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Birthday Party Planning Guide
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BirthdayExpress.com is every host’s secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Pink Cowgirl party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you’re busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!
4-6 Weeks Before the Party
Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.
Create Guest List
Just fill out the handy list in this guide!
BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option
Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts
BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.
Book Entertainment (optional)
2 Weeks Before the Party
Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.
Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.
Create List of Parent Phone Numbers
Keep on hand in case of emergency.
Plan Party Menu
Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.
Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies
This guide has ideas that match your party theme!
2-3 Days Before the Party
1 Day Before the Party
Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice
Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.
Childproof & Decorate Party Area
Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.
Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas
Invite your party child to help!
Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium
After the Party
Include party photos!
Have all of the children hold hands and stand in a line. The child in front is the head and the child at the end is the tail. When you say go, have the head try to tag the tail while the tail tries to evade the head. (The children must keep holding hands the whole time) When the tail is tagged, the head moves to the tail and the next person in line gets to be the head. Play until each child gets a turn to be head and tail.
- cowboy hats
- glitter glue pens
- puff paint
As the guests arrive, let them decorate their very own cowgirl hat! Set up a large craft table and make sure to cover the floor and table with newspaper. When all of the guests have arrived, give them about 20 minutes to finish up! (Play country music in the background)
Pink Cowgirl Pull-String Piñata
Pick up our Cowgirl Pull-String Piñata for a fun and safe party game! Fill it with favors and candy of your choice.
Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 can of frozen pink lemonade
- 1 qt of raspberry sherbet
- 2 qts 7up
Serve up pretty pink punch with sherbet! Prepare the pink lemonade as instructed on the can in a large serving bowl. Mix in the 7up and add the sherbet in scoops right before serving.
Estimated Total Time: 30 minutes
- ground Beef (or turkey)
A meal worthy of a rodeo princess! Before the party, grill or pan fry your burgers (one for each party guest). Try to make them medium well. Then 15 minutes before it’s time to eat, stick your burgers in the oven (at about 350) to warm them up. Set up a burger bar for the birthday girl and her guests. Let them choose their own toppings (Put them in a line and have adults help them build the burgers) and serve with potato chips.
Funfetti Pink Cowgirl Cookies
Estimated Total Time: 1 Hour 15 minutes
- 1 pkg sugar cookie dough
- ½ cup of funfetti
- 1 can of pink vanilla frosting
Fun, festive and fabulous! Your rambunctious rodeo gals will absolutely adore these cookies! All you have to do is grab a package of premade sugar cookie dough and add ½ cup of funfetti to the mix before you prepare the cookies as instructed on the package. Once the cookies are fully cooked remove them, let cool for about 30 minutes and frost them with the pink frosting!