Cowboy parties are among my favorite children’s birthday parties! You’ve come to the perfect location if you’re throwing a cowboy birthday party! Are you planning a Western or Cowboy-themed birthday celebration? You’ve arrived at the right location! I’m going to provide you with a lot of ideas and recommendations for your wild west cowboy party!
Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas
A cowboy party is a fantastic theme for a girl’s or boy’s birthday celebration. Not only is it a fun theme for which you can easily locate or manufacture decorations and games, but you can also tie it in with a variety of movies and television shows that involve ranchers or cowboys, such as Disney’s new show Dino Ranchers!
Decorations will add a fun element to your party theme. You can keep the decorations simple and use items such as:
- Banners that say “Happy Birthday Cowboy” (or Cowgirl) and “Welcome to the Wild West”
- Streamers in red and blue
- Red checkered tablecloths
- Red and blue balloons
- Cut-outs of cowboy hats, horses, and boots
- Inexpensive cowboy hats
- Small bales of hay can serve as seating, as well as a decorative touch
- A wanted poster with your child’s picture hung near the food table or the party entrance
- Stuffed cows and pigs scattered about, to create a barnyard
Consider using pretty western goods like pink cowboy hats and pink bandanas if the celebration is for girls. Pink and brown streamers and balloons can be used to decorate the party.
Party Games and Activities
No party is complete without a fun mix of games and activities. During this time, you can play country music in the background to add to the overall theme. Consider children bandanas and straw hats to wear for the games so they feel like cowboys and cowgirls.
Some games and activities to include at the party are:
Set up a plastic horseshoe set on the lawn and give each child several chances to get the horseshoe around the stake. You can also award points to whoever gets the horseshoe the closest to the stake, if it is difficult to get it to land on the target.
Create an obstacle course for the kids to navigate through. If possible, purchase stick horses for them to use for this game. Some fun obstacles include rows of cones, inner tubes, and hula hoops to step through.
You can divide the kids into two teams and have them take turns going through the course. When one finishes, they hand the stick horse to the next. Whatever team finishes the race first is the winner.
Cover a table with plain white paper and fill up small pails with crayons. Print off pictures of horses and other western images and give each child a picture to color. You could also find a Toy Story coloring book or a printable coloring page that features Woody and Jessie and use that as well, if your child wants a Disney element to the western party.
Are you throwing a western party and need some easy western party food ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place! For your upcoming event, here are some excellent and simple western themed party food ideas.
Macaroni and Cheese
This mac-n-cheese isn’t just for kids and doesn’t come in the blue box! This is hearty, comfort food that is a crowd pleasure for guests of all ages! Use a generous amount of sharp cheddar and top with some fresh white breadcrumbs and a drizzle of melted butter before baking. Country and western foods don’t get much tastier than this!
Baked beans don’t need to come from a can. Jazz up your own homemade baked bean recipe by using different kinds of beans (navy, lima and kidney) mixed with dark brown sugar, bacon and onions. This makes a wonderful, hearty western party food side dish.
Western themed party food has to include beef! Tender grilled steaks or London broil is a super-easy way to satisfy your guest. Sprinkle the meat with garlic seasoned sea salt or marinade it in your favorite marinade 3 hours prior to grilling. Simple, easy and delicious!
Western party food doesn’t have to end with the main course — your desserts can be western themed too. Choose a western style cake such as a horseshoe or cowboy boot, and wow your guests with your sweet ending! Another dessert option is to fill western themed glasses with an individual dessert like chocolate mousse, pudding or ice cream.
For the favors, I filled kraft paper bags with themed trinkets like a stuffed horse toy, stickers, mustaches, a rubber cowboy and other goodies. Then I tied a raffia bow around the top and decorated it with a western ornament. Really simple and inexpensive but cute. I placed one of each kids’ settings on their little table.
The adults like favors too, you know. I purchased little canvas bags and drew the dollar sign on them with a green fabric marker. I filled them with chocolate coins and handed them out to the parents on their way out. They felt like children again I’m sure.
The invitation is often the first notice of the upcoming party that guests will get. The invitation will create the mood of the party and inform attendees of the fun cowboy theme.
If you’re wondering on how to download this template collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.
Be sure to note the details of the party such as the date, time and location as well as any special considerations such as having each child wear jeans, a flannel shirt, or a white tee to keep with the theme. You can add a cute note such as “Cowboy boots are optional.”
A birthday party with a cowboy theme is a lot of fun. As they are surrounded by Old West features, kids are sure to enjoy a mix of exciting activities and games, as well as wonderful food and the company of their friends.