Ava Turns Seven

On Saturday, we celebrated Ava’s seventh birthday with a county-western party for family and friends.

We had hats and bandannas awaiting their cowgirls…

…and a cowgirl awaiting her guests:

We set up the kids’ table outside, thanks to gorgeous weather that brought early spring blooms.

The “Sweets Saloon” included s’mores pops and number cookies.

I made Debbie’s dip, dubbed “Cowgirl Caviar,” and served a collaborative western barbecue menu on pie tins.

Gramma Great made punch for the kids (and we served margaritas for the grown-ups).

Party favors included caramels and chocolates with trail mix bars in galvanized tins.

My mom made an angel good cake, and we served vanilla cupcakes with strawberry meringue buttercream. I dusted chocolate stars with edible gold glitter to top each one.

Of course, the best part was the party participants…

We were so happy to have our parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles come down to Kansas for the weekend. Thank you for making this such a memorable event for all!




7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dawn on March 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What a cute party! We’re always grateful to be asked to attend one of your festivities. Thanks!

  2. Posted by Rebecca on March 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I just noticed the typo in “Angel Food Cake.” Given the number of pieces I’ve eaten, I think it’s an appropriate mistake.

  3. Posted by Aunt Katie on March 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Amazing! We were so sad to miss out on the fun, but thanks for posting so many photos to help us feel like we were there!

  4. Posted by Laura on March 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    It was such a clever, fun, gorgeous party, as they always are! Sheesh! You should make a career out of this or something : )

  5. Posted by Karyl on March 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for all the photos, and especially for the hospitality! We had a wonderful weekend!

  6. Posted by Gramma Great on March 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    We, too, sent our thanks for everything! Great food, great company, beautiful weather–perfect weekend!

  7. Posted by Laugh at Jessie on March 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you Rebecca…it was a great party! Thank you so much for being such an amazing hostess.

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