Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Kids Birthday Party Theme: Western - The Details

So, now you know how to make your own western invitations and party food - it's time to top everything off with decorations, games and of course, party favours :)

Here are a few simple yet affective ideas to turn your house into the Old West:
Cut an old cardboard box into saloon doors and masking-tape to your door frame

Draw badges, cowboy hats, boots and cactuses on paper, colour in, cut out and blu-tack onto walls
Here's some to print if drawing's not your thing :)

Dust off any old rope you might have in the shed and arrange on your table with a bandanna or cowboy hat as a centrepiece, and use upside-down cowboy hats to serve food

Mess with the Classics:
Transform classic party games by giving them a western spin. Instead of 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey' have 'Pin the Tail on the Horse'. Change 'Musical Bobs' into 'Bootscooting Bobs. You get the idea :P

Tin Can shoot:
Place some old soft drink cans up on a ledge or table, line up the children, arm them with water pistols, and have them try to shoot the cans.

Pan for Gold:
Hide gold coin lollies in the sandpit and have the children pan for them using old sieves. 

Party Favours
Every party needs a take home lolly bag, so here's 2 ideas:

Make simple brown paper bags (you can use my feed bags as a guide) and draw big dollar signs in black pen. Fill with gold coin lollies and tie with string

OR, if you're going with a western theme because the birthday boy or girl is a Toy Story fanatic, why not try something like this:

"There's a snake in my boot!"


Make cowboy boot paper bags...

Use this pic as a guide:

(Measures just under 14x18cm)
Simply draw 2 boots touching like so; cut and glue/staple edges together

 ... and fill with lolly snakes for a very Woody party favour :)

And I think that just about covers everything!

Phew. I'm tired. I think I might stick to posting random photos of cats and such for a while :P


  1. Wonderful blog post..........

    Thanks you for sharing with us this kind of information.........

    Birthday Party Games for kids


  2. These DIY ideas for games as well as party favors would be great for parents who wish to enjoy making their own stuff for their kid's party to save a few bucks for the celebration.


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