I used to love going to rodeo’s with my family – the smell of hay, the sound of chaps rustling, and the thrill of seeing cowboys (and cowgirls) racing, barreling, roping, and wrestling their way to the top… such fun days! It will come as no surprise when your little one requests a Rodeo Birthday Party and here are some tips to get you going!
There are colorful party supplies and “wanted poster” invitations available to order online from great sources. If you wish, though, making your invitations can be a breeze. Fold tan cardstock in half and decorate the front with markers (or colored pencils) to look like a horse corral. Use stickers such as bulls, horses, and cowhands to liven up your scene. Put your party details on the inside.
As your guests arrive, get their picture in the Rodeo Stand-In (too funny!) and then have them don their cowboy hat. They’ll be set to git-along to games like horseshoes, lasso practice, a wild west show down with water guns, barrel racing relay (they have to run around barrels just like in real barrel races), and clown dress-up.
Back home on the ranch, cowhands greatly enjoy vittles like chili, corn on the cob, pork and beans, baked potatoes, and burritos. Follow it up with some camp-fire roasted marshmallows and even the toughest rider will enjoy the sweet taste.
Rodeos are a fantastic display of skills, but your Rodeo Birthday Party will be what everyone is talking about!