Texas Party Ideas
Texas themed birthday party ideas for kids.
Everything is bigger in Texas including these great ideas for a Texas
birthday party! Fun ideas for Texas themed invitations,
decorations, activities, games, food, favors and more.
For more western style party ideas see our
Buy post cards with the Texas flag on one side - fill them out
with the party information and send to guests.
Write party information and details inside of note cards with the
Texas flag on the outside.
Cut plain red or blue note cards into a Texas state shape.
Decorate with the colors of the Texas flag - red, white and blue.
Tie red, white and blue helium balloons to the mailbox to show guests
where the party is located. Tie red and/or blue bandanas from the
trees & bushes outside the party entrance. Set up some hay bales
near the party entrance and scatter some hay along the pathway leading
to the door.
Decorate the party table with red or blue checkered table cloths, hay
bales, cowboy boots with flowers in them (yellow roses or bluebonnets!),
rope, horseshoes and cowboy hats. Sprinkle star confetti on
the party tables. Place red, white and blue helium balloons around
the party area - draw a Lone Star on the blue balloons.
Call guests to dinner or to start a game by ringing a dinner
Texas Party Activities
Let the party guests plant their own bluebonnet seeds into a small terra
cotta pot. They can then decorate the pot and take it home with
them as party favors.
Bluebonnet Fingerprint Pictures
Let the kids have some arts and crafts time and make a fun bluebonnet
picture with their fingerprints. Set out blue and white paints in
shallow containers. Have them place their thumb in the blue paint
and make a bluebonnet flower ... then they take another finger and dip
it in the white paint and press their finger just at the top of all the
blue flowers they just made.
Texas Party Games
Party guests line up side by side
and hold hands. Players have to hold hands during the whole game
and not let go.
players are the body of the rattlesnake. Choose
a player at one end of the rattlesnake to be the head and the player on
the opposite end to be the tail.
player has to try and tag the tail player.
The body of the rattlesnake
has to move as the head and tail move.
The head tries to hide behind the body ... so much fun!
After the tail has been tagged then it moves to where the head was, the
head moves down one space and a new player becomes the tail.
Keep playing until all the children have had an opportunity to be both
the head and the tail of the
Water the Horses
Teams try to fill up their water container
before the other team.
There are different ways the kids can transfer water in this
Use small Dixie cups, bandanas soaked in water that
to wring out into their team bucket, large spoons or our
red solo cups - punch holes in the bottom so the water slowly
To play teams will need 2 large containers
filled up with water. Set them at one end and set up two jugs that are
equal in size (like milk
cartons) on the other side of the playing field.
Teams run, one player at a time, to transfer water back and forth from the big
water tub to the jugs. First team to fill their container up wins
See our Cowboy and
Western party theme pages for lots of
party games that would fit right in with the Texas birthday party theme.
Texas Party Food Ideas
Texas style BBQ
Potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob
Anything Tex Mex - tacos, enchiladas, chips and salsa, queso
Star shaped food (cut with a star shaped cookie cutter) - cookies,
Texas Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
Plastic cowboy boot
Tie up party favors in a red bandana - tie with rope or raffia
White bags with a picture of the Texas flag glued to the front and blue
and red tissue paper