How to Throw a Cowgirl Themed Birthday Party

Themed Birthday Parties are so much fun, and my sister clearly knows how to rope a memorable party.  Like this one.  If you are wanting to throw a cowgirl themed birthday party, this post is for you!  Giddy Up Cowgirl!

First up, the invitation:

Invitation

The invitation was made with a stamp set from Stampin’ Up called Out West and Chocolate Chip ink.  The pink background paper was embossed with a paisley embossing plate.  Then, it was sanded, which enhances the embossed images.  Glitter enhanced the detail of the cowgirl boot.  Every cowgirl needs her bling.  So, rhinestones were added to the boot and the cowgirl hat.  The boots and hat were adhered with dimensional foam dots.  The wording was simply printed from a word document and the edges were burned with a lighter.

Decorations

1. Banner – The banner/bunting was made with Stampin Up chocolate chip paper and leftover paper from the invitations.  The letters and shapes (bull rider and sheriff badge) were made from die cuts at the elementary school.  She had scoped these out when volunteering at the school.  If you take in your own paper, the office staff will usually let you use their die cuts.  Of course, this only works if your child goes to an elementary school. {smiling}

2. Hay Bale Focal Point with Cowgirl Cut Out – Believe it or not, you can visit your local grainery and “rent” bales of hay.  They are quite messy so you will be glad to send them back after the party.  The cowgirl and white horse cut outs were ordered from Oriental Trading Company.

 3.  Tables – The bandanas and tablecloths were from the Dollar Store.  The Jessie doll and stuffed horses were items already at home.    The hay bales were from Michael’s and the cowboy hats from Oriental Trading Company.

4.  Food Tables –  The food tables were decorated with the same tablecloths and bandanas from the Dollar Store.  The faux barbed wire was from Oriental Trading Company.

5.  Cake – This was the first year my sister didn’t buy the birthday cake from the bakery!  I think it turned out adorable and delicious.  So did everyone else.  There wasn’t a morsel left.  The cake was one layer of strawberry and one of white.  Sorry, folks, this cake wasn’t from scratch so there isn’t a recipe.  Both cake mixes were from Duncan Hines.  A box of vanilla pudding mix was added to each cake as well as an additional egg.  It surprisingly makes the cake really moist.

Food

  • Bronco Beans
  • Hot Dogs
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Tri-tip
  • Rolls

Extra Touches

6. Homemade Chocolate’s! Rachelle bought a molds from the candy store and then used candy melts that she purchased at the same store.  Melt in ziploc baggie for 30 seconds, knead and melt for another 30 seconds, cut tip of bag and then pip into mold.

Games

7.  Gunny Sack Races – Because you know that no good Cowgirl Party would be complete without at least one gunny sack race.  Head on over to your local feed supply store and pick up a few sacks {or better yet, pick them up while you are grabbing your hay bales!}

And that’s How to Throw a Giddy Up Cowgirl Themed Birthday Party.

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