Watching my one and only little guy turn four was a little bittersweet...I was so sad to see him one year older! He has been such a joy these past few years and I couldn't ask for a cuter little boy. Granted, I know no different, but any little person who spontaneously gives me kisses and hugs is a keeper :)
Sometimes when planning parties, all it takes is one "ingredient" to solidify the theme. It could be a set of invitations, a color scheme, a particular favor, a decorative object, etc. I've planned entire parties around cute things found in the $1 aisle at Target...like L.'s "monkey party" last year. This year I planned L.'s party around some "Wild West" ribbon on sale at Michaels several months ago. At the time he'd ridden a horse for the first time and was in heaven. I thought, "eureka!"...that will be our theme this year. Also, I find that when I take the time to plan a theme well in advance, I am able to plan a much better party all-around. Advanced planning also gives me time to find the best stuff at the best price.
Oh, and if you're local and want that "Pin the Spur on the Boot" board, it's yours. I can't throw it away. My friend Susan put so much heart and soul into it :)
Also, I'd love to mail anyone the "Country Western Party Music CD". It's perfect for your child's next "Wild West" or "Cowboy/girl" themed party. I'm happy to pass it along now that ours is all done :)
Many thanks to the friends and family who helped me pull this off in a jiffy!
More birthday party ideas posted here for you to peruse!