Ideas - Western Party Games & Activities
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Western Party Games & Activities
Entertain your guests with an old fashioned
Hire a DJ or Western Band.
It’s a great time to kick up your heels and give out a little
Hire desperados, gunslingers, saloon
girls, a Sheriff and an entourage of costumed ‘Dollies’ to meet and
greet your guests and perform.
Create a favorite photo opportunity
Your Digital Camera! Use Wanted Poster Photo Stand In to pose for
memorable photos. Saloon Photo Op or Western Couple Stand In provide
fun at any western party.
Western Arches and Props are also great photo ops.
Square Dancing - Hire a caller to teach everyone
how to square dance or do the two-step.
Photo Booths are a great activity
too. Check with your DJ, many of them offer this service too.
Nothing beats an old-fashion campfire
when you are doing a Western theme party. Try to find someone who
knows a few tunes and can play the guitar for a fun sing-along. Here
are some suggestions:
- Home on the Range
- My Darling Clementine
- Get Along Little Doggies
- She’ll Be Comin’ Round the
- Happy Trails
- Pony Boy
- Streets of Laredo
- Turkey in the Straw
- Deep in the Heart of Texas
You could also have the guests list as
many songs as they can and give a prize to the one with the longest
Sack Races - Start this round up off with some old fashioned sack races.
Divide your guests into two equal teams. Give each team a burlap
bag that they step into and have them race to a specified
distance and back. Continue until one team has completely
finished. The one team who finishes first wins.
Potato Sacks Pkg/6
Create your own Western Film - For some fun crowd interaction, have your guests take turns
staging a small Western film. Pull out your video camera
and play back the short films. Have your guests vote for their
favorites in different categories – i.e. funniest, most
realistic, John Wayne stand ins, etc.
Try your luck at a "lassoing"
How about a little Rattlesnake
Ruckus? Place some dried beans into a small plastic bottle. Place the bottle inside a sock. Stuff the sock
with newspapers and tie off the end. Seat your guests in a circle
and toss the rattlesnake around the circle to music (like hot
potato game). When music stops, the one bitten by the rattlesnake
(has the rattlesnake) is out of the game. Continue until one
person is left.
the Cowboy Hat - Have the children sit in a circle. Start
the music, as the music plays a
Cowboy Hat (or other item related to your
theme) is passed around the circle. When the music stops the
person holding the Hat is Out. Continue until only one child remains.
You will need the following items:
Divide your guest into two teams. Choose a person from each team to be
Have each team form a line with the "Sheriff" (the chosen team member)
at the end. Place one of each of the items in a pile at the beginning of
each line. To begin, the first person in line puts on all the items in
the pile. The second person in line can help by handing items to the
person getting dressed. After all items are somewhere on the first
person's body, they undress and place items with help of the next person
in line. Continue until all members of the team have dressed and
undressed and the "Sheriff" wears all the items. The winning team is the
team that's Sheriff finishes dressing first.
Wheel Barrow Races
Divide your party guests into two equal teams in two single file lines.
Have the leader of each line get on their hands and knees. At the start
of go the player behind them will grab his/her ankles and hold up their
legs so they can only walk on their hands. Race to a designated area and
have them reverse on the way back. Continue until one team finishes
Hay Fights / Horseshoes –
some things you just never outgrow!
Rent a mechanical bull for
some real bucking good times.