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A Cowboy's Birthday

My grandfather was a real cowboy in Oklahoma and always had a love of horses. We rode his horses and even competed with him in rodeos when we were young, so when the doc announced to us,"it's a boy!" I knew a cowboy party would be in his future. We even had Papa's saddle, spurs, boots, saddle blanket and some of his artwork to decorate. It poured, but like the hearty cowboys and cowgirls we are, we prevailed and had a hoopin' hollerin' good time!

 Cowboy decor

Cowboy decor

 Decorated with ropes, "barbed wire", butcher blocks and themed signs, we're ready to dig in!

Decorated with ropes, "barbed wire", butcher blocks and themed signs, we're ready to dig in!

 When the folk arrive, they MUST dress the part. Git yer gear, partners!

When the folk arrive, they MUST dress the part. Git yer gear, partners!

 Farm Vegis and Dude Ranch and Cowboy Caviar round out a table of snacks fit for any weary traveller.

Farm Vegis and Dude Ranch and Cowboy Caviar round out a table of snacks fit for any weary traveller.

 Layered cake decorated with Red Hots, horse, candles and banner!

Layered cake decorated with Red Hots, horse, candles and banner!

 Come Wet Yer Whistle down at the Watering Hole, ya'll!

Come Wet Yer Whistle down at the Watering Hole, ya'll!

 Have I mentioned how much I love photo booths?

Have I mentioned how much I love photo booths?

 My MAIN cowboy.

My MAIN cowboy.

 Our lil family has a 2 year old! I decorated a blue layer cake with white icing and red hots. I tied twine around 2 skewers and attached the letters of his name above a horse and candles! Easy as pie, er, cake.

Our lil family has a 2 year old! I decorated a blue layer cake with white icing and red hots. I tied twine around 2 skewers and attached the letters of his name above a horse and candles! Easy as pie, er, cake.

 "Don't Go!" The poor little thing was so sad to see the good times end! He gave out little bags of trail mix that said "Happy trail mix to you until we meet again! From, Caleb"

"Don't Go!" The poor little thing was so sad to see the good times end! He gave out little bags of trail mix that said "Happy trail mix to you until we meet again! From, Caleb"

 Nana and I take a break for S'mores Pops. Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate and dip in graham cracker crumbs. Couldn't be easier. I stuck them in a hay bale to serve.

Nana and I take a break for S'mores Pops. Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate and dip in graham cracker crumbs. Couldn't be easier. I stuck them in a hay bale to serve.

 Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!