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I LOVE planning birthday parties for these adorable twins!! This year, the theme was western, which is of course fitting for any Houstonians, and especially for this family. Keep reading for loads of fun western party ideas.
Western Party Ideas- Decorations
The focal point of our dessert table was most certainly these custom “Wanted” posters created by Joey & Tanner’s talented graphic designer daddy! The personalization and details make these truly one of a kind…and a fun keepsake for the boys!
For color, we added these tall, inflatable cacti at both ends of the dessert table. In keeping with the rustic nature of a western theme, we chose a simple burlap tablecloth. For a slight twist, and to bring in more color, we added a blue and white gingham table runner.
Below our tablescape, we proudly displayed this custom piece of hand painted Texas artwork with an orange heart over the city of Houston, where these sweet boys were born. I definitely love decorating events with items that can be re-purposed following the event. And of course, we had to bring in some more western fun with this barb wire garland draped across the front of the dessert table.
Western Theme Desserts
Each of the boys had their own birthday cake; simple 3 layer naked cakes topped with real horseshoes, a western star “4” and their initial painted in navy for a bit of personalization. We also served hay stacks, aka Rice Krispy treats; lassos, aka red licorice; and simple store bought cupcakes with jute cord tied around the base.
Seated tables outdoors were covered in coordinating blue & white gingham linens. And in keeping with our theme, and for more color, we filled boots with fresh florals.
Western Party Activities
It’s so important to consider how the party guests will be entertained during the celebration. I am a huge fan of theme based activities, and choosing 2-4 to captivate attention spans. The key activity for their western birthday party was the inflatable mechanical bull. I mean, what little kiddo wouldn’t love this!? Another hit was the DIY lasso game utilizing the hand-made wooden horse.
It was a hot one that day, but the guests had an amazing time celebrating these sweet twins’ 4th birthday!! We hope our simple western party ideas inspire your next celebration.
Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Texas Wooden Sign & Rope Horse: Created by Jackie
Floral Arrangements: Horton Thompson Floral Design
Horseshoe Toppers: Etsy (Blacksmith Creations)
Cowprint Dessert Plates & Burlap Tablecloth: Shindigz