It’s a Hoedown Throwdown!

I was finally convinced by friends to create a blog about all my creative ventures.
Sooooooo, here I am with my first post.

This is definitely a bit late, but back in October, I made decor for a cowboy themed party for Donald’s sister. It was the most random theme I’ve ever heard of (considering we’re Asian), but it was a fun challenge. From bandanas to hay, and on to cowboy hats, it was a success!

With a little help from Pinterest, I was able to get my creative juices flowing. The main course was a Yee-haw doggie (hot dog) topping bar, haystacks (rice krispies) for dessert, and a pistachio cake with honey vanilla buttercream. OF COURSE the cake tasted amazing since it was a recipe from the king of cakes, Baked. See here for the recipe.

All decorations were purchased for a little less than $50. Thankfully Party City and Michael’s had a TON of sales going on during that week since I was scrambling to find things! Since it was only two weeks before Halloween, it was easy to find all the cowboy themed items. I designed and printed everything on my own, so that was free and definitely helped with the budget.

And now… *drumroll* … here are the photos!

dun da da dun! Here’s the birthday girl aka the outlaw Champagne Rain.

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The tablecover was purchased from Ebay for $4. For the garland, I cut triangles out of burlap (Michael’s – $4?) and a red bandana (Party City $0.99). I cut little slits in the corners of the triangle pieces and strung it with twine.

Flowers were purchased from Trader Joe’s for $3.99! That’s right, only $3.99! They were absolutely gorgeous, so of course I had to incorporate them into the cake.

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The cardboard “WANTED” photo frame was made for FREE. =)
Grabbed a giant box from the mailroom at my job and went to town with a box cutter and a black Sharpie
(well, mostly black acrylic paint… the Sharpie started dying after W-A-N…..please learn from my mistake).

And that’s a wrap! Until the next party/event/boring Sunday… =)

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