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Posted on August 2, 2013
Guess who we had at the Ranch the other day?
No one other than the fine people of Subway!
Their picnic was a blast!  So fresh and fun!
We weren’t surprised.  After all, they had all of the elements that make for a great family-friendly event:
Sunshine and the great outdoors,
A variety of games for all ages,
Fun prizes that had their guests excited,
And of course, all of the ranch amenities!
Just see for yourself!
Nothing like a little game of Balloon Toss to get the party going!
The fish were biting that day!
Check out this cowgirl rockin’ out with her new prize.  Too fun!
Time to load up the hayride!
This little fashionista was having a blast playing in the obstacle course.
Our Wild West Playground is always a hit with the kiddos!
Even the goats were having a blast on top of the world!
Overall, it was such a fun event!
Thanks for choosing Faulkner’s to celebrate your employees, Subway!  You guys rock!
For more info on how we can treat your company to a fantastic event click here or give us a call today!
Have a great day, ya’ll!

Posted on August 1, 2013
Recently we hosted Kohl’s company picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch.
We love their motto: Expect great things.
Why do we love it?  Because we expect great things with each company picnic, wedding, birthday party, field trip and more that comes through the ranch.  We expect that our guests will have a fantastic experience, from the moment they are greeted at the door to when they say Happy Trails!  We know that they will leave with wonderful memories of their time celebrating with us and that is something that we pride ourselves in.
A few other things that you can expect at Faulkner’s Ranch:
Great Food
Great Fun
and
Great Music!
Don’t believe us?  Just take a look at the pictures from the Kohl’s picnic!
Talk about GREAT things!

There were great games and activities…

Great prizes…
Great fishing…
Great animals…
Great kiddos…
and great “Ranch J’s”…
And so much more!
We had such a fun time partying with the Kohl’s crew.  We hope that they had as great of a time as we did!
Interested in having your company picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch?  Just click here to see our three stress-free packages!
Or give us a call to find out about our special Fall Picnic Packages!
They’re a blast!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on July 31, 2013
Last Wedding Wednesday we shared with you a deliciously fun idea from one of our recent weddings: How to Make a DIY Candy Buffet.
Well, today we are excited to share with you some other fun details from that same wedding.  The Roots are two of the most darling people we’ve ever met and their wedding was just as darling as them.
Let’s start where we left off…THE SWEETS!
Fun Fact: The bride’s grandma made the doilies and the mints.  We just love special touches like that!
In addition to the mints there were these scrumptious mini-cheesecakes and lemon bars.
And guess who made this delicious cake?  No one other than the mother of the bride.  It had three different flavors – each one was absolutely amazing!
And of course, we can’t forget about the candy buffet
Okay, now let’s rewind to the ceremony.
How adorable were the flower girls and ring bearers?!
The middle one is their daughter.  Isn’t she a cutie patootie?
The bride was absolutely stunning!
We couldn’t have asked for a better sunset ceremony.  It was so laid back and romantic – the perfect summer wedding!

Okay, now back to the party!
We were huge fans of their centerpieces.  They were made from mason jars and twine and were simple and sweet, just like the happy couple.
Another special touch from the reception that we loved was the photo booth that they had for their guests.  Just check out these awesome props!
FYI: If you have a wedding coming up next year, a great time to score props like these is during Halloween clearance sales.
Overall, it was a beautiful wedding and a really fun night of celebrating!
Congrats to the happy family and thank you for sharing this special night with us!
Newly engaged?  Give us a call and we’ll let you know how we can help make your dream wedding come true!
Have a great day, ya’ll!


Posted on July 12, 2013
Howdy Folks!
Even though the 4th of July was a week ago, I just had to share with you the fun that our Faulkner Family had celebrating!  Let’s just say we were total party animals…
Aren’t those things a hoot?
We went to a place called Wald’s Fireworks to pick up some sparklers and just couldn’t pass up these explosive critters.
If you look closely they’ve got some pretty funny names such as Blustery Bull, Pacified Pig, and Very Happy Horse.
The Complacent Cow wasn’t so complacent though…

Too fun!
Anyway, here’s hoping that you and your crew had a blast of a time!
Later ya’ll!
~ Cowgirl Christine
Posted on July 10, 2013
One of our favorite trends that we are seeing in weddings is having a candy buffet or candy bar.
After all, love is sweet! So why not share that sweetness with your guests!
There are a few things that we really love about this idea:
1.  The candy acts as a party favor for your guests.  We can’t think of a better way to say “thank you” than a bag of chocolates and other yummy goodies!
2.  A candy buffet can also double as your dessert table.
3.  It adds a colorful focus point.
4.  It is a great addition to your wedding reception, even if you are on a tight budget.
5.  Candy buffets are easy to put together.  Just see below!
To Make Your Own Candy Buffet You Will Need:
– An assortment of containers:  Glass containers or clear plastic containers work best because you can see the candy.  Choose a variety of different shapes and sizes for visual appeal.  You will also want to make sure that the containers are wide enough for guests to scoop out the candy easily.  
– Labels:  It might not be obvious what each candy is so help your party guests out by labeling each container.  This is also good in case any of your guests have food allergies.
– Ribbons:  Tie ribbons in your wedding colors around the containers for a pretty touch.  
– Treat Bags or Boxes:  Gotta have something to take that candy home in?
– Scoops: This is especially important to have for candy that isn’t wrapped.
– Candy: LOTS and LOTS of candy! If you are able to hit up a post-holiday sale, that is a great time to stock up.  If not, places like Sam’s Club and Costco are awesome solutions for buying in bulk.  For inspiration on different types of candy to use, click here.  
We just loved the candy buffet from the Roots Wedding this past month.  See how they used different kinds of containers?  They had everything from jars to baskets to pails to crates.  It made for a really cool setup!  Then they labeled each candy with chalkboard signs – so cute and rustic!  Needless to say, the guests were very happy about this part of the reception!  There’s nothing like a sweet treat to give you just a bit more energy to keep dancing the night away!
For more inspiration, check out our Candy Buffet Pinterest Board!
Now we want to know…what kind of candy would you want to have in your candy buffet???
Newly engaged?  Be sure to check out our wedding page for how we can help make your dream day come true!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on July 2, 2013
It’s true when they say that a picture is worth a thousand words!
Just check out these pictures from the Metcalf Bank Company Picnic.  They say it all!
If you had to sum up these pictures with one word though, what would it be?
For more information on how you can have your Company Picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch, click here!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on July 1, 2013
Here at the ranch we love to treat our ponies right!
That’s one of the big reasons why we LOVE our Pony Camps during the summer.  Our ponies get an extra special dose of love and attention from all of the campers.  This year, they got really spoiled with some brand new tasty treats!
Our Pony Professor, Vicki Massey, shared her equine chef knowledge with the campers by teaching them how to make this fun recipe.
Follow the instructions below to make some of your own to share with your favorite pony!

“Chef Vicki” teaching the campers the recipe.
Sticky Pony Pleasers

Ingredients:

apple slices
carrot pieces
corn syrup
instant quick-cook oatmeal 

Instructions:
1.  Line up 3 paper plates.  Pour a generous puddle of corn syrup on the first plate.  Spread a layer of dry instant oats in the second plate.  
2.  Dip an apple slice or carrot piece in the corn syrup, coating on all sides.  
3.  Dip the syrup coated apple or carrot into the oatmeal and roll until all sides are covered. 
4.  Place the coated apple slices/carrot pieces onto the third plate.
5.  Lick your fingers (yup, there’s a treat in it for you too!) and then continue coating the remaining apples and carrots.
6.  Serve to your pony or horse in their feed bin or bucket.  You’ll be their favorite person with this delicious snack!

Our Campers hard at work!

What kind of snacks does your pony or horse like?  Do you have any special recipes like this one?

Have a great day, ya’ll!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner’s


PS – Remember it’s not too early to sign up for our 2014 Pony Camp I.
Click here to fill out your registration form!

Posted on June 25, 2013
Remember Kate’s birthday party with the awesome cake?
Well, they also had some super cute party favors!
And guess what they’re made out of!
That’s right – Pool Noodles!
They’re just too neat!  That’s why we thought we’d share with you a little tutorial on how to make some Pool Noodle Horses of your own!
To make these you will need:
1 Pool Noodle
A Set of Googly Eyes
Rubber Band
Fabric (felt is recommended)
Yarn or String
Glue Gun
Instructions:
1.  Fold the top portion of the pool noodle over to create the head of your horse and secure it with the rubber band.
2.  Cut your yarn/string about an arms length and wrap it around the elastic a few times.  Tie it and leave the ends hanging (those are the reins!).
3.  Cut the felt fabric into triangles for your horse’s mane.  Using the glue gun, attach it to the horses head and allow it to cool.
4.  Now it’s time to add the googly eyes! Put a dab of glue on each eye and allow it to cool a moment before you press them onto the sides of the face.
5.  Double check that everything is secure (esp. if you have little little ones playing with these) and enjoy!
For more info on our Pony Parties, click here!
Have a great day, ya’ll!
Posted on June 24, 2013
This pony party was so creative that it looked like it was something you’d see on Pinterest!  That’s why today we’re taking a lesson from this party mama for 5  fun ways that you can add that Pinterest-touch to your birthday party!
Enjoy!
1.  Help Your Guests Dude Up
Have some hats and bandanas available to your guests when they arrive to help get them into the spirit of the wild west!  These also serve as a great party favor to take home!
2.  Give Ordinary Things a Fun Name
Why just have a drink station when you can have a Waterin’ Hole?
Rice Krispie treats can be haystacks and granola can be chicken feed!  The ideas are endless! 
3.  Bring On the Banners
This party mama made good use of her Cricut.  The birthday banner she made added such a sweet, personal touch!
4.  Add Small Touches!
Here’s some more Cricut action!  We loved the sheriff’s badges and the horseshoes added to the cookies!  It made something that could have looked plain look really, really cute! 

5.  Spiffy Up Your Cake
This cake was a Walmart cake that they embellished.  Isn’t it awesome?  A bandana, a mini-banner, and some cake decorations on toothpicks made it one-of-a-kind!
What was your favorite Pinteresty-touch from this party???
To learn more about Pony Parties at Faulkner’s Ranch, click here!
Have a great day, ya’ll!

Posted on June 23, 2013
In case you didn’t know, today is a very special day!
It’s Michael Michael Motorcycle’s birthday!
For those of you who don’t have the privilege of knowing our cousin Mike, let us tell you a little bit about why he is so awesome.
1.  He is one fun guy!
2.  Did we mention how much fun he is?
He always brings some pep in his step and a good sense of humor wherever he goes!
Here he is goofin’ around at his Dad’s surprise 75th birthday party at the Benjamin Ranch.
3.  He’s a heck of a hard worker, but he still knows how to have a good time on the job!
4.  Seriously though, you can count on him through thick and thin.
Whether it’s 110 degrees outside or a blizzard, he’ll be there to pave the way!
5.  He is an all-around nice guy!  
It’s true – Mike is one of the friendliest, most compassionate, caring fellas you will ever meet.
…well, except for when he was Chainsaw Chuck! ;o)
So, join us as we say a big ole HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our cuz!
We love ya, Mike!
Have a good one!

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