Horse birthday parties are one of the most popular party ideas nowadays. These ideas can be very cute and suitable for most kids from various age groups. Some popular ideas include the Breyer idea, horse costume idea, as well as horse excursion idea.
Incorporate a horse theme into your next birthday party with elements that go beyond mere cowboy decorations. Take the birthday celebration outside, if you can — hold the party at an equestrian resort, horse farm or even a barn, where the appropriate backdrop and decorations will be built right in.
Kids who love horses probably love all things Western as well. Those kids are sure to love a good old fashioned cowboy hoedown for their next birthday celebration. Western decorations are generally available all year round and widely available not only at party stores but also discount retailers. If you are holding the party in your back yard, look for colourful lights with a Western theme. Set up a picnic table with a Western style squared tablecloth and complete the look with mini hay bales at each place setting. These mini hay bales are available at many craft stores, especially in the fall, so shop early and stock up for those spring and summer celebrations. Throw in a few inflatable, or real, cacti, to complete the theme.
If your kid’s friends enjoy collecting model horses, hosting a Breyer model horse show gives the party guests, and the guest of honour, the chance to show off all their hard work and collecting savvy. Special clubs and organisations handle collecting and showing Breyer model horses but you don’t have to follow the rules of a formal model horse show. Instead create all kinds of fun classes, including best dressed Breyer horse, a horse and owner look-alike contest and most creative use of props. Create plenty of classes and buy enough prizes so that everyone at the party can participate and no one feels left out.
Costume party for your child’s birthday is always a successful idea. With so many horse-themed costumes around, all guests are sure to come up with a unique twist on the riding theme. From cowboys with six-shooters to jockeys with riding crops, a costume party let’s all the kids, and their parents, show off their creativity and imagination. A horse-themed costume party can save you money in the long run, since the costume you create can double as your kid’s next Halloween disguise.
A toy horse, such as a stuffed horse or a rocking horse, is an appropriate horse-themed gift for a child. However, the ultimate horse-themed birthday gift is an actual horse. However, you might want to see how such a gift would work out for you before committing to that kind of expense and responsibility. One way to do this is to lease a horse for a few hundred dollars a month in exchange for riding privileges a few days a week.
For an adult birthday boy or girl, an outdoor celebration such as an equestrian excursion, or even vacation, makes a nice alternative to a traditional party. For a venue in the country, hold the party at the resort lodge with a trail ride afterwards. For a town party, a carriage ride is a possible alternative. To make the celebration one that your friend will never forget, purchase a week-long cowboy experience at a dude ranch or riding lessons at a local stable.