Tie them onto the mailbox and/or in the front entry to the birthday party.
Teach your party guests how to lasso a horse or a cow. You will need a rope lasso and a children's ride on horse. Take turns trying to lasso the horses' head.
Party guests line up holding hands ... tell the kids that they must keep holding hands throughout the game. The line of kids makes up the rattlesnake. The child on one end of the line is the rattlesnakes head and the person at the opposite end of the line is the rattlesnakes tail. The head tries to tag the rattlesnake tail by weaving around it's "body" while the tail is trying to hide behind the body to keep from being tagged. When the tail has been tagged then the tail goes to the position of the head and then they try and tag the new tail. Keep playing until all the children have had an opportunity to be the rattlesnake head and the tail.
Water the Cows
To play cowgirls will need 2 large containers filled up with water. Set them at one end and set up two jugs (like milk cartons) opposite them. Teams transfer water back and forth from the big water tub to the jugs. First team to fill their container up wins the relay. Teams dip their cups into the large tub, run to their jugs and empty the collected water into it and then race to their team to hand off the cup to the player in line that is next.
Cowgirl Party Food
Cut out slices of fruit with star shaped cookie cutters or place fruit squares on skewers.
Hamburgers - cut out the hamburger patties with star or boot shaped cookie cutters
Wagon wheel macaroni and cheese
Mix green food coloring and 7UP together to make “cactus juice”
If possible have a campfire and make Smores or roast hot dogs.
Cowgirl Party Favors
Bandana printed hair ribbons
Pretty stick on star earrings or necklaces with horses or stars.
Twizzlers candy for cowgirls rope.
Plastic horses or cows
Horse on a stick
Cowgirl Goody Bags
Party favors can be wrapped in a pink bandana and tied with raffia or ribbon.
Draw black spots on white party bags for a cute cow goodie bag.
Place party favors in a pretty cowgirl hat.
Find more fun Cowgirl party ideas
on our Western birthday party ideas page!