Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A pioneer birthday party for Cyan!

Cyan's Pioneer birthday party went smashingly well!

She and I put together a ton of good old fashioned fun. Tin can telephones, tin can stilts, chickens running in the yard, feed sack races, churning butter, and dancing to fiddle music were our main attractions.

Fiddle music and square dancing came next:

We had a wonderful lunch of chicken salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, fresh watermelon and blueberries with homemade lemonade.

The favors were adorable little baking kits to make a set of cornbread muffins, cute muffin papers, and butter that we made during the party.

Our bed quilts and roses from the garden mixed with wildflowers from the side of the road were our only decorations and warm pie strait from the oven was served instead of cake (at the birthday girl's request) and we all enjoyed homemade whipping cream along with it.

It was an amazing party! And a perfect celebration of my daughters 9th year on this beautiful planet.

Happy birthday to my only girl... I adore you my sweet and hope you had a beautiful day!



Anonymous said...

Very creative idea and looked like a fun time! :) Happy Birthday Cyan. :)

Sarah said...

What a great party! Looks like you had a beautiful day for it. Does Alex have one planned or is he too old for parties now?

erika~ the inspired mama said...

aw, happy birthday, beautiful girl!! 9 is quite wonderful, for sure! and my goodness, what a lovely party.

how are you feeling, mama? and how is your little womb dweller doing? will you be finding out the sex of this little one before birth? i seem to remember that you found out with logan, yes? just asking because i have a few things that will be ready to pass on to a new baby by the time your babe arrives ;)


Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

Oh my goodness, that is the CUTEST birthday theme EVER!!!!!!!!

Pure genius, I tell you!

I'm totally stealing this and using it for my own purposes (and giving you credit, of course.) xoxo :-)

Cordney said...


Bending Birches said...

oh, it looks beautiful! we are in preparation for our son's first birthday!! thanks for the inspiration!

ColorSlut said...

I've been on vacation and haven't been able to check your blog. Oh the things you guys have been up to. Her birthday party looks like a blast! You have the sweetest children :)

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