My friend of Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy has been telling me about this Chuck Wagon party her neighbor throws every year. Being the party thrower I am, I was OF COURSE extremely interested and wanted to attend. Well this year I made sure to plan my visit to her when the Chuck Wagon would be happening.
As soon as we arrived at the party location we were greeted with a saloon and jail backdrop. I LOVE it! These backdrops were specially built for this party and it really adds to the feel.
We walked through the saloons swinging doors and one of the hosts greeted us behind the bar to take our order. Drinks were free but there was a tip jar with all tips being donated to Animeals.
The hosts like everyone to dress the theme, sounds familiar, insert Me! I love when my guests dress the theme of the party. If you don't dress western enough you get thrown in jail and in order to get out you have to pay a fine. The fine goes to Animeals. I love this idea. Makes me want to throw a Western party and build similar backdrops.It wouldn't be a Chuck Wagon party without a chuck wagon. Not everyone could have an actual chuck wagon available for a party like this but the hosts have a good sized property in Montana and they like to collect western items.
The hosts even hired a band to play good 'ol home on the range western tunes. You can see the band on the right- hand side of this photo.
Dinners on!The chicken was so tender and the ribs looked really tasty too. Cornbread, beans and pineapple upside down cake were served as well. The cornbread and pineapple upside down cake were made in big pots and cooked over the open flames.
This prop on the table was used later in the party. Keep reading to find out how.
A sheep wagon was on the property too and open for us to view.
Every year the hosts put on a little show after everyone eats. This years show involved a gun fight at the saloon. The hosts and actors (guests) write the script. It was really very entertaining to watch.