How to Throw the Best Western Party
Throw a good old-fashioned western theme party for your little cowpoke with this helpful guide. Our posse of creative minds have whipped together everything you need from invitations, decorations, party favors and more. All of your guests will be amazed at how a handful of printable cards and labels can transform a backyard barbecue into an old west cookout.
Western party invitations
Create rustic invites withnote cards (8315)
Round up your friends and family with these beautifully-designed invitations. Based on the classic design of a wanted poster, these invites are a great way to get your guests into an old west mood before they mosey over to your home. Avery's Design & Print software also makes it a dream to customize this template with your own text and images.
Western party decorations
Note cards (8315) can also make for creative table signage
When hosting a themed party, it's important to reinforce the theme whenever you can. Multiple decorations like wanted posters, bandanas, cacti and cowhide napkins add up to present a unified western theme. Although your centerpieces and food will draw most of the attention, don't forget that the devil is in the details.
You can also use labels to enhance the appearance of your decorations and make them feel more distinct. For example, round labels and wraparound labels can help turn paper bags into table settings that stand out and catch people's attention. Another benefit is that labels are easily customizable so that each one can be personalized with cute phrases or your guests' names.
Western party food ideas
A crafty eye can turn tent cards (5302) into decorative food stands
Ribs, fried chicken, pulled pork and all of the other savory old-fashioned home cooking of the west will be the draw for many of your guests. Although your food will be bold enough to speak for itself, the right signage and décor can help your feast look even more mouthwatering. These customizable tent cards are a great way to direct your guests' eyes as everyone sorts through all of the dishes available.
Make homespun signage for your spread with tent cards (5302)
However, authentic country cooking can also get messy very quickly. It's a good idea to find ways to organize your food into simple portions. For instance, you can use pop sticks with your watermelon slices to make them easier and cleaner to pick up.
Make quick labels for sauce bottles with these glossy oval labels (22820)
It wouldn't be a barbecue without BBQ sauce. Store all of the various flavors into squeeze bottles to make it easier on your guests and yourself. Clear squeeze bottles make it simple to see when bottles need to be refilled and are easier to keep track of than multiple smaller bottles. Also, it's fun to see which flavor ends up being more popular at the end of the day!
Western party favors
Personalize your own party décor and favors with scallop round labels (8218)
Give your guests something to remember with these cowboy party favors. You can give out prizes like lollipops as rewards for games or as snacks for each guest. Gifts like bandanas and sheriff badges are also a quick way to give everyone a fast costume for the occasion that matches your party's color scheme.
Printable tags (22802) are the perfect finishing touch for party favors
Before your guests ride off into the sunset, make sure everybody walks away with a tasty snack and a sweet thank you note. Printable tags are a great way to wrap up bags of snacks and leave behind thoughtful messages. Other great old west snacks include dried slices of fruit, beef jerky, and caramel apples.
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Products used in this article:
4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Note Cards (8315)
2" x 3-1/2" Tent Cards (5302)
2" x 3-1/3" Glossy Oval Labels (22820)
1-1/2" Round Labels (8293)
7-17/20" x 1-3/4" Wraparound Labels (22838)
2" x 3-1/2" Printable Tags with Strings (22802)
2-1/2" Scallop Round Labels (8218)