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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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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. [email protected] 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. 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!

  12. Christine says:

    This is adorable!

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

  14. 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!

  15. Down Pillow says:

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

  16. Shay says:

    very cute! the invitations are supercool.

  17. Gift This! says:

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

  18. Lorena says:

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