For his birthday party this year Ben wanted a cowboy theme.
I knew from last year that The Cowboy's Handbook: How to Become a Hero of the Wild West by Tod Cody contained a lot of fun information and ideas so I brought it home from the library for inspiration.
After reading The Cowboy's Handbook, we settled on three ideas for our party.
To make the chaps, I bought heavy Naugahyde fabric and cut out the shape of chaps. We cut slits down the sides and across the top. Then we used strips of fabric to tie the legs together and also make belts.
2. Cowboys carried guns and played horse shoes.
3. Cowboys ate beans (chili) with cornbread (and birthday cake).
Everyone had fun wearing their chaps, cowboy hats and badges. We also shot a suction cup dart gun at a target and listened to cowboy music Joel found online.