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DIY Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas!

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  1. Be sure to check out more  birthday party ideas here:
  2. Plus, you don't want to miss this A  Music Party

Saddle up, because this cowboy birthday party theme takes guests on a fanciful journey into the Wild West. Created by Natasha of Mini Mocha for her son, the cowboy birthday theme comes to life with party supplies like cowhide cups, tin lanterns, and sheriff’s badges. Natasha’s DIY party decorations add so much excitement to the event.

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Cowboy Birthday party

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Boys Cowboy Western Party Welcome Entrance

Natasha proved there’s no better place for a cowboy-themed birthday party than outside in the backyard, in the open air—a perfect place for the party’s cowboys and cowgirls to eat birthday cake and wet their whistles.

Boys Cowboy Western Party Dress Up clothes

The cowboy theme party is also a great excuse for costume dress-up. Guests donned provided bandanas and cowboy hats, ready to saddle up and journey into the Wild Wild West!

Boys Cowboy Themed Birthday Cactus

Natasha’s DIY party decorations would be easy to make at home, and they add so much fun to the setting. A cardboard cactus comes to life with green paint and prickles made of spaghetti (so clever!). The “Beware of Poisonous Cactus” sign and a rope coil finish off the creative party prop.

Boys Cowboy Western Party Decoration Ideas

Boys Cowboy Birthday Party Horse and saloon

A sheriff’s office with swinging doors and a jail cell with barred windows are made from refrigerator-sized cardboard boxes and a black marker. There’s also an awesome cardboard hitching post for “horse parking”. A variety of play horses decorate the space, and bales of straw are used as soft seating throughout the backyard.

Wild West Teepee

Natasha fashioned a teepee from leftover fabric scraps, rope, and bamboo. You know the kids loved it too!

Boys Cowboy Western Birthday Party Table Party Food Ideas

The color scheme appropriately pays homage to a dry and sandy western town. A brown paper runner and framed lunch menu decorate the food station, and cowboy-friendly foil pie dishes are used as plates.

Boys Cowboy Western Themed Party Table Setting Ideas

A burlap flag banner hangs above and spells out the birthday boy’s name.

Boys Cowboy Western Themed Birthday Party table Settings

A white tablecloth adds to the neutral color scheme, while a red burlap table runner adds a bright pop of color.

Boys Cowboy Western Party Food Ideas

Personal-sized quiches and star fruit sticks were especially popular with younger ranch hands but the menu also included cowboy favorites like sticky pork ribs, roast beef on baguette toast, and flatbread roll-ups.

Boys Cowboy Western Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake Pops

Mini waffle cones that wouldn’t mind the sun was filled with cookie cake balls and covered in white chocolate, to the delight of little guests.

Boys Cowboy Western Birthday Party Cake

A white chocolate mud birthday cake decorated with Maltesers and topped with everyone’s favorite sheriff, Woody from Toy Story, wasn’t the only sweet treat. There were lemon curd cupcakes with Italian meringue, wagon wheels, strawberry Jell-O cups, fondant-topped star cookies, and cookies and cream ice cream with mini Oreos. What a chow wagon!

Boys Cowboy Western Themed Birthday party Ideas

No cowboy birthday party is complete without a few “WANTED” signs, which was also a great party activity for kids. Each cowboy/girl got to play sheriff by creating their own portrait of a cowhand wanted for not cleaning the horse stables or their room.

Boys Cowboy Western Themed Birthday Party Activity Ideas

Each Wanted poster printout from Bookmaking with kids is concealed in a parchment paper bag and comes with a shiny sheriff’s badge.

Boys Cowboy Western Party Game ideas

In addition to the popular play structures, there were lots of activities to keep the party galloping: square dancing, musical chairs, pass Mr. Potato Head, darts (with kid-friendly magnetized darts), lasso games, and The Claw. Based on Toy Story’s mechanical game, this party’s cardboard and cellophane versions were very popular. Kids used a toy claw to grab a prize. Natasha sure knows how to throw a party. You’ll want to check out her previous dinosaur party and vintage plane party that we’ve also featured.

Be sure to check out more  birthday party ideas here:

Plus, you don’t want to miss this A  Music Party

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