. . . for Lauren and Lauren: a cowboy and indian thanksgiving

November 19, 2013

a cowboy and indian thanksgiving

My group of girl friends that get together weekly decided that we needed to have a friends' Thanksgiving this year.  Well somehow that idea turned into a Cowboys and Indian party.  (I believe it was a Pilgrim and Indian party first, but I don't think anyone was too excited about dressing like Pilgrims, so cowboys and Indians it was). 
I was a little sad the three of us didn't dress up for Halloween this year, but thankfully this made up for it.  I was quite lucky to find this gem of a top at the thrift store for $4.  My dad is an actual cowboy so he let Chris borrow his hat and chaps.  
I made Addilyn's costume and am really quite proud of how it turned out.  I was a little afraid it would be one of those ideas that sounds easy and cute in my mind but doesn't turn out that way.  All I did was buy some fabric and fringe.  
I took one of her little dresses and used it as a pattern to just cut around it.  I sewed the fringe on the neckline, then turned the pieces right side in and sewed the shoulders and the sides.  That's it!

For both of our headbands I found this wired ribbon and I sewed a little big of elastic in the back of each of ours and glued the feathers on the inside.  For Addilyn's I folded the ribbon in half so it wasn't as big. 

My sister is law Lauren found these adorable moccassins at a garage sale before Addilyn was born and they worked perfect!  As did my fringe boots.  Altogether I only spent $15 on everything! 

Our friends even had a little photo "green screen" which made for some fun photoshopped pictures.



Could our little Indian be any cuter?  I think we'll keep her. 

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28 comments:

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! Love the outfits. Looks like a great time. Makes me want to have a friends thanksgiving too.

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute, we have a friendsgiving too....but I'm missing it this year.....two days after the baby comes!

Carly
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Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Priceless!!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Too cute!! Looks like fun!!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A green screen? That's awesome! Love all of the outfits. And yay for making Addilyn's outfit. Go girl!

Kirsten Noelle W said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ummm adorable. cuties.

K

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, your costumes are amazing! Great job making Addilyn's; it looks so good.

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness how cute! we have a friendsgiving every year, it's a blast!

Mimi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, cutest friendsgiving ever:)

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Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun idea!
Awesome job with Addilyn's outfit - adorable!!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're the cutest Indians I ever saw! Great job on the outfits!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This reminds me, our wedding was originally going to be Thanksgiving weekend, my aunt was really trying to push for a Pilgrim and Indian themed wedding...lol. I'm not so sure about it as a wedding theme but for a party it's more fun!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You guys are SO cute in your costumes! Such a fun theme for a Friendsgiving!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the idea of dressing up for friends giving! She (and you guys) are adorable! :)

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We just had friendsgiving too...SO.MUCH.FUN! And I love the idea of a theme...y'all look SO cute :)

Annie
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Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahahaha! So adorable!!! And I can't believe you made her cute Indian dress?? You are just so creative my friend :)

Caroline said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so precious! What a sweet family!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your outfits are perfect! Seriously!!

Ms. Morgan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Too cute! What a fun idea to dress up for Thanksgiving. Although I agree that I wouldn't want to dress up like a pilgrim either.

Elissa Garza said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG cutest ever! I love this! What a fun way to celebrate.

xo
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Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a precious little family <3

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How fun! Those boots of yours totally came in handy!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are all adorable! What a blessing to have such wonderful friends to celebrate a fun dinner with! :-)

Danielle @Dan In Real Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your costumes! Saw you on Life of Bon...can't wait to read more!

Amy Harris said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

haha this is the cutest thing ever! what a fun idea. and i am DYING over addi's mocs

Kelly Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is adorable and it definitely makes up for Halloween!

xx
Kelly
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eliz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow I really want to learn how to sew after this post!