers and stars. They took their picture frames home, but we took pictures of each of the kids with Savannah and when we send the thank yous, we'll send their picture so they can put it in their decorated frame. It did rain in the beginning of the party, but it wasn't too bad. The kids still got to play on the playground and run around and have fun. All in all, a big success! Thanks for letting me share!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Here are some photos of Savannah's birthday party from this weekend. She decided on the Cowgirl theme all on her own. She picked that hat out first at the party store. It has a princess crown attached to the front (of course!) and it lights up. I kept trying to talk her out of the hat because I didn't know if we'd find an outfit to match it, but she wasn't giving in. :) We went to the Halloween store and wouldn't you know, they only had ONE cowgirl outfit in the whole place and it was her size AND pink! What are the chances of that? If you've been visiting my blog for a while, you know that Savannah has a severe peanut allergy. Due to this, I can't always order a cake that will be safe for her. . .and even if I can, I just don't trust it. I'm too nervous, so I prefer to make my own since I'll know EXACTLY what went into the cake. The last couple of years, I've made it very easy on myself. I make Rice Krispy treats, but mold them into whatever "theme" I need. (Do you remember Arwen's Sandcastle rice crispy cake?) The first rice crispy cake I ever made was for Savannah and it was a Dora cake. For Savannah's Cowgirl party, I decided to go with a cactus. I made the marshmallows green with food coloring and then made the treats as usual. They are so easy to mold into the shape you need and no slaving over the oven and trying to "decorate" for the occasion. They cut up easily and EVERY piece goes. . .no leftover cake!