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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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52 Cowboy Themed Boy Birthday Party Ideas

cowboys and cookies birthday party dessert table
1. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboys and Cookies Birthday Party Dessert Table – Our party printables can dress up anything! Plaid and patchwork are a terrific combo for a cowboy theme. I think our horse cupcake wrappers are especially awesome!

cowboy roundup birthday dessert table
2. From Michelle’s Party Plan-It via Pretty My Party: Boy’s Old Western Birthday — An old western town is re-built (from cardboard and love) right in the living room. Awesome ideas!

Rustic Western 1st Birthday for Twins
3. From Marigold Mom via Hostess With the Mostess: Rustic Western 1st Birthday for Twins – 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. From Sugar and Sparkle via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Wild West Cowboy Birthday – This western themed birthday is ruggedly handsome in blue and gold. Authentic details like leather, cactus, and sun-bleached steer skulls fire up the cowboy vibe.

Drayden's Birthday Party
5. From Ani via Catch My Party: Drayden’s Birthday Party – What a welcoming table! The balloon arch frames all sorts of delightful details which serve as a hint of the fun to be found at this party. Notice the cowpoke ring-toss game.

Classic Cowboy Birthday Party
6. From Giggles Galore: Classic Cowboy Birthday Party – I really like using the ladder and repurposed furniture for a buffet substitute. Straw bales and cowboy décor look good in this party setting.

Cowboy & Cowgirl Birthday Party
7. From Dimply Sweet via Kara’s Party Ideas: Cowboy and Cowgirl Birthday Party – This shared celebration for a brother and sister is filled with country fresh party ideas, including a petting zoo and pony rides.

Drake's Old West Birthday Party
8. From Million Dollar Smile Celebrations via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Drake’s Old West Birthday Party – Wow, this party has a ton of fabulous details! Any cowboy would love to be the sheriff at this party. Maybe he’d get paid in dessert for thwarting the robbers!

9. From Amber Adams via Hostess With the Mostess: Wyatt’s 1st Birthday — I like the guitar shaped invite and the brown bag that morphs into a cowboy boot favor bag! This party is charmingly boyish.

Country western birthday party
10. From Catherine via Chickabug: Country-Western Birthday Party – This amazing woman created an awesome party for her two children. Guest tables, favors, the dessert buffet-everything speaks “welcome”.

Hunter's Cowboy Birthday
11. From Picture Perfect Party Tables via The Creative Party Place: Hunter’s Cowboy Birthday – What a great dessert table arrangement!

Giddy-Up Cowboy Birthday Party
12. From Little Wishes Parties via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Giddy Up Cowboy Birthday Party – All little cowboys should be so fortunate to celebrate their birthdays like this! Bandana wrapped water bottles, cactus shaped favor holders and a whole lot of rootin’ tootin’ cowboy décor make this party a special event.

cowboy boy's birthday party
13. From Alexis Campbell Event Planning via Amy Atlas: Cowboy Hall of Fame Dessert Table – Giant rustic stars hang on the wall behind this great party table. The “watering hole: features root beer floats in mason jars–mmm!

cowboy themed 4th birthday party
14. From Ana Carolina via Bird’s Party: Cowboy Theme 4th Birthday Party – A welcoming entry spot points the way to cowboy hat-wearing water bottles, darling cupcakes and a rustic picnic area for birthday fun.

Little Cowboy Birthday Party
15. From A Reason to Get Together via Celebrations at Home: Little Cowboy Birthday Party – There are a number of really nice details at this celebration, but the sawhorse horses are my favorite.

wild wild west baby shower
16. From Cattle and Cupcakes via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Wild, Wild West Twin Boy Baby Shower – This theme was chosen to celebrate the wild times that new-to-be mama knew she was in for! Cowboy hats and lanterns, tin stars and bunting, plus burlap and vintage style printables, all help make this a great guy-centric party theme.

boy's cowboy birthday party
17. From Frog Prince Paperie via Amy Atlas: Gold Rush Old West Barbecue – The outdoor venue is perfect for showing off gingham, denim and wildflowers. The menu looks good enough to eat!

Western Themed Kids' Party
18. From Kelly Allison Photography via Design Dazzle: Western Themed Kids’ Party – Even the fence background and cool table design work for this party set-up; great food presentation!

Two Cowboys Turning Two
19. From Angie and Janna via Home Confetti: Two Cowboys Turning Two – The kids really look like they’re having a good time at this party! The wanted signs (used as a table backdrop) with personalized outlaw names are the best!

CowBOY'S 4th Birthday Party
20. From Printable Parties to Go via Spaceships and Laser Beams: CowBOY’s 4th Birthday Party – A cardboard box jail backdrop and a giant cowboy boot piñata dress up the party spot. You’ll also see sheriff stars, cowboy hats and mini bales of straw decorating the table. Cute!

Cowboy's 2nd Birthday
21. From HoneyBee via Hostess With the Mostess: Cowboy’s 2nd Birthday – Does this wanted poster message give you the idea you’ll find more fun party ideas here: Nathan “The Kid” wanted for the crime of growing up too fast?!

Yee-Haw Cowboy Birthday Party
22. From Charlie Horse Parties via Kara’s Party Idea: Yee-Haw Cowboy Birthday Party – There’s a great collection of wanted posters over the dessert table where you’ll also see great, themed treats. I also like the kids’ table with horse balloons racing overhead.

Cowboy Party Tablescape
23. From Red Wagon Events and Sweet on Parties via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Party Tablescape – Be sure to see both posts which showcase the clever ideas at this event which include using hay bales for tables, tin pie pans for plates and toy sheriff badges as napkin holders. The dessert table set-up is wonderful.

A Cowboy's 2nd Birthday Party
24. From Christina via Catch My Party: A Cowboy’s 2nd Birthday 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. From Nothing But Country: Cowboys and Cub Scouts – If you’re looking for ideas for a large group in a large party space, be sure to check out this banquet. A DIY wood pallet watering hole, personalized wanted posters and brown paper bag/PVC hobby horses are just a few of the excellent touches that could also work in a smaller venue.

Lil Cowboy 1st Birthday Party
26. From Lauren Haddox Designs via Hostess With the Mostess: Lil’ Cowboy 1st Birthday Party – This party pleases with fresh ideas in red and white. There are several decorative vignettes that delight; the Kids’ Corral is a special spot.

Cowboy Baby Shower
27. From Whimsically Detailed via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Baby Shower  – Baby blue and boy brown cover the desserts, dessert table and decorative elements. Berry basket favors, darling cupcakes and a sweet cowboy-inspired onesie banner are especially noteworthy at this handsome party.

Lil' Buckaroo Baby Shower
28. From Giggles Galore via The Party Wagon: Lil’ Buckaroo Baby Shower – There are some nice rustic elements with lots of texture at this baby shower. The bunting is especially appealing.

Cowboy Bash on a Budget
29. From Sensationally Sweet Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Bash on a Budget – If I didn’t know better I wouldn’t believe this party table was created with less than $50! Justine’s ideas with chicken wire, picture frame trays and witty treats really make this party come alive.

30. From Party Envy by Charlene via Pretty My Party: Old West Tombstone Birthday Party – For a birthday boy fascinated with Wyatt Earp and the old west, this party was the best! I especially like the “gun smoke” (cotton candy) and the huckleberry juice bar, but there are other great ideas here, too.

Cowboy Party Theme
31. From Fancy That via Pizzazzerie: Cowboy Party Theme – I love the pattern play at this set up — it looks happy!

Western Cowboy 1st Communion
32. From Dolce Sobremesa via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Western Cowboy 1st Communion – For a little guy who loves horses and cowboys, this party theme couldn’t be beat! Garner great ideas from this outdoor bountiful buffet.

Wild West Celebration
33. From Pocket Full of Parties via The Creative Party Place: Wild West Celebration – 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. From Sweet Project via Amy Atlas: Kick Off Your Boots 1st Birthday – Real spurs, chaps, and ropes were among the authentic decorative items at this sweet dessert table.

Cowboy's 4th Birthday Party
35. From Jodie via Spaceships and Laser Beams: A Cowboy’s 4th Birthday Party – A wanted poster with the birthday boy’s picture is a terrific way to focus on a birthday boy, plus note the fun cowboy bandana banner. Rice Krispie squares make cute mini haystacks around the cake.

woody's round up birthday party
36. From Top It Off Designs via Bird’s Party: Woody’s Round-Up Birthday Party – Who is the most famous cowboy in recent movie history? It’s Woody! He is all over the party at this celebration.

Vintage Cowboy 1st Birthday
37. From Ashley Lansford via Hostess With the Mostess: Vintage Cowboy 1st Birthday – Here’s a sweet celebration. Even the menu items matched the theme.

38. From Laura’s Little Party via Catch My Party: Baby Dylan’s Lil’ Buckaroo Shower – The vintage pieces add a unique flair to the styling at this baby shower. The cookies and cupcakes are especially darling.

39. From Taffie Wishes via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Birthday Party  – You must look at the fabulous variety of banners Angela uses at this party! A patchwork denim table covering, rattan plate holders and lots of cowboy hats add to the décor.

boy's cowboy birthday party dessert table
40. From Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations via Amy Atlas: Western Dessert Feature – How ’bout drinkin’ outta a cowboy boot?!  A wine barrel serves as the beverage bar. A giant wagon wheel hangs over the wonderful themed desserts.

Wild West Cowboy Party
41. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Cool Family Party – This was a hoorah for my birthday that we did with some friends and neighbors. It has a modern country feel with simple white accessories. Notice the banner that hung around the room; it’s actually made of cut up placemats from our Cowboy Cool Collection.

Wild West Cowboy Party
42. From Of Wants and Wishes via Celebrations at Home: Wild West Cowboy Party – Blue and grey pinstripes make a novel backdrop for this theme, looks good! The pan for gold treat idea is especially fun.

Wild West Birthday Party Inspiration
43. From Mini Mocha via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Wild West Birthday Party Inspiration – Each place setting looks great with a wanted poster coloring page which doubles as a party activity.  The poster message is adorable! Watch out for the poison cactus!

Cowboy Jacob is 2
44. From 505 Design + Paperie via Catch My Party: Dean’s Western Cowboy Party – A little guy who loves his rocking horse would love this party, too. The bountiful dessert table is graciously displayed.

boy's cowboy birthday party
45. From Sharnel Dollar Designs via Amy Atlas: Wild, Wild West Birthday Party – Look at that swinging door saloon bar; what a party welcome! The dessert table has a serving bin that looks like it could have come from an old general store. See lots of old west props and good ideas here.

Argentinian Cowboy
46. From Dulce Design via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Argentinian Cowboy – How cool is this party?! Cowpoke designs rule on this dessert table…and I want that horse!

boy's cowboy themed birthday party
47. From Leonie’s Cakes and Parties via Amy Atlas: Saddle Up 3rd Birthday Party – An adorable cake and a pennant made with cowboy hats and bandanas are my favorites here, but there are lots of cute details to see.

Cowboy Jacob is 2
48. From Nadia G. via Catch My Party: Cowboy Jacob is 2 – Build a piece of the Old West out of cardboard and add a Country Store full of treats; I’m sure this is an example of “if you build it, they will come”.

Cowboy Candy Buffet
49. From Sugarbird Confections via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Candy Buffet – Check out the cotton candy pennant that fronts this awesome candy buffet!

50. From Nicole via Catch My Party: Cowboy Parker’s 4th Birthday Party – Cute cake and lots of charming details: sweet banner, photo booth, hayride, petting zoo and sweets bar.

cowboy themed boy baby shower
51. From Sheryl Bjorn Photography via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cowboy Boy Baby Shower — Family and friends use western prints and rustic textures to create a party that welcomes the newest little cowboy to town.

Stick Hobby Horse Tutorial from Chickabug

52. From Brenda, via Chickabug: Want to make your own hobby horse favors? Here’s a tutorial for a stick hobby horse that uses red-heeled socks, the same style used for sock monkeys. Precious!


  • From Design Dazzle: Learn how to make your own cowboy hat chandelier, what a centerpiece!

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.