Fun ideas for a Cowboy Themed Birthday Party for kids.
Cut construction paper or card stock into the shape of stars, horses or boots.
Cowboy Dress up relay
Collect 2 sets of cowboy clothes with items like jeans, overalls, cowboy boots, cowboy hat, bandana, chaps, sunglasses, cowboy shirt, etc. and put them in 2 different piles. At the other end of the playing field or the starting line have 2 teams line up one after the other.
The object of the game is for each person on a team (one at a time) to dress up in the clothes tag their team members and then run back, undress and tag the next person in line. The relay continues the relay until everyone has had a turn.
Horseshoes is a fun game and one that is easy for everyone to play. How to play horseshoes.
Cowboy Cow Patty Throw
You'll need hula hoops (or large baskets) and brown frisbees. Teams line up behind each another and try and throw the frisbees through the hula hoops or into the baskets. Give point values to the targets.
Variations: Instead of stars you can tie a bandana around a ball.
Use 5 cowboy hats lined up in a row and let them try and make it into the #1 hat first, then the #2 hat … etc. ending up with the farthest away #5 hat.
1st round: Ride horses around a cone and back.
2nd round: Ride the horses backwards.
3rd round: Ride the horses sideways.
4th round: Two riders must ride the same horse at the same time.
5th round: Three riders must ride the same horse.
6th round: Four riders must ride the same horse.
Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9 year olds
Party Games for 5 and 6 years old
Birthday games for ages 10, 11, 12 years old
Western theme picture frames
Cut out western themed shapes out of sponges - stars, boots, hats, cactus. Have the cowboys paint their frames a solid color and then dip one side of the shaped sponge in paint and then sponge onto their frame.
Gather several broomsticks or large dowel rods.Fill socks with batting (for the head) and attach to one end of the stick. Glue on google eyes, felt nose and ears. Make a main out of yarn and glue to the sock also. Use a long piece of yarn for the reins.
Food for a Cowboy Party
Dress the food table like a chuck wagon. Make large wheels out of poster board or cover hula hoops. Attach an off white sheet to the wall behind the table to look like a covered wagon. Hang ropes, lanterns and old pots and pans from the table.
Hotdogs and beans
Coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad
Mix sprite and green food coloring for “cactus juice”
Cowboy Party Favors
Wrap goodies up in a bandana
Plastic boot shaped cups
Plain brown paper lunch sacks tied with a 1" strip of red bandana and brown raffia.
Color black cow spots onto white paper bags with a black permanent marker. Tie with bandana strips or raffia.