Does your little cowboy or cowgirl love all things Western? If so, you’ll be happy to know that it’s easy to plan a Western-themed birthday party with just a few smart tips from Love Those Boots. Here are some cute (and affordable) ideas for making even the tiniest wrangler’s birthday party a day to remember.

  • Plan the perfect outfit. First and foremost, your little cowboy or cowgirl will need the perfect outfit to make him or her the star of the show. Start with a great pair of children’s boots from our expansive selection, which includes everything from your basic black or brown boots to pairs with metal grommets, intricate embroidery and even bright colors. Next, add a great pair of jeans and a button-down flannel shirt, or opt for a sweet gingham party dress for a girl. Finally, top things off with a wide-brim cowboy hat that will make your birthday boy or girl feel like a real rancher. 

  • Set a loose dress code. On the invitations, tell the other kids to wear their favorite Western wear to keep things on theme. They can get as elaborate or as simple as they like.
  • Buy some props. In case some guests don’t have their own Western attire, gather some extra cowboy hats that the kids can use to play dress-up. You may also buy some sheriff’s stars, bandanas and other Western accessories from your local party store. 

  • Choose the perfect place. If you live on a farm, take the party out to the barn for an authentic setting. If not, simply set up a picnic table outdoors or even decorate your living room.
  • Set the mood with music. Create a playlist of your child’s favorite country songs to play at the party. This way, you can simply hook it up to the speakers and push “play”.
  • Make Western-themed snacks. For the food, you can’t go wrong with some good old-fashioned country cooking, like barbecued ribs, biscuits and apple pie.