What do you get when you combine a year of lying low and a first birthday? A mom that really wants to celebrate her baby boy’s special day. 😉 It’s no secret I jump at the chance to throw a party- especially one with a theme. But when we started talking about Harry’s first birthday, my husband and I both agreed we would hire our friend, Elisabeth, to bring this vision to life.
After the crazy snowstorm in Texas during February, we decided to work on our backyard landscape. We love our backyard and knew it would be an easy spot to host our family and community group from church in. When it came to themes, I couldn’t get over having his “First Rodeo” at home. His nursery is filled with horses and he’s a Cowtown baby- so what could be better?! Thanks to lockdown, it felt like I spent half of my pregnancy with him in this backyard in a kiddie pool listening to Texas country.
Elisabeth owns Silver Lining Events and I’ve known her since we lived in Dallas. She is an absolute sweetheart, has a client list that makes you pick your jaw up off the floor, and she’s a mom, so she knows just how special these first birthdays are. I know I went a little overboard with these photos, but I wanted to show you every single detail she included.
For the party, we had ponies which was such a hit! I think Maxi rode the pony *at least* 60 times. I mostly have video on it on my phone, but here are two little snapshots I got!
Elisabeth also filled these cute little lunch boxes for the kids with peanut butter & jelly and turkey sandwiches. So they could play, and eat, and not have to worry about going through a line. You can see them on the table below.
And for party favors, every kid went home with a stick horse. FYI, this Etsy shop is amazing! She was wonderful to work with.
While Elisabeth sourced most of these items, I’ll link a few things I was able to order! Thank you for letting me share these photos as my own little virtual diary to look back on. Sending you all lots of love this week.
- Party Planner: Silver Lining Events
- Party Favors: Stick Horses
- Confetti, Custom Cups & Rodeo Sign: Peony and Confetti Co.
- Candle Holder: Woodland Rose Designs
- Cake: Loft 22
- Harry’s Outfit: Little Paper Boat Co.
- Maxi’s Outfit: Shop Ruth & Ralph
- My Outfit: Top, Skirt, Hat
Hi there! Who did you use for your front yard birthday signs?
Hi Katie! I used @lifeoftheyardy on Instagram! xx, Katey
Hi! Love all of it! Where did you get the sign that says “Welcome to Harry’s first rodeo”? Thank you!
Hi Allison! My sister made it! She is a graphic designer and can make for you! Her Instagram is @kirstenmcfarlandesigns if that helps! xx, Katey
Hey girl! Where did you get the monthly circles that are on the mantle as well as the banner that is on the mantle?! Thank you so much!
Hi girl! Those are from Peony & Confetti Co. too! 🙂 Have a wonderful New Year!! xx, Katey
Where is the front door wreath from?
Hi Anna! She made it https://www.instagram.com/teresa_kirkpatrick_/?hl=en xx, Katey
Hello! Where did you get the twine for Harry’s name?
Hi Yvonne! Our party planner actually made it! xx, Katey
Oh, awesome! I absolutely love it! By any chance do you mind sharing what invitation you used? I am planning my son’s first birthday coming up in March and I absolutely love the first rodeo theme!
Our planner made that as well- haha! But my sister is a graphic designer and has made lots of rodeo invitations and can do whatever you want! Here is her website. https://kirstenemcfarlandesigns.com/
Any idea how she made the rope sign? I have mine at home trying to figure it out for tomorrows birthday. It isn’t his first rodeo it’s his second!
I am so sorry, this comment got buried and I just saw it! I have ZERO clue and wish I did! 🙁 If you figured it out, please let me know! xx, Katey
Hello! Such a cute party! I’m also in Fort Worth and considering this theme for my son’s first birthday. Who did you use for pony rentals? There don’t seem to be many near me. Thanks!
Hi Atalie! I’m so sorry, I don’t know the company name. Our planner found the company in Irving! I am sure that doesn’t help narrow it down too much, but that is all I know! 🙁 xx, Katey
My husband just said he has heard of “Mimi’s Pony Go-Round” that is good!
Love everything, especially the beautiful, unique plates? Can you share where these are from?
Hi Libby! Thank you so much! They are linked at the bottom, let me know if it doesn’t show up for you! xx, Katey
Hey! Looking for the link to the balloons & also the sign that is beside the ponies! Love this theme so much! Looking to do it in November for my son, Gabriel’s first birthday!
Hi Lauren! Aw that means so much! He will have a wonderful first birthday! Our party planner booked a balloon company to install them- but any local balloon company could. And then my sister made the sign! Here is her website, she can make for you. 🙂 https://kirstenemcfarlandesigns.com/
Thank you! Please send link to plates if you have it. I cannot find the link below. Thanks so much!!
Of course! I’m so sorry, they are in stock under “Shop the Post.” Is that not showing for you? I apologize! https://rstyle.me/+cQmYIopvjbeGzh9klagymg