Elevating Your Stampede: Above and Beyond Barn-board, Barrels, and Bales

We love a good theme! Weather it’s the Gatsby inspired weddings we saw in 2013, the Swinging Seventies parties inspired by 2014’s American Hustle- we can’t get enough. But a reoccurring theme runs the risk of becoming tired and over-done, and Stampede events have run the gambit.

If your objective this year is to avoid the  Three B’s (Barn-board, barrels, and bales) then check out our ideas on how keep your Stampede event fresh and on-theme.

Re-Think Your Décor

If you’re a little tired of gingham and mason jars, Uniquities in Inglewood has some incredible historic pieces that will help your event stand out among the wash of country kitsch.


Up Date Your Fashion Statement

Give your attendees a fashion experience! Kat Marks’ LethrBar is a great way to add an activity to your event while giving your guests fashionable, on-theme, pieces of wearable Stampede jewellery. LethrBar will provide guests at your event with the opportunity to have them monogram their name or favourite word onto one of her signature gorgeous leather bracelets.


Bye, Bye, Buffet!

Food and beverage is a great place to surprise your guests with some flair. Don’t be afraid to challenge your caterer to think outside the beef-on-a-bun box! We love Bar C’s buffalo tartar with slices of fresh rye as an alternate to the afore-mentioned B-O-A-B.

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Tell A Story With Modern Art

Bring a little culture to your Stampede event by incorporating art in a creative, up-dated way, like body painting!


Show Some Western Hospitality!

Being traditional isn’t always a bad thing: a Barbershop Quartet will lend the perfect old-time feeling to your event, without straying too close to the typical country-show you usually see at Stampede.