I have friends giving me old show ribbons that we can use as decorations..
we are going to go a bit towards western instead of English for this party. There are just more cute ideas with the western theme. I do have a saddle stand and will take the child's sized Western saddle with us... Also am going to try and make a covered wagon with the wagon we have ...just for fun and because there will be some really little kids there.
Getting a marshmallow gun for a shooting contest.(my gut tells me I will have to give the gun to Daren after the party...snicker snicker).
.. maybe a drop the rubber snake into the cowboy boot contest ....and possibly a sugar cube for the horse relay race for the older kids (like egg and spoon)...and obviously - pin the tail on the horse.
No real horses - which is why Emily wants it at the park instead of at the farm..
(Clean) rope handled muck bucket for drinks with sign above that says "Watering Hole"
Table for food with Sign that says "Chuck Wagon"
For the kiddos:
Found cowboy hats at the dollar store for (u guessed it).. a dollar each!
Gonna use bandannas for napkins - for the kids anyway.. gift boxes with horses on them and horsey related stuff inside..
Found a large horse/rider life size poster with face cut out..so kids can take funny pictures with it. Would love to find a huge box to make a jail.. also would be a cute photo op..
Food..or should I call it Grub??
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs - Chips - Cake and drinks.. will locate SOMEONE ELSE to make the cake...