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Cowboy Birthday Party

By Kayla Knudson
Created January 10, 2017
Grab your boots, chaps and cowboy hats—it’s time to party country-style with Betty’s boot-scootin’ birthday bash!
Cowboy Birthday Party

Cowboy Party Fixin’s 

Nothing rounds up cowboys and cowgirls faster than barbecued beef, corn on the cob and ice-cold root beer. And with the help of a slow cooker and microwave, this party menu couldn’t be easier to prepare!

Cowboy Birthday Party meal

Slow Cooker Root Beer Barbecue Beef Sandwiches are a Betty Crocker classic. And with just three ingredients—a boneless beef rump roast, barbecue sauce and root beer—they come together in a flash.

Cowboy Birthday Party fruit lollipops

These watermelon and cantaloupe cowboy hats are what set this birthday bash apart from the rest of the herd. Start by cutting the fruit into 2-inch slices and using a cookie cutter to create the hat shape. Next, beginning at the top of the hat, cut in 1 inch and down toward the bottom, but stop when you reach the top brim. 

Change direction of your knife and cut from the left side to the right, 1 inch down, along the top of the brim. This should free the top part of the hat, leaving the brim the full 2 inches and the top of the hat, 1 inch. From the piece you just removed, cut out a star and secure to a hat of the opposite color using a dab of honey. Lastly, place on candy sticks and serve.

Corn on a stick and bottles of root beer

Give corn on the cob a party spin by cutting into pieces suitable for small hands and piercing with wooden picks. To cook, microwave two ears at a time—husks on—for 6 to 8 minutes, then cut off the ends and slide out the corn silk free! (How’s that for an impressive party trick?) 

What’s the best way to wash down all of that good eatin’? With bottles of frosty root beer, of course! We gussied ours up with custom labels that match the party perfectly.

Cowboy Boot Birthday Cake

It’s hats off to this Cowboy Boot Cake that’s made easy with a box of Betty Crocker cake mix, ready-made frosting, Fruit Roll-Ups and candies. We’ve even made cutting it out a breeze with our downloadable cut-and-trace template.

Cowboy Birthday Party invitation

Cowboy Party Downloads

Round up your posse with these (free!) wanted party invitations. Just print, slide inside A7-size envelopes, address and you’re set. 

We also created a fill-in-the-plank menu board to display in a frame or on the wall, plus cute root beer tags to go over store-bought bottles of every cowboy’s favorite drink. Best part? They’re free too! So get downloadin’.

Cowboy Birthday Party treat bags

Cowboy Party Favors 

When guests arrive, outfit them with cowboy hats and bandanas rounded up from the dollar store; then when it’s time to go, send them on their way with sheriff badges and happy trails mix. We used burlap bags—found at a craft store—filled them with S’mores Snack Mix and labeled them with these trail mix tags

Betty’s Birthday Party Checklist

Stay organized and make sure you don’t miss a single detail with Betty’s to-dos and reminders for hosting the best birthday ever!