30 Jul

REAL PARTIES: Cowboy Baby Shower

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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Giselle C SAYS:

Such a crafty idea!! Thanks for posting :)

July 30, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Laura Harris SAYS:

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

July 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

[email protected] At Home SAYS:

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


July 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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.

July 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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!

July 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

southern hostess SAYS:

I love this idea! So fun!

July 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Paige SAYS:

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

July 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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!

July 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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!


July 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Donna SAYS:

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


July 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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!

July 31, 2009 at 9:16 am

Christine SAYS:

This is adorable!

July 31, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

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

August 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Natasha @ Fete Fanatic SAYS:

This is supper cute!!

August 2, 2009 at 7:10 am

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!

August 2, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

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

August 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Shay SAYS:

very cute! the invitations are supercool.

August 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

Gift This! SAYS:

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

August 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Lorena SAYS:

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

August 3, 2009 at 9:50 pm
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