Western Themed Party Ideas for Adults

Western-themed parties are perfect for grown-ups who want to have a good time without having to worry about getting too crazy. There are a lot of great ideas that you can use to make your party feel like the old west, and here are just a few of them.

Western Theme Party for Adults – Party Decorations and Games

Party Ideas – Invitations

This is a really easy party as far as invitations go! You can make invitation ideas in the shape of something western related like an invitation for a cowboy party. Some ideas might be:

  • Party Boot theme
  • Party Cactus shape theme
  • Party Cowboy hat theme
  • Party Horseshoe theme
  • Party Pistol Gun theme
  • Party Longhorn steer head theme

Set the mood with Party Decorations

Saddle up for some good, old-fashioned country western parties by styling your next shindig with western party decorations that channel rustic country charm and the spirit of the western wilderness.

For example, you could set up a fake campfire decor, or you could put up some hay bales to create a western-themed photo backdrop.

Whether you are planning a cowboy theme party, formal event, casual get-together, or birthday party, the down-home warmth and friendly nature of a country-western theme decorating create a relaxed mood that everyone can enjoy.

Western Theme Party Supplies

One of the best ways to create a west party theme for grown-ups is to set the mood with decorations. You can use party supplies to create a scene that looks like you’re right in the middle of the old west. You can also use props to help set the scene.

You’re never too old to dress up for a cowboy themed birthday party or a Western event

If you’re throwing a western-themed party, dressing up “Wild West” style is a must. You can create your own party pants fringes using items you already have, including felt and twine, to accompany your blue jeans or miniskirt. Purchase bandannas, hats, boots, and large-buckled vests and belts. Remind guests to keep the costumes generically “Western”-themed.

Western Party Ideas: Party Music – “Must Haves”

Break out the harmonica, sit around the campfire, and indulge in a favorite western past-time playing and listening to cowboy ballads. If you have some musically inclined friends, this may be their time to shine at the party, or you can invite a band to come to play. Make sure you ask them to play the classics.

Make sure you include some great Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and other old favorites along with some of the newer standards. For a more swinging, modern feel, play the music of Garth Brooks or Brooks & Dunn. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” by the latter group, is a danceable country-pop song celebrating the joys of line dancing.

Grab a partner for the Texas Two-Step, stepping forward with your left foot, then your right, then your left, and finally you’re right again, before twirling (or being twirled) by your partner.

Flavor of the Old West

Don’t forget the Chili

Beef, beans, chili, and biscuits are all good examples of western food. For the beef, you could barbecue a couple of briskets or grill steaks and beef ribs. If the weather is chilly, a big pot of chili or beef stew would go over well, and spicy grilled corn goes with just about everything.

Customize Treats

Use party title cards to rename common snacks into western-themed food. For example, rename chocolate cookies as “cow pies.” Or, rename rice crispy treats as “haystacks.”

Buffet Style for Food

A buffet-style is less formal and gives everyone the chance to grab whatever food they’d like. You can put out one long table with food, or you can have several smaller tables with certain types of food on them as a table for appetizers, main courses, and dessert. 

Trail Mix

Trail mix is an easy thing to put out, and it fits well with the western theme. You can set out a bowl of trail mix, or you can put together bags of trail mix that the guests can eat there or take home.

Set out variety of drinks

The types of drinks you allow depend on the ages of the guests you have. You can set out alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks on the table.

Western Toppers for your cupcakes

You can also use toppers on party cakes instead of party cupcakes. You can find toppers in the shape of horses and cowboy hats. One idea is to make chocolate cupcakes, use green sprinkles to look like grass, and then use a horse topper.

Personal Fajita Bar

Other good western party ideas or themes for food are southwestern party recipes for tacos, burritos, taquitos, flautas, and party fajitas. You can also create your own fajita party bar which will be a great addition to your party. It included strips of beef, chicken, and pork, along with grilled onions and peppers, sour cream, grated cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce, fajita sauces, and warm tortillas.

Western Party Fun Games

Get your hoe down moving with one of these party games! This party isn’t just fun with kids playing it. For sure, adults will!

Pan for Gold

Allow your guests to “pan” for “gold” by finding stones and spray-painting them. Then hide the stones inside a sandbox and provide each participant with a pie tray for sifting. Label certain stones with a number and provide prizes for those who find those stones. Candy can also be used instead of rocks. Finally, take turns practicing your lassoing schools by attempting to rope a toy horse, and award prizes to the guests who are successful.

Hula hooping

The hula hoop craze struck America in the 1950s, with more than one million hoops being sold in just 10 months during 1959. Hula hoop contests saw kids and adults alike competing to see who could spin their hoop the longest. 

Hay Stack Search and Information

Similar to the pan for a gold game, this game has everyone searching stacks of hay for a prize.

Casino Games

Turn your party into an old west saloon theme by playing some casino games.

Horseshoes obstacle course – Cowboy theme party

The idea of these games is that everyone has to go from task to task and complete it in the least amount of time. You can divide everyone into teams and have each team complete each task. Have your guests start at the water gun targets when they knock over the can they go on to the next obstacle. At the rope and log, they have to lasso the log or horse. Then they end at the horseshoes, whomever gets the horseshoe over the post is finished.

Other Western Party Ideas

If you’re fed up playing the same games over and over again, try our western themed rentals. Texas Sumo has the largest rental company in Texas. Below are some of our fun western-themed rentals that surely grown-ups will like.

Mechanical Bull Rentals

Ready for the ride of your life? In professional bull riding, bull riders try to stay atop a bull for eight seconds, one hand holding on and one high up in the air. Try your hand at this sport by renting a mechanical bull for your party to see if you and your friends can stay on for the full eight seconds.

We have three different Mechanical Bulls that you can choose from: Wild West Mechanical Bull for Rent, Mechanical Bull USA for Rent, and Big D Mechanical Bull.

Check out these three styles of mechanical bulls for rent. We deliver to your party or event. Texas-sized fun for company picnics, fundraisers, and more.

Put Your Face into a Hilarious Barnyard Photo Op or Selfie!

Baynyard Buddies backdrop for Western themed photos

Each party photo backdrop comes with a colorful and rugged canvas, as well as a heavy-duty framework.

  • Colorful canvas backdrop
  • Steel framework
  • Four (4) stakes for outdoor use
  • Durable, wheeled carrying case

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Safe Axe Throwing Rentals

Introducing the definitive inflatable axe throwing game rental. This is safe for Beginners or Experienced Axe Throwers. Larger-than-life artwork, realistic foam axes, and a durable built-in vinyl floor make this is the best inflatable axe throw, period.

If you’ve never thrown axes, it’s similar to playing darts. Each player takes turns throwing axes (we include 5 red and 5 blue), and tries to score the most points. Ours is designed to closely mimic the official World Axe Throwing League Rules.

Professional Grade Cornhole Rental

All sets are made using a premium 2×4 frame and 1/2″ sanded plywood playing surface. Each set has folding 2×4 legs secured with galvanized bolts.

Dallas Cowboys Colors – Football Inflatable Game Rental

Inflatable football toss game rental in Dallas Cowboy colors. Test your quarterback skills against your friends. Great for carnivals, fundraisers or football themed parties.

Dallas Cowboys Bungee Run – Game Rental

Someone had to be sideways to think this up. It’s a horizontal bungee football game that defies physics and sets everyone in sight to laughter. The game takes place along an inflatable runway, featuring two cushiony race lanes measuring 12′ wide x 7′ high.

Two contestants strap on bungee cords and run full tilt down the lane, trying to stick their Velcro markers on the far wall – without springing backward in the process. The first one to stick their marker on the wall wins.

Cowboys Bungee Run Rental Capacity

  • Staffing: One bungee master provided.
  • Throughput: 70 landlubbers per hour.

A Western party is an easy theme to do. It is easy for your guests to dress up and it is easy to come by some western or cowboy decorations. Combine your Western theme party with our Western Themed Party Rentals and surely, it will be a great hit. To Reserve for your next party or event, call (214) 357-7077.

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