Last weekend Olivia, my dear niece, celebrated her 8th birthday in Cowgirl Style. Her grandpa has horses, chickens and bees at house. What more do you need to celebrate?
These cute hats became the starting point for colors. I created party printable using green checked paper with pink and black accents.
The girls descended on Pa’s ready for adventure.
He gave the girls safety instructions and they carefully listened.
Olivia took the first ride with her grandpa.
Her friends waited patiently for their turn.
The girls decorated horseshoes with rhinestones and bows.
My sister-in-law Joy created these adorable table settings.
I created straw flags for the lemonade.
For dessert we had Chocolate Fudge Cake Push Ups with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.
One of the highlights of the party was seeing how honey is made. Fernando, the resident beekeeper, gave us a demonstration. I’ll share that tomorrow.
These beautiful pictures were provided by Joy’s sister, Leanna Creel of Creel Films. Taking better photos is one of my goals this year so I got to ask her a few questions. It is always fun to have a professional photographer shoot my work and not myself! She has worked on photos and film for The 12 Days of Christmas at Meadowood in Napa Valley. She has also worked for Food Network. Yes, I am envious! Go check out her work! This is her adorable son Levi. He had a bee stuck in his hair at the party! My brother saved the day.
Cake Push Ups are easy to make and the kids love them. You can order the plastic containers here. They are reusable and you can customize with a sticker or a bow.
Chocolate Fudge Cake Push Up Cakes
- 1 Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons non fat milk if necessary
Make the cake as directed on package. Pour into mini muffin tins and bake 10-12 minutes.
Mix frosting ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Place the frosting in a decorating bag with a tip.
To assemble: place a mini cake at the bottom of the push up container. Top with frosting and sprinkles; repeat process.