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Western Theme Party Decorating Ideas

An Old West theme party is probably one of the most chosen themes for a theme party. It can be easiest to decorate and to come in costume for. Trying to come up with ideas that perhaps your guests haven’t previously experienced, though, can be the challenge when planning a party with a western theme. Here are some decorating ideas that can help.

Large events and parties during the American 1800’s were often decorated with a lot of red/white/blue ribbons and swags. Large bows were hung on lights/street lamps and hitching posts. These were especially prominent when politicians would come to speak before elections. TIP: See visiting politician idea in Special Things To Happen section.

As an alternative to the above (and a little easier to get a hold of) try landing some wooden crates. If you don’t have to return them, paint things on them such as “TNT” or “Wells Fargo.” These look great when stacked alongside some seed/feed bags (see next idea).

Seed/feed bags. Using large pieces of rough burlap (purchased very inexpensively at any army surplus store), sew together large sacks, about the size that would hold a 25” television set. Before completely sewing, stuff with crumpled newspaper to pack full. Once sewed up, in the corners, use rubber bands to bind the tips about four inches from the tips creating four, small ‘rabbit ears.’ These are very light weight and look great around crates (see above) and barrels. Paint the words “Flour” and “Sugar” on them and they would look great around the food or buffet tables.

See what kind of rope you might have in your garage (or friends’ garages…) – the dirtier and more worn, the better. These look great hanging in a coiled fashion. HINT: When asking around for rope, be careful of what you ask for….a lot of people have that bright yellow, coarse rope…not exactly the right look…. Create a hangman’s noose (go to the library and check out a book on knots if you are having trouble with it). This looks great hanging from a large tree branch. If you can’t find rope (or do not want to spend the money on it) you can also purchase very inexpensively rope-like twine. This will work as well, if only used for decoration. Coil up about 10-15 feet of it in separate rings and hang appropriately.

Create a small tent site. Using common camping gear, set up a small site with a stone fire ring, hanging long-john underwear, a metal pot on the fire – the works. If you know of someone fun enough, you might even want to set a prospector down at the site to converse with the onlookers.

Make some gold nuggets – or mother lodes! Get your hand on some rough rocks (preferably not sedimentary or river rocks) and spray paint them gold. This also works for gravel. They look great strewn around a table for centerpieces (along with some metal pie tins), for games (see the Games section) or for party favors. Have fun with them!

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A Complete Old West Treasure Hunt - Ready For You To Download And Set Up!

FIVE, ready-to-set-up Western themed treasure hunt puzzles! Follow the antics of the Huckleberry family as each member scrambles to be the first to find their granddad's gold mine! Just fill in the locations specific to your playing area or city, make the needed copies and you are ready to go! Use just one or use all five! CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

 

 

Western Theme Party Western Theme Party Ideas

Surfing the web for ideas for a Wild West themed party or event? LOOK NO FURTHER! This incredible e-book has over 150 unique and creative ideas (over 35 pages!) to make your Western themed party or event FANTASTIC! From the simple to the elaborate - but all creative! Compiled by a professional theme party and treasure hunt event designer with over 15 years experience in designing adventure themed parties and events! CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

 

Western Themed Bingo Set

Few games have such long and wide appeal as the game of Bingo. It's a game that ALL ages enjoy! With this Western themed Bingo set, you won't be calling out the boring B9 and N14...you'll call out Western items and concepts! CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

 

 

 

Camping Themed Bingo Set

Few games have such long and wide appeal as the game of Bingo. It's a game that ALL ages enjoy! With this camping themed Bingo set, you won't be calling out the boring B9 and N14...you'll call out camping themed items and concepts! . .

 

 

 

Cactus Antiqued Paper

Whether you're designing an original scrapbook page, invitations for an Old West or Mexican Fiesta theme party or creating your own piece of art, you'll find these cactus themed, hand antiqued sheets of paper incredibly fun to work with. The four step aging process transforms regular parchment paper into paper that looks hundreds of years old with hints of gold! It not only LOOKS antique…but it FEELS antiqued, as well! Although it's difficult to truly catch with a camera, the second image reveals that there are subtle veins of shimmering gold worked into the page for a truly special look.  

 

Cattle Skull Antiqued Paper

Whether you're designing an original scrapbook page, invitations for an Old West or Mexican Fiesta theme party or creating your own piece of art, you'll find these western cattle skull themed, hand antiqued sheets of paper incredibly fun to work with. The four step aging process transforms regular parchment paper into paper that looks hundreds of years old with hints of gold! It not only LOOKS antique…but it FEELS antiqued, as well! Although it's difficult to truly catch with a camera, the second image reveals that there are subtle veins of shimmering gold worked into the page for a truly special look..

 

Western Prereader Treasure Hunt Western Prereader Treasure Hunt

Our Prereader Wild West Treasure Hunts Package is designed with the prereader in mind! These activities use images rather than word clues. Your young children can enjoy an Old West adventure at their next party or even on a rainy day.

   
     

 

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