We are gearing up for our Harvest Hoedown at True North Ranch!
We can’t wait to share all the Lord has done this year and since we have been in operation for 10 years it will be especially rewarding to have folks come and see the ranch first hand!
In the weeks ahead we will be preparing for little stations throughout the ranch. Here are some of the things we are prepping and creating.
Kids can make a craft called a Prayer Jar! I just love this idea!
Here are the supplies needed: (affiliate links that when you click on also help our ministry at the ranch)
Fun Foam Faith ShapesFun Foam Faith SayingsPlastic Mason JarsFor some adhesives I recommend:Glue DotsTacky Glue
And Sharpies for markers:
And of course the BLING!
If you would like to tackle the glitter mode which every child loves, here is a wonderful place I get them from, good price too. Silver,
Red, Blue, Black,Holiday pack, pink, green
Really no need for directions as it is simply sticking on items and using markers to decorate. Let the creative juices flow for the love of the Lord!
On we go to decorating the ranch grounds. Scarecrows! I hope they don’t freak out the horses but they will look so darn cute!
My kids and I will be hunting down some cornstalks and colorful flowers to place on fence posts and of course, we will have to scrounge up some pumpkins to place in a variety of places. Color is my big thing since September isn’t a real colorful time yet. I will have to get creative in this area.
A wonderful volunteer helped paint up some signs and prepped our photo op area. SO cute! Hay bales, and ropes to make a memory for all who come!
We also used bandana’s to mark for parking by ripping them into strips and tying them to a hay string. This showed folks where they could park as well as added some fun decor outside the ranch area. The full bandanas we used to decorate the tree lines. This will help add the color too!
The silent auction area will have tables decorated with the faux wood as well as the bandana skirt. This will be darling!
Our chuck wagon will be loaded with grub with a fall menu serving, of course, our favorite pumpkin tea and spiced apple cider. To decorate this area I found this really awesome faux wood roll. Fits perfect as my hubby couldn’t finish the table part in time.
Our prizes for the sack races, cake walk, and pony barrel races will be goodies wrapped in a bandana.
We choseGolden Nuggets of course to fit our Nugget! Horses, and candy.
The ranch will have some fun games like horseshoe, corn hole, and ropin’ the calf. All fun for all ages!
We also hired a wonderful husband and wife team to sing us along and have good ol’ line dancing’! I can’t wait for this part! HEE HAW!
To end our day we have a couple of kids who will demo what they have gained from having sessions at TNR. This part I hope will be a special part for our folks to see and hear the message of hope along with our speaker and worship time.
Everyone will get a little tea bag as memory and thank you full of our favorite TNR harvest pumpkin tea blend. I used these organic muslin bags with a tag THANK YOU stamped on each one.
OH, how I love to throw a Hoedown, especially giving God all the glory!
I will post pictures along the way.
So until then,
Love deeper, talk sweeter,