One of the most essential things you must do in planning a birthday party or any event is to decide on its theme. A unique and fun option you can consider is a cowboy-themed party.
Here are the things you should know about pulling one off.
Are cowboy themed parties only for boys?
A cowboy-themed party is suitable for boys and girls, alike! It may be specifically a cowboy or cowgirl party, but either way, the same planning applies.
You can simply vary your choice of colors or decorations to make it more suitable for a girl’s or boy’s birthday party, or with your son or daughter’s favorite color.
What should everyone wear?
Encourage your guests to come in costume: western attire such as vests and boots would be the order of your child’s rollicking rodeo. Have a few kids’ straw cowboy hats lying around at the party to heighten the dress-up fun, and so that no child will feel out of place if they do not have a costume.
Of course, your child, the birthday celebrant, should be wearing the best attire possible. There are readily available western outfits for kids, online, as well as other accessories you may need for the party.
What about the party invitations and other preparations?
In planning the party, it’s important that you choose a color scheme to guide you with the invitation making and party preparation. A color theme will give your venue a unified look, elevating the overall style of the party. Apply your chosen color scheme to your decorations and food preparation. There are many ways to have the set up that you want so you have to decide whether you want your party indoor or outdoor. You can also transform your “grub” arrangement into cowboy fare by weaving the western theme through labels like “cow pies,” “cornbread muffins,” and others.
Print your own invitations by downloading western fonts to fit your cowboy/cowgirl theme. Personalize your invites in an even more festive way by addressing the recipients in theme, like “Cowgirl Anne” or “Bandit Brandy.” Also, use western lingo for the details, content, and address of the invite, if possible, for a more frontier-inspired feel.
Lastly, for your program, you can choose from various fun and creative games that fit the cowboy theme. Allot enough time for all the activities you want to have at the party.