How to Plan a Golf-Themed Birthday Party
Do you love golf? Do you love parties? And what do the two have in common? Well, the game of golf can provide a fun and creative theme for a birthday party. We scoured our brains, and the Internet, to bring you a few “par”-ific ideas for a golf-themed birthday party, which are listed below. Thanks to the excellent blog Kara’s Party Ideas for the inspiration; check out more ideas and fun golf party images by clicking here. Etsy, TipJunkie.com, birthdaypartyideas4kids.com, and kids-birthday-party-guide.com are also chock full of great golf-themed party ideas. And remember—it’s always smart to adapt the ideas to be age-appropriate.
Ideas for Invitation Wording for Golf-Themed Party
- Hole in one; swing by for some birthday fun!
- Adam is turning 7, and you’re invited to the par-tee.
- Come play a round with Lucy.
- To reserve your tee time, please RSVP.
- Course: The Smith’s Clubhouse (your last name + clubhouse)
Golf-Themed Party Decorating Ideas
- Use a green, brown, and tan color scheme to mimic the nature of golf.
- Think plaids and argyle for the table cover, runner, or other decoration pieces. Patterns that can be associated with golf are a great way to incorporate the theme.
- Place golf clubs, golf bags, and other golf-related items around the house as décor.
- Hang a banner that says, “Let’s Par-TEE!”
- Create labels using fun and youthful plays on words for the food table.
- Place golf balls in a vase and put a paper flag on a skewer in the middle of the golf balls for centerpieces.
- If you are not crafty or are short on time, think about purchasing a golf-themed package. Two different packages can be found on Etsy by clicking here or here.
Golf-Themed Party Food Ideas
- Make or purchase a cake designed to look like a putting green.
- Make a bunker/sand trap with Rice Krispie treats.
- Use blue Jello to create a water hazard.
- 5th (or the age the child will be turning) hole=chocolate-covered cookies
- Create flag sticks (pretzel rods with a homemade paper flag/triangle and hole number wrapped around the rod)
- Bucket of balls (donut holes placed in a bucket)
- Donut “holes in one” (donuts placed on skewers and then put in a square vase along with fake grass as a space filler and cute accent)
- Par-Faits (fruit and yogurt parfaits)
- Fruit golf balls created using a melon baller
- Chip-it (chips)
- Club sandwiches
- Peanut “putter” sandwiches (PB+J sandwiches)
- Iced tee
- Green apple punch
- If it’s an adult birthday party, create golf-themed and green cocktails.
Activity Ideas for a Golf-Themed Party
- If you have access to a golf cart, give golf cart rides to the kids.
- If age appropriate, think about hosting the party at a miniature golf center.
- Make a mini crazy golf course in your backyard, if space and weather permits.
- Have golf ball relays or set up a golf-related obstacle course.
- If you know a young golf professional, think about asking him/her to come to the party and give a mini group lesson (to those who are truly interested in golf).
- Dig for golf balls: Fill a mini pool with sand, and hide golf balls within it.
Ideas for favors
- Plastic golf club sets that can be found at a local discount store.
- Golf-themed chocolates or truffles (dip round balls of cookie dough or other delicious mixture in white chocolate to look like golf balls)
- Golf ball pops (put Oreo cookies on a stick and dip in white chocolate to look like golf balls, then wrap in cellophane and tie with a green ribbon)
- Golf balls and tees
I hope you have found some useful ideas. Have fun planning a golf-themed birthday party for the golfer, big or small, in your life!