Kara's Party Ideas Cowboy Western Themed Boy Birthday Party Planning Ideas
The details of this COWBOY WESTERN THEMED THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Alexis of Alexis Campbell Event Styling are just darling!

Here is what Alexis had to say about planning the party- “When deciding on a theme for my son Zachary’s third birthday, a cowboy theme was the first thing that popped into my head.  As the plan began brewing I knew I wanted something simple and not overly “kiddy”.  First stop was the printables, which didn’t take long since The Tomkat Studio was reading my mind with the most adorable red and blue set.  As I continued to browse the sites I came across an adorable cowgirl party put together by Amber of Fashionably Baked for her daughter.  Amber’s invitation was the perfect fit for Zachary’s party, needing to only be tweaked from Cow Girl to Boy.  Amber had the proof in my hand only a few days later and the invitations were ready to go.”

Party Styling- Alexis Campbell Event Styling (A Campbell & Shah Production)
Printables- The Tomkat Studio
Sugar Cookies- Sugar on Top
Coloring Page- Anders Ruff
Photography- Enduring Impressions

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Lollipop Sticks
Jute Twine
Cupcake Liners
Burlap
Striped Paper Straws
Mason Jar Drinking Glasses
White 2-Sided Frame

     

Continued from Alexis…

Food
The adults were treated to homemade sausage and peppers, pasta salad, Greek salad, and sliced watermelon, all specially prepared by Zachary’s MIMI.  The kids enjoyed the ever famous Chick-Fil-A chicken tenders, homemade macaroni and cheese (by yours truly) and sliced watermelon. At the “watering hole” the adults enjoyed ice cold water with fresh lemon and lime slices and galvanized buckets full of bottles of beer. Drinks were served in mason jars tied with jute and topped off with a blue or red striped straw from The Tomkat Studio. Also, everyone was able to cool off at the refreshing, yet filling, rootbeer float station, what a hit! Vanilla ice cream was scooped into mason jars and topped off with ice cold rootbeer and enjoyed by all under the hot Florida sun.

Desserts
The goal of the dessert table was to keep it simple. In keeping with that, I went with vanilla cupcakes, caramel apples, s’more pops, potato chips and chocolate chip cookies.  Mandy at Sugar on Top provided the most delicious sugar cookie cowboy boots, hats and stars that matched the printables to perfection.  I also added a “make your own trail mix” station on the table for all to scoop a perfect combination of snacks for themselves to go in brown paper bags with a “thank you” tag on the front. Everyone went home with smiles on their faces as well as stuffed bags of yummy trail mix!

Each child was able to dress the part as each seat at the kids table included a bandana, cowboy hat and Sherriff’s badge. The cowboys and cowgirls kept busy as coloring pages from Anders Ruff were waiting for each to color on while their parents made their plates. Bales of hay were lined in the back yard for the kids to sit on while waiting for a pony ride. When Zachary saw the pony he was so excited he wanted to keep it, but not so happy when he found out that wasn’t an option! He never got off the pony and enjoyed every minute with “his” horses. All of the kids wore their hats and bandanas and it was simply adorable. I will never forget this birthday and the look on Zachary’s face.  He truly felt like a cowboy for the day. Now the tricky part, having to top it next year!”

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13 Comments
  1. Stacey Matthews

    This is SO cute!

  2. Amber w/ Fashionably Baked

    Alexis, thank you so much for the credit of the invitations!! The party was absolutely ADORABLE!!!!

  3. […] credits: Durango, Examiner, Junk Garden Girl, Kara’s Party Ideas, Made in a Day, Home Adorable, Arizona Foothills Magazine, […]

  4. corina

    Donde conseguiste los manteles, estan adorables.

  5. chrissy

    Hi
    Would love to know where all the great table cloth (horseshoes, etc)
    thank you

  6. Elizabeth

    Everything looked amazing! I was wondering what program you used to do your labels.

  7. Johnna

    Hi, I would love to know where you got those awesome tablecloths!!!

  8. mary m

    Hi. I am looking for a cookie maker who ships their cookies.

  9. mary m

    Hi. I am looking for someone who makes 1950’s theme cookies and coca cola ones. Know anybody that does and do they ship? Thanks.