Wild West Themed Party

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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.

Wild West Themed Party

Wild West Themed Party

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.

Wild West Themed Party

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.

Wild West Themed Party

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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19 thoughts on “Wild West Themed Party

  1. Amazing! Love the outfits and decorations ; ). The personalised wanted posters sound like a great idea as well. Looks like you all had loads of fun, I may have to steal this theme idea : ). Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

  2. This sounds brilliant! I wish we had a garden to have parties 🙂 and a big congratulations on the engagement! #picknmix

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Amie 🙂 I know exactly how you feel. We moved from a flat with no garden just this year and it's been wonderful. I'm always out there pottering. We ate dinner for a week at the garden table. I love having a garden now. Hope you get one in your next place.

  3. This looks fab - great theme! Congratulations and happy birthday to you both, I hope you all enjoyed the party
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

  4. Sounds like a great party. I like the thought of a late night card den too! My son had a cowboy themed birthday a couple of years ago and we made a wanted poster photo booth from cardboard and used hay bales as seating. I'm still finding straw in my car boot! Congratulations on your engagement and new home. #globalblogging

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Caroline. That sounds like a lot of fun. We should have got straw bales. That would have been brilliant.

  5. My mummy had a Western themed 30th Birthday Party in a converted barn with line dancing and everyone dressed up as cowboys. It was really good fun. Some great ideas here! #DreamTeam

    • Sally Sally says:

      That sounds so much fun. We definitely did a bit of line dancing (as you can tell by the pictures) but it was more dancing in a line than actual line dancing. What a hoot!

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