Inspiration for this party was a "Wanted" poster for the "Terrible Two". The rest of the party came together around that concept.
All of the party stationary was custom made by a friend. For the invitations, I dressed up the boys in cowboy outfits and snapped a few pictures of them. My friend turned the pictures into a "Wanted" posters for "Jesse" James and Danny "the Kid". The posters were inside custom made envelopes that looked like saloon doors. She even made tiny hinges for the doors!
I shopped the dollar stores for decorations that fit the theme. Since the party fell between the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays, we were able repurpose the red, white, and blue accessories sold at stores. Party City has some western themed accessories as well. We re-purposed burlap decorations form a previous party to decorate.
The cowboy boot birthday cake was made by another friend using a Parents.com cowboy boot template.
I made the s'more pops and my husband drilled holes in a tree trunk from a tree we cut in the backyard earlier this year to make the display.
For the main course, we had a hot dog bar, Texas slaw, chips, mac & cheese, and watermelon.
For activities for the kids we had "wagon rides" on the boys' Step2 wagon, "pony rides" on a craigslisted rocking horse, diy pin the mustache on the cowboy, diy face in a hole, and a cowboy boot piñata from Walmart.
Most of the party was diy and I had a lot of help to make it happen. I love how the invitations and wanted posters turned out. The cowboy boot cakes and the s'more pop display turned out amazing. I love how everything turned out!
Burlap is a very versatile material. We used a lot of it for decoration. If you invest in a few yards you will sure be able to reuse it again!