Chickabug's Ultimate Guide to Country Western or Farm Party Food!

I just love compiling lists of party ideas, so I couldn’t resist making this Ultimate Guide to Country Western or Farm Party Food! I took all of the fun puns and food ideas that my customers have sent me and made them into one handy-dandy list. These ideas are all equally good for country western, cowboy, cowgirl, farm and John Deere tractor parties, so put on yer boots and get ready for the recipes! ; )


Chicken Feed – Chex mix
Honey Wheat Ropes – pretzel sticks (choose a pretzel that looks twisty, such as Rold Gold)
Hoedown Corncakes – cornbread muffins
Hoedown Muffins – cornbread muffins
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) Corndog Muffins
Happy Trails – trail mix
Chow Time Chips
Boot-stompin’ Barbecue

Saddle Bum Salsa
– pretzel sticks (the plain skinny kind) or Utz Shoestring Potato Stix
Snake Bites
jalapeño poppers, or check out this cute snake calzone!
Chuck Wagon Chili
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) Chili – to mix it up, try making chili and cornbread in a jar!
Texas Caviar

Hoppin’ John
Black Jack Barbeque
Little Piggies
– pigs in a blanket
Pigs’ Slop – soup, stew, or chili
Country Boy (or Country Girl) Cornbread
Huckleberry Honey Butter – this could even just be regular butter, but it sounds so cute, doesn’t it?
Calico Cole Slaw
Vegetable Patch
Vegetable Garden
Fresh Produce

Tractor Wheels ‘n Cheese – make macaroni and cheese using wheel shaped pasta
Johnny Popper – popcorn
Taters or Spuds – potato chips
Rawhide – jerky
Bandanna Bites – this could be anything you want!

Fruit & sweets

Tractor Wheels – Oreos
Haystacks or Hay Bales – Rice Krispie treats; or use a fork to score lines into large pieces of vanilla fudge to make them look like hay bales; or tie bundles of pretzel sticks together with red licorice rope
Farm Animals or Critters – animal crackers
Cow TailsCow Tales Candies
Apple Orchard – apple slices
Strawberry Patch – fresh strawberries or gummy strawberries
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) Pops – lollipops, or go all-out with pretty cake pops
City Slicker Suckers – lollipops
River Rockscandy rocks
Cowboy Ropes – Twizzlers
Root Beer Barrels
Belt Bustin’ Brownies
Buckaroo Brownies
Sunflower Cupcakes
Rodeo S’more Pops
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) Cookies
Sheriff Badge Cookies
“Corn on the Cob”
 – corn made of waffles, sprinkles and fruit rollups – it looks like this
Corn on the Cob Cupcakes
Corn Dog Cookies on a Stick
Fool’s Gold
– gold chocolate coins or yellow M&M’s
Cow Patties or Cow Pies
no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies or brownie-covered Oreos
Horse Puckychocolate macaroons
Dirt Cake – use a basic dirt cake recipe; depending on your theme, add candy rocks, gummy worms, fruit- and vegetable-shaped cookies, or even a little tractor!


Moo Cow Milk
Well Water
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) Coffee
– for kids, this could be dark-colored soda
Roy Rogers
Sun Tea
Cactus Juice
– green Kool-Aid or soda
Cowboy (or Cowgirl) Cocktails

Other Ideas

Chuck Wagon – the name of your food table
Cactus Cafe – the name of your food table
Vittles – the name of your food table
Pitch Forks
 – forks
Shovels – spoons
Handsaws – knives
General Store – the name of your favor table
Side Kicks – a general name for your side dishes
Watering Hole – the name of your drinks table
The Saloon – the name of your drinks table

Your Turn!

Did I miss any good ones? Leave a comment below and let me know your favorite country-western food ideas! : )

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  1. 1
    Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    Brenda says:
    Thank you for putting together all the info! Pinned it ;)
  2. 2
    Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    Erin says:
    No bake cookies as "cow pies"
    • 2.1
      Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 7:50 am
      Heather says:
      Thanks Erin!
  3. 3
    Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    Erin says:
    And Rice Krispies rolled up as "hay bales"
  4. 4
    Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    Susie says:
    Tators or Spuds- potatoe chips
    Critters - animal crackers
    Pigs slop - stew, soup, ??
    • 4.1
      Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 8:54 am
      Heather says:
      Great ideas!! Thank you! : )
    • 4.2
      Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 12:33 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Susie! I really like "Tators" or "Spuds" for potato chips! : )
  5. 5
    Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 3:48 pm
    Amber @ Apples to Applique says:
    Thank you so much for this list! I am hosting a western-themed party for my daughter's first birthday, and this was very helpful! I am planning to do a blog post about her party and will definitely link back to your post!
    I plan to call our food table the Chuck Wagon, which is the only thing I can think of adding to your fantastic list. :)
    • 5.1
      Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 3:32 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Amber! I'm so glad my list could help! I really like "chuck wagon". I'll add it to the list! Please let me know how your party goes! : )
  6. 6
    Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:36 pm
    Kimberly Adamson says:
    • 6.1
      Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:31 am
      Heather says:
      That's an awesome idea! I'll add it to the post. :) Thanks Kimberly!
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    Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:39 pm
    Kimberly Adamson says:
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    Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    Elizabeth says:
    What is the adorable font that you used on your labels called? For "Chicken Feed" and "Hoedown Corncakes"?
    • 8.1
      Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:01 am
      Heather says:
      Giddyup. : )
  9. 9
    Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 7:58 pm
    Mackenzie says:
    Utz Shoestring Potato Stix for hay
    • 9.1
      Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 8:36 am
      Heather says:
      Thanks Mackenzie!! I'll add that to the post : )
  10. 10
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    Ciara Combs says:
    What could I call hot dogs?
    • 10.1
      Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 1:56 pm
      Courtney says:
      Farm Yard Dogs- Hot Dogs
  11. 11
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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  12. 12
    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 1:25 pm
    Chrisitne says:
    Loved your post! the names are so helpful. I have to have my staple green onion dip at our western party! Any name ideas??
    • 12.1
      Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 2:49 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Christine! I'm glad it was helpful! I'm trying to think of a good name for green onion dip. How about "cactus dip"? : )
  13. 13
    Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 4:19 am
    Allana says:
    Another idea for haybales - The party I'm hosting is a hens night, and the bride isn't a fan of rice kristy treats, so I'm making fudge and using a fork to score lines into it to make it look like a haybale, I've also seen people tie bundles of pretzel sticks together with red licorice rope to make haybales too
    • 13.1
      Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 1:12 pm
      Heather says:
      That's a great idea, thanks Allana! : )
  14. 14
    Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 11:49 pm
    michelle says:
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    Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 5:04 pm
    Adriane says:
    Throwing a barnyard bash for my son, and I need a "cute name" for cold spinach dip in a round bread (adults have to eat, too!) Any suggestions?
    • 15.1
      Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 4:52 pm
      Michelle says:
      ^^ Cactus Bowl! look it up on google images looks similar lol
  16. 16
    Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 1:12 am
    Amanda says:
    I'm planning a farm themed birthday and I need help with what to call cheese dip and olive dip. I've thought about using Pigs Slop for one of them.
  17. 17
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    camille says:
    We need a name for chicken salad sandwiches plz
    • 17.1
      Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 11:03 am
      Kathy says:
      If you put your chicken salad on lettuce it could be hen on a nest?
  18. 18
    Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 11:04 am
    Kathy says:
    I need a name for a good name for ham. Thanks :)
    • 18.1
      Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 12:40 am
      Caitlin says:
      Little Piggy maybe?
  19. 19
    Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 7:24 pm
    Nina Spann says:
    Need a great western/cowboy names for different dips, especially cheese dips. Thanks,
  20. 20
    Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 9:19 am
    LaDesta says:
    I'm at a complete loss thinking of what to call a meat and cheese tray. *sigh*
  21. 21
    Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    Nichole says:
    Can anyone think of a cute name for meatballs?
    • 21.1
      Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 3:16 pm
      Crystal R says:
      How about tumble weeds?
  22. 22
    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 10:57 am
    Brenda says:
    Having a cowboy theme party, trying to come up with a name for a pasta salad that reflects that theme. Has shell macaroni, cukes, radishes, celery, cheese, hard boiled eggs in it. If I was using wagon wheel pasta, would call it that, but using the shell pasta.
    • 22.1
      Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 12:37 am
      Caitlin says:
      "Everything but the washbasin" ?
  23. 23
    Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    Tristen says:
    Needing ideas on what to call the nacho bar and the rootbeer floats thanks
  24. 24
    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 8:27 am
    Rana says:
    Can you suggest a farm name for the avocado dip?
    • 24.1
      Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 12:39 am
      Caitlin says:
      I'd call it "cactus dip" since it's green!
  25. 25
    Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 12:39 am
    Caitlin says:
    I'm doing chocolate dipped pretzel rods and calling them "cattle prods", Lil' smokies in BBQ sauce "get along lil doggies" and a few of these ideas for my son's 1st Birthday cowboy themed party!
  26. 26
    Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 10:45 am
    Anne F. says:
    We are doing a Western theme for our Teacher Appreciation Week. We are calling our snack table/area the "Snack Saloon!"
  27. 27
    Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    Meagan says:
    I'm doing my son's at a local barn/petting zoo in the morning (to allow for naps later in the day for the younger set). Since it's in the a.m. our menu is a little different. Breakfast followed by petting zoo and fun around the barn at the different attractions, with a late morning snack followed by gifts and cupcakes, so our menu is as follows:

    For breakfast...
    Hogs in a blanket (large kolaches)
    Fruit, granola, and yogurt bar (not sure what to call it yet)

    For snacks...
    Crunchy carrots (goldfish in cellophane tubes-found idea on pinterest)
    Sweet corn (white chocolate popcorn in a baggie, wrapped in green tissue paper to look like corn-found general concept on pinterest as well)
  28. 28
    Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:42 pm
    Meagan says:
    I'm doing my son's at a local barn/petting zoo in the morning (to allow for naps later in the day for the younger set). Since it's in the a.m. our menu is a little different.

    For breakfast...
    Hogs in a blanket (large kolaches)
    Fruit, granola, and yogurt bar (not sure what to call it yet)
  29. 29
    Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Linda says:
    Your ideas are great. Im planning a wedtern party for a group of Senior women and this is perfect! Thank you!
    • 29.1
      Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 2:47 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm so glad to hear that, thanks Linda! : )
  30. 30
    Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 10:01 am
    Elyse says:
    I am planning my little guys 3rd birthday party. The theme is John Deere. I love the ideas given! Thank you so much! I am struggling to find a clever name for glazed kielbasa and pineapple party bites. Also French onion dip and corn chip scoops. THANK YOU!
  31. 31
    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    Kathryn says:
    Looking for a name for a cheese tray.... these are all great ideas!
  32. 32
    Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 3:54 pm
    rosa l propst says:
    doing a western theme party need a name for pizza e calling the ice sandae ice creamsocial
  33. 33
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    DeLoise says:
    I'm throwing a 1st birthday party and they are wanting cheese dip, what would be a good farm name for "Cheese Dip"?
  34. 34
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 2:13 pm
    Lindsey Presley says:
    What would you call cheese dip? For a farm themed birthday
  35. 35
    Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 6:25 am
    Heather says:
    I have a tub of double bubble chewing gum I want to incorporate... I'm doing the farm/tractor theme... what name could I call these you think?
  36. 36
    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Stacey says:
    Looking for some help with some names for some food that i want to serve at my daughters 2nd birthday in a week. What are some ideas you have? My biggest stumper right now is a name for Chicken Wing Dip? Any ideas would be wonderful