Setting the stage for your Wild West or Western party will involve a good amount of rope, straw, leather and rusty metal – so be prepared to get some dirt on those pretty boots of yours. Of course if you are lucky enough to have your hoedown at a local barn or ranch, your decorating is halfway done. If not, it’s easy to cowboy-up just about any location with enough hay bales, wagon wheels and whiskey bottles.
Must Have Items
Hay Bales – luckily these are cheap and easy to find in many areas. Check your local feedlot or garden supply store. Prop a few by the entrance with vintage items and a Welcome sign on top. Cover a few more with burlap and arrange them in a lounge area or around a table for dining.
Cowboy Hats – These look great set around the room, hanging on the wall, or as part of your centerpiece. Arrange a collection of hats by the front entrance with a sign encouraging guests to grab a hat on their way in if they don’t have one.
Vintage Cowboy Items – Rustle up whatever you can find from the local thrift store, antique store or your grandpa’s garage. Old metal tools, boots, lanterns, horseshoes, watering cans, vintage glass or metal containers, and wagon wheels all make great props.
Bandanas – There are so many uses for these cheery little western scarves. Hang them on a line as pennants, layer them on your tables as runners, place mats or napkins, wrap them around your silverware to make individual sets, or tie them around vases for a fun centerpiece.
Wooden Signs – Let guests know how to find their way to the Saloon, the Chow Line, the Outhouse, and the Old Town Jail (if things get out of hand, or you just want a fun photo). You can easily DIY classic looking signs using pieces of old wood and some acrylic paint, or save time with a set of pre-printed signs.
Wanted Posters – Buy a few signs featuring famous Western bandits, or customize blank Wanted Posters (available below). Add pictures of the party guests and a few friends or family members to make individual posters featuring your personal gang of fugitives.
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