Yeehaw! I reckon this western cowBOY’S birthday party may be the cutest cowboy party you’ve ever seen.
When party planning mom, Michelle, of Michelle’s Party Plan-It, bought her son a cowboy costume after Halloween, he became obsessed with cowboys and requested a cowboy party for his 4th birthday.
Michelle went crazy (I love it!) over all of the details, recreating a replica Wild West town from cardboard and western themed decorations. A printable invitation and party décor were made to match.
The most delicious looking cake, cupcakes and cowboy confections were on hand for hungry guests.
So grab your hat and giddy-up on over to view the creative details of Liams 4th Round-Up!
- Giddy up on over and check out the western inspiration found in this cowboy birthday party.
The western town made an incredible backdrop for the party table. Michelle used some of the take home favors to serve as decorations.
She decorated chairs with bandanas and cowboy hats. Atop a rustic burlap runner, Michelle added activity placemats, pie tin “plates”, cookie-filled treat bags and a clever paper cutlery and napkin pocket she made.
I love the twine detailing! I also spy really cute milk bottles accessorized with custom wraps, raffia and cow print paper straws from Pretty My Party. Did you notice the personalized “WANTED” posters? So fun!
Michelles vision for her son’s party was to create a Wild West experience for Liams guests to enjoy from start to finish.
The unbelievable details of this party began before guests even got through the front door, with the festive printable sign informing guests that “Liam’s Round Up Starts Here”.
The giant wagon wheel and “Howdy Pardner” and the cute “Dust Off Your Boots” signs welcomed guests into the cowboy party theme.
These little décor elements are a small foreshadowing of the amazing details to come.
Michelle created an old western town from rolls of printed paper, sheets of cardboard and her Cricut machine.
The town included awe-inspiring versions of a western bank, sheriff’s office, general store, jail and pony corral.
Just look at all of those details!
The atmosphere was reinforced through a seating area made entirely of bandana covered hay bales, where guests could shoot the breeze around a felt campfire.
To dress up muslin favor bags, Michelle ironed on custom graphics and attached favor bag tags.
Guests received fun novelty items like a rubber band gun, a mustache, sheriff badge and cute red and brown cowboy boot soaps.
Michelle had a Chuck Wagon set up with a feast! Crowd pleasing favorites were served: BBQ chicken and ribs, baked beans, cheese toast and salad.
Guests could mosey over to the “watering hole” to quench their thirst. Mason jar glasses work perfectly for this theme.
And the main event “the dessert table” Yeehaw!
Michelle created a perfect backdrop for her dessert table by lining a wall with weathered, wood paper and adding a printable custom party sign.
A fabulous bandana garland attached it to a table covered in burlap, jute and rope.
An array of delectable desserts filled the table. There were adorable horse shaped cake pops, candy apples topped with bandanas and chocolate cowboy hats, as well as white chocolate covered cow print Oreos.
A family friend made darling cow print cake pops, Smores on a stick plus “hay bales” and “hay stacks”.
Incredibly detailed fondant toppers, by Sweeten Your Day Cakes, dressed up cupcakes in the cutest bandana print cupcake liners!
Don’t you just love the fondant horse and cactus? And how about that amazing cake?
Two tiers of darling paisley and cow print details made this cake a surefire focal point of the dessert table.
Deciding on activities is one of Michelle’s favorite aspects of party planning.
She decided on carnival style outdoor activities for this party. Games included: bottle ring toss, can toss, guitar bean bag toss, target practice, horseshoes, hobby horse races, piñata, potato sack races, “pin the badge on the sheriff” and even a jail photo booth.
Of course, each activity station was decked out with the awesome western props and details characteristic of the rest of this party.
Wagon wheels, rustic crates, cow print fabric and barrels are just a small sampling that helped continue that western feel.
Michelle even made hobby horses for the horse races! I can’t even imagine all of the fun cowboy chaos they had! Read more about how Michelle executed each of these cowboy activities, on her blog.
Guests were thanked for saddling up with Liam and wished “happy trails” as they left what was surely one of the most unbelievable cowboy shindigs they had ever attended.
Plan a cowboy birthday party with these party supplies:
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- Dozen Child Straw Cowboy Hats With Plastic Star
- Clear Plastic Cowboy Boot Mugs
- Cowboy Cupcake Kit
- Campfire Centerpiece
- Cowboy Western Wild West Style Serving Set
- Cowboy Hat and Boot Sugar Decorations
- Cowboy Silhouettes
- Saloon Door Cover
- FloraCraft Straw Bales
- FloraCraft Straw Bales
- Plastic Wagon Wheel Party Accessory
- Mini Metal Buckets
- Heavy Duty twine
- Half-Pint Milk Bottle
- Organic Wheat Straw
- Giddy-Up Stick Horse
- Cowboy Costume
Be sure to check out more boy’s western themed cowboy party ideas:
- Cowboys and Cookies Dessert Table
- Cowboy Dessert Table on a Budget
- Cowboy Western Boy’s Party
- Wild, Wild West Baby Shower for Twin Boys