Macy's 6th Birthday Cake
- Fall is on its way and it has me thinking about cooler weather and fall parties. Hot cider & cinnamon doughnuts, hay rides & barn parties. A Cowgirl theme seems like a perfect fall birthday party theme to me. Macy’s 6th birthday was Cowgirl themed…..but in NYC….in August…. and those city kids loved it! This is the first birthday party she had in NYC. We had flown back home to Tennessee the previous 2 years. If we had went to Tennessee for this party, it surely would have been in a barn, as we have plenty of family and friends with barns! But Macy’s party was a “Manhattan Cowgirl” party, on a beautiful roof top garden of our apartment building in Lower Manhattan. This was the last party that she invited both boys and girls from her class. Besides the heavy dose of pink the party it was gender friendly in games and activities and of course I didnt send the boys home with the pink boot favor bag…I got red ones for them and I used red and blue in some of the decorations too.
Macy's Cowgirl Birthday Cake
The centerpiece of the party was her Cowgirl cake made with layers of cow print, handkerchief paisley and rope detail. The topper was a fondant Cowgirl hat. For this cake I did a buttercream and fondant combination on the icing and decorations
Cowgirl Hat Invitation
Lower Manhattan Roof Top Party
Macy's 6th Birthday On Our Lower Manhattan Roof Top
Who needs a barn with hay bales when you have this view for a party? We were proud to host many parties on the roof top and club room of our building at 71 Broadway. The view is amazing! In the top picture the water beyond is the Hudson River and the New York Harbor. In the bottom picture is the space that Trinity Church sits in and just to the right of the large black building you can see the Empire State building. Not visible from this picture, but we have many others, is a view right into Ground Zero.
Cowgirl (and Boy) Games
To keep the kids busy we played a few games. “Lassoing the Horse” was tossing a hula hoop over a stuffed horse. There was a “Stick Horse Race” in which they had to gallop (skip) to win. And a pull string pinata, I only do the pull string kind for safety (I was the kid that got hit in the face with the pinata stick growing up). We’ve had some funny pinata stores over the years, this year the kid that grab hold of the magic string pulled so hard the pinata horses body came detached from its head. Jake and I thought it was halirous….a few other parents watching…not so funny.
Cowgirl and Cowboy Dress up pictures
During the party I photographed many of the guests in Cowgirl or Cowboy costumes that we provided. Some of the girls even showed up in their own cowboy boots, that made it even better. My sister changed the color of the picture to sepia and added their names in a cowboyish style font in Picnik. Macy sent the prints as keepsakes in their thank you notes.
Macy's 6th Birthday Cowgirl Party Wear
Planing for Macy’s party outfit is always apart of the party process. This year she was ecstatic that we ordered her a real hat and boots from Texas! Pairing them with a tutu and embellished tank made them more her style and her Cowgirl Party outfit was so cute that we had her picture made in it.
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