Vintage Equestrian Birthday Party

You have to see all the beautiful details in this vintage equestrian birthday party that I threw for my daughter!

Vintage equestrian birthday party - So Much Better With Age

My daughter turned 2! She’s officially not a baby anymore.

Yesterday I posted about her DIY Scrap Fabric Backdrop. A Vintage Equestrian birthday party was her theme.

Her mommy picked the theme. Here’s a little story that goes along with that theme…

A long time ago when her mommy was a young girl, she had horses boarded on her property. They weren’t her horses, the horse owners just rented the field for the horses.

One day, one of those horses was being sold, a beautiful mare named Lady. She asked her dad to buy the horse seeing as it was already in her YARD and he gave no answer. No yes or no. Just nothing. The horse was sold to someone else and Lady moved away. After that the rest of the horses left, a cow came in to board the land. Not nearly as exciting.

This little party is in dedication of the mare named Lady.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / little girl looking at the horse cake - So Much Better With Age

 The mini trophies I bought months ago at Home Goods and the large trophy I bought on Decor Steals(Antique Farmhouse). Love.

I made the awards following this amazing tutorial.

I used scrapbook paper for the large circle accordion part and glued two types of ribbons together.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / trophies on table - So Much Better With Age

Vintage equestrian birthday party / scale with ribbon decorated - So Much Better With Age

The cake turned out amazing! I’ll show you how I did it next week, I promise. So easy.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / horse cake - So Much Better With Age

Vintage equestrian birthday party / pink and brown birthday cake - So Much Better With Age

Vintage equestrian birthday party / birthday banner - So Much Better With Age

Here is the beverage station.

We had a brunch party so mimosas were in order for the adults.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / beverage station - So Much Better With Age

Vintage equestrian birthday party / table with food - So Much Better With Age

 Quiche, pizza and mini sausage rolls were coming fresh out of the oven.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / quiche and snacks on table - So Much Better With Age

Vintage equestrian birthday party / equestrian birthday poster - So Much Better With Age

 The favor bags are adorable.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / equestrian party favor bags - So Much Better With Age

 I made these cute little party wands.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / party wands - So Much Better With Age

 These streamers were so fun to drape over my foyer chandelier. I love the effect.

Vintage equestrian birthday party / party streamers - So Much Better With Age

I think the birthday girl was happy. We love you!

Sources:  Paper banner, favor tags, cake bunting, birthday posters, circles on middle of awards all came from 3 Little Monkeys Studio  (affiliate link).




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  1. Oh Jamie, this has to be the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!! My baby turns 2 in March, and I would love to do the adorable banner for her☺ She does look VERY happy! Thanks for sharing–♥Angie

  2. Love the theme, I had horses when I was younger. When I had babies the horses had to go, insert sad face, I had a dream that my kids and I would do it together one day. Except my husband is deathly allergic to horses and my little guy will likely develop the same… So we mommas must dream from afar and pretend that back yard crows be back yard ponies. Or plan perfect parties like you’ve done!

    1. haha, thanks Keya! Yes, we must pretend. I can’t believe you’re hubby is allergic. That’s awful, I can’t imagine. Parties are the way to go!!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. ADORABLE! So, umm, can you just send me all the stuff and I’ll just have an equestrian birthday party for my kid too? Because I have no clue what I’m going to do. You did amazing!

  4. So cute! It’s okay to give our babies what we would’ve liked…you’re indulging her beautifully! And your party decor is precious. Our DIL and I did a cowgirl bday party for our little cowgirl a few months ago…loved doing it!

  5. Oh my goodness, this is all unreal, so pretty and your daughter is so precious. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Absolutely darling!!! Love everything you did for the decor, and your daughter looks like she enjoyed everything. So cute. I hope it’s ok that I share your post on my FB page. LOVE this.

  7. Oh my goodness!! This is the loveliest party I’ve ever seen! I would have adored this as a kid… actually… I would probably enjoy it just as much now as an adult!
    I have adored horses all my life; I took riding lessons in middle school, and leased, then owned a retired Thoroughbred racehorse through high school. Her racing name was Big Time Lady 🙂

  8. Aaaww! Love this sweet party so incredibly much! What a fun idea for a sweet girl — and her mommy too! Beautifully done. Hugs, Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures) : )

  9. Such a pretty party! I love your color pallet, the soft pink with brown looks great. I like the garland with the mix of the pretty floral with burlap. I hope your daughter enjoyed herself!

  10. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your party is dreamy. I LOVE the cake!! And the color palette is just beautiful.
    We celebrate 3 of our 4 children’s birthday’s THIS month. It’s a busy month in our home. Love the inspiration.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a beautiful week,

  11. What a sweet idea! I’m pinning it for my Little’s party next year.
    Did you build the side/console table the cake is on? I love it and was wondering if you made it yourself? If so would you mind sharing what stain you used? I tried searching for it on your blog and I didn’t find it, but it may just have been user error.

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