Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ranch Anyone?

Hosted by Susan and Leigh

Good evening all! I'm so excited to show you the table I made for my daughter's 10th bday party. I didn't have much time to prepare or buy most of what I wanted so I did with what I can put together with the time I had. It's pretty thrifty, too!

Tablecloths- blankets, FREE
Centerpiece grasses and flowers- 60% off
Pitcher- $8 (normally $20)
Vase- $7 (normally $24)
Napkins- 50% off
Toy horses- $4 each
Lanterns- $3 each
Glasses- 56 cents each
Flatware- 87 cents each
Dinnerware- $1.25 each

"Dinner at the (Horse) Ranch"

"Running Horses" Dinnerware & model horses

I made two tables, but she chose... (sory, it's fuzzy, don't know why)
Welcome to the ranch, a horse ranch that is! I wanted to have a more elaborate centerpiece, but time got away from me and things didn't get made, bought or just plain done. Oh, well... There's always next year! She loves horses, so I'm not worried. ;-)

There's the birthday girl... She wanted to be seen (or be hidden) when the guests arrived. The vase reminded me of a field of wheat so dense, birds are able to perch and socialize. LOL
See the horsies on this other table? A hint, look at the middle of the table.
Played around with the camera...
We had a total of 18 people! But everyone was comfortable and well-fed. ;-)

Hope you liked dining at the ranch! We did!

Update: We fed her guests ribs, broccoli garden salad, baked beans, kernel corn, grapes and lemonade. We even have rootbeer! The lumpias, they were an extra treat at the end. Her cake, was from Costco, we chose the rainbow one since rainbows happen everywhere, right?

Thanks to both of our lovely hosts and those who came to visit!


  1. Hi Chandy! Just the cutest table! Your daughter is adorable! She looks like her mother! :)
    Happy Birthday, cutie daughter of Chandy!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What a pretty tablescape for you daughter's bday!

  3. Chandy, love the lantern, horses and the dishes are just gorgeous. What a pretty and fun tablescapee. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Hugs Marty

  4. Chandy, what a great tablescape for a GORGEOUS little girl! She is just precious! Happy birthday to her.

  5. Great choice Birthday Girl! ~ Robyn

  6. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!

  7. Thank you everyone! She had a great party!

  8. Ohhhhh, how cute....So glad you got to use her horse dishes ! What a great mom you are !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  9. Hi Chandy, you daughter is beautiful! The tablescape was lovely and I love the whimsical touch of the horse dishes. Looked like such a wonderful party!

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. What a great post... romantic... great photos too!
    Have a good rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  11. Chandy, The Birthday girl is darling and your tables are pretty. How clever to use a blanket.
    Happy TT.


  12. Cute table! I know she will love it!

  13. Aaaaawwww I think this is just sweet. Your little darling is beautiful :-) Uuummmm maybe she doesn't want to be called "little" anymore. You must have mixed emotions. Time does fly fast.

    I like very much that there's a real lantern in the center table. And I really have to look close and then yes! I can see the horse :-)Are horses her fave? You even call her J-pony :-)

  14. What a beautiful daughter and a beautiful table! Happy Birthday to her and Happy TT to you!

  15. What a fun tablescape! I can tell you like a bargain as much as I do. Just gives me a thrill when I find a steal. Good job on both! Have a great day!

  16. Hi!
    Great birthday table! Love that center piece your beautiful daughter is sitting (hiding) behind. Have a great day!


  17. Good morning, ladies! Thanks for liking the table, she loved them too!

  18. Youtr table is so pretty !!! I love the horse theme and the centerpiece is lovely!!! Your daughter is a doll!!!


  19. Hi Chandy, your table is lovely. I love the lighting. Your daughter is adorable.


  20. The table are great! What a crowd to feed! The food sounds wonderful! I am sure your guest loved it! Your Birthday Girl, Is so so Lovely! Looks like her Mother! Yes, I see the horses! Thanks for the hint! Happy Birthday Lovely Girl!

  21. I love how you list what everything cost to put together the table...that is such a great idea...and your daughter is adorable...I hope she enjoyed her special day...

  22. Sounds and looks like you had a lot of fun!! Emma got a pony for her birthday also! LOL

  23. The smile on your little girl's face says it all...Great idea with the horsies..I remember the story!
    What a wonderful table for her birthday!

  24. Happy Birthday, to your young lady! Love the horsies, so do my grnadies. Very nice! Linda

  25. What a cute table -- children and horses -- heavenly!

  26. Kudos! I love tablescapes too. Great job.Stopping by from SITS to leave some thursday bloggy love!

  27. Love the Scape blog idea!!! and your cutie daughter!!!! Horses are wonderful arn't they?? Sounds like your party was a success... xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  28. A sweet table setting for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Thank you for stopping by everyone. Love the comments!

  30. Chandy, your daughter is darling, and so are her b'day tablescapes. So cute to use the little horses in the center. You are one creative lady. laurie

  31. Chandy,
    What a special tablescape for the beautiful birthday girl. The horse theme is so sweet and appropriate for your daughter. She is lovely like her mother.

  32. Oh so pretty, Chandy! I am sure your daughter had a great birthday party. The menu sounds delicious and your daughter is such a cutie. Belated Happy birthday to her! Don't waorry about SS last Sat. I was pretty busy myself too so I understand. I need to start posting more but I am still unpacking and my granddaughter is staying with us for 2 weeks so I'll be pretty busy. How I wish I could get her and your daughter to get together to play. AJ is 10....Christine

  33. Thank you all for the great comments!

    Christine, I wish that too! I bet they'd get along just fine as my daughter is very curious like AJ!


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