Trashy Redneck Party Ideas

Nothing says redneck party like American beer, Twinkies and hair curlers. Believe it or not you can actually build a birthday party around these very things.

This is one of those themes where the set-up really is half the fun.

Get Trashy!

If you can swing it, have a friend park an old trailer in the driveway. Failing this, a pick-up truck will do. Set this bad boy up as your bar. Added bonus of an outdoor bar —it will get all of those mullets out of your house for a few minutes.

Grab every spare tire you can get your hands on and place them around your yard. Have any old and brokenfurniture? Put it out on the lawn. Visit some thrift stores for cheap pieces of furniture that you can break apart and toss around your yard, too.

String a laundry line across your yard and hang underwear —ripped undershirts, tightie whities, granny panties, leopard print bras, hot pink thongs, and so on.

Look Trashier!

photo of a woman in a bathrobe and curlers, smoking a cigarette; a perfect costume for a redneck party.

Make sure everyone comes in costume. For the men, mullets, checkered shirts (cotton or flannel), shirts with cut-off sleeves, jeans or cut-off shorts, blacked out teeth, work boots, tattoos, and big belt buckles.

For the women, the bigger the hair, the better, a blacked out tooth or two, tattoos, a bra strap that hangs down the top of the arm, really tight clothes, really short skirts or shorts, chipped nails and cheap high heels. (We went to a redneck party once where a guest wore a tank top and glued a hunk of wig hair under each arm. Hilarious!)

Make up your female bartender with a fake pregnant belly, put rollers in her hair, dress her in a too short dress with stains, and add an unlit cigarette in her mouth to complete the outfit.

Get Greasy!

It's time for vittles and we have lots of redneck party ideas in the food department.

First, the basics. Cover some picnic tables in old blankets or sheets that have a few stains and holes in them. If you want to get really fancy, go with some red and white checked plastic tablecloths (rip some holes in these too). Stand an upright flashlight on each table as the centerpiece. Use paper plates and napkins.

Next up, suggestions for your redneck party menu. We've divided our list into two sections, the hardcore and the classy-ed up. You get brownie points if your guests eat with their fingers.

Hardcore:

  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Pork rinds
  • Pickled pigs' knuckles
  • Wonder Bread Blintzes (recipe below)
  • Cheese spread (Cheese Wiz is the ultimate) on white bread
  • Slices of bologna and American cheese rolled up, held together with a toothpick 
  • Fried chicken (if you go for Kentucky Fried, serve it right in the basket)
  • Pepperoni slices (get fancy and put a pepperoni slice on a Ritz cracker or Saltine, squirt on a bit of Wiz, and top it off with a pork rind. Woo hoo!)
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs
  • BLTs
  • Spam
  • Chili
  • Ribs
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Corn bread or muffins
  • Baked beans
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Coleslaw
  • Watermelon
  • Rice Krispy treats
  • Jello molds
  • Hostess twinkies and sno balls

Wonder Bread Blintzes:

  • 1 Loaf of Wonder Bread 
  • 2 (8oz) pkgs of cream cheese 
  • 2 egg yolks 
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar  
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine, melted 
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix 1 cup of sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside. Cut crusts from bread and roll each slice thinly with a rolling pin.

With an electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, egg yolks, and 3/4 cup of sugar. Spread mixture thickly onto each bread slice. Roll up each slice and dip in a small bowl of the melted butter to coat. Then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Place the slices on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Cut each slice into 2 or 3 smaller pieces.  Serve as an appetizer or dessert at your redneck party.


Classy-ed Up:

Go upscale and offer some of these if you have guests with dietary restrictions. 

  • Macaroni with four cheeses (our favorite version is made with Fontina, cheddar, parmesan, and gruyere)
  • Fancier cheese spreads (the Ritz crackers still work)
  • Braised ribs
  • Pulled pork
  • Hearty, crusty white bread
  • Homemade cupcakes decorated to look like Hostess treats and/or sno balls

Rustle Up Some Moonshine:

Add a few of these to your drink options.

  • Cans of beer (nothing imported!)
  • A keg
  • Jack Daniels
  • Generic sodas
  • Jug bottles of wine
  • Kool-aid (of course!)
  • Jello shots (might as well use up any leftover jello from the dessert molds)

It's Time to Kick Your Guests the H*ll Out (But Give 'Em Some Redneck Party Favors First)

  • Bottle opener
  • Can of Bud or Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • One stick of beef jerky
  • One dollar bill (make sure it's old looking)
  • A roll of toilet paper
  • Candy bar with a bite taken out
  • Chocolate gun or ammo
  • Cigarette lighter in the shape of a gun
  • Candy cigarettes
  • Mini stuffed hound dog plushie
  • Pack of hair rollers
  • Dress shirt with cut-off sleeves
  • Brill cream
  • Used trucker hat (you can find these online)
  • An item of used clothing from your trip to the thrift store (preferably polyester)