Lets start with the table decor. The red checkered table covers that I used were actually sent to me from Consumer Crafts. I love that they add a country feel.
I made the monogrammed "M" for a table centerpiece. It can also be used after the party in my son's room. To make your own cowboy monogram you will need the following supplies (again most were sent to me from Consumer Crafts):
- 12 inch paper mache letter
- Red Checkered Washi Tape
- Wild West Stickers
- Faux Wood Scrapbook Paper
- Decoupage medium
Use the paper to cover up both sides and the washi tape to cover the sides. Then adhere the stickers to finish off your cowboy creation. My son loves his and it looks great in his room now that the party is over.
On the other side of the table I have a sign made for me by my friend Colleen from Just Paint It. Head on over to her blog for details on getting some free cowboy party printables plus information on purchasing even more fun party supplies.
I used some of our wild west toys to put in the center of the table. My son said the bandanna needed to be green "like grass" so of course I got a green bandanna! There are also punched stars out of paper scattered on the table. The bandanna trimmed napkins are from Oriental Trading.
The garland I used is so super simple! Just tie up some twine and hang some bandannas over it. Yep they are not secured in any way. Then I added cowboy hats on the ends of my curtain rod. So super easy yet it looks great.
Of course we had to have party favors. My DIY sock stick horses went home with every child that came. Plus they got to play with them while they were at the party.
I had the stick horses waiting on the kids in an old rusty milk can.
Each child also received a straw cowboy hat, a bandanna, and a stick on mustache. The hats and mustaches came from Oriental Trading. The bandannas are all from the Dollar Tree.
I will tell you that everyone from kids to teens to adults had fun with the mustache and sideburn packages. Be sure to order plenty cause they are hilarious!
I also love to customize the wrapping paper to my party theme. I could not find any cowboy paper so I made some.
I stamped some plain brown paper with a "SHERIFF" stamp I had. Actually the birthday boy wanted to help so he made his own wrapping paper.
All the details on the cowboy cake and cupcakes are in a post from yesterday. Be sure to check out how to make this great cake.
Plus the cupcakes that went to school with the birthday boy.
All in all we had a great birthday party. My little buckaroo had a rompin stompin time!
I hope you enjoy these party ideas for your next cowboy birthday party. My DIY decorations are easy for anyone to make and will look great for your next party.