Selected as Party of the Day on February 1st!

Cowboy Jackson Turns 1

Tara S By Tara S  in Birthday


Party Recap

My son, Jackson, turned one on November 30, 2011 and his party was Cowboy/Western themed. I am a wedding and event planner and plan tons of weddings and parties but it was a blast to plan something for my own child this time! We held the party at Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, GA. The kids had a blast riding hay rides, cow train rides, visiting the petting zoo, racing miniature John Deere tractors, and roasting smores by the fire. I made most of the décor myself (except the stick horses in which my talented mother hand sewed each one). Some of the other vendors involved included:

Venue: Ottawa Farms (
Photography- Erin Rene Photography (
Paper styling- Emma J Designs (
Striped straws, balloons and berry baskets – Shop Sweet Lulu (
Glass bottles- Kroger and Target brand frappuccino
Photo Booth Props: Catch My Party (, Barefoot Beads Hawaii ( and Oh Happy Day (


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cupcakes with cherries on top "Miss Kitty's Cupcakes with cherries on top" Birthday Cake Smores Station

  • Activities / Games

    hay rides, cow train rides, visiting the petting zoo, racing miniature John Deere tractors, and roasting smores by the fire

  • Party Favors

    Hobo Sticks filled with Trail Mix Cowboy Cookies Stick Horses Western Themed Christmas Ornaments Polaroids from the Photo Booth Cowboy Hats Bandanas

  • Best Moment

    Watching Jackson ride on the cow train... he was OBSESSED with it!!!

  • What People Ate

    Pulled Pork Sandwiches "Pistol Pete's Pulled Pork" Potato Chips "Texas Ted's Tater Chips" Baked Beans "Buffalo Bill's Baked Beans"

  • What People Drank

    Bottled Water: "Jackson's Well Water" Root Beer: "Rootin Tootin Root Beer" Lemonade: "Refreshing Lemonade" Sweet Tea: "Sweet as Pie Sweet Tea" Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Milk and Whole Milk

  • Most Touching Moment

    Watching the slideshow of Jackson's first year that my sister made


Party Helpers



  • Aneta H

    Aneta H wrote:

    That is totally awesome !! Fantastic decor, and amazing photos. The cake looks super cute :)

  • Brenda  M

    Brenda M wrote:

    Everything is wonderfullll! Congrats

  • Charilee N

    Charilee N wrote:

    these bottle are adorable! were did you find them?!

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    Katie H wrote:

    where did you get these lanterns?

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    Katie H wrote:

    cutest cowboy party i have ever seen!! great work

  • Tara S

    Tara S wrote:

    Katie... the lanterns are from Ikea:)

  • Misti J

    Misti J wrote:

    where do you get the blue cartons for the food?

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    Christine M wrote:

    where are the hats from? love them!

  • Tara S

    Tara S wrote:

    Christine... the hats are from oriental trading

  • Kaylie F

    Kaylie F wrote:

    That is such an adorable picture!!!