I decided to do a western themed birthday party for my son's second birthday.
My inspiration for the party was my son. He loves animals, especially horses, so I thought he would thoroughly enjoy a western party!
I decided on the western theme several months before his birthday. I was able to have enough time to leisurely search the internet for ideas and brainstorm on my own. I wanted to have the party outside since everyone enjoys fresh air, especially a few toddlers! I decided at that time to rent a tent to provide shade. I rented the tent, tables, chairs, and linens from ABCO rentals in Tulsa. I went with the classic red and white gingham tablecloths and napkins and burlap table runners. I used mason jars filled with white daisy and wrapped in red and white gingham or cow print bandanas as centerpieces. We served barbecue that I ordered from Billy Sims Barbecue in Owasso, OK. All the partygoers ate off of pie plates and drank from mason jars with old fashioned red and white striped straws that I bought off etsy. I ordered the cow print cake from Ann's bakery in Tulsa. Most of my decorations were found at hobby lobby. I made cowboy cookies and "loot" bags for party favors. I also constructed a western town from boxes and painted them so they would look authentic. I rented ponies and a petting zoo from Dreamcatcher's in Sapulpa, OK. Overall I think everyone enjoyed the party...especially my son;-)
My favorite items from the party were probably the western town and the animals. I had so much fun constructing "box town" and the kids really enjoyed playing in it! The animals were so much fun and my son loved them!
Start planning early so you're not rushed. Also, you can find so many ideas from searching the internet.