Saturday, May 21, 2011

Round 'em Up

We had us a hog-killin' good time today. And it all started at Nella's birthday party when, the day before the festivities, Gary saw a sign, staked in the median at a Naples intersection, advertising party ponies and was so excited he almost signed them up for Nella until we convinced him Lainey's birthday was a few months around the bend. So we had ponies and the rest fell into place.

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I really do enjoy the whole glue-gunning/sign-painting/ribbon-dangling part of planning my girls' parties, but the best part--the part that grips me for a tears-welling second--is when friends start arriving and music is playing and my girl is all shy-smiling with happiness.

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The horses were a huge hit. There were a whole lotta little cowgirls with shy, satisfied grins, and then some who couldn't hide more obvious radiant smiles...and Nella was one of them.

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We panned for gold.

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And ate good grub.

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Our "Aunt Rebecca" came down from Indiana and performed a nice reading of a cowgirl story for the kids...with the perfect southern accent.

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And the kids took care of the rest. Yee haw.

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Bandanas stuffed with goodies and tied to sticks made some nice hobo stick party favors.

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...and some trail mix for the mamas.

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Oh, did we ever have a good time.

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And in the end, a four-year-old girl who felt loved and celebrated.

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So 'thar you have it.
A happy birthday indeed.

Congratulations to the winner of the Piccadilly Circus $50 gift certificate: Comment #592, AFD Jewelry: Happy birthday to your sweet girl - she is just a doll! And my oldest (who turned 4 in January) requested mac n cheese for her birthday meal as well :)

Please send your contact info to kellehamptonblog@comcast.net.
Happy Weekend!
Now, Giddy-up!

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Addendum: To answer many of your questions, the following are some more specific details regarding Lainey's birthday party.

I created all the signs, labels, invitations from scratch so there aren't any templates but I did find some great free Western fonts like this one on dafont.com.

The Invitation: I designed the invitation with my trusty old Microsoft Digital Image Suite, but you can create something simiilar in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or whatever layout software you use. It's a 5x5 trifold card printed by WHCC Labs. I burned a CD full of kids western songs, printed our own label, and attached it to the card using a foam CD hub like this one on Amazon.

Play Money: Poppa made it.

The Barn: Lainey actually received two fold-up cardboard playhouses for her birthday last year, so we saved one and pulled it out this year for her party. My dad slapped some red and white paint on it to transform it into a barn.

Wood Signs: You can get thin sheets of plywood from Home Depot for a couple dollars. A little bit of craft paint and some wood embellishments, and Voila.

Horses: If you're in the Naples area, we got a great deal on two horses from Ponies for Parties. They stayed about two hours, and the owners were fabulous with the kids. Phone Number: 239.200.6010.

Party Favors: Most everything came from Oriental Trading. They have a fantastic variety of inexpensive treats, and a slew of western stuff to choose from.

Cake Banner: Blu Embellish on Etsy.

Lipstick: Ha ha. Funny question, but several asked, and it happens to be a to-die for shade that flatters anyone and everyone. Lorac 3D gloss, Color: 3D (beachy and rosy/bronzy).

276 comments:

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Christie Clair said...

So, so cute! What a great day. Happy Birthday, Lainey and Mama!

teal915 said...

I'm staying up late to work on a blog post. Looks like I'm the first to comment. Don't know why that is an accomplishment. It's the little things, rigt?

Kelly@TheAdornedAbode.com said...

What a fun party (and I love the cake topper)!! Happy birthday to Lainey!

anna@trueself.com.au said...

Wow, such an amazing party, so much attention to detail, love it! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Happy birthday Lainey :)

Geoff said...

Thanks so much for sharing Lainey's Birthday party with us....feel like I was there

alisha said...

What an awesome idea for a birthday party!! Lainey is going to have some pretty special memories when she's older. Nice work, mama! :)

Jennifer said...

What an amazing party!!! Lainey and Nella have such an extraordinary mum. Thank you so much for sharing such a great day with all of us :)

Victoria said...

wow!!! you did another fantastic job and went all out! what an adorable party to celebrate your oldest girl.

looks like so much fun was had!!

Megs said...

oh.my.goodness. you are party planner extraordinaire! Can you adopt me and throw me parties?

Too cute and looks like an AMAZING time!!

Thing said...

WOW, what an amazing party Kelle!
You really are a party planner
- and a damn good one!!!!
-lost for words-

LOVE

Jess said...

Oh amazing!!!! What an adorable party!!! All the kids (and mamas) look precious! Um.. The last pic of you and LL is a framer for sure! Perfect! What lucky girls to have such a great family to put things like this together for them!

Springroll said...

Oh wow, wow, wow!! Love it...and so happy that you had a great time!! Yeehaw!!

Andrea said...

You pretty much throw the best parties ever. The end :)

Launa said...

What an awesome party!!! Great ideas!! And, of course, the Zach Brown band rounds it all out!!!
Happy Birthday Miss Lainey!!

Adriana said...

What a wonderful, magical birthday for Lainey!! I loved all of the pictures, so thank you.

I also love your lip color in the last picture. What is it?!?!

medina family said...

I think I might have to make those ranch signs and that red barn just because!! Soooo creative. Definitely one lucky girl, that Lainey. Happy Birthday to her!!

Jenny said...

You sure do throw the best parties! Looks like it was a huge success!!!

Kimberly said...

So, do you want to come to Kentucky to throw ME a birthday party? Because this looks amazing. I'm so jealous-- of a four-year-old! And of your incredible craftiness and planning abilities.

Congratulations on a beautiful and unforgettable party for Lainey! You really did an unbelievable job... You make me want to have a themed party for our kids' next birthdays.

Erin said...

What a great birthday party for such a lucky girl!! Looks like a ton of fun!

DaisyBee said...

This is so amazing! My birthday parties were great as a kid but my parents never put this much effort in! Y'know, an appropriately shaped cake and some cute decorations were as artistic as it got from them and they both went to art college! You are making so many magical memories for you daughters, it's wonderful.

My Secret Rooms said...

I'm speechless and in awe. Wow, what a party!!!!!!!
I'll bet it was a hit :-) My boy would love a party like that. I'd love a party like that ;-D
Well done Kelle!
How wonderful for all of the guests.
Makes our "cake-in-the-garden"- parties feel... very Scandinavian.....!!
Inspirational. Thanks for letting us take part, on the other side of the world :-D
Love it!

Kaje said...

Awesome details! Love love love!

Mum on the Run said...

Woman, amongst the millions of compliments I could hurl your way, you throw yourself THE most magnificent parties.
Wow!
I love it all - the details, the taking the theme to town, the F.U.N.
Happy big day Lainey.
:-)

Claire @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

WOW!!!!!!! {is the best word I can come up with right now to describe everything you did for this party!}
Honestly, where do you find the time girl? You are amazing!
I love every little detail! What a day I'm sure!
Ella wants a 'farm' party for her 4th birthday in January....and she's already got me planning ideas & collecting bits n pieces for it :) I love kids parties!!!
Good job Kelle! WOW!!!
xo

Hazel said...

Wow, what a perfect day, gosh all the details must have taken you ages, but they all look perfect! No wonder you had such a fun time getting it ready! Happy Birthday Lainey, hope you all had a fantastic day, cause it sure looks like it!

Cris e Ester said...

what a wonderful day!!!
a lot of smiles!!!!

kosenrufu mama said...

wonderful moments, sweet sights!!!!

{ T G L } said...

Oh my, this is a storybook birthday part of a bygone age. Glorious! How much time did you spend preparing it? I am sure you made memories for a lifetime there and I am impressed with how committed you were to carrying the cowboy theme forward :)

Happy birthday for your little cowgirl!

~This Good Life

Mon said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I WISH I had that much energy for a theme...I've got a 4yr old to plan for next month and I'm outta ideas and energy. I so loved your photos though...I always do!

Emma Cook said...

What a great looking party! Looks like everyone had a ball!!!

Question, where do you get the CD covers made up like that?

gabrielle said...

you throw one amazing party

Team Lando said...

How wonderful! I love the "panning for gold!" Who am I kidding, I love the whole thing and want to throw a huge theme party! Maybe for my own birthday, since I'm next!!

Liane said...

I'm so jealous of your creativity! Do you want to throw me a birthday party in August? Lol :)

Looks like Lainey had a great party! Well done Mama! x

Southern Gal said...

Magnificent as always, Kelle. Love your creativity. My granddaughter will be one in June. You've got me thinking on a few things...

And when Zac Brown started singing I thought I had left my player on!

Angie said...

Soooo cute!!! And I'm definitely stealing that idea! Great job mama. Looks like Lainey & Friends had a grand time :)

XOXO,
Angie from Ohio

Angela said...

We also celebrated a 4th birthday over here in Australia.

http://meinspatz.blogspot.com/2011/05/birthday-boy.html

Happy Birthday to both our wonderful children.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what an amazing party! It's funny, as I was looking through your pictures, I started thinking about my oldest daughter and how much she loves horses. Then, I was remembering how much she's benefited from therapeutic horseback riding over the years. She has multiple developmental issues, and I think the riding helped her strength and balance more than anything else we've done for her (not to mention she LOVES it!). Then as I was reading, I saw that Nella was a big fan of the horses, so....just something to keep in mind! :) ...and happy, happy 4th to sweet Lainey!

Fabrizia said...

wonderful!!!YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

Shaye said...

Now, I want to do a cow girl party for my Lilly who is having her 5th birthday party next Sunday!!! what a perfect day for your sweet girl!

jajb79 said...

Gorgeous party for a gorgeous girl! Looks like it was amazing. Great job mama!!

Tracy said...

You have to be one of THE most talented women on the planet Kelle! Your photographs alone amaze me but then you add super party planner to that and...WOW! Your girls are so lucky to have such a fun and creative mama! They are going to have THE BEST memories when they are older! You rock!

Heather said...

Wow! Your parties are amazing. You need to start a party planning link on this page. I need to know how to do all that!

Sandy said...

You. Are. Awesome.

Jorie said...

Happy Birthday Lainey!!! The party looked AMAZING and I am sure everyone had a wonderful time! You are an awesome Mom, Kelle!

Jennifer from NJ said...

you are making the most amazing birthday memories for your children. love everything you did for the party!!! well done mama!

A Cappelli said...

Aww, I am so jealous that Lainey had horses at her party. I would have loved horses for my 4th birthday. Maybe for my 37th? What an amazing party! You are such a wonderful mama.

Pamela said...

What a party!!! You have given me some great ideas for when my little one turns 4 this summer. Did you make the invites and if so how did you get the cds to stay? Also your belt is FAB!!!

Valerie said...

Fun! I love all the clever little touches...after all it's the little things, right?!!!

andrea said...

WOW ! WOW! WHAT A GREAT PARTY! YOU SHOULD BECOME A PARTY PLANNER..IN ALL YOUR SPARE TIME:):)

BEAUTIFUL PICS!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Love the attention to detail! What a party...nothing like celebrating our children!!

libby said...

kelle...looked awesome. all of it. you did not miss a thing. looks like it was a great day.

Carrie said...

Wow, wow, wow...what an AMAZING birthday party!! You absolutely thought of every little detail!! Your girls are going to have wonderful memories of awesome birthday parties!! And I love how everyone who came to the party dressed the cowgirl/cowboy part! I am in awe, Kelle!

Becca said...

What a fun party!!! Sammi's is next Monday...can't wait! Trying the DIY stuff (Olivia theme), minus the glue gun. Wish me luck...

Trini said...

cute! I love the invites!

JessR. said...

What amazing memories she will have :). My oldest is turning 3 in less than a month, I'm right in the middle of the party planning and these pictures were inspiring!

Trini said...

I only wish I could have had such a birthday when I was little...

j said...

no other words other than Totally Amazing!!!

Babs said...

Omigosh! What an adorable group, and Kelle, you've outdone yourself! My granddaughter Violet just turned 3, and she is SUCH a horse lover, she will be delighted when I show her these pictures!

SarcasmInAction said...

WOW girl.
You need to be a full time party planner.
Looks awesome!
Happy birthday Lainey!

Jessica said...

You are so freakin creative with the kids parties! How awesome. Happy Birthday Lainey!

Beautiful Chaos said...

Love, Love, Love it!!!

Kathryn said...

I didn't think the fairy party could be outdone - but look at this, Lainey is so very lucky, awesome - AWESOME birthday fun! Happy Birthday to Lainey!

Jordan said...

Incredible birthday party! I wish I had your talent!

Kat said...

Wow! What a fantastic party!!! Lainey is one beautiful and lucky four year old!!!

Maria said...

BUCKET LIST ~ #9 (favourite #)
ATTEND ONE OF KELLE'S KIDS PARTIES

There were so many WOW's in these comments, I couldn't possibly add another one but I can't come up with another word to describe what I saw in these pictures. AMAZING!!
Just fantastic...I have memories of my childhood parties where we had little pink plastic baskets filled with pastel candies & princesses on cakes & the usual party games. Imagine the memories Lainey & Nella will have. Job well done. YOU R.O.C.K.

Stacy said...

WHAT A GREAT PARTY!! You had everything covered and it looked GREAT!

lindsey kelly said...

Wow what a great mama! looks like you worked hard and it paid off! looove it!

Sara said...

Truly an amazing gift you give your children! You really make their special day something they will always remember!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Lainey! What an amazing party.... so many good ideas. Thanks for sharing xx

Katie said...

I LOVE it! You are so creative & thougtful :) What a wonderful day for Lainey!

Tara said...

You are one amazing mama... What a precious party!!

Souza Sisters said...

This is the first time I have left a comment. You are an AMAMZING mother!! Lainey's party looked unbelievable! Could I hire you to do my girls party? I LOVE your blog! Your family is beautiful!

Mary-Cate said...

WoW - you inspire me! What a cool mama you are, planning all these fab birthday parties for your little girls! I want to hire you for my little dude's birthday ;) I think it's also special how many great friends you have and Lainey too! Where do you get these great party ideas?! xxoo

Molly said...

This is the best damn kids party I've seen in a long time.

Happy birthday to Lainey!

LoveLife{s.a.h.m.} said...

this birthday party is amazing! you did such a great job and it looked like a success! i love seeing mommy's out there who love and adore their children. being a mom is the best calling in the world. as u already know it ;-)
thx for sharing!!! you inspire so many of us! thx again!!!

Aimee said...

Seriously the cutest party ever...I am inspired!

just jen said...

lovely.

fricka said...

~~Cheer!~~ Happy Birthday to Lainey:) I love your party ideas, but especially the details. You don't miss a thing. Good job momma.

Charla said...

Yowza woman! Ammong the many hats you wear and the many things you're good at, you've missed your true calling . . . children's birthday party planning! What an awesome way to celebrate Miss Lainey!

Kimber and Casey said...

what an ADORABLE party!!

skeay said...

What a party!! I am so impressed with all of it! I even made my husband come over and look at all the pictures with me. What a special day for the whole family...you're creating incredible memories for your girls!

MG Atwood said...

what a great party planner you are! Such fun, and Lainey looked adorable! Happy Birthday

michelle Jaffe said...

I want this to be MY birthday party!! Awesome job!

Esther said...

Happy Birthday Lainey! Looks like y'all had an awesome day!

Esther Dush

CW said...

Ahhhh!!! FANTASTIC! I LOVE a great themed party with perfect details!!! but it is the candid smiles on everyone's faces that takes the cake! Happy Birthday to the beautiful lil' cowpoke Lainey!

Summit of Glory said...

What a great party!! I think the cowgirl general store is my favorite detail. Brilliant!! Girl - now ya gotta keep this up for the rest of their birthdays...... xo

Carissalayla said...

my oh my, you throw the GREATEST parties, thanks for the inpiration! I have 2 months to get ready for my sons Spiderman
4th birthday, wish me luck!

Shari said...

Man I wish I lived closer to you so I could pay you to plan my kid's parties. You come up with the best ideas!!!!! That looked like such a fun party and good time was had by all. I'm so happy to see that Lainey had such a fun day.

Katy said...

That party looked like it was a blast. You did such a good job with all the decorations! :)

Tara said...

You throw one hell of a party! Every detail was perfection. Where ever did you find the place to print here ivnvitation/ cd holder? will you email me that info???? foreverblissphotography@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Rachael said...

That is a totally awesome party!!
Very cool! I would love those horses myself!
Looks like it was a blast! Loved all the little details!! That really makes it special.
The question is..how are you going to top that?!

kristinsfourkids said...

What a fun, fun party! My kids all have Dec/Jan birthdays so we don't get the fun outside things. This just looks like so much fun!

Ben & Jess Buehner said...

This is sooo fabulous!! You should go into buisness planning themed birthday parties! I would definitely hire you =)

Sonja said...

Unbelievably cute party!! And Happy Birthday to the cutest 4 year old girl :)

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Such a cute birthday party! You out-did yourself!

Shannon said...

Beautiful party, Beautiful birthday girl!! Seriously you should be a party planner!!

Margie said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing life with us! You both are such inspirational parents and partners to each other. Reminds me of the pirate party we had for our son. I kept the leftover gold (spray-painted) pennies and am going to bundle up 30 of them and give it to him with a sweet note when he turns 30 in September!
Keep up the great work, you two! God bless all of you!

joeltrista said...

You must throw the best birthday parties! Your girls have a great Mom!

Lisa said...

Wow!, that looks like it was a great party! What a good time the kids must have had! And it looks like it was perfectly planned...all those wonderful decorations!

The Full Nelson said...

Wow you don't mess around with parties! Looks like so much fun, you're so creative!

Jessica said...

Looked like a great party!

Happy Birthday, Lainey!

Tina said...

Ohhhh I just LOVE it!!!! Every single thing about this party is awesome. I'd love to pick your brain for party ideas sometime because clearly you were made for this sort of thing. You are a jack of all trades... loving mama & wife, photographer, writer, party planner extraordinaire! You are so crafty and creative. I'm sure Lainey & Nella will so much appreciate all the efforts you made to make them feel loved and celebrated as they blossomed.

Great job, Kelle!

ilovemymonkey said...

Happy birthday sweet Lainey! It looks like you guys had an absolutely wonderful time. I really love your blog!

Jes said...

Wow! What an amazing party! Happy Birthday, Lainey!!!

mjscreative said...

This is the most amazing looking birthday party for a 4 year old girl ever! Love it!

Emily said...

WOW. You should really be a party planner on the side...you know, with all your extra time and all. As a fellow party-planning lover, I'm in awe. Awesome job!

Oh, and Happy Birthday Lainey!!

Jennifer said...

What a special party! Happy Birthday to Lainey! We had a cowgirl party for my daughter's 3rd birthday with pony rides and I have to say it ranks up there as one of the top 5 happiest days I've ever had.

K-Nap said...

Looks like an amazing party - perfect for an adorable 4-year-old. Happy Birthday Lainey!! PS - You should be a party planner...you have the greatest ideas and attention to detail...Love it!!

Stef said...

you're such a creative Mama! You inspire me :)
Also, the pic of you and your hubby is super cute. Especially the one with you two smiling at each other.
Heart melted....

Tiffany said...

GREATEST.PARTY.EVER.

Yep that's all I'm gonna say! ;)

Jessica said...

1. You throw the most amazing parties!

2. That picture of you, Brett, and Nella is amazing. The way you're looking at him...I can just feel the love through my computer screen.

Meagan Kenney said...

YOu're freakin' AMAZING! I am in awe, not that I doubted for a second that you wouldn't have the coolest party, but wow! Have you ever been to designdazzle.com? It's a great decorating/party planning blog and website for kid stuff! Totally up your alley! I think you should submit these pictures to the website and have them post them (she does that)! Other moms that don't read this blog MUST see this great party!

Mrs Stepford said...

Wow! What a fantastic birthday party - you really outdid yourself with this one, and might I say you all looked fabulous!

Happy 4th birthday Lainey! xx

Lia said...

Unbelievable. You really know how to throw a party. So many amazing details. Great job mama.

Kelli Kegley said...

What a fabulous party! Not only was it cute, but fun to boot! (pun intended ;) ) Now for possibly the most random question ever. What kind of lipstick do you have on? I LOVE it!!!!

es said...

Dang, woman! I am so jealous of your go-get-em birthday party skizznills. Truly impressed!

Averyl Minori said...

Wow.....amazing!! Now to convince my boy to want a cowboy party!! LOL-he's really into Buzz & pirates right now.....Maybe I'll just have a cowgirl party for myself!

Adriana said...

dang girl! you sure know how to throw a party! How on earth are you gonna top this one? lol Happy Birthday to Lainey and Happy BIRTHday to you!

Deb and Mike said...

Okay. Long time reader. First time commenter. Have so enjoyed your journey. And have shamelessly borrowed some party ideas along the way. You have a gift. Please answer a simple question for me: How did you make the great food tags in front of the potato salad, etc.? Thank you in advance!

Wenona said...

You are an amazing party planner! You should totally do that for a job!! What a fun party!!!

Jennifer said...

I feel like a bad mom with my last minute Chuck E Cheese parties, lol. Happy 4th to Lainey!

The Halbert Home said...

You truly should be a professional party planner. Your attention to detail is incredible!

Rosa said...

Wow speechless. I have two upcoming parties to plan. Yikes, will be nowhere near this! You should do this profess! Awesome.

amanda said...

Amazing! I wish I could pull off something so creative - see the things you come up with reminds me of my own mother - she could always add those special detailed touches that no one else would've thought of to any occasion. I only wish I had inherited that same "gene" for our daughter (who will soon be 3). Btw- I'm totally in love with Nella's little straw hat!

Erica said...

Looks like a great party, you did an awesome job pulling it all together. I'm so excited for Piper's first birthday party in August and the many more to come...Happy Birthday Lainey!

Sarah McK said...

Oh my god, what an adorable party! I wish I'd had a mama who threw me parties like this! And I puffy heart Aunt Rebecca's boots!

Carrie said...

Ahhhhh!!! Fabulous - so, so, SO fabulous! Loved every bit of it! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. The kids are so cute I could scream. I'm jealous of your ability to plan great parties and wear booty shorts after 2 kids.

Rojas Family said...

Holy cow, that has got to be one of the cutest, most creative birthday parties ever. Seriously, I think I need to "borrow" some of these ideas for my boys' birthday party, if not next month, next year. Love it!!
I laughed out loud to that pic of the little boy head diving into the panning for gold swimming pool. So funny!

KWQR said...

I freakin' love how you take an idea and make it a magic reality. Am in awe of all the details & time you put into making your girl's special day such an incredible experience.

Katy said...

Wow! What a great party! Besides being a stellar mom, you're a wonderful party planner! Happy Birthday, Lainey!

Sherri said...

OH Kelle. This post made me tearup...such beautiful memories you create for your girls!! Looks like it was a beautiful day!! Happy birthday Lainey Love!!xo

Randi said...

OMG will you do my birthday next year? ;)

Kelly said...

What a great party! You definitley have a nack for party planning!

Andrea said...

So, so cool!! You are quite possible one of the most creative people! I'd love to be a fly on the wall to see how you put all this together! I hope everyone had a blast!

Andrea said...

What an awesome party! My fave is the "Hamptons" Ranch sign! :)

Happy Birthday to your sweet, sweet girl! 4 WOW!!!

Johanna said...

holy moly! this is AMAZING!!!! what attention to detail! Happy birthday Lainey!

Kelly said...

Wow what a fabulous party and so many fun memories for all! A++ job Mom!! The ponies were so cool! My favorite is her invitation - adorable photos of Miss Lainey! What company do you use for invites? (and your family xmas card, nella's announcement, etc.!) Loved everything!!

Jolene said...

~I adore your earrings!~ Great job on everything it looks amazing and what a great way to celebrate!

Sarah said...

What a fun party! I love that everyone dresses up for the theme! Also, I love the lipstick you are wearing, would you mind sharing what it is?

Jeanie said...

Adorable. You are so clever!

Stephanie said...

Party looks so awesome! I am inspired to start planning for my little girl's bday in July. Actually...I turn 32 tomorrow, do you think I'm too old to throw myself a party with pony rides?

trinity said...

PLEASE write a book about kid party planning! Or any party planning for that matter! Cause I would go ahead and pre order it TODAY. I want to know where you get all the ideas and little things that make these so wonderful! Amazing :)

Julie said...

Good grief - you know how to throw a party! I shall shamelessly steal ideas from here when I have a girl. Keep 'em coming - you are creating amazing memories for your sweet girl.

Laura Anne said...

This is awesomeness to the nth degree! So stinkin' cool!

Jenn said...

Has anyone ever told you that you should be a party planner? That looks like it was one amazing party!!

Yuliya said...

You are my party planning idol! Happy birthday lil' cowgirl!

dig this chick said...

Happy birthday sweet Lainey girl! Four is a really big deal because, when you are older, you will remember little vivid snippets from this time. What a wonderful memory you'll have of all of your pals, bright colors and a thoughtful, creative mama who loves you so.

xo
Nici from Montana

♡ Ambrosia said...

Amazing. You certainly made some seriously sweet memories for your sweet little Lainey! Great details lady!

Kiwi Sarah said...

Absolutely amazing...where do you find the time?

Stephanie of CreatureBug said...

SO FABULOUS! We are throwing a pony party in a week for my soon to turn 7 y/o. I've got the same hats that you have!

Julie said...

Amazing looking party. Would you mind coming to Indiana in November and planning my 53rd birthday party? Thanks!

Rosellini said...

The CUTEST birthday party EVER! Nice work and you can tell Lainey just loved it! I need to get my creative butt into gear - my guy turns 2 in September and need to think of a theme! :) Happy Bday Lainey!

Angela Bowden said...

Gosh Kelle! Your girls' birthday parties blow me away every time!! What are you doing in October? I have an adorable little redheaded boy who needs his 1st birthday party planned :))

krayzid0rk said...

oh my goodness I LOVE it!

Where did you order everything? The signs, cards, dollar bills?

LisaSlater said...

Amazing party, the details are crazy
! I hope you take this the right way-but honestly, if I didn't like you so much I would so not like you. :)

Rebekah said...

When do you have time to do all this? Nothing was left undone! Great job mama!

Alison said...

Holy smokes! Looks like a great time---your girls are so lucky to have such a creative, talented mama!!!

Happy Birthday, Lainey!

Melissa said...

You throw the kind of parties I dream about throwing. So glad you are able to do this for your daughter. Special memories, for sure! I love all the print outs--where did you do those?

Jenel said...

love it!!! HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY LAINEY! =) xoxo

Tiffany said...

That is an amazing party!! Your girls are so lucky to have a mama like you, I could only wish to throw parties like that.

katie said...

AWESOME!! Your parties are so spectavular - I love them and want to re-created them for my own babes...Happy Birthday Lainey Love!!!

Kelly Cach said...

Your BELT!!!!! Where from? Loooove.

Cutest western-wearin' family EVER, EVER, EVER!

And the Soundtrack! Great idea for a party favor! My boys are forever burning their own "playlists" (as they call them). Did you order them or make them yourself?

I could say soooo much more, but I'm still feeling pretty much speachless over all the details.

Brilliant.

Happiest of birthdays Lainey....you are so blessed by your Mama :)

Kelly

Lianna said...

WOW! Just absolutely brilliant!

Kelle, the pics are spectacular & I bet the party was amazing!

julia said...

It looks like you have the perfect party! I love every bit of it! Gosh.

theenglishgirl said...

OMG too many amazing details to comment on! Fan-friggin-tastic! (do you need to bleep that out?)

we are moms said...

Incredible! Love it!

pakosta said...

I am so impressed with how you pulled this all together!!! will you be sharing "how to's" on all that you did?! I LOVED IT! what a GREAT party! yOU should become a party planner! have a show or book maybe?!
tara

Amy Parris said...

I think you've missed your calling as a professional party planner. You did an amazing job!

Sarah said...

What an amazing birthday celebration! You are So Creative!

Sarah said...

love your party, the pics and zac brown. please share the vendors you used or how you did it all in a post one of these days:) AMAZING!!!!

Dawn @ Musings from the Pigg Pen said...

Wow...this is awesome. So impressive. Lainey is one lucky girl!!

Jenny Dawn said...

OMG--- am in LOVE! Love, love, love-- what a beautiful celebration!!! Happy 4th birthday, Lainey!!!! Such a gorgeous party-- want to go throw one!!

heather said...

Man oh man can you throw a party... This looks like an awesome party.. I might have to have a cowboy party in the future now, thanks for the great ideas, your awesome... Looks like lainey had a blast :)

Kim said...

Amazing! You can see how much love (and hard work!) went into all of this. So glad ya'll had fun :)

Daniele said...

WOW!!! Who,what, when, where?!...where did you order all of those fab signs, labels, etc?! What a beautiful party!!! Happy birthday Lainey :)

Tracy said...

How FUN!!! We had ponies at my daughter's 3rd birthday and I swear we didn't need anything else. They were such a hit. Your girls have the coolest parties. Happy Birthday Cowgirl Princess!!!

Emily P said...

Looks like another successful birthday celebration. And it looks like kids and adults had a blast!! :0) Have a great week!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

What an amazing party!! I love every single detail...and hey - I won! Emailing you now :)

Adri Hunt said...

Could this have turned out any cute! Looks like a fun party for the adults too!!

Just Glory said...

You spared no details, Kelle! I think you may throw the best birthday parties I've seen- totally adorable and fun without being over-the-top insane, and I've only seen them through my laptop. I'd hire you as a party planner in a minute!

aslavik said...

Ahhh, beyond adorable! Are you for hire? My girls got a birthday coming up ;)

Holly said...

Oh my goodness...this is the most adorable party ever!!! Love it..looks like everyone had a blast!

C & O Mummy said...

Looks like so much fun! Where do you get your party ideas from? I have been following the blog for a while now, and I just love them! Do you have any tips?

Ashley295 said...

I must say, your girls are so blessed to have a mama who puts so much energy into making them feel special. It's very inspiring!

Great job on the party, love all the little touches.

Scarehaircare said...

Ohmiheavens, you are QUEEN of the birthday parties! I might have to unabashedly copycat your ideas for my little girl. :)

mamacarlson09 said...

What an amazing party! Your girls are lucky to have such a creative mama.

Allison said...

super cute party!! It would be cool if you added a DIY post for your parties. I know many would love to know how you set everything up! I am particularly interested in the invitation! How did you make that? And what songs were on the CD? I hope when I have kids one day I can provide them with the fun you provide your kids!

SuperMilf said...

Ah-Mazing!! I wish you lived close by so I could tap in to your creativeness to help me with my boys parties! :)
Good job momma!

Lindsay said...

I turn 30 in october. hook a girlfriend up? can you throw me a party like that?!?

Stephers said...

Wow, what a great party!! Happy 4th Birthday to your adorable Lainey!

Jannice said...

how fun!!! I think that is the cutest party I have ever seen!! Great job!!

ChezJeanette said...

Hi!

I am one of your many fans in Norway. I just love your site and recommend it to many of my friends.

I just loved this party post, I was wondering if I could borrow some of your pictures and write a post of it on my blog (I just want your beautiful pictures on my blog, haha).
And of course link to your blog!

Let me know, I'll keep reading your blog either way.

Have a great day

Jeanette :-)

Crystal said...

You have the best birthday parties! I just love everything about this one - so cute and original! I love the invitation ... please no moonshine or guns. I totally want to have a cowgirl birthday party for my daughter now, just so I can use that line!!

Crystal said...

You have the best birthday parties! I just love everything about this one - so cute and original! I love the invitation ... please no moonshine or guns. I totally want to have a cowgirl birthday party for my daughter now, just so I can use that line!!

bobbiebrownphotography.com said...

Wow! You guys went all out and it is all SO adorable!!! I LOVE the invites, and many other things!

The Birds said...

Looks like it was an absolutely perfect day, Happy Monday! I hope you have time to recoop after that fantastic, but busy weekend.

Andrea said...

Fan.tas.tic!!!!! I showed my daughter and could see her mind working on ideas for her b-day (6 mos. away). Being from the South I'm loving the song you picked to go with!

Ani said...

Super fun! Quite the birthday bash, indeed. The little ones all look so darn cute, and it seems like the mommies and daddies had a great time!

Chantelle said...

Holy Toledo
kelle!!! WOW!!!!!
laineys pictures on her invite are way too cute! words are failing me right now lol...I love how you friend Rebecca comes down for all the important shin digs! your attention to detail is unreal! What a lucky little girl!!Happy birthday Lainey!!xo

Mom of Steele said...

Uh-mazing party! Everything looked awesome. Lainy is lucky to have a mama as crafty and creative as you! Happy belated Birthday to her!

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