COWBOY BIRTHDAY + CACTUS PINATA!
Man this felt like the birthday that wouldn’t end this year! haha but I am happy it was cause this boy is for sure worth celebrating. He is our little cowboy, and he was pretty amped on the theme this year. I think I have our recent introduction to toy story to thank for that!
It was a horrendously cold day, and there were some leaks and apparently no heating in the room but we had a blast despite it! Piñata, food, doughnuts and the sweetest cookies you will ever see!
We were so thankful for everyone who showed up to wish our guy a happy birthday, he was over the moon!
We were so grateful for everyone that made it such a special day for our boy, Thank you for all your love and support over these past three wonderful years!
Photography: The amazing Julie Christine Photography
Cookies: Say it with Sugar custom cookies
Decor and Piñata: Posie and Pine
Letter Board: Words and Co.
Dress – Von Bon Apparel from Little Bean x Co
Stockings – Old Navy
Shoes – Minimoc
Jacket – Thrifted
Jeans – Tattrd Threads
Shirt – Gap
Coat – Zara Kids
Boots and Hat – Gifts from far away places!
Since we had a southwest themed party I really wanted a cactus piñata because who doesn’t love a piñata!?I couldn’t find anything let alone something with the more pastel tones so I figured heck I will try my hand at making one! and it was a lot easier then I anticipated!!
[Photo above by Julie Christine Photography]
So pictured is mainly all the supplies I used, I really don’t have a super in-depth HOW TO because honestly I just whipped it up with no guide at all!
I made the two cactus shapes, stencilled and cut one and used it to make the other. Then too strips of cardboard to start the middle (see pics) and used duct tape to hold it together, I started using a glue gun just to hold it in place while I taped and then just only taped as I got the hang of it.
Once the Shape was all complete, with the top having a piece still open to put candy I started to tape on mint tissue to make sure when the top layer moved you didn’t see cardboard. One done, used the frayed tissue to wrap around and then added the rope and candy, duct taped up the top VERY good and then finished the tissue! VOILA!
I really loved making it and for sure will be challenging myself to make another in the future!