How to host a rootin' tootin' cowgirl birthday party


Howdy partner! Your birthday is coming up, and it's time to go big. Enter: Cowgirl birthday party. Hop into those sparkly boots, grab your ten gallon hat and head down to the local throwdown (aka your house). In this article, you'll find *all* the things you need to have a rockin' cowgirl b-day bash. 



To kick off the festivities, you need to set the party atmosphere. For a cowgirl birthday, we're drawing inspo from the Wild West but also throwing in some disco flair. The color palette is primarily pink, so search for pink bandanas, banners and, if you're feeling fancy, a pink balloon arch. For accents, look for cute cow-print tablecloths, napkins or serving dishes. Don't forget the disco ball, obvi!



We would argue that snacks are the *most* important part of throwing an absolutely rockin' party. Comfort foods are definitely the way to go for your cowgirl-themed hoedown: cornbread, chili, apple pie, mac and cheese. You can't go wrong with the classics. And if you want to be even more on theme, why not toss some cowboy caviar into the mix? This trending treat is all the rage on TikTok and will totally get your guests in the Wild West spirit. Check out this GL article for all the tips on how to make a party-perfect bowl of cowboy caviar. 



It's your party and you can wear what you want to. Now is the moment to go all out for your cowgirl chic—that means fringe, rhinestones, sparkly boots and, of course, a custom hat. Nothing says "Yeehaw!" like an iridescent cowgirl hat with feathers on the brim. And remember: The more sparkles, the better. Like the iconic Dolly Parton once said, "There's no such thing as too much glitter."


No party is complete without a top-notch playlist, and this cowgirl fiesta is no different. Grab your Bluetooth speaker and crank up those Y2K cowgirl hits—Taylor Swift's debut album,  Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and The Chicks, ofc. Oh, and don't forget Shania Twain, because there's nothing like the classic start to "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" to get you and your besties hyped. 

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by Aubrey Rhoadarmer and Riley Yates | 8/15/2022