Can you believe it's December? Have you started planning your Christmas decorations, parties, gifts, and menus yet? If not, here's some serious inspiration coming your way... ideas for a cowboy themed Christmas.
Whether you live in the American West or just admire cowboy culture and want to do something fun this holiday season, this post is for you. So, let's get started!
1. Cowboy Christmas Tree. You can't have a proper Christmas party without a Christmas tree in your home, so why settle for same ol' same ol'? Why don't you make a cowboy Christmas tree? Put a hat on as a topper, tie a bandana, and use rope instead of garland and tinsel, and there you have it! A denim or leather tree skirt would give an extra special touch, especially if the leather is hair-on cowhide.
2. Dried Chili Pepper Wreath. Welcome your guests in style right at the door. Mix some dried red chilis into your regular spruce wreath, or make one from chili peppers entirely. Either way, you're sure to set the stage for a memorable cowboy Christmas.
3. The Cowboy Menu. Now that your house is all decked out in western style, you'd want to carry that theme into your party menu as well. Instead of canapes and Christmas punch, think about serving barbecue, cowboy caviar (yes, there is such a thing - google the recipes), chili, cornbread, horseshoe and cactus shaped cookies, and drinks such as Spiked Maple Apple Cider, Hot Toddies, and Old-Fashioned Maple Bourbon.
4. Cowboy & Cowgirl Gifts. If you are doing a gift exchange at your cowboy themed Christmas party, make sure that the gifts fit the theme as well, and use burlap, gingham, and denim to wrap them instead of the traditional Christmas wrapping paper. Looking for ideas for (adult) cowgirl gifts? Take a peek here and here. Need a gift for a little cowgirl? Check this Pinterest board. Stumped with gifts for handsome cowboys? Try these ideas. Got a little cowboy to buy a gift for? I've got some suggestions here.
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