Bandanarama Party Supplies
SAVE 50 - 75% OFF RETAIL PRICES! Priced by the case for wholesale buyers. Give a birthday...or any day...a western flair with accents from our Bandanarama collection. Traditional red bandanna prints are posed on a blue denim ground with rope trim. The collection includes invitations to round up a crowd, plus banners, lanterns and all the partyware it takes to gear up for a hoedown! Classic Red from our solid color selection of plates, cups, napkins and cutlery is an ideal accent for this theme that's perfect for cookouts, campfires, birthday parties and more!Party and Paper Warehouse has no minimum order; however, a $10 service charge will be added to all orders under $75.
Western Theme Party Planning Tips
Planning a party should be fun for all, including the birthday child! If your child enjoys these types of activities, make sure to include him/her in all of the pre-party planning, such as developing the guest lists, planning the games, selecting the decorations, even preparing the party treats.
If your child is younger, consider creating a countdown calendar to keep track of the number of days until the party. Think how excited he/she will be by the time the big day arrives!
Deliver or mail your invitations at least 2-3 weeks in advance so that your guests can respond and plan accordingly.
Set a budget. Before you make any purchases or deposits, put together a list of all your expenses by item. If the total expenses are more than your budget, think of how you can creatively reduce your expenses by trimming some of the less important items. If necessary you may also need to trim your guest list.
Consider limiting your party activities to no more than two hours. At this point the energy level of most children starts to fade, and all of those amazing party activities you have planned will cease to be fun. A two hour party will provide enough time for your child to greet all of his/her guests, play a few games, open gifts, celebrate with refreshments and cake, and say goodbyes.
It's tempting to not want to leave anyone out when planning a party for your child. Will this be a family event, or school friends only? What about brothers and sisters? Remember, it's important to keep the party size managable. If the weather permits, an outdoor event might provide more flexibility if you're working with a larger group. Together with your child develop his/her "wish" list of attendees, and then determine what will work best for your party setting. If the party is a large event with lots of guests, remember to include friends or family who are willing to lend a helping hand.
Think about how you can "transform" areas of your home, yard, or other party space so that your guests truly experience the party theme. Reinforce the party theme with coordinating wall and table decorations. Rodeo Cowboy includes a Banner, Centerpiece, Printed Hanging Cutouts, Wanted Posters, and an Imitation Barbed Wire Garland.
Are you creative? Try crafting a western town or building for your party. A variety of different materials such as cardboard or foamcore can be used depending on your level of detail and targeted finished size. Add an area to hitch your horse for more authenticity. Check the internet, the library, or your local craft store for ideas on how best (and easiest!) to construct these items for your event.
If your party is at home, don't forget to decorate the outside of your house! These "props" will help set the mood for the party and direct guests to the correct address. Consider: Bales of hay, plants, stand up cutouts you make or buy, campfire.
If your guests are a little older, consider adding decorations with a more authentic look. Include items like plastic snakes, bales of hay, hanging lanterns, lassos, and plants.
To encourage participation from everyone at the party, it's always a good idea to stick to simple games that children may already know or can learn easily. Consider starting with something less active to allow the party goers to warm up to each other. It's also good to have these kinds of activities or games at the end of the party also, so that your guests can start to wind down prior to refreshments and saying goodbye.
Depending on the age of your party guests, be sure to include the Rodeo Cowboy Pin Game when planning your party activities. Think of simple ways to adapt standard party games to complement the theme of the party. For example, Ring Toss can be adapted to Horseshoe Toss. Create your own version of Lasso the Horse. Pan for gold using plastic gold coins or painted rocks.
Make sure you have enough activities to last the length of the party, and then some. Running out of activities can quickly take your event from loads of fun to a party downer. Remember board games and craft materials can always be used in a pinch.
For more authentic looking invitations, consider creating personalized wanted posters and hand delivering to each guest. Consider "Age" the paper prior to rolling it up and tying with jute.
Create your own personalized Wanted Posters to hang as decorations. The Wanted Posters from Creative Expressions include preprinted posters on the front, and a blank area on the back for you to attach a child's photo. To make it even more authentic, have your guests dress in western attire and photograph each one as he/she arrives at the party. Then, print the photo on your computer and attach to the Wanted Poster.
Include your guests in a group photo and include the photo as a momento with your thank you notes. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness, and treasure the memory for years to come!
Create a memory book or box of the event. Take lots of photos, everything from the guests, to the food, to the games, and the gifts. Make special note of the current events of the day. Include a few small decorations or momentos.
Make all of your party guests cowboys for the afternoon! Have them come to the party dressed in cowboy attire. You may want to have a few extra items on hand in case any of your guests forget. Party and Paper Warehouse offers Plastic Cowboy Hats, Badges, Plastic Cowboy Vests, Plastic Handcuffs to help complete the look.
Favors/Prizes...Plastic Toy Horses, Sheriff Badges, and Rodeo Cowboy Stickers help complete the theme.
Game prizes are fun for both winners and losers. Keep the prizes simple so others do not feel left out. Make sure to have some silly prizes on hand for the losers as well so they have something to take home.
Treat your guests to a variety of creative Cowboy snacks complete with fun names. Consider typcial campfire eats such as beans and weanies, barbecue, s'mores, and root beer. Stick with finger foods for a more authentic cowboy experience.
What's a birthday cake without the candles? Make sure to have plenty on hand.
No matter how much you plan, be sure to expect the unexpected, both good and bad. Be prepared with a good attitude and a camera!