The party had homemade stick horses (you can learn about how to make one yourself over at my last blog post entitled Making Mops Into Stick Horses), panning for gold, trading post, horse show, shootout, cowgirl says, pin the tail on the horse, cow roping, jumpin' jail, swat the fly, hot dog roast, corral game and roasting s'mores!
When the kids got there they were given an opportunity to check out the horses in the "corral" and given a number. The number would determine the turn they would take in picking a horse out.
Cowgirl says, was basically Simon says, but they had to give commands related to cowboys. Some of the commands were things like "jump over a rattlesnake", "draw your gun", "ride your horse" etc. It was creative and fun to watch what the kids came up with.
The next game was a corral game. The rules were: they had to use their stick horses or their feet only, to get the balls I dumped out all over the floor, corralled into the designated area within a certain period of time!
After the games were done, the kids went outside to roast s'mores!
To end the party the kids watched Sarah open her gifts and they got their picture taken with the Most Wanted Picture Frame I had made for the party!
It was lots of fun for the kids and the horses were a very big hit! If you want to see other creative birthday parties ideas you can check out our Drive In Movie Theater party from last year!