If you need ideas for a beautiful and fun western or cowboy baby shower, Mariana of Dulce Design was kind enough to allow me to show off some of her wonderful display. I had the pleasure of chatting (via email) with her and learned that she lives Argentina where parties are pretty simple. Her goal is to introduce stylish and bigger parties, as she is used to attending and hosting in her home country of Brazil. Here are some of my favorite photos of hers:
1. Overview of food table – Mariana shows us some simple ways to incorporate the cowboy western theme into your food display. The burlap colored cloth covering the wall offers the perfect backdrop to the table. Other fun details include a blue watering can holding cake pops tied in gingham ribbon. You can always spray paint a watering can to match the color theme of the shower.
Other things that really dress up the table include:
*The wooden table with hay sprinkled strategically
*Cactus and live plants
*Food at different levels on a variety of display stands
*Blue gingham napkins and treats surrounded with cow print fabric
The decorations in the photo below are so authentic. You will see horse shoes, cactus surrounded by burlap, real cowboy boots filled with hay, wood crates, and western style signs. Gingham cloth is used throughout the table. You could also use bandannas as an easy decoration item.
A way to bring in your theme very easily is to order pre-printed cowboy baby shower party supplies including plates, banners, silverware, napkins, centerpieces and more.
Don’t forget the cowboy baby shower favors for your guests. Since your guest most likely do not have their house decorated with a Western theme, be sure to give them something useful or edible. Ideas below include personalized mini mason jars filled with candy, a glass trinket holder customized with the name of the mommy to be, as well as chocolate cowboy boots.
Other DIY options include pretty cactus plants in a ceramic pot; sugar cookies in the shape of a cowboy hat, boot, or horse; any baked good wrapped in a clear cello wrapper and tied with natural colored rafia ribbon; a s’mores package with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers; homemade caramel apples, homemade jams or preserves; and mini cowboy hats filled with colorful M&Ms