REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

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cowboy western baby shower theme

This Backyard Barbeque Baby Shower that Beth Helmstetter hosted at a residence in Shawnee, Kansas is super creative, inviting, and full of down-home country FUN!

Guests sat on pillow-topped hay bales, mini bouquets of white daisies were lined up neatly on vintage cowboy print linens, invitations were handmade on pieces of wood, and adorable mini pies were served up for desserts…

cowboy western baby shower theme

Read on for lots more photos and party details from Beth!

Invitations (pictured at top):
DIY project using pieces of craft wood from Michaels and Iron On Transfers. I designed the invite in photoshop and then ironed it on to the wood.

We served Kansas City Style BBQ which was not only appropriate for the theme but budget friendly. For dessert we served miniature homemade pies.

cowboy western baby shower theme

cowboy western baby shower theme

Beverages: Strawberry lemonade, Iced Tea and Old Fashioned bottled sodas (Coca-Cola, Crush, Root Beer & Cream Soda). Mason jars were pre-filled with drinking straws that read “howdy”.

cowboy western baby shower theme

Flowers: I arranged the flowers myself using all daisies in mason jars

cowboy western baby shower theme

Linens: Vintage Cowboy print from La Tavola

cowboy western baby shower theme

Seating: We rented hay bales with large pillows on top

cowboy western baby shower theme

cowboy western baby shower theme

Favors: Pashminas and candy presented in muslin sacks

cowboy western baby shower theme

More fun decor: wooden letters and vintage cowboy books!

cowboy western baby shower theme

cowboy western baby shower theme

Photography: Mike Varel of Mike Varel Weddings

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Beth! For more great theme ideas from Beth, check out these other real parties featured here at HWTM: a colorful, Eclectic Baby Shower and this gorgeous Natural & Organic Wedding Reception.

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

46 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower”

  1. Giselle C says:

    Such a crafty idea!! Thanks for posting :)

  2. Laura Harris says:

    I LOVE this!!!! What a great shower!!! Every detail is just perfect!!!

  3. Chris@Celebrations At Home says:

    I love all the little details. Lot’s of down-home fun!

  4. Abbie says:

    I love this! I actually tried to iron-on our table numbers to wood, and it didn’t work very well… so I’m excited to see I was on the right track (even though the wedding is now over)! Love all the details.

  5. Janel Kaden says:

    Your appreciation for themed fonts is inspiring. I think the jars for drinking and bails for sitting are the best. So creative. Thank you!

  6. I love this idea! So fun!

  7. Paige says:

    The details are great!! What a great KC party! :)

  8. Laura says:

    Any idea how the invitations were made? These would be a great idea and perfect for our wedding invitations. Thanks for any help we can get!

  9. Heather says:

    We had a cowboy shower too…it is such a fun theme! Check out my invitations from denim pockets and bandanas…So nice!

  10. Donna says:

    Just adorable! I am such a cowgirl at heart. Love all of the details!

  11. Another beyond amazing event from Beth! Perfection.

  12. Sarah says:

    I am so excited about this post – I am throwing a western themed baby shower in October!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Christine says:

    This is adorable!

  14. The invitations are fantastic! What an amazing idea to iron-on to wood?!

  15. erin says:

    I would love more information on how you made the invitations! Such a great idea I would love to use for an upcoming party. Specifically, what kind & brand of iron-on transfer did you use? Any help would really be appreciated! Thanks!

  16. Down Pillow says:

    I love this theme! it’s something I would never have thought of.

  17. Shay says:

    very cute! the invitations are supercool.

  18. Gift This! says:

    What a great idea! The details are fabulous…very fun!

  19. Lorena says:

    Using this as inspiration for my neice’s 2nd cowgirl chic birthday party!!! Love the ideas!

  20. eileen says:

    Those invites are fantastic!

  21. Hannah says:

    So so cute! The details are adorable!!!

  22. Sandra@ribbonsandfavors says:

    Very, very cute and so many of these ideas can be used for any kind of event. You have done a wonderful job, right down to the bandana’s in the chip bowls! Must admit I also love the canning jar drinking glasses.

  23. Lollipop Events & Designs says:

    Love this!

  24. Mel says:

    Wow. So many super, great ideas:)

  25. Michelle says:

    What an adorable party! There are so many great ideas here. Beth is the best!

  26. Jennifer says:

    SO beautiful! I was just checking out this amazing wester style stationary I found on Oh So Beautiful Paper that would be so fitting for such a baby shower:

  27. Shelly says:

    I love every item you’ve choosen to use. I also would love to know what, when & how you made the invitations.


  28. ann says:

    wish we had a place like this so i can re-create this party. was wondering where you got the pashminas?

  29. glenda Ochoa says:

    where did you get the lovely gold mine goodie bags

  30. jenn s. says:

    Glenda –
    Here’s what Beth said about the goodie bags: “I got them from Michael’s. They are just filled with gold
    Bubble gum. They have a little vintage candy section and I think they have them all year round.”


    Ann –
    The pashminas came from


    Shelly –
    Here’s what Beth said about the invites:

    “The invitations were very easy. I created the layout in Photoshop and printed it onto heat transfer paper. Then I bought the wood at Michael’s and ironed on the information :) “

  31. Layla says:

    Thanks! You saved me! I wanted to have a different shower and this really suits my lifestyle. So creative!

  32. Kris says:

    I love all the creative ideas you put together. I am completely inspired! I was wondering where you were able to locate the fabric you used for table cloths?
    Thank you. I can’t wait to throw the cowboy baby shower this July.

  33. Sandra says:

    Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Gwyneth Olmstead says:

    I love it all! question though- where did you find the mini pie tins? so cute!

  35. Sandra says:

    I love the cowboy baby shower theme!
    super cute

  36. Swanky Blooms says:

    What a great idea, I love the Cowboy theme, I’m from Texas, so it would go perfect for an all star Texan Baby Shower, lot’s of great ideas, like the haystacks for the seats and the beautiful vintage cowboy books, very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

  37. Tati says:

    Im throwing my little brother girlfriend a baby shower for my nephew in the making! Im excited & will love to use this theme! I was wondering where the table cloths came from?

  38. dina says:

    The photos from this party look so beautiful! I have been inspired to throw my own backyard barbeque. Where did you find the large pillows for the hay bales?

  39. Joanne says:

    Where did you get the muslim gold mine sacks? Help?

  40. Joanne says:

    Please help. Where did you get the wooden crates? Love all your ideas!!

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  42. arielle says:

    Love the crafts! Can you please tell me where I can locate some jars similar to the ones you had

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