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Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indians and cowboys came together as fast friends at this creative & adorable “Little Indian & Cowboy” party that Junita from Kinderplays created for her son’s 3rd birthday! She managed to combine western flair with traditional Indian designs and bring them together in a fresh new way that feels very modern, warm and inviting… love it!

The childlike silhouettes of a little Indian & cowboy on the invites and paper details set a perfect tone for the party, and guests enjoyed creative themed treats like “Sacred Stones” and embellished marshmallows and fruit skewers reminiscent of ancient drawings. And of course we can’t forget the cute tee-pee themed cookies, mini cupcakes, and amazing cake… complete with a mini fondant campfire! :)

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Read on for more playful images & all the creative party details…

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Little Indian Theme Birthday Party Ideas


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Junita

“The theme for my son’s 3rd birthday party was “Little Indian & Cowboy”, and he liked the idea very much! The challenge was to combine the two different elements of colorful Indian decorations and western cowboy attributes. To give the party a modern feel, I choose to use blue and orange hues.

The decorations were very simple. I hung accordion top hats from the ceiling and folded the brim so they looked like cowboy hat from a distance. For the dessert table, I had Oreo pops dipped in white chocolate and fruit skewers with marshmallows, tee-pee cookies, marshmallow with cereal topping, nougat in a jar, Rice Krispie treats, mini cupcakes.

For party favors I gave each child drawstring bags and a takeaway box. The drawstring bags were custom made and featured a little Indian Chief silhouette. The party boxes were filled with desserts.

There was a party host to make sure the kids were entertained with various games and activities. The kids loved playing with bubbles. Although the theme was very boyish, the girls were having fun too! The air was filled with their laughter. They were hungry afterward playing and finished off all of the food – which consisted of chicken nuggets and fries or spaghetti.

Then finally, my son, blew the candle with the help of his sister. Both parents and their kids had a lovely time. Most importantly the birthday boy enjoyed the party and the company of family and friends. Yihaa!”


– Styling & Paper Printables: Kinderplays: Party Hopper
– Cakes & Cookies, Mini Cupcake Toppers: Cakes, Etcetera
– Marshmallow “sushi”: Cafe Du Chocolate
– Mini Cupcakes: DapurQ (@dapurQ)
– Orange Juice: Ranch Market, Pondok Indah
– Drawstring Goodie Bags: Felticious Creasikrea
– Photographs: Ilumotto’s

By |2018-07-30T13:48:53+00:00November 10th, 2011|Kids Birthday, Parties for Boys|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Iris {Sweet Metel Moments} November 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    What a beautiful party! I love the colors and the unique theme. Awesome job Junita!

  2. Roxarita November 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I see the aesthetic attraction to the retro images, but it sits icky with me that the stereotypical Native American images were used. Especially for young kids, who can’t see the kitsch value and learn by generalizing. This not-so-little “Indian” is going to be bummed the rest of the day.

    • Junita November 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks for the comments :). Roxarita, I apologize if my party theme offended you in any way. It was not my intention to be stereotypical of a particular culture. I started to work on the theme to teach my young kids about Western cultures. Obviously, coming from a country with rich cultural differences on the opposite part of the world, I value the importance of teaching my kids about traditions and values.

  3. Rachel November 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I have to agree with Roxarita. It is a very cute party, but we need to focus on promoting understanding and respect for Native culture without appropriating Indians as mascots or stereotypes.

  4. Kari November 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    This is absolutely adorable! My son would love a party like this!

  5. Lori November 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Hands down one of the cutest cakes I’ve ever seen! And very appropriate for a children’s birthday party too!

  6. jess November 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I agree with Roxarita and Rachel. It’s undeniably adorable, but culturally harmful, and it just kind of makes me sad.

  7. celina December 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    @ Junita I absolutely love your your decorations! I visited your website and wonder if you can let me know who did the stationery for the pocoyo theme party, I’ve looked and looked but havent seen the link to it or any information about where did they get the invitations! thank you

    • Junita December 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Celina, thanks for the sweet words! Pocoyo was made by Hide n’ seek, just click the name:)

  8. Molly December 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I love this! My husband is 1/2 Cherokee and we both think this is totally kid appropriate and adoreable! it presents an opportunity to teach kids about true native culture while making it fun!

  9. Keila December 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I absolutely LOVE this! I’d like to do it for my two boys this summer…Do you sell the printables? I looked on your site but couldnt figure it out… HELP!!

  10. Kayla October 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I love this. I am going to plan a party like this soon for my two year old. I googled it and found this site. Thanks for the inspiration. As far as the culturally unacceptable comments….really? seriously? My husband is part Cherokee and I am a school teacher and I think it’s fine for children. People always looking for the negative and something to gripe about. :) It’s awesome!!!

  11. Jessica October 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I personally love the party theme, and am planning the same for my sons party next month. I find it frustrating that people find this offensive. Obviously that is not anyones intention, and the kids are clueless about anything except how much fun it is to dress up like a cowboy or an indian! Very cute party.

  12. Holly September 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Love all the ideas! My husband is Native American and we’re doing the same theme for our daughters first birthday. He and the rest of his family don’t find it culturally offensive at all..actually they love keeping the traditional “Indian” theme alive.

  13. Holly Oliver May 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I love this and am planning my son's 4th party. How did you make the indian sacred stones?

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