Country Backyard Birthday Party

I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago and this year's theme was country western.  I found much of my inspiration from a backyard party Kasey Buick had last year.  I was going for cowboy meets shabby chic...and well, I will let the pictures speak for themselves...

Lots of vintage linens...

Dad on the barbecue...

Red velvet and yellow-chocolate cupcakes...

We drank out of mason jars...strawberry lemonade and peach tea...

Some side of the road couches recently found {gorgeous, right!?!} served as a little photo booth session...

My sweet little cowboy...

Sporting my DIY birthday badge...

Everyone loved the barbecue in vintage pie tins...bbq chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, caesar salad and kind of eating...

There was lots of dancing...

A friend referred me to a line dancing instructor...she showed up for free...I gave her a well deserved gift card...

My bff's sporting their western wear...

And of course, my sweet parents, the behind the scenes crew...

Our best party yet...thankful for good friends and family, delicious food, thrifted cowboy boots, and a hubby who lets me dream up fabulous celebrations.

*My outfit and my husband's all found at the thrift store {hats, shirt, my first vintage dress, boots}.  Score.


  1. I am so in love with this party! Happy Bday!! It looks like you guys had a blast!!

    Can you come decorate for my 30th please :)

  2. so fun! I did not realize what a large bachyard you have!! So fun!! Great Job. The signs hung up on the ladder are amazing.

  3. Ashley, I love it when you post about your backyard parties. Wow, they just keep getting more incredible. You are seriously talented, my friend. Happy belated birthday. Fabulous post!!!

  4. What a great party! I'd love to come to one of your backyard bashes! Happy belated birthday :)

  5. I LOVE this post. LOVE your pictures. What a fabulous birthday party.
    Happy Birthday!!!

  6. Looks like so much fun! I love the lights over the dance floor and the loong table for everyone to eat at!
    Great photos!

  7. What a fabulous party!!!
    I am so glad it was your best yet!

    Definitely deserving ;)

    Love all the pics!

  8. Seems like all had a great time.. the photos are a great journal of your special day.. How beautiful and what a great idea!! You really whooped it up this year, Ashley.. glad your day was so fantastic!!!

  9. This makes me all kinds of jealous, it's been 6 years since anyone threw me a b-day party! My family is boring. ;)

    It's a beautiful party, love the menu and dancing!!

    Happy Birthday girl!

  10. Love this theme! Looks like so much fun! I love how you decorate your backyard for cute!

  11. Such a cute birthday party!! I've always envisioned throwing backyard parties like this... but I need a house first. Soon though, I can't wait!! But I can only celebrate outside for a few months in the fickle Chi-town weather. :o)

  12. Oh my goodness...I love this!!! Would love to create the same thing in my back, so awesome!!!

  13. Oh my gosh I am just smiling looking at all the pictures!! The whole thing looks like so much fun and I just love the way you decorated too!

  14. Oh gosh. Its so pretty! So so so PRETTY! Love seeing all your pretty things. You have a great eye. Thanks for sharing. :) Well worth the wait! hehe

  15. What an adorable party!! Every detail was perfect and darling as usual!

  16. Looks like it was loads of fun! Lots of fun details and looked absolutely wonderful!


  17. Your party looks like it was an absolute blast! Love the photo shot couch and great outfits everyone wore, the food looks amazing and the dancing at night looks like a great way to top it all off!

  18. absolutely flipping adorable! i love the entire party from the decorations, the food, the pictures and the line dancing! soooo sweet! happy belated birthday! xoxox

  19. love... love... love this!! Happy Birthday Ashley!!


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