Cowgirl Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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Cowgirl birthday parties are not only entertaining for kids, they are also fun and easy for you to plan. These parties can be ornately themed, like a cattle-drive style, campfire-boasting sleepover under the stars, or as simple as inviting guests to dress as cowgirls and offering cowboy hats as party favors. Use your imagination to create an age-appropriate cowgirl-themed birthday party for your child.

Cowgirl Sleepover

  • Girls will enjoy and indoor or outdoor (weather and age dependent) sleepover under the stars. Start with dinner made of cowgirl-themed food, like chili, hot dogs, corn bread and corn on the cob. Slice up a cowgirl hat-shaped cake, or frost a sheet cake with green icing and top with tiny horse figurines. Serve dinner on bandanna print decorated plates. Decorate the room with wanted posters, hay bales, cactus plants and a horse-shaped pinata. Have a campfire and make s'mores.

Classy Cowgirl

  • Host a vintage cowgirl birthday party emphasizing the girly side of the Wild West. Dress the birthday girl in pink cowboy boots and the room in soft florals. Decorate with ponies, flowers and pink bandannas, and encourage guests to come dressed in floral or bandanna print dresses, or denim and T-shirts. For fun party favors, consider pink cowgirl hats, toy horses or cowgirl T-shirts.

Cowgirl Character

  • Hosting a kids cowgirl birthday party is easy when you center your theme around a real or fictional cowgirl. Create custom invitations on your computer, printed with pictures of Calamity Jane or Jessie (from "Toy Story"). Tell guests to come dressed as their favorite cowgirl (or cowboy, for coed parties). Encourage them to create their own cowgirl persona if they can't decide on a real one to be. Give out party favors of bandannas and tin cups. For fun activities, consider horseshoes or decorating sugar cookies shaped like horses, cactus plants and cowgirl hats. For a more extravagant gesture, offer pony rides to your cowgirl guests or visit a petting zoo for a field trip party.

Most Wanted Cowgirl

  • Kids with a quirky sense of humor will enjoy a "most wanted" themed party. Phrase invitations like, "YOU are Most Wanted ... at Casey's Cowgirl Birthday Party!" Decorate the room with bales of hay and wanted posters. Encourage kids to come dressed as outlaws or sheriffs. Create a set of bars, using wooden dowels attached to two crosspieces, painted black, and let kids have their picture taken behind it for their own wanted poster. Serve a pink cake in the shape of a sheriff's star.

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