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Help! Ideas needed for Wild West themed prizes

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Snoozy Thu 28-May-15 19:03:29

I'm helping to put on a charity evening which will have a Wild West theme. I need to buy some tombola and raffle prizes and ideally they should be Wild West themed too. I'm really stuck for ideas as I can only spend up to £5 on each prize, so no Jack Daniels whiskey!
I'd be really grateful for any ideas.
If the prizes themselves don't fit the theme, maybe I could wrap them in a way that does?
All suggestions gratefully received.

rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:06:22

Cacti in pots, bandanas,ummm !

HildaW Thu 28-May-15 19:13:35

Tins of hot dog sausages and American style barbecue sauces.

Packets of Oreo biscuits

Betty Crocker cake sensing a theme yet?

There are sites that sell such food on line but a lot of major supermarkets stock it.

Suitably wrapped in American themes napkins am sure it would look fun.

janerowena Thu 28-May-15 19:14:23

Pound shops used to sell inflatable cacti. They often sell fake ones.

rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:16:44

Hilda, did they munch Oreos and Betty Crocker cakes in the Wild West?
Beans and sausages though, good idea.

HildaW Thu 28-May-15 19:19:18

No idea Rosesared....but if you go to the US nowadays there are plenty of modern day cowboys who would!

HildaW Thu 28-May-15 19:21:01

p.s. Oreos...I've just googled .......were introduced in 1912 - plenty of cowboys around then!

rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:25:32


Ana Thu 28-May-15 19:29:27

Cowboy hats, spurs, neckerchiefs (sp?), whips...grin

rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:31:13

I have a book of essays by Charles Dickens, who visited the U.S. a few times,and he visited the West in 1845 or thereabouts, where the locals told him, oh no, it' s not wild any more, you should have come here twenty years ago.We tend to think that it was all shoot em up type towns, but towns are far more deadly in the US now than they ever were.Cowboys, as ranch hands did go on for quite a long time of course, but not strictly the Wild West.Who knows if they were munching Oreos, possibly!

Ana Thu 28-May-15 19:36:02

Hmm...are we perhaps in danger of overthinking this?

rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:39:48


rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:42:17

Horse figurine, furry cattle toy, umm, this would be very difficult if £5 was the max though.

Galen Thu 28-May-15 19:45:08


Icyalittle Thu 28-May-15 20:00:00

Maracas? Toy banjo? Poncho?

Snoozy Thu 28-May-15 20:01:59

All good ideas, thank you! I could do a little hamper with beans, sausages etc. I think I could stretch the theme to include Mexican things too.
I have to get about 20 x £5 prizes and also some cheap novelty prizes for the various games so I need plenty of ideas.

Grannyknot Thu 28-May-15 21:05:19

Country and Western or "Cowboy Songs" on CD. They're found at Bargain Books type stores for under a fiver.

Grannyknot Thu 28-May-15 21:12:29

snoozy I have the film "True Grit" on DVD, if you PM your address to me, you're welcome to it as a donation. I've just checked and I've also got "Blackthorn" - another cowboy film, so that's two for you smile

Snoozy Thu 28-May-15 21:23:26

Thanks Grannyknot! I'll PM you.

bikergran Thu 28-May-15 21:42:32

Plastic gun/sherrif badges they sometimes sell them in little sets in our £1 shop,
masks like hi ho silver chap wore,
country western cds
checked shirt
belts cowboy style
wanted poster
shot glass and miniature whisky
old fashioned beer
In the "Range" store they used to have boxed sets of John Wayne/cowboy films for around £4-99 you could split them.
Deck of cards/poker chips

Maggiemaybe Thu 28-May-15 22:05:56

Great ideas there, bikergran.
Cowboy books, saloon girl frilly garters and hair ornaments, cowboys & Indians figures, themed beers (such as Gunslinger).

ninathenana Thu 28-May-15 23:59:23

What about the natives grin headbands with feathers or beaded necklaces

rosesarered Fri 29-May-15 08:47:06

White man speak with forked tongue!grin

Snoozy Fri 29-May-15 14:32:38

Thanks everyone, I've got a lot of ideas now. Just trying to find somewhere that sells Gunslinger beer.