Sunday, May 8, 2011

How the West was 1!

Yesterday we had a blast celebrating our little man's 1st birthday!

Here is the invie that was sent to our closest friends and family. Thank you, Kristine Schroeder, for your amazing talent...she is AH-MAZING...seriously! Let me know if you want her info...she can do anything!
 The "lootin'" table...cowboy cookie mix for the adults, cowboy hats and stick ponies for the kids...thank you, Natasha!

 Cowboy cookie mix with the rubberband guns that were in the "L.T. Lofgren Shootin; Range"...unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the shooting range I set up. :o(
 The centerpieces...thank you Trader Joe's for all of the FREE sunflowers...yes, there is a story behind that!
 Good ol' drinking water...I made the labels myself, using Microsoft easy!
 Around our patio I hung photos of Landry's first year, using twine from the Dollar Tree, clothespins I already had, and scrapbook paper I had as well.
 Landry's birthday banner...with the help of my wonderful Silhouette machine, I was able to transform paper lunch sacks and old scrapbook paper into this...
 The grub...we had "Tumbleweed tri-tip," "chuckwagon chili," stampedin' strawberries," "buckaroo broccoli slaw," and "rawhide rolls."
 The "sweet stuff"...Landry's cake is on top, then cupcakes from Vons...thank you Vons for rescuing me from my cupcake crisis..."Landry's Lassos" - a.k.a. red ropes, and "brandin' irons" - a.k.a. chocolate covered pretzels. All of the food labels and cupcake toppers I also made using Microsoft word and my stash of scarpbook paper!
 The birthday boy's cake...cowboy hat cake topper I ordered off of Etsy!
 The "wanted" gallery! I created a wanted poster for every guest at the party. For example, "WANTED: Dale "Nawnie" Kruser...crime: spoiling the birthday boy!" It was a huge hit. Everyone loved reading what their "crime" much that most of them took their poster with them! :o)
 The sign on our front door...
 and the sign on the door as our guests were on their way out...again, both were created using Microsoft Word and my scrapbook stash!
 Our sweet, little family!
 Sheriff Daddy...I made our shirts with iron on transfers...mine said Sheriff Mommy...duh!
 Daddy and the birthday boy
 My mom, sister, dad, aunt, and uncle
 The Donovans
 Troy and Tommy
 Smile...never mind...cry! He was not very happy that we wouldn't let him have his cake until after we took a picture. :o)
 Nothing like a cake topper on your head to show that it was a good party!

 Do you think someone loves cake?

 Can you find the dimple hidden under all the cake?
 Poppie, Landry, and G.G. (Chad's parents)
 Papa, Landry, and Nawnie (my parents)
 Landry and Auntie Kaitlin
 Landry and Great Papa (Chad's grandpa)
 This is how real cowboys eat cake!
 Gettin' cleaned even got to wear some cake!
 Getting ready to open presents
 Don't you even think about stealin' my loot!
 Enough with the gifts already...I'm outta here!
All in all, it was a wonderful day spent with those that mean so much to us. Thank you everyone, for all of your love, care, and support. This has definitely been the mot amazing year of our life and you have all helped to make it enjoyable.
Special thanks to:
Our parents for all of your help
Kaitlin - partyware items
Jake-cooking the tri-tip
Brian-helping get the yard in order
Sheri-taking over as photographer so that I could enjoy the time with my special man


  1. Dear Kristin,

    We SOoooooooooo enjoyed looking through these pictures of Landry's 1st Birthday party!!! You REALLY know how to throw a could sell these ideas to Martha Stewart in a heartbeat!!!!
    Anyway, Landry looks just adorable and is such a happy little "cowboy!"
    Thanks for sharing! xoxoxo Linda

  2. This is AWESOME!! Great ideas!! such a cute party!

  3. What a fun party. Love the mini cowboy hat. I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your party decor and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!