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Western Theme Party Ideas

By Dee Schrock

Howdy! Here are a few ideas for rowdy, rootin-tootin western theme party.

Western theme parties are one of the most popular theme parties- sure to go over well with all your guests.

This popular theme party can be prepared in less than a day, or in only a few hours for those high energy hosts!

Welcome each guest with a bandana and sheriff's badge.


Think rustic and hearty! Here are some great ideas:

* Old lanterns, jugs, and bales of hay

* Kerosene lamps

* Washtubs

* Inflatable cactus

* Saloon sign made out of paper bag or wood-burned

* Red gingham tablecloths

* Luminaries or fiesta lights


A western theme party wouldn't be complete without the standard cowboy hats, vests, and bandanas. A star badge, lasso, and large belt buckles are great accessories.


* Game of horseshoes

* Roping & lasso competitions

* "Pan for gold" in a sandbox (gold spray-painted rocks)


Glue a thin piece of rope around the edges of your invitations to create a lasso-type look. A nice touch is to personalize the guests name in cowboy lingo, such as Packin' Pete and Pistol Penny. It's fun for the guest and they tend to get a kick out of it.

Food & Drink

Serve snacks in miniature cowboy hats and serve hearty western cuisine.


Rootin' tootin' country music can be played in the background for square dancing or line dancing.

Have a wild western theme party!

About The Author

Dee Schrock has put together hundreds of theme party tips and fun ideas for easy (and budget conscious!) party planning.

Visit her website for tons of popular theme party ideas, including decoration, costume, game, and party drink ideas, as well as printable invitations.

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