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Hey Linda!

How have ya been? I havent heard from ya in a while.

Anyway, here are a few ideas that I have used before for my Cowboy/Western Parties, I got them from a party site:

 

 

 

Decorations:

A basic red and white checkered table cloth cover

the table. Make a centerpiece with a balloon bouquet tied to a toy horse. If possible, give a real horseshoe to every guest, attach a balloon to each one and place at their table setting. Instead of streamers, hang easy western stencils. Ropes, hay, saddle and horseshoes add authenticity to the decor. Place the saddle over a bail of hay. Don't forget the western music!

 

 

Games and Activities

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Tin can shoot played with empty pop bottles

and a squirt gun.

 

Place three cans on a bench and take turns with

the water gun.

 

Pin the Tail on the Horse, the badge on the sheriff....

 

Have a rope tying contest with licorice or real ropes.

 

A horse relay with brooms and a challenge course.

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Faux Leather Cowboy Vests

You'll need

Brown paper Grocery bags, Markers, scissors

Directions :Cut one side of the bag down the middle

to make vest opening. Cut the bottom enough to fit

a person comfortably around neck and shoulders.

Decorate with markers.

 

Hope these help.... :-)

Have fun! Gina

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this is just one idea, but it went over so well, that a year and a half has passed since I've done this and I still see pictures up in the rooms of the residents.

 

Get several barrels of hay, real cowboy hats, horseshoes, old cowboy rifles (no ammo needed, hahahaha). Go to Wal Mart and cut handerchiefs out of the fabric that looks like handerchiefs (I think it is cheaper) for everone and take western pictures. Digital cameras work best. This project took all morning (maybe 2 hours), but I had families jump in the pictures and residents literally straddeling (did I spell that right?) the barrels of hay and hold the rifle as though they were on a horse! I had to make several copies of almost all the pictures.

 

It was a blast!

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I called our local rec department and found a square dance club. 8 of the square dancers volunteered to come to my party - my first party (I started 2 weeks ago) on the 24th! I'll let you know how it goes!

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