WILD WEST PARTY
Things You Will Need For the Party
- Make a 'Wanted' sign. "We want YOU--To Come To
Wanted Any Buckaroo Knowing This
Outlaw: (child's picture) Her Name, Reward: Birthday Shindig and
Pony Rides (then the rest of the party info)
Print on brown paper and burn the edges.
Cowboy party supplies
Sheriff badge favor
Balloons and streamers, use what you have that is
"western". We used a canvas Tee-Pee and placed all the presents inside.
Cut out gun holsters from construction paper make it so it has two side with an opening
like a pouch. Use the gun holster to place napkin in. Then on top of napkin place your
Use Lincoln Logs to make cabins to place on the table.
Straw bales or loose straw outside.
Star cookies, decorate to look like Sheriff badges.
Hot dogs and beans or BBQ Brisket sandwiches. Kool-Aid and cake. If able to have it
outside, set up a Camp Fire with Dogs and Beans always a hit - ) Make sure to have
sarsaparilla on hand. Roast marshmallows and serve Smores for Late Night Snack - Kids
love roasting marshmallows.
Sheet cake, frosted green. Need: Plastic horses
and cowboys. Round cookies (4), 2 peanut butter bars, Twinkie and shoestring licorice.
How: Stack peanut butter bars, cut Twinkie to look like canvas top of a wagon \ /. Place
this on top on the peanut butter bars. Place on cake. Use round cookies as wheels. Place
horses in front. Add licorice reins. Decorate sides of cake with star cookies.
Sheet cake, cut into the shape of a cowboy boot..and
decorating like a boot..Also make a cowboy hat cake...out of a round baking bowl, for the
top part of the hat, then use a sheet cake to cut for the brim of the hat.
Or make cake in the shape of a cactus with green icing and
Chinese noodles for thorns
Make a rattlesnake shaped cake by baking a smooth bundt
style cake and cutting it in half. Place two ends together and frost so the snake
looks like its curved.
Goodie Bags: Red
and Blue bandanas and filled with water pistol, sheriffs badge, whistle, rubber snake,
harmonica, play money, wild west stickers and superballs. Also, give the buckaroo's a
cowboy hat when they arrive!
Round-up: Form teams. Each team gets a balloon
and broom. They need to drive the "cow" balloon through obstacle course.
Lasso: Need: 4 Embroidery hoops, Cardboard, cut out cactus shape
large enough to hold hoops. If you use boxes you can incorporate the stand into the
cactus. Players try to toss hoop over cactus limb.
Rattlesnake: Need: Tube sock, newspaper, something that rattles.
Place the rattle in the end of the sock and stuff with newspaper. Tie off end. Decorate to
look like a snake. This is a Hot Potato game. Toss the rattlesnake around to music, when
the music stops, person holding the rattlesnake is out.
Pin the star in the sheriff. Like pin the Tail on the Donkey but
make a picture of a Sheriff with a star out-line. Give each child a star cut-out with tape
on back. Blindfold a child and see who comes closest to the star outline.
Gold Rush: Need pennies. Bury pennies in sand and let kids find
Bury toys and candies in straw and let the kids find them.
Gold Nugget Rush: Purchase candies in gold foil
(any kind will do) either scatter about and have a mad rush to see who collects the
most gold. Penny theme same idea.
Wild and Weary Trail: Set up obstacle course, need stop
watch, on the course children start out by having to put on a holster (cap gun included -
no caps required) have to run through the course, first stop pick up the broom (horse on a
stick, gallop to the next phase pick up the hat and bandana must set horse aside to do so,
get back on the horse, follow trail come to snake pass (rubber snakes or anything of the
like will do) must use gun from your holster to shoot them. Cross the Coral Fence
(construction horses, Chairs with 2x4's anything to create a hurdle) then onto the
final leg have them ring the dinner bell (either an old cow bell, jingle bells, triangle
with chime anything for the feel of it) If weather permits you can have a watering
hole and either dowse the person with garden hose or water balloons and then to cross the
Lost wagon: group kids into
2-3 'wagon trains' then 1 is
'it' (the lost wagon) they try to 'join' the wagon trains, but the wagon
trains don't want them......or divide group into wagon trains of 5-6 kids
give each group a hula hoop their 'wagon''. then set up a course of
obstacles they all have to have a hand on the 'wagon' then then move
around course..........but when
'caller' yells "BANDITS!" they all climb inside 'wagon'
then continue moving around the course..... then when "CIRCLE THE
WAGONS" is called the 'wagon' is dropped,
then all must get inside and stand
still until told to go on. 1st wagon and team to reach the end wins!
Pinata in the shape of a boot