Baby showers are wonderful opportunities to celebrate the arrival of the cute bundle of joy. Even if you’ve already had a baby, you can still have a second shower because every baby is worth commemorating. If you know that the little angel is a boy, why not throw a western theme baby shower? In fact you can use this theme even if you’re having a little girl. Just add splashes of pink to the color scheme of the party and you’ll have a girlie western baby shower. If the expectant mommy and daddy love to watch cowboy movies, or just have childhood memories at the ranch they will love this theme choice. Whatever the reason, using the western style is a unique way to throw a baby shower.
Start off your originality by using bandanas to wrap your invitations in. You can find a large quantity of cheap bandanas at dollar stores and also wholesale shops. The invitations can be cut out of a horse, a cowboy hat, or a cowboy boot template. You’ll find lots of free templates on the internet to use. Simply use construction paper for the main invite and scrapbook details to embellish it. A cool saying for you to have on the invitation is: “Giddy up on over to our shower.” Another wording idea would be: “Saddle up and ride on over to our baby shower.” Don’t forget to add the essential information such as date, place, hour, and a contact phone number. If you want to make the party truly memorable, ask the guests to wear the bandanas that they received and dress in cowboy style. That way, your baby shower will turn into a fun costume party.
To decorate your western theme baby shower, use cactus plants in between the foods’ table and as centerpieces for the guests’ tables.
Have cloth baby dolls using cowboy hats sitting on small toy chairs. Wooden rocking horses and hay bales can be strategically placed throughout the shower. Red and white checkered tablecloths will add a fun energy to the event. Remember to use earth tones in the decor such as brown, khaki and red to accentuate if it’s a boy baby shower. Purchase red and white balloons and hang streams of them near the ceiling. An awesome centerpiece idea is to have a cowboy themed diaper cake. Use bibs, rattles, bottles, baby clothes and cowboy toys to decorate your diaper cake.
Have some games planned ahead of time so that the guests can bond and the men at the shower can have a fun time. Guys love to compete and will truly enjoy playing the cowboy hat toss, steer roping, and horse shoe toss games. Have a relay race where everyone has to ‘ride’ a toy horse to get to the other end of the back yard and back. The first team that wins can get cowboy hats as prizes.
Don’t forget to document this exciting time because the baby will one day love seeing this celebration. Take lots of pictures throughout the event with the guests. Later on, the hostess can send a kind thank you note to family and friends that participated. Together with the thank you note, a nice picture of the guest with the expectant mommy can be placed in the envelope.
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