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Western Theme Dinner

Here is all the planning for your western theme dinner. Start your theme dinner by dressing with bandannas, cowboy hats and jeans.

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Western Centerpiece Idea

Fill a cowboy boot with fake sunflowers or place a stuffed horse or toy horses in the middle. Create a corral around the horses with sticks.

Wanted posters are a fun invitation to a western themed party. Use western language on the invite, “Mosey on over partner for a wild west birthday hoe down in honor of outlaw/sheriff ____”

Western Theme Dinner Menu

Easy Baked Beans with Frankfurters
1 can beans =2 cups cooked beans. Substitute any type of beans you'd like
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup onions chopped or 1 small onion
2 cans pinto beans or pork and beans, drained
1 can kidney beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
4 hot dogs cut in small chunks or mini hot dogs
Mix beans together in a casserole dish. Set aside. Cook bacon and allow to cool. Crumble and cook onions in pan with some of the bacon grease. Take onions out when transparent and stir into beans. Add bacon and hot dogs to bean mixture. In a large measuring cup add brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir into bean mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

Make a pot of Beef Stew
beef stew

Texas Toast
Thick cut bread
Butter slices of thick bread and place on a cookie sheet. Cook in the oven on 450 degrees for 5-10 minutes until crispy. If desired add shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese or seasoning. This would go well with the beef stew.
texas toastOr try topping your cowboy size toast with sloppy joes

Other Western Dinner Menu Ideas

Western hat and rope graphic

  • Roast chicken
  • Grilled steak
  • Baked Potatoes with the trimmings, such as sour cream, shredded cheese, chili or Ranch dressing

Try some Dutch Oven Cooking recipes, a great Cowboy theme party method of cooking.

Western Kids Game Ideas

With kids you can still use the wild west poker feel, just play games like go fish and old maid. Here are some more ideas:


  • Guests line up in 2 lines with their water guns
  • The lines face away from each other back to back
  • Tell the guests to take five paces away
  • When you say draw, the kids all turn
  • They point their gun at anyone in the line opposite
  • If two children are pointing guns at each other, they are out

Shooting Practice

Set up some light weight objects, such as empty water bottles for the guests to shoot down with their water guns.

Hog tied

  • Divide guests into teams of four or more players
  • The teams line up and face each other.
  • The first player on each team is given a ball of string.
  • At the starting signal, the first player passes the string to the next
  • He still holds on to the string
  • The players pass to the end of the line unwinding the string
  • At the end of the line, the string is passed behind the players backs
  • This continues until the ball is used up
  • The first team to get to the end is the winner

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