With the Masters going on this week, I thought it was the perfect time to share some ideas for a golf themed party from my book, Stylish Kids’ Parties. It’s such a timeless theme, and many of these ideas could be used for a kids’ birthday party or for a Masters viewing party this weekend.
Infuse your party with design elements that will make your guests feel like they are celebrating on the 18th hole: a festive table setting with DIY décor ideas, a “putting green” dessert table, and themed desserts.
I set the table with a navy tablecloth, green seersucker napkins, and created a theme-appropriate centerpiece of whiffle balls and grass plants with DIY flags. Create your own flags with patterned paper and cardboard flags from Paper Source. To further customization of your party décor, you can add your child’s age onto the flags. You can find the whole DIY project in my book.
Get creative with your place settings; fill mini galvanized buckets with wheat grass, a tea and a personalized golf ball. Tip: Use a dab of hot glue to attach the ball and tee together for stability. Infuse your theme into the centerpieces by filling vases with whiffle balls, and galvanized tubs with wheat grass and my decoupage flags.
Golfers get thirsty, so make sure to set up a “water hole” with water bottles for easy grab ‘n go.
Styling a dessert table around the Golf Classic theme is a preppy hostess’ dream come true. A classic color palette, the option to embellish basic desserts with themed accessories, and a clean layout that allows for color-coordinated branding with paper goods.
I designed this dessert table to look like it was sitting atop a putting green. Using a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet that I found at my local Home Depot to line the tabletop, I covered the edges with a 4” wide navy blue and white striped grosgrain ribbon.
To mimic the galvanized centerpieces and place cards on the lunch table, I used a three-tiered galvanized stand in the center of the table, as well as two containers holding wheat grass and my decoupage flags. I wrapped navy and white striped ribbon around each tier of the three-tier stand, and topped it with a paper fan that I created out of coordinating paper. You could create the same look with any scrapbook or wrapping paper.
Desserts on the table included cupcakes with coordinating flag toppers (a free printable in my book!), sugar cookies shaped like golf balls from Firefly Confections, powdered sugar donut “holes in one”, chocolate-dipped pretzels or “irons & woods”, and polka dot candy cups full of candy.
A few fun ideas to embellish the theme:
- Use a Lucite tray upside down as a riser, and line whiffle balls underneath it for a pop of the theme.
- Whether it’s plastic or bamboo utensils, you can quickly embellish the handles with washi tape. Available in endless patterns and colors, it’s a great way to carry out your theme.
Kids like to be active! Keep your guests occupied during the party with a simple ball toss game. Using galvanized containers, I wrapped them with coordinating ribbon and labeled them each with a different number. Whiffle balls are the “toss” of choice, to ensure nothing gets broken when the balls start flying thru the air. Provide a prize for the child that gets the ball in the most buckets.
Send your little golfers home with their very own “bucket of balls”. Fill a galvanized tub with a bag of whiffle balls and tees. Tie my printable gift tag that says, “Thanks for teeing off with me!” to the side of the bucket. PS – this would also make a darling hostess gift if you are attending a Masters party this weekend!
This theme is always one of our most requested during the summer months, so I’m pleased to tell you that we have a brand new invitation suite for this golf theme! You can view the preppy golf party invitation here, along with the coordinating return address stickers and gift stickers for party favors. And to kick off the launch of this new design, I also sourced a few key elements for you to use for your golf party….see them below!
Preppy Golf Party Invitation and Stickers from WH Hostess | Mini Galvanized Buckets for Placecards | White Whiffle Balls | Navy Blue Striped Paper Cups from The TomKat Shop | Navy Blue and White Striped Party Favor Bags from The TomKat Shop