Begin your event with a Texas-style entrance when your dignitary rides into the room on a 2,000 pound Texas longhorn. That just gets their attention. Allow your guests to get pictures standing next to the LIVE LONGHORN. as proof they are becoming “real” Texans. Professional animal handlers have trained their longhorns to be gentle enough for even children.
It just don't get more Texas than 'dillos! Nine-banded armadillos are "steered" down the track by guests selected as "jockeys." Racers can be chosen at random, or you can pit your CEO against the Sales Manager and Accountant. Handlers are available all evening to answer questions (and believe me, there will be questions aplenty about the fascinating State mascot). Surprise and delight your guests with ARMADILLO RACING while providing lots of laughs, tall tales and cell phone photos.”
Though they’re not making saddles or boots, with at TEXAS LEATHERCRAFT STATION, guests will channel their inner leathersmith while personalizing genuine leather pieces they will take home as proof that they have a little bit of the Old West in them.
Here’s a fundraiser that’s sure to ruffle some feathers – chicken feathers, that is. Participants buy squares on a large game board, while spectators watch like foxes at a hen house. A live chicken “selects” the winning squares by dropping its unique mark on the game board. CHICKEN SH*T BINGO is a sure bet to crack up your guests three or four times a night.
DRINKIN' TEXAS With breweries, distilleries and vineyards from El Paso to Texarkana and from Amarillo to Brownsville, Texas has a drink for every glass. For visitors to our great state, and residents who don’t get out much, we have just the TEXperts to help determine which libation is the right one to wet their whistles. Our TEXpert tasters can explain the subtle differences between whiskey, bourbon and rye. They can help guests determine whether they prefer their Texas wines in red, white or rosé. Do your guests want to know more about beer? Our TEXperts will help with that, too.
For guests who want a little more action, we offer a MECHANICAL BULL for an Urban Cowboy thriller. Skilled operators control speed and movement and customize the rides to guests’ personality and skill level. Talk nice and you’ll get a leisurely ride, talk rough or get cocky and well…you’ll appreciate the inflated mat, side bumpers and safety features. NO BULL!
COSTUMED CHARACTERS to greet your guests at your swinging door entrance make a great impression from the start. You may see Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid or Doc Holliday roaming the room with historically accurate costumes and weapons. We can also provide cowgirls, cowboys, saloon girls or banditos who are able to double as DANCE INSTRUCTORS. From the Texas Two Step to the Can-Can, western line-dancing is a sure-fire way to keep your party guests on their toes.
Head ‘em up – move ‘em out! After a quick instruction from the Ranch Boss, guests will use their new-found, Texas skills to saddle up and rope a calf. The ROLLO ROPER GAME uses the same type of mechanical horse and calf that rodeo stars use to sharpen their skills. With a tap of the rider's heel, the calf barrels out from under horse so the rider can rope it back in.
Our QUICK DRAW DUEL gunslingers will assist your guests as they strap on a handmade leather holster with a replica of the single action .45 caliber revolver used in the old west. After being coached in a brief safety session by the cowboy in the white hat, it is time to stare down the bad guys. Our QUICK DRAW DUEL gunslingers will time your draw down to the hundredth of a second. Your fastest guests will make it on the QUICK DRAW DUEL scoreboard and given a gunfighter’s nickname. Your slower guests will be declared as “Boot Hill Bound.” Click here for a video.
For completely awestruck party goers, a TRICK ROPER or BULLWHIP ARTIST is classic cowboy entertainment. Performances are done from a stage, while strolling through your crowd, or atop a trick horse. A GAMBLER MAGICIAN will outsmart your guests at cards, amaze them with close-up table magic and even stick the Queen of Hearts on the ceiling. For those whose futures are unclear, MYSTIC COWGIRLS will enlighten and astound using Tarot cards, palm reading and/or lipstick reading – all with her Texas charm.
Keep guests active and laughing while playing our one-of-a-kind TEXAS MIDWAY GAMES. These games do double-duty as “just for fun” or for TEAM BUILDING activities. Your guests will be surprised with more than 20 games they’ve never seen before, such as Snuffleboard, Shoot the Can, Chick-Tac-Toe, Cow Chip Shuffleboard and Jail Break. Guests will show off their new-found Texas talents in friendly competition while building camaraderie.
We know your guests will be hungry as cowpokes when they come to the party. We can provide CATERING for any size party from 50 to 5000. Ranging from appetizers and snacks to Texas Style BBQ to formal dinners, we have menus to please any palate. We also offer TEXAS THEMED DÉCOR to ensure your guests get the complete Texas experience.
WANTED POSTERS and other GREEN SCREEN photo backgrounds are great souvenirs for your guests. Individuals or groups will have their pictures made and everyone in the picture gets a print to take home. We will include your company logo and we offer packages with special artwork. As the photos are taken, they can instantly be put up on a projector screen for the entire room to share in the fun.
Crawfish Races – The Deep East Texans' race of choice. Contestants select their "mounts" from a large "paddock" area. Races find the winner the first off a large circular table. We eat the losers! Boiled Mudbugs is an East Texas delicacy (in season). Points and food are awarded the winners of each heat.
No party is complete without music. We offer a full range of SINGERS, BANDS and MUSICIANS. We have Swing Bands and Dance Bands for guests who like to scoot a boot. For serenading, we have Mariachi Bands and Quartets. We have full Stage Bands for large parties or Duos and Trios for smaller parties. If you have music needs, we can fulfill them. After all, that's how we got this business started.
Treat your city guests to a “life on the farm” experience with a PETTING ZOO. Miniature goats, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs and miniature horses are adorable and fun for kids of all ages. From birthday parties to festivals and fairs, petting zoos and pony rides make the event even more memorable.
Rodeo/Stageshow - This ain’t our first rodeo, so let us amaze your guests with THEIR first rodeo. An outdoor space will allow for a bona fide rodeo, complete with bucking bulls and calf roping. Your indoor space is perfect for our Wild West Show, including Trick Ropers, Dancing Girls and Whip Artists.
We will help you put together a package that will guarantee a Texas-sized experience for your next event. We will custom design your package to accommodate the size of your party and the size of your budget. Contact us now for planning assistance and some good ol’ Texas hospitality.