Go West! Cowboy Party Ideas

One of our most popular birthday themes for boys and girls is a cowboy party or western party. Whether you live in a Western state or your child only dreams of horses and happy trails, a cowboy/cowgirl party is easy and fun to plan. From the decorations to the menu to the activities, there are so many cowboy party ideas out there you’ll have a hard time picking your favorites.

It all starts with the invitations, of course, since it’s important to let the little cowpokes know what to expect. Pear Tree has a whole collection of cowboy and western kids’ birthday invitations to choose from. Here are four of our newest. And be sure to check out the matching kids’ party decorations.
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Play Ball! Baseball Party Ideas

Play Ball! Baseball Party Ideas

It’s summertime, which means baseball is back on top as one of the most popular birthday party themes for kids. Whether you’re organizing a t-ball game in the back yard or going to watch a major league game, these baseball party ideas will tie the party together and get your guests ready to play ball.
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Pear Tree’s baseball birthday invitations set the tone, and you can choose to add a photo or not. And if your party is at home, our kids’ party decorations will be a big hit with your guests.
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Personalize our Have A Ball Table Decor and Favor Tags with your child’s name and birthday messages. Hang them like garland, sprinkle them on tables or poke them into centerpieces. When it’s all over, our Baseball All Star Address Labels and Hope You Had A Ball Thank You Cards make the post-game-wrap-up easy.

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New Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

We’re as excited as your kids will be over these new kids’ birthday party ideas. The collection includes birthday invitations for all types of kids, no matter what their interests. And be sure to look for the matching party decorations to pull the whole look together in a flash.

New party ideas for girls
From sweet to sassy, our new girls’ birthday invitations will appeal to every type of girl.
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Featured Favorite: Girls Birthday Party Ideas

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We couldn’t believe it when we saw our Magic Unicorn Mask Birthday Invitations tagged on Instagram as part of this amazing unicorn party. We contacted the creative mom, Adrea, to see more of her fabulous girls’ birthday party ideas and ask how the party turned out. She told us all about it.

“We first found your gorgeous invitations at Pear Tree Greetings and became very excited about our theme!  My mother ordered Hadley, the adorable unicorn set from The Land of Nod, that quickly became our color inspiration for her birthday party. We made unicorn-shaped sugar cookies and I hand-cut tissue paper tassels to create a tassel balloon and tassel honeycomb tissue balls (honeycomb balls from Shop Sweet Lulu).
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“I gathered so many fabulous ideas from The Alison Show. Alison threw a unicorn fourth birthday party for her daughter, and every detail was perfect. I shamelessly incorporated so many of her ideas for Hadley’s party. :)

“Tables that were originally planned for outside dining were moved inside our garage due to a downpour. My sister purchased craft paper to use as tablecloths and wrote each child’s name in gold paint. We then set the table with Shop Sweet Lulu silver star plates and unicorn napkins. Each child received a special glass of Magical Unicorn Dust (glitter), which was a big hit! Unicorn horns were made with cotton candy holders and dipped in glitter.
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1st birthday party ideas
Happy 1st birthday to Aidan! Mom, Mary Beth, shared these photos of her son’s 1st birthday with us on Instagram, and we just had to hear her story and see her 1st birthday party ideas. On her blog, Living the Simple Life, she talks about Aidan’s birthday party and shares how special this birthday is to her and her family: “This party was bittersweet in more ways than one for me.  He is my last baby, so it’s the last first birthday party that I’ll host, but more importantly I never got to throw my first born son a party to celebrate this milestone.  After my first born passed away at 2 and a half months old, life gets put into a different perspective.  Each milestone with all of my children has been HUGE.  It was no different for my Little Man.  To be blessed to have a son again, to know that this is my last baby, to be able to see him reach each milestone, to have each month pass and still have him here in my arms…it has been nothing short of AMAZING!” We are so honored she chose to use Pear Tree for this special day.

We love seeing the way our kids birthday invitations can inspire a whole birthday party theme. Mary Beth used our Photo Booth Session First Birthday Invitations and created a photo-booth-themed party that focused on Aidan turning one. “One of my fave things about the invitation was being able to use pics of him from his whole first year and not have to be forced to only highlight one. We were celebrating all 12 months, 365 days, and 8760 hours of our Little Man, Aidan!”
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Mary Beth continued the photo booth theme by creating two backdrops. She used CaravanShoppe to get the digital versions of the artwork and printed it off at her local Staples. The large print of these cameras are perfect for this photo booth theme. She also personalized matching Photo Booth Session kids party decorations and strung them across the backdrop with twine and mini clothespins. She added white balloons with cupcakes, wooden letters and the birthday invitation to the mantel. It makes it such a nice focal point in the living room.
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Featured Favorite: Farm-Themed Kids Birthday Party Ideas

We found this mom, JoAnna, on Instagram when she tagged us in her post sharing that she was excited for her son’s upcoming 2nd birthday party. We loved the Li’l Farmer Twine Package Kids Birthday Invitation she had picked out and wanted to hear her story and see how the party turned out. I think you will agree with us when you see her fun and crafty kids birthday party ideas! We love it.

“As a crafty mommy and love for all things stationery + paper, this was the best invitation set I could ever imagine,” JoAnna shared.
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“This was a last minute party planning for me and I searched and searched online and no one had exactly what I was looking for until I saw this farmer set. I jumped right on it for editing and got next business day shipping.” JoAnna personalized each of the three pieces in this invitation set and tied it with the twine to send as a nice package to the guests. (Twine is included with this unique three-piece invitation.)
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JoAnna carried out the farm theme by also ordering our matching Li’l Farmer Table Decor Kids Birthday Party Decorations to use as food labels.
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On the day of the party, Li’l Farmer Jaxon had to, of course, dress the part. JoAnna said she got the clothes at Nordstrom and the boots at ChildrenSalon.com. How handsome is he?!
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New, Personalized Home Decor Ideas

We are excited to introduce our new collection of personalized home decor ideas including wall art, custom posters, metal wall art, and easel art. They can be personalized with photos, background colors, and even captions in many cases! Each is perfect for a different type of decorating. Click on the images to see more details.

Wall Art
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Our personalized wall art is printed on acid free, archival quality paper and is suitable for framing. (Frame not included.) Each design is 11′ x 14″ and made from 100% recycled material. Choose from many different pieces, some with photos and some with editable text; some with colors you can change, others with pre-set artwork. These high-quality prints are an easy way to fill your walls with artwork.

Custom Posters
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These large, affordable posters are perfect for kids’ rooms, dorm rooms and quick photo displays. They’re printed on durable, tear-resistant polystyrene for kid-friendly locations, and are even water-resistant for short-term outdoor use such as graduation or birthday parties. They come in two sizes: 18″ x 24″ or 24″ x 36″.

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Summer Fun: 25 Boredom Busting Kids Activities

Here’s your go-to list for summer fun. When they’re bored with the park and the pool, these 25 kids activities will make you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
These are great ways to make sure you don't hear "I'm bored" this summer #kids #summer #fun #peartreegreetings

Be sure to check out Pear Tree Greetings Pinterest page for more ideas or shop our site for any of your stationery needs!

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Top 5 Kids Birthday Party Ideas

At Pear Tree Greetings, we love seeing new ideas for kids birthday parties and we have added many new kids birthday invitations that would help parents create a themed birthday. Whether it was sports, construction, princess or western, the ideas are inspirational for all to enjoy! Here is a list of our top 5 kids birthday party ideas that you, our readers, have loved.

1. Spa Birthday Party: This is our most popular kids birthday party idea to date! Mom, Brianna, celebrated her daughter’s 5th birthday with a spa-themed kids birthday party. It was filled with manicures, make-up and flip-flops for the kids to take home.
See the top kids birthday party ideas from @peartreegreet #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #peartreegreetings #birthdayparty #spa

2. Monster Birthday Party: This kids birthday party was fun for both kids & parents! Mom, Christy, used Pear Tree Greetings Monster Bash Kids Birthday Invitation to set the tone for this party. She tied decor pieces, favors and even the door into this themed birthday party!
See the top kids birthday party ideas from @peartreegreet #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #peartreegreetings #birthdayparty #monster

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Boy’s Birthday Party Ideas: Shark Party!

This year for my boys’ joint birthday party we went with a shark theme. The boys didn’t really have their hearts set on anything special (okay, my oldest would have done another superhero party like last year, and my youngest would have done something construction related…but I wanted to do something new :)), so we sat down at the computer and browsed through the birthday party invitations on Pear Tree’s site for inspiration. They immediately loved the mask designs and especially the shark theme! And so, the planning began…

Although the Shark Mask Kids Birthday Invitation didn’t require any photos, I still wanted to do a mini photo shoot with the boys so we could have photos displayed on the day of the party. I found the perfect shirts and we were set!
Shark birthday party ideas from #PearTreeGreetings! #kidsbirthdaythemes #birthdayparty #kidsbirthday

Once we had our theme, the décor and party items came together pretty quickly. I ordered matching ‘Shark’ table décor and posters, then pulled the red and aqua colors from the invite into the serving pieces wherever I could.
Shark birthday party ideas from #PearTreeGreetings! #kidsbirthdaythemes #birthdayparty #kidsbirthday

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