In honor of what would have been Masters weekend, I wanted to share Mac’s fourth birthday party. Our boy is golf obsessed – he wants to play 24/7, rain or shine. So, it was no surprise he wanted to have a golf themed birthday party. As always, I go a little overboard but I do almost everything in house. His Gamecock birthday party last year for 3 was so much fun! I add a lot of my designs to Etsy and I’m always open to creating one of a kind parties for you or your little one!p
When I plan a party, I usually do the logo/invitation first and figure out 2-3 colors I want to use primarily. For this party, the obvious choices were blue, white and green. I thought it came together so perfectly and he loved it (I was super, super pregnant with our girl during this party).
I made a bunting banner out of cardstock to match the invitations. Super easy to tie up with curling ribbon and be disposed of after the party. I thought it was a perfect thing to add above the bar.
I also had cups made in the color scheme – light blue, green & white with navy ink and matching the logo and fonts from the invitation. I do a cup every year as a keepsake/party favor and they’re great for kids drinks as well as party drinks at the bar – we served Arnold Palmers & had other adult drinks too. I usually do koozies in the same color scheme and logos!
I found the cutest cups for the kids to take home and attached a favor tag to match with ribbon. I thought these were so cute!
I usually have label paper around the office so if I have time, I print matching water bottle labels for the water. They’re not perfect but I love tying the decor into everything!
Custom sugar cookies are always my #1 favorite party favor – Nicole is so incredibly talented. I don’t even tell her what I want anymore, I just send her a pic of the invitation and tell her to go crazy. I am blown away every single time! Find her on instagram @sugarcookiesnc (theCookieLady). The golf ones were some of my all time favorites!
We like to eat in our house! This party was around lunch time so we served lots of sandwiches and all the sides. I used these golf tee food picks to hold the sandwiches together.
Food tent cards are not only a cute way to add some themed decor to the table (and I love it when the food is described in puns to match the party), but super helpful when people go to make their own plate and I can’t be there to let them know what’s on each platter.
Kids parties require paper or plastic plates, so no fine china here! I placed the plastic flatware in a golf ball candy dish we had (yes… we have random golf ball dishes and vases – we have lots of golf things around our bar area because my boys are obsessed).
We thought for fruit we could carve a golf ball out of the watermelon & have balls of watermelon inside. It wasn’t the prettiest thing but it was fun and looked cute on the table. To carve the watermelon, we cut the rind to be ‘white’ and used a melon baller to cut the golf ball holes into the side. In hindsight, I think I would’ve liked it more had we left the skin on and it remained green. But it did turn out cute!
I used blue paper plates & found golf ball plates for the dessert!
For dessert, I like white cupcakes with themed toppers. Colored frosting always ends up around my house so I prefer white… but this year I let him do green so we could use these white golf ball cupcake toppers!
I know kids love to blow out candles so I like to do a little cake for Mac too. I created a bunting banner to stick in his cake – easy and disposable. (My Happy Everything platter almost always has the golf bag on it – I got that for my husband as part of a father’s day gift… so it was great to add to the party decor).
We served tiny individual cups of vanilla & chocolate ice cream and all the toppings for a little sundae bar. I used a golf tray we already had and to prevent messes, we served it on our golf cart so we could just hose it down!
For entertainment, I know adults cannot enjoy themselves if the kids do not have an activity. Mac loves to have a bounce house. Of course I couldn’t find a golf one (the year before I pulled off the ultimate surprise and got the official gamecock bounce house to come to his gamecock birthday party). But this sports one fit the bill and covered all the other sports! To go with the golf theme, we borrowed some putt putt holes from our club. It turned out SO cute! To keep the putting greens safe, I put all of our metal clubs away and got cheap plastic clubs for everyone. I put tags on the clubs so they’d be cute little favors too!
Here are a few other cute options that would be great for child entertainment at a golf party! (And for the adults too!)
I found the cutest golf ball pinata on Etsy (no longer availalbe).. but I’m linking a similar one on Amazon.
We had a blast and I know our boy felt so celebrated. I love celebrating the people I love!! If you have ideas for a custom party, I’d love to help!