Written by: Kerri on September 2, 2010 @ 10:28 pm
The new little cowpoke is nearly here. Time for a western style baby shower to welcome the little fella with friendship and fun. How can you make your little cowboy baby shower round-up a delight to the guests and mom-to-be? Don’t hold back the horses! Let ‘er rip with color, flavor, fun gifts, conversation and hopefully some cowboy/cowgirl memories for the scrapbook.
Invite your guests with western theme baby shower invitations that sets the scene. Our little buckaroo cowboy shower invitation sets the mood to welcome the little boy. Your decor and menu can continue the western theme with colorful bandanas, cowboy hats, western decorations and a delicious country-style spread! Making the party especially fun for your guests adds to their excitement about the little buckaroo on the way, makes them glad they came and thanks them for the baby cowboy gift they brought!
Set out the welcome mat with fun western decor like we found on the web. (Just click the links below to go straight to these items.) Besides cowboy baby shower paper goods, decorations and favors, extend your decorations to a toddler cousin? Do you have a toddler you can put in a western costume during the party? The little cowboy will create a lot of fun conversation. For the centerpiece, consider a “cowboy diaper cake,” like the adorable one shown here, that doubles as a gift for the baby!
More cowboy baby shower decorations can be made using bandanas and cowboy hats:
- tie a rolled bandana around a small potted plant as a shower favor and/or table decoration. You can find bandanas in almost any color to match your cowboy shower color theme. Red? light blue? navy blue? All will work well for a baby cowboy!
- put a cowboy hat on each table. They can be worn by the guests who enjoy the theme, and taken home. A tiny baby cowboy hat would get some ooohs and ahhhs!. For color, you could tie a rolled bandana around each hat.
- fold bandanas into fun origami shapes, silverware pouches or tie them in a knot around each bundle of silverware
Consider using mom-to-be advice cards as a cowboy baby shower activity. Each guest fills out an advice card, and they are collected for the mom-to-be. They can be added to the baby scrapbook, and will be priceless later.
Don’t forget, while planning your shower, the simple rules of baby shower ettiquette. Don’t assume your guests will bring gifts, or tell them what to bring on the invitation. Choose your activities with your guests preferences in mind. And, make it a special party for the mom-to-be AND your guests! Lastly, the new mama needs to send personally written thank you notes for each gift received. You could help her by providing a copy of the address list from the shower invitations.
Make your shower gift a huge hit by playing on the theme… cowboy gifts that will be fun to give at the shower, and fun for the parents later! Check out these adorable cowboy theme gift ideas for baby and cowboy baby room… from baby cowboy toys to cowboy baby booties.Baby Shower, Shower Ideas