When it comes to planning super stylish parties, sometimes boys get the short end of the stick. But little dudes deserve clever little details too, and there’s no shortage of them in this cool cowboy birthday party designed by Lovely Little Parties.
A broader theme can be easier to execute because it allows more room for creativity, and ensures it won’t lose any of its charm over time. The cowboy connection is an obvious one in the photos, but there are also “Wild West” touches in the customized “Wanted” poster of the birthday boy and handmade “Sheriff” badges.
Classic red and blue gingham fabric on the tables and on the take-home jars of cowboy cookie mix create a punchy party palette that’s balanced with neutral materials like burlap, twine and brown kraft paper. A wooden crate does double duty as a cake stand for the adorable farm cake, while keeping it just out of reach of a stampede of little party-goers. Paper cut-out horseshoes are adorable accents on stamped paper loot bags and threaded on twine as an alternative to popular bunting garland (as seen in top photo).
Check out Somewhere Splendid for more photos of this Western themed party and vendor information.
+ Party by Lovely Little Parties, via Somewhere Splendid
+ Photos by Melanie Mauer
HooplaGallery.comJuly 21, 2011 at 22:44
Oh, what a fun birthday theme for a little boy. I know several who would love to have this birthday party! Thanks for sharing.
KimJune 30, 2012 at 22:53
To answer a reader’s request: I do not have the exact recipe for the cowboy cookies. But they were inspired by this recipe from Bakerella http://www.bakerella.com/mix-things-up/