My baby turned seven years old and had one of the easiest, most unusual, and most FUN parties we've hosted to date. We discovered this wonderful little spot near Lampasas, Texas called "Tyson's Corners Ranch." They host a variety of parties, team-building events, and marriage retreats and have a herd of therapy horses on the job.
The birthday boy chose a medieval theme complete with dragons, knights, and princesses. The kids were able to meet the staff at the ranch, get a few safety rules, then proceeded to decorate their horses! They actually painted on the horse and added various decor to make two war stallions and a princess pony! The girls gravitated toward the white princess horse while the boys made warriors of their horses. Everyone had a great time and the horses were perfect, even seeming to enjoy all the attention.
When the horses were fully decked-out, they were saddled up, and the kids were all able to take a ride. After horse rides, the kids enjoyed playing with (foam) swords and large bubble wands. Horses were treated to carrots and apples for their participation in the party. The last event had the knights and princesses entering the castle for goblets of juice and cake, singing to the birthday boy, and the royal opening of the gifts. The staff was fabulous throughout the entire party and the children had a marvelous time.
If you're in the central Texas area and need a place for a fun event or are interested in a retreat, Tyson's Corners is a super suggestion.
Boys enjoy decorating the warhorse!
The girls get started on the princess pony.
The Princess Pony
A Little Sword Play
Princesses and Knights Take a Rest
Joshua and his friend Will, ready to open gifts.