Planning a baby shower takes a lot of creative thought and planning. Perhaps you have taken on the job of planning a friend’s baby shower, but you want to do something special and unexpected. I will provide you with ideas for a western themed baby shower that will be fun!
There are endless possibilities to create the perfect western atmosphere. Whether you’re going to have a little cowgirl or cowboy, a western-themed baby shower will be the perfect theme to celebrate a new life. Grab your lassos and get to work because there’s a baby shower to be planned! Below are a few ideas to get you started!
Western Baby Shower Invites
Western Baby Shower Decorations
Make this baby shower unique by asking all of the guests to come dressed up in western attire, prepared to do some roping!
You will want to have a place where you can put down hay as part of the decorations because hay is a must-have for this type of baby shower. At the entrance to the party, create a western style entrance by adding swinging doors that were prevalent in entrances to saloons of the old west. Cut your saloon doors out of stiff cardboard with some paint and attach them to your party entrance and maybe put some hay bales on either side of the doorway. Around the room, place items that can represent the old west, like ropes, saddles, lanterns, and heaps of paisley patterned fabrics and decors!
Western Rope Name Sign
Display the name of the baby being celebrated with this unique western rope sign. The sign can be hung on a wall or placed as part of a party display.
The rope name is firmly attached with glue, nails, and staples. This means that the decoration is built to last! This piece would look adorable displayed in a western-themed nursery after the baby shower is over.
Western “Mommy To Be” Corsage
Easily identify the guests of honor with these adorable western corsages. The corsages are sold in sets of two and read “mommy to be” and “daddy to be.” If desired, the corsages can be customized for other guests and family members, such as a grandma or an aunt. There is a small pin attached to the back making it easy to attach to any garment of clothing.
Cowgirl Cupcake Toppers
Your cupcakes will be picture perfect with these cowgirl cupcake toppers. The toppers come in sets of twelve and include horses, cowboy hats, boots, and horseshoes. How adorable would these look displayed on your table?
Cowgirl Candy Holders
You might want to have something for your guests to snack on while they are waiting for the main events. These candy holders are the perfect way to serve candy, nuts, or dinner mints. They are sturdy enough to hold just about any treat and can even be special ordered to match the colors of your baby shower. In addition, these cups could serve a variety of other purposes, such as a box for party favors or the base of a centerpiece.
Cowgirl Cake Topper
Maybe you would rather play it simple with a one large cake instead of serving multiple cupcakes. Your cake can still embrace the the cowgirl theme with this cowgirl cake topper. This cake topper comes complete with one or two boots and an adorable sign that reads “little cowgirl on the way.” The sign can be customized especially for your baby shower.
Western Theme Banner
This handmade banner would look lovely displayed on a wall or hung over a fireplace! The banner reads “Little Cowboy” and “It’s a Cowgirl!”. The letters are painted beautifully on pieces of burlap in a bold color, giving the banner an authentic western appearance. This would go perfectly with a Western Nursery afterward as well.
FREE Western Baby Shower Printable
Western Theme Centerpiece
When guests enter the room, they will find hay spread about on the floor and strategically placed hay bales will serve as seating. The first thing their eyes should be drawn to is the fantastic western centerpiece you will create, placing it in the center of the room. Take a large cowboy hat and put some dry floral foam in the hat. Add some pretty flowers to the foam to make a beautiful western style centerpiece. You can even add a cowboy boot on each side of the centerpiece, placing cattails or sunflowers in those to accentuate your centerpiece.
It’s likely that your guests will spend a lot of time chatting around your tables, so it’s important for your tables to look good! This cowgirl themed centerpiece is sure to give your guests something to talk about. This particular centerpiece comes with three different pieces that can be displayed in a variety of ways. The picture below shows the centerpieces in a glass jar with corn kernels, but you could also place these decorations in a potted plant or another jar of choice.
Western Games & Activities
Bloomers – Wrap up a gift box and tell the guests that they will pass the box around while some western-style music is playing. You can tell them that the box holds ‘bloomers’ and whichever guest winds up with it when the music stops must open the box and actually wear them. However, it is really a joke- as the box will actually contain a beautiful corsage that the winner can wear as a memory of this great baby shower.
Rope a Bottle
Set up some baby bottles in a corner of the room and have guests attempt to rope a baby bottle with a rope that you will provide. Each bottle will contain a slip of paper that has the name of a gift on it and when a guest ropes a bottle, they will receive that gift.
Cowgirl/boy guests will place a balloon between their legs and race to the end of the room and back. The winner will receive a gift you have prepared. To make it more interesting and challenging, being it a baby shower occasion, you can ask guests to also have a balloon in their belly as they race to and from!
Gather up all friends and families for a perfect photo booth session. You may need to print out a large poster that fits with the theme. A large “WANTED” sign in the background or have a session in a little tent studio with hays.
Western Themed Games
Western Themed Favors
Purchase some plastic cowboy boots and stuff them with western style favors like rope licorice, beef jerky, etc. You could also purchase shredded beef jerky that actually comes in round tins that look like tobacco chew tins. Another idea is to purchase straw cowboy hats and fill them with special guest party favors
Cowgirl Candle Tin
Sending your guests home with party favors is a must! How adorable is this cowgirl candle tin? Your guests will be thrilled with this useful and memorable party favor. The candles are high quality soy candles that will burn for up to 5-10 hours. These candles are even delivered in gift bags, so they will be ready to hand out to your guests. The name and date can both be customized for the baby that is being celebrated. The candles are sold in set of twelve.