You don't need a cowboy and horse to throw this wild party. Round up all of your friends and throw a Wild West Ice Cream fest! Shine up your best boots, saddle up your mock horses and bursh that dirt off your cowboy hats and get ready for sweet ice cream treats!
A great idea for a summer party for kids, this Wild West Ice Cream Fest is fantastic for a kids birthday party, too. Keep it as simple or as outlandish as you'd like! We've got tips and ideas to inspire your Wild West Ice Cream Fest's menu and decor, below.
First make sure your guests are saddled up in cowboy/girl fashion. Your little guests will be so excited when they see their sheriff badges and cowboy hats! A small sign in a basic picture frame will let them know hats and badges are up for grabs.
Cut out square shapes of colored bandanas and attach them in a pattern on rope for a cool banner. Make use of the bandana pattern as well as rope and decorate a banner or use as garland for your table or fence.
If this is a birthday party, add a photo of your guest of honor to a DIY rope frame. Make "Wanted" posters of the guest of honor, too! Use a hot glue gun and rap the rope around the frame in any fashion you desire for a cool western feel!
Signs are a great way to add fun and character to your party. Take quotes from your favorite movies and place them around the party. A great movie suggestion would be Toy Story!
To decorate your tables make use of any wildflowers that may be growing in your yard or purchase cost effective Sunflowers and place in mason jars, cans or any vases you may have around the house. Add some gingham ribbon for that country feel.
Saddle up your Buckaroos for a good ol’ fashioned barrel race. Providing stick horses for your little cowboys will have them galloping around saying "Yee Haw!" Set up your "arena" using trash cans as your barrels and have your cowboy race to the finish.
Create a Wild West Ice Cream Parlor with all the fixins'. Give each guest their own ice cream dish as their favor to fill with their favorite ice cream and toppings.
Stock your Ice Cream Parlor with Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Syrups, Whip Cream and Favorite toppings in labeled galvanized buckets. Buckets are a fanstastic western touch to place any toppings in!
For those guests that might not like ice cream serve cupcakes with Ice Cream like Frosting or bake cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones.
With these crafty western ideas, your Wild West Ice Cream party will sure be a hit! "Happy Trails to you!"