Wild West Themed Party
So we had a lot to celebrate recently. Both my fiancée and I celebrated birthdays, we moved into a new house and we got engaged. Phew! That’s a lot of celebrations isn’t it? So we decided to combine all our celebrations and have a house and garden party.
We decided that this party should be a Wild West themed party. Yeeha!
So as any good party planner does, they go on to Pinterest for inspiration. I found loads of ideas, but being quite short of time, I decided to keep it quite simple with a few decorations and some Wild West themed food.
The decorations were made up of a lot of bunting, hung around the house and in the garden. We turned the door to the downstairs loo into a saloon door, for extra decoration.
Food-wise, I decided to cook hot food and then serve this in buffet servers to keep it warm and let people help themselves. I cooked chilli, sausages, pulled pork, veggie chilli and corn on the cobs. These dishes were accompanied by baps, wraps, cheese, salad, nachos and a variety of BBQ sauces and varying dips.
Entertainment wise, we had country music playing throughout the day, but this eventually got a bit mellow for everyone, so we switched it up to some party tunes, including cotton-eye Joe which seemed appropriate for this type of party. That kicked off the dancing in the garden. We lit tiki torch candles when it got dark – not very Wild West I know, but we are waiting for our outside lights to be repaired.
When we’d had enough of dancing, we set up a card den in the living room and played card games until the early hours.
All in all, a great party. Maybe we didn’t stick strictly to theme on all aspects, but it all seemed to go down well and everyone had a great time.
If I were to do this theme again, I would make some personalised wanted posters to stick around the house and garden. I would have also served Wild West themed cocktails. If I had the time or budget a photo prop with face cut outs would have been a fun addition to the party too.
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