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Posted on March 8, 2013
Lately our weekends here at the ranch have been filled with the cutest little cowboys and cowgirls coming to celebrate their birthdays
with a Pony Party!
We just love seeing the awesome ideas that their mamas and papas come up with.  We especially love seeing what theme they choose!
This month we had a super cute theme that we just had to share…
A Princess Pony Party!
Meet Olivia! The Birthday Girl and Princess for the day!  
She is also a Pony Camp graduate!  
Last year she celebrated with us with a cowgirl themed party, but this year she brought the sparkle and the glitz with a super cute princess theme.
Of course, Olivia was dressed for the part complete with a tiara and wand!  And check out that ring on her finger!  This party was all about the bling – lots of sweetness and sparkles!
Party Tip: In the invitation, encourage your kiddo’s guests to dress according to the theme!  It not only gets them excited for the party, but it also makes for some really cute pictures on the big day.
We just love it when our pony campers come back to the ranch to celebrate their birthdays. It’s so much fun to see them reunite with their pony camp pony and show what they learned to their friends.  Plus, the ponies LOVE all of the extra special attention. 
A good party favor is a great way to thank your guests for coming and a fantastic way to give them something to remember the fun that they had.  We just love the party favors from this party!  Aren’t they cute?
Her mom ordered these personalized bottlecap necklaces from Etsy to give to all of the girls.  
Party Tip: With handmade or personalized party favors, it is important that you know your guest list well in advance so that you get them ordered on time.
The cuteness didn’t stop there.  Just look at the adorable pony cookies that were served.
Not to mention this princess cake…
Can you believe that her mom made it herself?!  Way to go, mama!
Party Tip: Even one really creative snack that goes along with your theme, like the cookies above, will leave a lasting impression on your guest.
Needless to say, this was a super fun party with a super fun little gal!
Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us again, Olivia!  You rock!
Interested in throwing a Pony Party at the ranch for your little cowpoke?
And don’t forget to sign up for Pony Camp!  Sessions are booking fast!
Have a great day, ya’ll!

Posted on February 18, 2013
One of the super cool birthday cakes we’ve seen here at the ranch!
We’ve mentioned it before, but we’ll say it again…
We just LOVE birthday parties here at the ranch!
Not only do we get to meet some of the coolest little cowboys and cowgirls, but we are also just blown away by the creativity of their parents.
Just check out some of the awesome ideas and pictures from a few weeks ago!
 This little cowgirl attended Pony Camp last summer.  She takes horseback riding lessons and told us that she is now a “professional rider.”  You go cowgirl!  That’s why she wanted to celebrate her birthday at Faulkner’s Ranch.  She wanted to show her friends where she got her start!  Isn’t that cool?!
Here’s another sweet cowgirl!  We just LOVE her style. Pink hat, pink bandanna, pink horseshoes on her shirt!  She is rockin’ the western chic look for sure!
And check out the amazing cake that her mama made.  Isn’t it unbelievable?
Not to mention these super cute party favor bags…
Are you interested in having an Indoor Pony Party at Faulkner’s Ranch?  Just check out our website for more info and then give us a call at (816) 761-1234.  We’d love to help you celebrate the special day!
Have a great day ya’ll!
Posted on January 18, 2013
One of the things that we love about our two venues is how they can be transformed to fit almost any theme.
A prime example of this is the AMAZING Harley Davidson Themed 75th Birthday Party that was hosted by the ever creative Gosselin clan last weekend at the Benjamin Ranch.  You might recall some of their past events and creations.  Seriously, when they get together there is no stopping their event awesomeness.  
This party was a surprise celebration for Milt, their loving father and grandfather. 
When he walked into the barn over at Benjamin Ranch he had no idea what was in store for him that afternoon…

Let’s just say, he was truly impressed!
People from as far back as Milt’s childhood friends were invited to celebrate his big 75th birthday.  Michele, his daughter, created the invitations using a picture that she had taken when Milt purchased his Harley (we told you he’s a wild one!) and had them printed through Shutterfly.  Shutterfly is a great invitation resource and you can often find great deals on their printing services.
To get everyone in the party spirit, they were greeted at the door by the Gosselin family.  All of the guests were given a dew-rag, tattoos (fake, of course), and a name tag which included how they knew Milt.
Milt was even suited up with big birthday gift of some hot new chaps…
The decor is really what set this event apart.  With just a few additions, they were able to transform the barn into a wild motorcycle evening for this milestone party!
Take the cake table for example…it’s one that you might not expect to see at a 75th birthday party.  
Let’s just say – the “hot bod displays” were really the icing on the cake and a perfect addition to the Harley theme.  
Speaking of those Biker Babes, the mannequins and their sassy attire came from local thrift stores. 
As for the Harley engine replicas that were scattered throughout the party place, they came from P-Ayr Products in Leavenworth, KS.

One of the highlights of the evening was the amazing photo wall.  Lisa Gosselin, Milt’s daughter-in-law, rigged up this beauty by painting some to resemble sheet metal and adding a Harley-Davidson vinyl logo (have we mentioned that she is the queen of vinyl?).  She then added some racing flag decor that Michele had found to really give it a pop!
This photo booth was a great idea!
They first used it as the perfect backdrop for Milt to model his new biker attire to the tune of “Bad To the Bone.”  After that, it was not only was it a fun activity for the guests, but it also provided some really neat and out of the ordinary family and friend photo keepsakes…
The Biker Babes even got some extra attention here ;o)

Like father, like son.
The party people then chowed down on some amazing food that included Faulkner’s smoked wings (teriyaki and plain), mozzarella sticks, chips and salsa, popcorn, firecracker crackers, and more.
They also had pedal car races, a corn hole toss, bull riding and other games available for their guests to play and enjoy.
Overall, this was a super fun party with lots of fantastic memories!  Thanks to the Gosselin clan for bringing some wild fun to the Benjamin Ranch!

Interested in having a special party to celebrate a loved one?  Check out our website and then give us a call at 816-761-1234!  We’d love to help you plan a wild night of your own!

Have a great day ya’ll!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner’s



Posted on January 14, 2013
The weekend of January 5th and 6th was a busy one here at Faulkner’s Ranch!
We had 6, count ’em 6, Indoor Pony Parties!
And boy were they a rootin’ tootin’ good time!
We just love seeing all of the creative ideas that our pony party mamas and papas bring with them and the ones from this weekend were just too great to not share!
Just see for yourself!
This beautiful cake and colorful cupcakes were for a party of two sisters that attended Pony Camp 1 last summer.  We love the splashes of pink!  So fun and girly!

Speaking of those two sisters, aren’t they just the cutest! They will be attending Pony Camp 2 this summer and are anxious to know who there ponies will be!

Looking for an easy to make and adorable party favor?  This mama found the perfect one with these s’mores kits to take home!  Pretty darn cute if you ask us!

We love seeing the high fashions of the party guests.  After all, who says you can’t wear a pink tutu to the ranch?!

This rootin-tootin 9 year old cowboy birthday party had a great table setup, completely with a cowboy hat and personalized rootbeer!

Speaking of that custom rootbeer, isn’t it another great idea for a party favor?!

We were also pretty obsessed with this awesome table runner that was made to look like chaps!
This decor was just too pinworthy to not share!  You can find cool metal letters like this at Hobby Lobby!
So, as you can see, there are a ton of different ways that you can make your Pony Party your own!
Which way would you go?
Have a great day ya’ll

PS – Interested in having your kiddo’s birthday party at Faulkner’s Ranch?  Check out all of the benefits of booking an Indoor Pony Party!
Posted on August 16, 2012
Here at Faulkner’s Ranch we love seeing all of the creative birthday ideas that our mamas and papas bring to the table.  Below are three of our favorite ways that they have blown our mind with their creativity.
Check it out!
TAKING THE CAKE
Our mama’s and papa’s never fail to amaze us with the awesome cakes that they bring in.  Check out three awesome pony theme cakes that we just LOVE!
PERSONALIZE IT!
We loved how these parents shined a spotlight on their birthday kiddos by personalizing some really cute aspects of the party.
Below are Snapfish photo books that the birthday momma has made for the birthday girl every year!
We love traditions like these!
 Did you know that you can make personalized birthday plates through Hallmark? This mama knew and she ordered these adorable plates with one of her favorite photos of her little cowboy.  To order your own personalized picture plates from Hallmark, click here.
GREAT GIFTS
How cute is this gift? It’s everything to whip up a batch of cupcakes! It even includes a crown, which we agree ever woman should get to wear in the kitchen.
The aunt also gifted an adorable homemade apron.
We hope that you enjoyed these creative birthday party ideas as much as we did!
Interested in having a Birthday Pony Party at Faulkner’s Ranch? Then just click here for more information partner!
Also, don’t forget about our special Pumpkin Season birthday parties during the month of October.  For more information on these, click here!
Have a great day ya’ll!

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