We are headed on our family vacation and I am super excited for some time away with the family. But first I wanted to share the golf par-tee I styled for my son Jeremiah earlier this summer. If you remember the Happy Trails Camp Party I styled for him last year, then you know how much we love outdoor themes. The weather is typically a challenge during this time of the year. However, the skies were clear and the sun was bright. During the summer, we try to head outdoors as much as the Houston temperatures will allow us. This year, we hit the course for a game of golf!
Planning this par-tee was a lot of fun! Here are a few of my favorite elements to look for:
- Coordinating trophy centerpieces
- Embroidered golf hats and towels
- Golf themed sugar cookies
- Embellished ice-cream cups and wooden spoons
- Vivid macarons
- Framed inspirational quotes
- Themed gable boxes with favor tags
As I brainstormed details for Jeremiah’s birthday celebration, I decided hosting the party at a golf course was a must. We love visiting our local putt-putt facility, but I wanted to take a different route for this party. Luckily, a good friend recommended Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club located in Hempstead, Texas. From my first site visit, I knew this was the perfect location for our golf par-tee! The course rests on over 130 acres of greenary in a quiet country atmosphere. The team was friendly and extremely helpful throughout the planning process. If you are local to the area and looking for a haven away from the hustle and bustle, you should definitely check out their course. It’s a perfect place to play golf or host your next event.
Now for par-tay details! My sweet friend Kara of Lillian Hope Designs revamped a set that she had in her shop for our golf theme. The putt-fect set of argyle adorned printables helped set the tone of our clean yet playful celebration. The traditional pattern added a touch of preppy and the bright colors added cheerfulness.
The focal point of the table was our centerpiece. I filled two glass vases with authentic golf balls and surrounded them by real trophies. I added a DIY touch by adding spray paint and chose colors that complimented our palette. I displayed several mini golf cart props. I topped off our tablescape with mini white pails of golf balls scattered across the table.
Each place setting included an activity sheet, coordinating plates, themed water bottles, custom disposable drinking cup, and gable box that I embellished with our custom vinyl stickers. `
We love playing sports because it promotes empowerment and teaches determination and diligence. So I snuck in a few inspiring quotes for the golfers to read as they enjoyed their lunch.
Upon arrival, golfers received a special VIP tournament badge, a towel, and golf hat. Great Stitch embroidered them with an adorable set of clubs and stitching that read, “Happy Birthday”. Brenda sends me over the moon every time with the level of detail that she includes in every embroidery project we work on together! Each guest “geared up” before hitting the course. Our favors were perfect because it was something our party guests could immediately begin using!
The owner of the golf course was nice enough to provide a mini lesson in golf. The junior golfers learned the proper way to hold a golf club, where to position your feet, and how to swing! Once the lesson was over, they set out to test their new skills at the driving range and putting course.
The golfers used custom scorecards to tally scores during the “tournament”. The printable was super easy and simple to use and perfect for our golfers!
Petite Sweets handcrafted the perfect batch of succulent macarons to match our color palette along with cake balls that resembled golf balls! They looked so real!
I ordered a set of golf themed cookies from Shauna over at Cara Bella Creations. She designed a set of cookies that included a golf cart, clubs, tees, and golf balls. They were simply perfect and delicious too! She even pulled in elements from our printables by recreating the argyle pattern on several of the cookies!
4 Kids Cake designed a gorgeous set of toppers for our cupcakes and even incorporated the chevron pattern made out of fondant, which was another pattern layered into our printable design!
I designed a tee shaped appliqué to embellish the candy tubes from Hoopla Events and created an ombre effect with the shimmer gumballs . The tubes are so versatile and easy to dress up!
We also used ceramic candy dishes and filled them with delicious jelly belly beans. I love the pop of color it added to the table.
Did I mention that I love confetti and the extra layer of fun that it adds to any celebration. Super duper excited to be adding this to our shop!
The golfers cooled off with ice cream sundaes. Toppings included my son’s favorites: marshmallows, sprinkles, and gummies! I whipped up a set of cups with coordinating wooden spoons, which are now available for purchase. I hope that you enjoyed your trip to the golf course as I recapped my son’s birthday celebration! Stay connected by following us on Instagram and signing up for our newsletter! Until next time…
RESOURCES + CREDITS
Styling, Drinking Cups, Vinyl Appliques , Confetti, Ice Cream Cups: Tutus & Bowties Events
Photography: Anetrius Wallace Photography
Printables: Lillian Hope Designs
Embroidered Shirts, Hats, and Towels: Great Stitch
Macaroons and Cake Balls: Petite Sweets
Sugar Cookies: CaraBella Creations
Cupcake Toppers: 4 Kids Cakes
Candy Tubes and Ceramic Dishes: Hoopla Events