Stop horsin’ around and start creating a memorable horse birthday party for your little wranglers that they are sure to enjoy. Check out our ideas for invitations, decorations, and party games to help make your equestrian celebration shine!
Using a die-cut horse or horseshoe as a pattern, cut these out of tan cardstock to form your invitation. Using a gel pen, write out your party details in calligraphy. On one side write, “Gallop! Don’t Trot on Over for a Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild Horse Birthday Party! On the reverse side, write all of the following party details:
Big, Bad Birthday Roundup On: (date and time of party)
Meet Us At The O.K. Coral Located At: (address of party)
R.S.V.P. To The Stable Boy/Girl: (parent’s name & phone #)
HORSE BIRTHDAY PARTY DECORATIONS
Using a little imagination, creativity, and lots of horse-themed decorations, ya’ll be able to rope in your little fillies and colts in no time. We reckon some of the following decorations will strike your fancy:
As guests arrive, send them over to the branding station where they will be identified as V.I.P.G.’s (Very Important Party Goers) with a special “branding” iron. Use rubber stamps or tattoos.
Decorate ceilings with 2 different colored twisted streamers and clusters of balloons with curling ribbons.
Use horseshoes as a balloon weight to display floor balloon bouquets throughout room.
Add a horsey table runner down the center of your party table. Either make one horse-printed fabric or dismantle a horse calendar and affix the photos to a piece of fabric and lay it down the center of the table.
Cover your party tables with burlap and sprinkle strands of hay on top, like you would confetti, and tie off the corners using licorice laces.
Create a Bryer horse display in the center of your table using a few horses, along with some mini hay bales, fencing, and horse tack. Attach a bouquet of balloons in the center.
If you have access to horse tack, then opt for making an extra-special photo opt area by displaying hay bales, a saddle, and a western mural (made from western posters) on a wall or fence and take photos of each of your little cowpokes.
HORSE BIRTHDAY PARTY GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Hold your horses! We reckon it’s time for some horse play!
Horseshoes – For older kids use real horseshoes and for younger kids use plastic or rubber horseshoes or make horseshoe rings from rope.
Stack Them Cubes! – Each wrangler has a pile of sugar cubes. When you say “Giddy-up” wranglers race to build the tallest stack of sugar cubes in a timed period.
Horse Race – Create a life-size “game board” in your yard using carpet squares. Lay them out in a Candyland Game fashion. Add a few obstacles like saw horses, galvanized buckets, bales of hay, etc. then have all your horsies (guests) compete to the finish line. Write numbers 0-3 on index cards, along with a command like gallop, trot, run, canter, whinny, neigh. As the cards are drawn, they move forward the number of spaces on the card, while performing command. For example, move forward 2 spaces while trotting.
Have fun! Yippie-Ki-Aye!