4/25/12

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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 hereEtsy, 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)
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Custom cupcake toppers & wrappers for golf birthday from Etsy store FrogPrincePaperie

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!

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