A cowboy, western or cowgirl party was a party I always planned to have for my kids, but somehow we ran out of years to use these ideas before we used all the themes I had thought out!
My loss, however, is your gain!
Round up your friends and head on over to the party corral!
Cowboy Party Invitation Ideas
Make a sheriff's badge with party info on the back
Make wanted posters with the party info listed - Wanted: You!!
In a hurry? Purchase cute cowboy party invitations online.
My friend Christine threw a rodeo party for her daughter. I'll tell you that Christine is the go-to girl for birthday party invitation wording! This is what she put on her birthday party invitations:
Howdy y’all! Round-up for some fun! We’re having a rodeo with events to be won! Rop’in, rac’in, paint’in and more, Balloons, cake, and ice cream galore! Join the stampede. Let’s here you cheer! ______'s birthday is finally here!
Western Party Decorations
It is easy to create a fun western atmosphere. Here are some suggestions to set the mood:
Try to rope a cow with a hula hoop. Make the cow out of posterboard.
Try to milk a cow. No, not a real cow (unless you have one!) Attach a latex glove (filled with water) to a poster board drawing of a cow. Put a tiny pin prick in each finger of the glove, then let everyone take a turn "milking" the cow.
Fun Idea: You can set up the games as part of a set of tasks with the ultimate prize of earning a sheriff's badge - similar to the "set up" described on the superhero party page.
Cowboy Birthday Party Cakes
Make a cute cowgirl cake (or cowboy cake) with a drawing of the cake being lassoed.
Make a rectangular cake and put cowboy and horse figures on top.