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52 Cowboy Themed Boy Birthday Party Ideas

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Before boy birthday parties began celebrating with super powers, cowboys were the heroes of the day.

A cowboy theme can still save the party with good ole’ boy charm and a wagon load of birthday cake and good eats.

Lasso the invitation, dessert table and favor ideas you’ll see in this round-up. You’ll be hollerin’ yee-haw in no time!

Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas for Boys


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Cowboy Themed Boy Birthday Party Ideas

cowboys and cookies birthday party dessert table
1. Cowboys and Cookies Birthday Party Dessert Table

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Cowboys and Cookies is a wonderful party theme that sets the perfect foundation for a children’s party dessert table filled with sweet treats! Some adorable printable party décor and a fun table cloth was all it took to take the table from drab to fab. As for the cookie selection, the table was loaded up with cookies of all varieties including apple crumble and chocolate dipped shortbread. Don’t forget the mini mugs filled with milk.

cowboy roundup birthday dessert table
2. Boy’s Old Western Birthday

From Michelle’s Party Plan-It via Pretty My Party

Little boys seem to love their cowboys and what’s not to love? Fast horses, cool outfits, and rope-slinging heroes make it a no brainer! Bring your child’s cowboy fantasy to life with the amazing ideas from this Cowboy Round-Up Birthday Celebration. This mom made an Old Western Town using sheets of cardboard and removed all the furniture to create a hay bale campfire hang out. I also love the bandana tassel garland decorating the dessert table.

Rustic Western 1st Birthday for Twins
3. Rustic Western 1st Birthday for Twins

From Marigold Mom via Hostess With the Mostess

There are so many nice “moments” at this celebration, beginning with the birthday cake for twins: a PAIR of boots.

Wild West Cowboy Birthday
4. Wild West Cowboy Birthday

From Sugar and Sparkle via Spaceships and Laser Beams

These cowboy themed boys birthday party ideas will have your little cowboy waving his hat with joy. The ruggedly handsome ideas work for any age, and the bright color scheme of rich blue and golden yellow will have guests clicking their spurs and saying giddy up. The dessert table features fun on-theme treats like sheriff’s badge chocolate covered Oreo cookies, beautifully decorated sugar cookies, and chocolate dipped pretzles.

Drayden's Birthday Party
5. Drayden’s Birthday Party

From Ani via Catch My Party

Bright and cheery, this cowboy themed first birthday party will pull at your heartstrings. There are so many adorable details that this mom added to the party to pull off a wildly successful wild west theme. The dessert table is covered with royal blue and cherry red table cloths, with peeks of cow print throughout. A white picket fence with piñata horses and barns, along with the birthday boy’s adorable cowboy get up, are the perfect finishing touches.

Classic Cowboy Birthday Party
6. Classic Cowboy Birthday Party

From Giggles Galore

Round up a collection of great party ideas and create a celebration fit your little cowboy. This classic cowboy birthday party is filled with sweet details and creative decorations that perfectly capture a vintage, neutral feel. A collection of cowboy themed props like the rope lasso and saddle look great scattered throughout the space and the snacks look straight out of the wild west! I love the wagon wheel pasta salad, pork sliders, and cornbread muffins.

Cowboy & Cowgirl Birthday Party
7. Cowboy and Cowgirl Birthday Party

From Dimply Sweet via Kara’s Party Ideas

Have a little cowboy and a little cowgirl on your hands? This joint birthday party is sure to give you some inspiration when it comes to party planning! Adorable western prints like the gingham table cloth, cow print party hats, and cow print cupcake wrappers add a fun and funky feel to the space and I love the cute “yee haw” burlap pennant banners. This super mom also brought in a petting zoo equipped with ponies, turtles, rabbits, and more.

Drake's Old West Birthday Party
8. Drake’s Old West Birthday Party

From Million Dollar Smile Celebrations via Spaceships and Laser Beams

It’s not much of a surprise that little boys love all things trains and cowboys, making this Train Robbery Party one of the top parties from around the web. For the dessert table, this amazing mom recreated a Wild West town and ranch with intricately decorated cookie buildings, then added Boot Hill brownie bites, a tee-pee village, and Drake’s water tower cake. It’s finished off with a lasso rope sign writing the birthday boy’s name and a bandana bunting!

9. Wyatt’s 1st Birthday

From Amber Adams via Hostess With the Mostess

Yee-haw! Round ‘em up and make sure to take a look at this here Old Western Cowboy Party complete with a hearty breakfast bar spread, cool boot shaped piñata, mommy-made riding ponies, and more. This stunning party is filled with playful details and fun activities like an Old West inspired photo booth with mustache and sheriff badge props. It is safe to say that the wild west has never been cuter!

Country western birthday party
10. Country-Western Birthday Party

From Catherine via Chickabug

Saddle up – it’s a country western party! This adorable brother and sister party looks like so much fun for kids and adults alike. Kids were entertained with real ponies, ride-on stick ponies, buckets of bubbles, and a piñata while adults enjoyed delicious BBQ. The yard featured an impressive display of cowboy gear, including cowboy hats and bandanas for each party guest and ride-on pony favors customized with each guest’s name.

Hunter's Cowboy Birthday
11. Hunter’s Cowboy Birthday

From Picture Perfect Party Tables via The Creative Party Place

What a great dessert table arrangement!

Giddy-Up Cowboy Birthday Party
12. Giddy Up Cowboy Birthday Party

From Little Wishes Parties via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Seamlessly pull of this boys western themed cowboy birthday party with the perfect combination of western inspired fabrics, clever party favors and treats for guests, and a few theme specific accents to pull it all together. This blogger brilliantly paired red gingham and blue paisley for a bright and colorful color scheme, decorated with cowboy boot centerpieces and money bag loot bags!

cowboy boy's birthday party
13. Cowboy Hall of Fame Dessert Table

From Alexis Campbell Event Planning via Amy Atlas

We are loving this cowboy themed party styled for a little guy’s third birthday! Mom brought in cowboy boots, bandanas, and several bales of hay to decorate their home and replicate a small town from the wild west. The gorgeous dessert spread includes s’mores pops, caramel apples, adorable cowboy sugar cookies, and a root beer float station decorated to look like a watering hole. The details in this party are just out of this world.

cowboy themed 4th birthday party
14. Cowboy Theme 4th Birthday Party

From Ana Carolina via Bird’s Party

Celebrate like a cowboy with this cowboy ranch themed third birthday party hosted right in the family’s backyard. From welcome signs decorated with the cutest farm-themed graphics to chocolate cupcakes topped with fondant chicks, the details in this party are definitely inspiring! I love the water bottles topped with tiny cowboy hats and mason jars filled with animal cracker snacks and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Little Cowboy Birthday Party
15. Little Cowboy Birthday Party

From A Reason to Get Together via Celebrations at Home

This totally DIY’ed party is full of the most adorable decorations and party ideas for your little cowboy or cowgirl. The kid’s table was decorated with cowboy hats for all the guests, bandanas tied with name tags, and monogrammed milk bottles. Activities included line dancing on bubble wrap (how fun is that??), making paper bag horse puppets, and decorating cookies. Any kid would have a blast at this cowboy themed party!

wild wild west baby shower
16. Wild, Wild West Twin Boy Baby Shower

From Cattle and Cupcakes via Spaceships and Laser Beams

When it was time for this blogger to throw her friend’s baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of twin boys, she knew just what to do. Celebrate the wild, wild times that were about to begin with a cowboy themed baby shower! The unique table scape is the ultimate balance of country and cowboy, decorated in browns, reds, and blacks with a personalized banner and burlap table linens. I think the vibrant printed blanket is a great touch.

boy's cowboy birthday party
17. Gold Rush Old West Barbecue

From Frog Prince Paperie via Amy Atlas

This western barbecue party made me kick up my heels and say yee-haw! An extraordinary dessert location was the perfect backdrop for this western themed party filled with bandana prints, red gingham linens, and antique jars filled with wildflowers. The menu was on-theme too, with classic Americana food including homemade apple pie, hot dogs roasted over the fire, gold nugget rock candy, and savory cole slaw.v

Western Themed Kids' Party
18. Western Themed Kids’ Party

From Kelly Allison Photography via Design Dazzle

You are going to fall in love with this adorable western themed birthday party with personalized touches featuring the birthday boy’s name. The food presentation is absolutely incredible with simple details like red and white striped paper straws, rosemary plants, and a wood backdrop to tie it all together. The family also set up a super cute photo booth so that guests could take pictures and keep their memories forever.

Two Cowboys Turning Two
19. Two Cowboys Turning Two

From Angie and Janna via Home Confetti

Hold on to your cowboy hats for this super adorable red and blue cowboy party. Two moms together came up with and made clever themed games, red and blue party decorations, and cute photo props. The impressive three-tiered cake matches too, decorated to like blue jeans with a belt buckle, sheriff’s badge and cow print layer.

CowBOY'S 4th Birthday Party
20. CowBOY’s 4th Birthday Party

From Printable Parties to Go via Spaceships and Laser Beams

I reckon this western coBOY’s birthday party may just be the cutest cowboy party you’ve ever seen. This little guy’s mom went crazy over all the details, recreating a replica Wild West town from cardboard and coordinating western themed decorations throughout the party. 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 the creative ideas in this post!

Cowboy's 2nd Birthday
21. Cowboy’s 2nd Birthday

From HoneyBee via Hostess With the Mostess 

his cowboy birthday party was filled with fun and all about play. The parents set up a cardboard box Wild West town complete with a saloon, jail, and stagecoach and organized all sorts of fun backyard games. The decorations and food spread were nothing to laugh at either! Goldmine bubble gum and rancher pasta salads in mason jars were among some of the snacks served atop a festive red gingham tablecloth decorated with bandanas, burlap, and wanted posters.

Yee-Haw Cowboy Birthday Party
22. Yee-Haw Cowboy Birthday Party

From Charlie Horse Parties via Kara’s Party Idea

This fabulous party is so fun and would work perfectly for a birthday party or summer time event. I especially love all the cute cowboy treat ideas, such as the cactus and boot cupcake toppers, horse cookies, and pies in a tin. All of the fun cowboy print banners add to the party atmosphere and tie in the theme perfectly. The kids also received full cowboy kits when they arrived and went on to pan for gold and make a deposit at the bank!

Cowboy Party Tablescape
23. Cowboy Party Tablescape

From Red Wagon Events and Sweet on Parties

Two bloggers joined forces to create this incredible dessert table for under twenty dollars! For a boy bash on a budget, the cowboy theme is perfect. They set up hay bales for tables and decorated with a placemat paper runner and bright cherry red placemats. Silver sheriff’s badges made fantastic napkin holders and are a cheap find at most solar stores! Remaining hay bales were expertly utilized as a drink bar with delicious juice options.

A Cowboy's 2nd Birthday Party
24. A Cowboy’s 2nd Birthday Party

From Christina via Catch My Party 

Get excited about the DIY barn façade and wagon here. There’s also an adorable covered wagon and several witty wanted posters featuring the birthday boy. The petting zoo and square dance ideas would keep guests happily busy, too.

25. Cowboys and Cub Scouts

From Nothing But Country

So many creative ideas from this cowboy themed cub scout banquet are perfect for any wild west celebration. The tablescapes are simple but look so cute covered with butcher paper, a red gingham table cloth, and a few simple cowboy accessories. The “watering hole” juice bar made from pallets is an adorable addition to the space, as well as the hilarious wanted signs made by all the kids.

Lil Cowboy 1st Birthday Party
26. Lil’ Cowboy 1st Birthday Party

From Lauren Haddox Designs via Hostess With the Mostess

It was a wild west cowboy celebration for this little boy’s first birthday with everything from a Sweets Saloon to the ultimate Kids Corral. As guests arrived at the party, they were geared up with their own cowboy hat and bandana as well as ride-on stick ponies! Lunch included a delicious spread of hearty chili, cornbread, and Chex Mix disguised as chicken feed. And the Sweets Saloon was fully stocked with haystacks, caramel popcorn balls, and more!

Cowboy Baby Shower
27. Cowboy Baby Shower

From Whimsically Detailed via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Picking baby shower themes can be tough – you haven’t even met the little man yet! But I am in love with the idea of throwing a cowboy themed baby shower in a sleek and modern blue and brown color scheme. This party brings that vision to life, with endless sweet details and delicious goodies. The dessert table is loaded with cowboy themed treats and an impressive cake made from all the baby essentials.

Lil' Buckaroo Baby Shower
28. Lil’ Buckaroo Baby Shower

From Giggles Galore via The Party Wagon

Celebrate your lil’ buckaroo with these rustic ideas for a baby shower or little one’s birthday. Corn on the cob looks extra yummy served on skewers and a big basket of cherries is always a welcomed feast, but this party didn’t stop there. Next to the table was an antique, rustic looking ladder displaying drinks and the whole set up was decorated with a beautiful and handmade burlap bunting.

Cowboy Bash on a Budget
29. Cowboy Bash on a Budget

From Sensationally Sweet Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Creativity can make any budget dessert table look like a million buck, and this cowboy themed table is no exception ringing in at less than fifty dollars! The donuts cut to resemble horseshoes are seriously what a kid’s birthday party on a budget is all about. This blogger also rounded up a ton of stuff you probably have lying around the house to create this dessert table, including rustic picture frames and an old baking tin!

30. Old West Tombstone Birthday Party

From Party Envy by Charlene via Pretty My Party

This old west cowboy party is based on the movie Tombstone, a favorite of all western movie buffs. The dessert table perfectly encapsulates the movie with gold nugget candies, wagon wheel cookies, root beer and huckleberry juice. The dessert table is also decorated to the nines with printed movie posters, essential cowboy hats, and an antique clock that fits right in.

Cowboy Party Theme
31. Cowboy Party Theme

From Fancy That via Pizzazzerie

Yee-haw! Welcome your guests to the wild west with a western themed party filled with adorable decorations and all kinds of tasty treats. The kids at the party enjoyed fried chicken, pasta salad served in little mason jars, and root beer served in cowboy boot glasses! Popping some red and white striped paper straws took the drinks from cute to adorable in a hurry. I truly think any party or event can benefit from striped straws.

Western Cowboy 1st Communion
32. Western Cowboy 1st Communion

From Dolce Sobremesa via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Welcome to the Raul Ranch! These bloggers created the ultimate fun and modern first communion celebration with an updated version of the cowboy and ranchers party theme. As guests arrived they had their pictures taken in front of the amazing photocall, and then moved onto the gorgeous outdoor party space complete with all sorts of sweets and treats. The cake was even served on wooden plated with decorated wooden spoons and a mini flag topper!

Wild West Celebration
33. Wild West Celebration

From Pocket Full of Parties via The Creative Party Place

A trading post, a mustache bar, the sheriff’s office, are just a few of the delightful party spots at this celebration.

boy's cowboy birthday party ideas
34. Kick Off Your Boots 1st Birthday

From Sweet Project via Amy Atlas 

When your dad is an ex-bull rider, the perfect inspiration for a first birthday party is a cowboy theme. Family heirlooms were used for props throughout this “Kick Off Your Boots” party including antique lanterns, dad’s cowboy equipment, and the birthday boy’s new riding boots. Fun, vintage cowboy fabric was used as a backdrop for the epic dessert spread which included cupcakes, macarons, popcorn cones, and more!

Cowboy's 4th Birthday Party
35. A Cowboy’s 4th Birthday Party

From Jodie via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Adding a lot of fun details made this cowboy themed birthday party extra special for the birthday boy. Guests were greeted with their very own cowboy hat and creative paper bag cowboy boots. The dessert table, covered with a red gingham table cloth and rustic-feeling butcher paper runner, featured an amazing cake resembling Woody from Toy Story along with several tasty treats. I also love that the whole family was decked out in their finest cowboy garb.

woody's round up birthday party
36. Woody’s Round-Up Birthday Party

From Top It Off Designs via Bird’s Party

Woody was the star of the show at this cowboy inspired round up fourth birthday party! There are so many adorable party elements that really brought this theme to life. The whole party was decorated in vibrant red, blue, and yellow with pops of cow print throughout. The dessert table was filled with birthday treats including fun rock candy skewers, cow print cake pops, and the most amazing fondant cake.

Vintage Cowboy 1st Birthday
37. Vintage Cowboy 1st Birthday

From Ashley Lansford via Hostess With the Mostess

Travel back in time to the wild west with this rustic vintage cowboy first birthday party hosted at an amazing classic saloon! Rabbits, chickens, and miniature ponies were a hit in the petting zoo and some classic party games added to the fun. They brought in cut wood to accent each table and used vintage props to display the food items. The best part of this party? DIY Cowboy Tea stamped and custom sewn out of muslin and topped with a paper straw and tie of twine.

38. Baby Dylan’s Lil’ Buckaroo Shower

From Laura’s Little Party via Catch My Party

This Lil’ Buckaroo Baby Shower is decorated to the nines and full of so many adorable details. These pictures are full of inspiration for your own cowboy themed party! Wood pallets are decorated with red, white, and blue paper fans as well as the cutest homemade burlap bunting. These parents also repurposed an old chest to display some cool vintage cans and a variety of desserts. I also love the bandana tassels.

39. Cowboy Birthday Party

From Taffie Wishes via Spaceships and Laser Beams

How this mom of three boys found the time to throw such a great party is beyond me. This cowboy themed birthday bash is full of super sweet details and inexpensive DIY decorations that bring the space to life. Denim pennant buntings and a patchwork denim tablecloth are such fun and unique additions to the western space. It is also amazing how this mom dressed up cheap paper plates with reusable straw dishes!

boy's cowboy birthday party dessert table
40. Western Dessert Feature

From Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations via Amy Atlas

Dosey Doe on down to this post for some brilliant Western Wonderland themed party ideas. This mom transformed her backyard into a barn and decked it out with horse props, hay bales, and a vintage wagon wheel. Sweet treats included toffee apples, wagon wheels, adorable cookies, and cake pops. These mini glass milk bottles and cowboy boot cups filled with chocolate milk sat on an aged wine barrel ‘bar’.

Wild West Cowboy Party
41. Cowboy Cool Family Party

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

This modern take on the wild west theme makes for the coolest cowboy party around. For décor, a colorful printable pennant banner was hung up around the room and mason jars filled with an assortment of all white flowers were spread all over the dessert table. A bunch of plastic horses from the dollar store were spray painted white for a fun modern country feel that matches the reset of the party.

Wild West Cowboy Party
42. Wild West Cowboy Party

From Of Wants and Wishes via Celebrations at Home

Giddyup Cowboy, we’ve got a fantastic western themed cowboy birthday party to share that is full of unique and creative ideas. This western theme incorporates classic paisley prints with western fonts and lots of elements related to the wild, wild west. Some of my favorites are the “panning for gold” chocolate rocks, peanut butter brownie satchels, and cowboy boot favors filled with gummy snakes just like the famous line from Toy Story!

Wild West Birthday Party Inspiration
43. Wild West Birthday Party Inspiration

From Mini Mocha via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Saddle up, because this boy’s cowboy birthday party theme takes guests on a fanciful journey into the wild west. The cowboy theme comes together with party supplies like cowhide print cups, tin lanterns, and sheriff’s badges. Even more DIY decorations add so much excitement to the event! A cardboard cactus comes to life with green paint, prickles made of spaghetti (so clever), and a sign that reads “Beware of Poisonous Cactus”.

Cowboy Jacob is 2
44. Dean’s Western Cowboy Party

From 505 Design + Paperie via Catch My Party

This fabulous Western Cowboy dessert table is filled with classic recipe, vintage serving dishes, and super fun decorations that add a pop of color. S’more marshmallow pops, mini homemade apple pies, haystack cookies, and tiny buckets of candies are spread across the rustic looking table cloth. The whole table is decorated with red paisley print bows, cowboy hats, a red and blue birthday bunting, and the cutest balloons.

boy's cowboy birthday party
45. Wild, Wild West Birthday Party

From Sharnel Dollar Designs via Amy Atlas

Welcome to the wild, wild west! This blogger went for a ranch-like vibe in their backyard bash and went all out with the party props. The saloon bar with real swinging doors was the perfect entry for a cowboy themed party complete with bales of hay, horseshoes, cowboy hats, and horse carriages. The little buckaroos also enjoyed fun activities like sack races, straw bale treasure hunt, and an awesome whip cracking demonstration.

46. Cowboy Hat Chandelier

From Design Dazzle

This cowboy hat chandelier brings a totally fun and funky vibe to any outdoor party. This blogger strung of fifty straw cowboys hats and hung them from a burlap-covered hoola hoop to make this impressive center piece. In the center of the hoop, they strung long pieces of red paisley ribbon, strips of burlap, and beautiful metal stars!

boy's cowboy themed birthday party
47. Saddle Up 3rd Birthday Party

From Leonie’s Cakes and Parties via Amy Atlas

This blogger created an amazing hoe down for her son’s third birthday, creating everything from the invitations and table signage to the chocolate on a stick and wonderful cake! The party also featured a homemade saloon for party guests to run up to for drinks during the party. Red paisley, black and white cow print, and blue denim patterned décor was nestled on top of a burlap table cloth with all kinds of sweets and treats spread on top.

Cowboy Jacob is 2
48. Cowboy Jacob is 2

From Nadia G. via Catch My Party

Build your very own western town out of cardboard just like these brilliant parents did for their son’s second birthday party! The town was the perfect recreation of the wild west, with a hotel, soda saloon, jail, and country store filled with treats. Inventory at the general store included an adorable assortment of candies and party favors. Any kid I know what just love this wildly fun party.

Cowboy Candy Buffet
49. Cowboy Candy Buffet

From Sugarbird Confections via Spaceships and Laser Beams

This funky take on a cowboy inspired candy buffet is full of unique and creative decorations I would have never thought of. I am loving the barn and horse on top of the cake stand, and that is only the beginning! This blogger also used paisley print prints to make paper cones, clothes pins and twine to make a cotton candy display, and a bunch of glass jars filled with candies in the party’s color scheme.

50. Cowboy Parker’s 4th Birthday Party

From Nicole via Catch My Party

Cowboy Parker’s candy buffet is filled with sweet treats decorated with the most adorable country western decorations. My favorite part of this candy buffet table has to be the birthday boy’s name, written out in wooden letters and decorated in various western-themed patterns and graphics! Each of the candies are displayed in silver metal buckets with little scoops. Party guests always love going up to a candy buffet to make a little bag of treats for themselves.

cowboy themed boy baby shower
51. Cowboy Boy Baby Shower

From Sheryl Bjorn Photography via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Giddy on over here and check out these cowboy baby shower party ideas. Through the use of western prints and rustic textures, this blogger designed a perfectly decorated hoe down to welcome the newest little cowboy to town. A down home meal of favorite comfort food, paired with delicious cupcakes and beverages from the local watering hole, made this cowboy baby shower something that is not to be missed.

Stick Hobby Horse Tutorial from Chickabug

52. Hobby Horse Favors

From Brenda, via Chickabug

This mom created the most wonderful stick hobby horses for her son’s country western party! They are made from red heeled work socks – the same socks that are used for sock monkeys if they look a little familiar. They are super simple to recreate and don’t require too many materials, which makes them a perfect DIY for a cowboy themed party. The kids will be as excited receiving their stick ponies as you will be making them.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.