He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yeehaw Cowgirl! Naomi is 7!

It's no secret around here that Miss Naomi has been a HUGE Toy Story fan for as long as I can remember.  She actually had a Buzz Lightyear party for her 4th birthday.  Take a look here.  Anyway, she got the cutest pair of Jesse pajamas for Christmas this year so she decided that she wanted a Jesse party.  We had so much fun with this theme!

We went with red, yellow and cow print.  Thank goodness for all my crafty helpers to draw cow print on balloons, cups and a table runner.  The big girls also helped Naomi draw all her signs and decorate the house which she wanted to do completely herself.  (and I was totally fine with!).    We kept it simple and just had cake, cupcakes and "yellow" (i.e. buttered) popcorn with red and yellowM&Ms.  (again, thankful for my helpers who went through individual bags of regular M&Ms to pick out the red and yellow ones..).  I was hoping with it being around V'tines day to come up with a bag of red M&Ms but no such luck.

We decorated Toy Story cupcakes also.  Much fun! (and thank goodness for pinterest!)  I got the basic idea for the cake off of pinterest and then Naomi used a bunch of her Toy Story stuff to decorate it herself.  Bulls Eye is climbing up one side and Rex is falling off of the other.  Maddie made sherrif stars for all the guests out of foil and cardboard and Naomi wanted to put one on the front of the cake.  

We did a braid down the back- just like Jesse..

Naomi's Jesse Hat was a birthday present.  We made the braid to attach for her costume.

The girls made a "watering hole" sign for the drinks.  And of course we had birthday punch which has become a tradition at every Cox girl's birthday.

For party favors, I found a Mr. Potato Head craft on pinterest using paper bags and construction paper cut-outs.  OH. MY. WORD.  It took FOREVER to cut out all the little pieces for the kids to glue on.  
(each cup has a different piece- eyes, noses, ears, earrings, arms, feet, hats..)

Abbey was the craft table helper

Didn't they turn out cute?

In the party favor bags, we put the sherrif badges that Maddie made, bags of red and yellow popcorn, and Jesse hat cookies.  Basically a big round sugar cookie, with a smaller one on top, covered in red icing and white piping.  I didn't get a very good picture, mainly because they were already in the party favor bags when I remembered to take a picture, and I was too lazy to take them out!

Like I said, Naomi wanted to decorate the house herself, and she came up with all the games herself.

She turned the living room into the Pizza Planet arcade.

And they played musical chairs, of course (that has been a constant at all of Naomi's parties...)

She also drew a picture of Jesse for the door and they played pin the belt buckle on the cowgirl.  (and of course, I forgot to take a picture...)

It was a houseful!  My least favorite part was when Naomi declared that she had created another game...  She apparently put 1JD (about $1.40) in one of the balloons and said that whoever found it first would win it.  Considering the amount of kids (and adults at that point!), I could have done without that game, but I had no advanced warning!  

About a week before the party, Naomi declared that since she was going to be Jesse, Jason should for sure dress up as Woody!  A few phone calls later, we tracked down a yellow plaid shirt, a cowboy hat and a sherrif badge.  I intended to make him a cow print vest but that never happened...

Our sweet birthday girl- we love you!!

And I must say that Anabelle is following in her big sister's footsteps as far as her love for all things Toy Story.  She LOVES the new hats and has gotten in quite a few "yeehaws"!


Brittney Galloway said...

Such a cute theme, you did great with all of the food and decor! I'm loving all of these updates by the way!

Tracy said...

What an adorable theme! She is too cute!