Theme Party Ideas
Western Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
your way into an extraordinary fun-filled good time!
Create an event full of western
charm - from the invitations to the food - bring the Old West to your
In the sections below you will find
western party ideas, small and
large decorations, accessories, favors, invitations, hats,
vests, wearable's, piņatas, napkins, paper goods, tableware, wedding
ideas & more.
Supplies & Ideas for Adult & Teen Parties
Setting the Mood
Use an old-fashioned "dinner bell" to get the attention of your guests.
First decide on your actual
theme, this will help you to narrow down on the motif you
choose for decorating your western event. For a "TexMex"
theme you might want to use a combination of
Western Decorations and
Fiesta Decorations or for a "Cowboy Casino" or "Texas
Holdem" Theme you might want to incorporate some
Casino & Poker Decorations. Here are a few ideas we have used for western
|"Denim & Diamonds Hoe Down"
- the ultimate western party, this is the one
night where you can show up in your mink, designer
jeans and alligator boots—or your Dior gown with
boots and Stetson. It's no rules—just lots of glitz
| "Wild, Wild
West Party" - round-ups, campfires, cowgirls, cowboys, and
cacti...! Wooden fencing and authentic scenery, can set a
wonderful ambience of your evening.
|" Gunslinger Gala"-
imagine sauntering thru the streets of Laredo into
an Old West Saga complete with desperados,
gunslingers, saloon girls.
|"Yellow Rose Ball" - An elegant and colorful evening celebrating the
heritage and heroes of the Lone Star State. Native
Texas floral mixed with whimsical touches of
oversize cacti, huge cowboy boots and displays of
yellow roses can be used to carry out this theme.
|"Cattle Baron's Ball"
- The warmth of Texas Hill Country hospitality
captured in a comforting ambience of limestone,
stucco and adobe surroundings.
with poker, blackjack, roulette tables, scantily
clad dance hall gals and scads of desperados and
|"A Taste of Texas Party"
- an eclectic and upscale mix of all things
Texas and the Great Southwest, authentic stucco,
cedar and limestone decor, old mission ruins,
weathered limestone walls and ranch fencing;
accented with large cacti, semi-tropical greenery
and cascading bougainvillea.
No matter what you call your event, the key to pulling off a
coordinated event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair,
it should be the subtle thread that ties everything
together. Your location, invitations,
menu, cake, and
favors should all cleverly reflect one
common concept. Then get as creative as you can.
The motif is the visual
representation for your western theme, which is created by
the use of objects or symbols. These objects or symbols may be repeated
on your invitations, program, plates, or decorations.
Develop your western motif using a list of words related to
a western theme. Brainstorm a list to create your pool of
ideas. This list is very important for generating ideas that
can be applied to all areas of your western event. For a
Western theme you might come up with words like:
Stalks of wheat, tumbleweed,
wild flowers, daisies, sunflowers, wild greenery, lattice trellis,
rope, watering cans, bullwhips, furs, rifles, pistols &
holsters, whiskey bottles, saddles, saddlebags, bridles, weathered, rustic tack
(leather horse collars, halters, harness, hitch &
etc.), animal hide rugs, cowhide, gingham fabric,
calico fabric & ribbon, old boots, mason jars, jugs,
whiskey barrels, washtubs, pitchforks, rakes, water pump, saws & other farm implements,
straw bales, small lanterns, kerosene lamps, red
or black hurricane lamps, barbwire, longhorn
steer horns, galvanized pails, butter churns, cow bells, buckets, tin containers, wicker or rattan baskets, old washboards, deer antlers, antique luggage, trunks or steamers, knives, tomahawks, rustic benches, boulders, split rail fencing, burlap sacks,
burlap fabric, flour sacks,
grain sacks, horseshoes, canteens,
cactus, straw scarecrows, cast iron pots, rocking chairs, old wooden chairs, antique cigarette tins, crates,
rustic cooking utensils (include a frying pan, coffee pot and pans, gold mining
items (gold pans, gold
panning trough, gold mining hopper, fake dynamite sticks, shovel, pickaxe, gold bars & nuggets & etc), antique weigh scale, bar stools,
milking stools, wooden pails, meat grinder, milk cans, watering cans, antique camp stove, pot belly stove, antique telephones, sled, burlap money *$* bags, outhouse building, rustic metal tractor seats, weather vane, windmill, branding iron, covered wagon, buckboard, luggage wagon, chuck wagon, buggy, wagon wheels, wood wheelbarrow, pony express, telegraph,
and steam train to name a few.
Many of the items listed
above can be borrowed from friends, family, neighbors or a
friendly rancher. You can
also rent many items from prop shops and
party rental companies. Some good places to look for props would also include: feed stores
& antique shops. See the western decorating ideas
and table decorating ideas for
more suggestions on
how to incorporate some of these items into your decor.
Straw Bales with flowers
Mini Straw Bale Each
Mini Straw Bales are made of wheat and come
individually wrapped. Use our 5 inch Straw Bales to
accent your party tabletops and create unique
centerpieces for any hoedown or farm themed event.
Straw Bale 12" Each
Decorate your Western theme with 12 Inch Straw
Bales. These 6 inch by 12 inch straw bales are made
from wheat straw and can be used as centerpieces and
more. The possibilities are endless when decorating
for your Western theme.
Mega Straw Bale 24" Each
This Mega Straw Bale
features wheat straw and comes individually wrapped.
Each Large Straw Bale measures 12 inches high x 24
inches wide. Place these Mega Straw Bales
strategically throughout your farm or western
hoedown or include them in photo ops!
Straw Bales & flowers with
a runner made from strips of bandana or calico fabric.
Add an authentic Western touch
with great table decorating ideas. A great table setting is
a fantastic way to create the ambiance your party deserves.
Wendy's Western table setting shows you
how to decorate using several great items.
Night in the Old West Decorating Kit
Cowboy Boot Arch Each
Western Boot Arch Each
Western Stable Each
Saloon Photo Op Each
Western Couple Photo Op Each
Western Boot Each
Split Rail Fence Each
Wanted Poster Standee Each
Western Lantern Each
Beer Mug Candle Each
Tin Metal Bucket Each
Cowhide Balloons 11 Inch Pkg/50
Tie Cowhide Balloons to mini straw
bales for cute centerpieces.