Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cowboy Birthday Party

Our two grandsons are celebrating birthdays this month. Carter will be 6 and Aidan will be 2. This year Carter has selected a cowboy theme for the joint party. They live two hours away, so we are going to have the family party at our home next Sunday and then they will have a "kid" party the following weekend at their own home. Our other daughter is coming in from Atlanta with her 1-year old, Morgan so she can celebrate with her cousins. Our home will be brimming with activity!
The boys' mom has been busily preparing for the festivities and has selected a red and white theme. We have a checkered (picnic) tablecloth for the kitchen table and I am setting the dining room table with white cloths and red and blue bandannas.

Since it is a party that will have a lot of adults, the menu is going to be chili, taco stuffed shells, cornbread...cowboy food. For the kids, homemade mac and cheese.
We always have some adult friendly appetizers, but what about the kids? They always end up with goldfish crackers or crackers and cheese. This time it is going to be different. I am making some S'More D'oeurves, which I found on Better I think these will be a hit with the kids and maybe even some of the adults, so I will have to make a good batch. And this time, the kids will have something that is more their style when it comes to starters! Happy Trails!!

S'More H'oeurves
1 Box Graham Crackers (of crush your own crackers)
1 5-oz Milk Chocolate Bar, chopped
1 Bag Large Marshmallows
Pour graham cracker crumbs into a large bowl. Using a fondue set or double boiler, melt the chocolate bar. Roll the marshmallow around in the chocolate until it is completely covered. Then roll the chocolate covered marshmallow around in the graham cracker crumbs and place on cookie sheet sprayed with non-cook spray. After making the desired amount, place cookie sheet in the refrigerator or about an hour. Serve chilled.


  1. Sounds like fun. I'm betting the s'mores will be a hit with everyone! Have fun!

  2. Sounds like a party I would enjoy too! :) Happy Birthday to your grandsons!

  3. Mmmmm, that s'more recipe sounds scrumptious! Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren - how fun! Will you post the other recipes sometime too?

    Thanks Linda!


  4. What a fun party. Those S'mores sound great. Even at 7:30 in the morning. I hope you have a fun get together.

  5. I have always loved S'mores, so I think this will be a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing it. laurie


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