Whether you’re planning a kid’s birthday party, a pep rally for your sales force or a simple backyard barbecue, Western-themed decorations can add a little kick to your gathering. Set the stage at a large venue with a life-size backdrop that lets you easily create an Old West town, a desert tableau or a frontier jail. Rodeo or Wild West kits from Shindigz make it easy to make sure you have everything, or buy a la carte to create a unique look. A selection of hay bales, wagon wheels and rustic railing are great additions at grand galas or a fantastic accent at a small party. Wide expanses of burlap, tied with colorful bandannas and trimmed with decorative lights, are a nice touch, too. Balloon trees or bouquets add a whimsical look.
Once you’ve bought decorations for one party, you’ll find that you can create variations on your Western theme again and again over the years. Last year’s cowboy birthday party can turn into the next year’s Old West shootout, complete with a parent as a law officer to apprehend the little bad guys. Personalized wanted posters are a great touch that will send kids home with a favor that will keep them smiling for years. Cows and horses, not to mention the barn, bought for a round-up theme can easily fit into an Old McDonald décor for another shindig. Cowboy hats, bandannas and dress-up sets can become future Halloween costumes. No need to worry about leftover napkins, cups, plates or tablecloths, either. Great barbecue never goes out of style.