Golf Themed Birthday Party

posted on September 3, 2010 by  |  posted under Birthdays, Boys, Fun With Kids  |  116 Comments

Golf Themed Birthday Party

Let’s PAR-TEE!

I can’t lie, I’ve been procrastinating posting this party because I feel like I am going to be held to the ‘Sweet Shoppe‘ standard.  You guys really made me feel special with all of those comments on that post! 😉  Well, I basically depleted my party funds after the twins’ birthday. 😉 Fortunately my mother-in-law was in town to pick up my slack (both creatively and financially). Oh how I love parents.  Between the two of us, somehow this golf themed birthday party came to life!  My little man adores golf (mostly because it means he gets to go to the golf course with daddy).  I knew right away that a ‘GOLF’ themed birthday party was the only way to go.  Chickabug took my basic concept, added her creative touch, and designed a perfect printable set. {I love all the ‘puns’ in it}.

The Invites – by chickabug golf themed partyCandy Favors golf themed party golf themed partyWater Bottle Party Favors golf themed partyFood Served – cupcake liners by Sweet Baking Supply
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Why must they grow so fast?  And why must he always have a water gun in his hand? 😉

A special thanks to everyone who helped make this golf themed birthday party a success:

To my creative Mother-in-law Dianne who helped in so many ways.

To my father-in-law who tried to get the right shaped doughnut holes but didn’t.

To chickabug for, once again, designing an incredibly cute printable golf theme which is now available in her shop. {Can you tell we love her around here?}

To Sweet Baking Supply who has the best baking supplies (and prices) online. The cupcake liners I used for the golf cupcakes are incredible!  (I also used them here).

-The striped favor bags for making children smile on their way home.

-The green and white striped straws which made ordinary water bottles look so much better.

KcSoapsNmore who created the Golf Cart stamped tags (on the water bottle favors).

-These Clear and White Polka Dot Balloons which just made me happy.

TomKat Studios who continues to provide an ‘eye candy’ of inspiration for all my parties.

{Did I cover it all? Hopefully that answered most of your questions} :)

 golf themed party

Until next year, my parties are done. Whew! Now what themes should I do?  Suggestions? We want to see your parties!

    1. September 3rd, 2010 at 12:20 am
      Karen T says:
      You amaze me! I helped with two different golf tournaments this summer and they have nothing on your decorating skills. Wishing I channel your brain for my next event...
      .-= Karen T´s last blog ..Want Free Stuff =-.
    2. September 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 am
      Betty Bake says:
      wow - this is soooo cute :) i love it !!!

      well done :)

      Betty Bake
      ps happy friday
      .-= Betty Bake´s last blog ..LITTLE BIRDS BABY SHOWER =-.
    3. September 3rd, 2010 at 5:52 am
      Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts says:
      So cute! Great job!
    4. September 3rd, 2010 at 5:53 am
      Amy @ Blowout Party! says:
      I can't believe you've been holding out on us! This party is fabulous! I love the wrapped sandwiches- so cute.
      .-= Amy @ Blowout Party!´s last blog ..Funky Sandwiches - =-.
    5. September 3rd, 2010 at 6:11 am
      Lauren says:
      Shelley, I swear! You and Dianne are so darn creative! This looks great!
      .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Public Service Announcement &amp A Little About Esther =-.
    6. September 3rd, 2010 at 6:39 am
      Renee (Kudos Kitchen) says:
      The super-duper cuteness factor is in over-'drive' on this one. My boys have always adored golf too. Wish I could have give them something like this when they were little.
    7. September 3rd, 2010 at 6:46 am
      TidyMom says:
      Shelley this is AWESOME!!! you did a FABULOUS job!
      .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Bakerella’s Cake Pops Book! =-.
    8. September 3rd, 2010 at 6:59 am
      Alison says:
      WHoo! Cute. I love the t's in the sandwiches:)
    9. September 3rd, 2010 at 7:49 am
      Stacey N. says:
      This party is great! I especially loved the golf cart tags printed on natural kraft. So cute! Was that a stamp?

      You were so creative with all the puns - doughnut "hles" "club" sandwiches, etc. I think this party would definitely work for an adult as well. So festive!

      I know what you mean about the expenses - I am planning my daughter's 7th b'day party for next weekend and I've already spent so much and still have a ways to go! Good thing I only have 2 daughters!! :)
      .-= Stacey N.´s last blog ..Recipe Crustless Caramelized Onion &amp Tomato Quiche =-.
    10. September 3rd, 2010 at 9:00 am
      Terri says:
      This is fantastic!!! I wish I had one ounce of your creative flare!
      .-= Terri´s last blog ..Things To Try Thursday- State Artwork =-.
    11. September 3rd, 2010 at 9:21 am
      Jeanine says:
      Wow, that was incredible! I can also see this as an adult's birthday party too! Wouldn't that be cute for a birthday party for the girls golf club? Maybe at the season's end party! GREAT! Fabulous! Incredible Ingenious! You are very talented my friend. Loved each and every picture! Your girls blog is becoming my favorite past time! Keep it up!
    12. September 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am
      Brooke says:
      This is the coolest golf party ever in the history of golf parties. :) I love every single idea and will have to bookmark it. Fabulous work!!!! LOVE IT.
    13. September 3rd, 2010 at 11:00 am
      Denise @ Felt Playground says:
      Super Cute! Love those Chickabug invites and paper goods, and also the adorable grassy cupcakes!! Perfect!
      .-= Denise @ Felt Playground´s last blog ..Pumpkin Felt Play Food - Small - Eco Friendly Felt Stuffed with Sustainable Bamboo Fiber =-.
    14. September 3rd, 2010 at 12:12 pm
      Nickelle says:
      Shelley?! Will you come do MY Birthday Party?! hee hee :o) j/k
      The Doughnut Holes (Hole in ONE)was an idea I don't think I would've thoguth of....WaY CuTe!
      The CluB Sandwiches were "Classic"
      Thanks 4 Sharing!!! You guys did a GreaT JoB! :o)
    15. September 3rd, 2010 at 1:19 pm
      Amy says:
      I loved every single detail of this Party!!! You have such a talent!!!
      .-= Amy´s last blog ..Baked Apple Chip Recipe and Our 1st Giveaway!!!! =-.
    16. September 3rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm
      jamie says:
      love this!!! i have been planning my son's 1st birthday party that will be in november with the theme "hole in 1" chickabug has been designing my stuff too! i may have to take the sandwiches with the tee in them. never thought of that!
      .-= jamie´s last blog ..crafty thursday night =-.
    17. September 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm
      Andrea J says:
      Incredible! I just love the cupcakes :)
    18. September 3rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm
      jamie says:
      where did you get the covers for the sandwiches?
      .-= jamie´s last blog ..crafty thursday night =-.
      • September 3rd, 2010 at 3:58 pm
        Shelley says:
        I just used scrapbook paper. Cut it to fit your sandwich and pin with a 'Tee'.
    19. September 3rd, 2010 at 4:48 pm
      Angela says:
      Hi great party! Where did you get your candy scoop? I've been looking for one forever. Thanks
      • September 6th, 2010 at 11:13 am
        Shelley says:
        I found one at our local restaurant supply store.
    20. September 3rd, 2010 at 5:00 pm
      Misty says:
      For CUTENESS!!! Love it! I must still this for my little man's next birthday, he is a golf fanatic - just like his dad! You are amazing Shelley! :)
    21. September 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm
      Missy says:
      Shelley. Wow. Amazing party but I am most proud of your pictures! In full sun even! Nice job. My favorite part is Noah with his gun in the last photo, gotta love little boys!
    22. September 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 pm
      Jessica says:
      WOW! I love have truely boy this is and so perfectly adorable. We are a golfing family with a baby boy on the way and I will definately be taking mental note of this one when we are ready.
      I would love to share this on my blog; Taylor Madison Inspirations
      Thank you
      .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Monkeys 1st Birthday =-.
    23. September 4th, 2010 at 12:25 am
      Jennifer says:
      Fantastic!!! I love all of your ideas...may have to use this one for my little boy's party next year - or maybe his daddy's!
    24. September 4th, 2010 at 1:14 am
      Jessica says:
      Wow! This is such a fun party! I can't decide what I love most...there are so many great ideas! The sandwich wrappers and the "hole in one" donut holes have to be pretty high on the list. Thanks so much for mentioning my striped straws...I had no idea they were heading someplace so cute! :)

      - Jessica, fort & field
    25. September 4th, 2010 at 8:54 am
      Amy @ Living Locurto says:
      So cute! Makes me wish someone in my house golfed! :-) I'll be featuring this one of these days. Great job!
      .-= Amy @ Living Locurto´s last blog ..Art With a Friend &amp Link Love =-.
    26. September 5th, 2010 at 1:31 pm
      erica says:
      i am amazed! i absolutely love this idea!!
    27. September 5th, 2010 at 10:42 pm
      Natalie says:
      Wow! this party is so unique and done SPOT ON! My favorite part was how you used teh golf tees in the sandwiches. GREAT idea! I could easily make this into a great grow-up b-day party for my older realtives who love glof, too. Seriously, you did amazing, Shelley!
    28. September 6th, 2010 at 5:43 pm
      C.R.A.F.T. says:
      this is SO cute :) i'm amazed! come on over and link up to MMM!
      .-= C.R.A.F.T.´s last blog ..Making Monday Marvelous 20 =-.
    29. September 6th, 2010 at 6:23 pm
      Jackie says:
      this party is phenomenal! the attention to detail is out of control, i LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
      .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Thrift store finds! =-.
    30. September 6th, 2010 at 6:35 pm
      Jennie Larsen says:
      TALK ABOUT THE CUTEST par-tee EVAH! love every single detail. JUST ADORABLE. Thanks so much for linking up to CraftOManiac Monday. Jen
    31. September 7th, 2010 at 9:12 am
      Marissa says:
      So cute!! this gave me inspiration to stop with my daughters party planning, and focus on my hubbys birthday for a while! what did you use for the little balls on the cupcakes???
      • September 7th, 2010 at 9:21 am
        Shelley says:
        White Sixlets! :) I found them in the wedding party section at walmart.
    32. September 7th, 2010 at 12:34 pm
      Cassie says:
      Love this!!!
      What a great idea!!!
      .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Bird Baby Shower =-.
    33. September 7th, 2010 at 12:38 pm
      Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple says:
      What a great idea, so fun!!!
    34. September 7th, 2010 at 12:40 pm
      Kim says:
      What a great party. If I had a boy I would be copying you. Can't wait to check out the rest of your b log.
    35. September 7th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
      Maren says:
      So cute!
    36. September 7th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
      Bethany says:
      Love all the party ideas, they are so cute. Where did you get the party favors, the green waterbottles and who did the names on them?
    37. September 8th, 2010 at 7:35 am
      Ive says:
      Great put together Golf Party. How does she is great at what it does.

      I made a Golf Banner that might do well for this ensemble.
    38. September 8th, 2010 at 7:43 am
      Jessica says:
      Fabulous party!! How did you make the grass on your cupcakes? I have a golfer in the family and would *love* to make these for his birthday (which happens to be this weekend-yikes! time crunch much?!)
      • September 9th, 2010 at 11:11 am
        Shelley says:
        Use wilton tip #233. Here are instructions. good luck1 we'd love to see pictures! :)
    39. September 9th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
      Beth says:
      This is such a great theme! Those "grass topped" cupcakes are amazing!
    40. September 9th, 2010 at 9:28 pm says:
      Wow! What an adorable party!!! That looks like it was so much fun. I love all the creative details.

      Rachymommy -
      .-=´s last blog ..Robot Birthday =-.
    41. September 10th, 2010 at 1:35 am
      gnee says:
      Congratulations Shelley, your golf party made this week's Top 5 Hits! Come check it out and grab a button. Thanks for a great fun-filled party plan.
      .-= gnee´s last blog ..Five On Friday! =-.
    42. September 10th, 2010 at 8:32 am
      Paula says:
      You thought of everything and everything is so well thought out! Beautiful.
    43. September 12th, 2010 at 7:23 am
      Stacie Dale says:
      Visually appealing and just the most creative ideas! Martha Stewart, look out!
    44. September 12th, 2010 at 11:35 am
      Jennie Larsen says:
      .-= Jennie Larsen´s last blog ..Sunday Spotlight Talents =-.
    45. September 12th, 2010 at 11:01 pm
      klee says:
      love love love this party! can't wait to do something similar for my son's 3rd bday next year. where did you find the adorable green water bottles?
    46. September 13th, 2010 at 6:51 pm
      Dawn says:
      That sound you hear? That's me squeaking on all the coolness! Tees as sandwich picks? AWESOME!
      .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Hyundai Hope On Wheels =-.
    47. September 14th, 2010 at 11:32 am
      lili says:
      one of the best parties ever!
      .-= lili´s last blog ..dr seuss sweets table first birthday party =-.
    48. September 15th, 2010 at 9:10 pm
      Audrey says:
      Absolutely gorgeous! I adore Chickabug (Heather made my vision come to life last year when she made the Goldfish set custom for me!) and had already wanted to do a golf theme this year. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, pictures and help. Where did you get the visors, plastic golf balls and green water bottles for favors? Thanks, you rock!
      P.S. I love Kim @ TomKatStudios too! I was lucky enough to get to know her thru a friend of a friend. I wish I had your guy's creativity!!!
    49. September 21st, 2010 at 1:13 am
      Monica says:
      amazing party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    50. September 21st, 2010 at 2:37 pm
      christina says:
      I just found your post by using google to find some golf themed birthday party ideas. I'm not one to leave comments on blogs/websites that I'm not familar with but as soon as I read your intro I thought that you were talking about my soon to be 3 year old (whose golf party I am planning) and I just HAD to leave a comment! He LIVES for golf and especially going with daddy to the course! And then...I saw your photos. These were EXACTLY the ideas I was looking for!! Thanks for sharing your amazingly creative ideas. Now, I'm off to learn about how to build a mini course in our backyard. :)
    51. September 24th, 2010 at 8:10 am
      Sally says:
      I just love this! Green is my favorite color so this is total eye candy for me! Just shared on our facebook wall. Moms will go crazy for this. I love everything you created. :)
      .-= Sally´s last blog ..Its Birthday Parties for Boys Week! =-.
    52. September 24th, 2010 at 9:16 am
      *margie* says:
      AMZING JOB on all the details! Looks like this was a blast!
      .-= *margie*´s last blog ..Children of the Corn =-.
    53. September 25th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
      Marissa says:
      I love all the cute names that you have---any ideas on what i could call veggie platters?
    54. September 27th, 2010 at 12:58 am
      Nancy Pfeifer says:
      LOVE LOVE!!! Who knew that boy parties can be this adorable!!! WONDERFUL JOB Shelley!!!
      .-= Nancy Pfeifer´s last blog ..The Party Room =-.
    55. September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 am
      Rebecca says:
      This party is just as fabulous as your twins party!!! Amazing details!! I would love to feature...if that's ok (:
      • September 28th, 2010 at 12:09 pm
        Shelley says:
        Of course!!! :) Thanks! :)
    56. October 1st, 2010 at 3:09 pm
      Kim says:
      out of control fantasticness! I am not sure I can pic my fav genius detail... but I am going for the doughnuts and sandwiches... just adorable - great attention to detail! hats off!

      hugs! Kim @ Frost Me!
      party inspiration
    57. October 1st, 2010 at 8:39 pm
      Jack Lenon says:
      My kids love this so much:)
      They're screaming in front of me and wanted the same gifts for their birthday..
      .-= Jack Lenon´s last blog ..Golf Swing Tempo- How To Swing Instead of Hitting Your Golf Ball =-.
    58. November 7th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      Bri says:
      I LOVE LOVE LOVE this party idea!!! Where did you find the water bottles for favors?
      • November 7th, 2010 at 3:31 pm
        Shelley says:
        Walmart! :) $1 each.
    59. November 29th, 2010 at 2:56 pm
      Jenny says:
      Love everything about this party! I'm doing something similar for my son's second birthday. How did you make the donut hole golf balls? Too creative! Thanks!
    60. December 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am
      Nerja says:
      I've seen football themed parties before but never golf, but I have to say this one looks better. Late Congratulations to Noah.
    61. December 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am
      Nerja says:
      I've seen football themed parties before but never golf, but I have to say this one looks better. Late Congratulations to Noah.
    62. December 29th, 2010 at 6:02 am
      Senthil Nathan says:
      I love this golf theme party.It is looking amazing party.I feel good after seeing such beautiful picture of birthday party.i have seen many theme before this but i have never seen golf party theme before.Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    63. January 31st, 2011 at 6:12 pm
      emily says:
      i contacted chickabug for the golf themed stuff she has and she sent me to this post for some inspiration for my sons golf themed party - can i steal EVERY idea?!?! I love them all!!! How did you do the doughnut holes??? What is the grassy stuff they are stuck in? thanks so much!!!
      • January 31st, 2011 at 8:46 pm
        Shelley says:
        Yes you can steal every last idea! :) Isn't Chickabug the BEST to work with? She is fabulous! --The doughnut hole in ones were just doughnut holes, with sucker sticks in them. I dipped them in white chocolate and rolled them in white sprinkles. The grassy stuff is just turf you can buy at home depot of lowes by the yard. :) I'd LOVE to see pictures. Send them our way when you are done! :)
    64. April 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm
      emily says:
      I wanted to be sure to share with you my version of this party (as I TOTALLLLLY copied you...but don't worry I gave you a shout out for it!) Here's the link to the golf decor of my son's party last month. THANK YOU for the WONDERFUL source of inspiration (i'm totally hoping to do the Cars themed party next year!)
    65. April 18th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
      jacqueline says:
      Hello Shelley- where do i get some of those amazing foam golf hats for the kids attending my sons party? I love this idea, you are so creative!
      • April 19th, 2011 at 12:25 am
        Shelley says:
        I scored those green foam visors at Zuchers (local party store) for 80 cents each. :) Hope that helps?
    66. May 13th, 2011 at 2:09 pm
      whitney says:
      Did you play any games at the party? I love this and wanting to do a party similar for my sons 2nd bday party!
      And besides the water bottles what did the kids take home for a party favor?
      • May 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
        Shelley says:
        The kids played '3' holes of golf (he was turning three) and had a water balloon fight (nothing to do with golf. ha). --The kids had lots of candy favors in green and white. Swirly suckers, green apple sugar rings... Hope that helps :)
      • May 15th, 2011 at 7:44 am
        Cassie says:
        Whitney, I just threw a party for my son's 3rd birthday. You can check it out here.

        I copied lots of Shelley's ideas, but also had a golf ball pinata and a Hole In One game. Didn't come up with any other food ideas besides the Club sandwiches and the golf ball cake balls. I did serve Iced Tee...Hope this helps!
    67. May 13th, 2011 at 2:13 pm
      whitney says:
      Oh, and what other food did you serve besides the clubs??
      • May 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm
        Shelley says:
        Grapes, candy, and cake. :) Nothing too fancy, although i'm sure you could come up with some great golf 'pun' foods.
    68. May 15th, 2011 at 7:40 am
      Cassie says:
      Just had to show off my son's Par-3 Birthday Partee! Thanks so much for all the ideas and inspiration! The party was great! I think I enjoyed it more than my 3 year old!
    69. May 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm
      Delilah says:
      O.M.G!! I am pregnant with our first child, who happens to be a little boy, and I am pinning this ides because his daddy is a golfer and this is just a PERFECT idea for when he's a bit older! You have executed it amazingly! Wish I could choose a favorite part, but I love it all!
    70. July 5th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
      Jenny says:
      Hello! I am doing a golf themed party for my son's upcoming birthday and came across your post while I was looking for ideas. I absolutely love your whole design idea! Can you tell me where you got your tablecovers from? (Crazy that this is what I am having the most trouble finding! hahaha)

      Thank you so much!
      • July 6th, 2011 at 1:00 am
        Shelley says:
        The green tablecloth came from WALMART. ;) $10. Can't beat it. --Was that what you were looking at?
        • July 6th, 2011 at 7:14 am
          Jenny says:
          Yes, thank you. But also the green small gigham checked tablecloth. I tried looking online for something very similar, unfortunately I would have to order from oversees! lol
          Thanks again for your help! :)
    71. July 17th, 2011 at 9:38 am
      Alissa says:
      I wanted to thank you for all of your ideas. I totally copied everything. Check out my FB page to see my pictures :) Thanks again!!
      • July 17th, 2011 at 9:40 am
        Alissa says:
    72. August 2nd, 2011 at 11:46 am
      Beth Musella says:
      I love the golf theme party. I would like to know where to get the green water bottle favors. I have looked all over the internet to no avail. Thank you.
      • August 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 am
        Shelley says:
        I found them at walmart for $1 each. :) Check there.
    73. February 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm
      Lisa H says:
      Thank you for the beautiful pics! Your ideas are wonderful - so creative.

      Thanks for the inspiriaiton!

    74. April 28th, 2012 at 10:53 am
      Tamara says:
      My little guy is turning one in June! His daddy loves golf, so I decided to do his party with a golf theme. But I am not very imaginative. Thanks for the ideas! LOVE it and cannot wait to get started!
    75. May 3rd, 2012 at 11:56 am
      Mackenzie says:
      I love your ideas! How did you do the flags on the cupcakes?
    76. May 22nd, 2012 at 3:43 am
      Jane says:
      Thanks so much for having posted this. I am hosting a mini golf party at home for my 8 year old in a couple of months and I have been inspired by your fantastic ideas. My son will be over the moon!!!
    77. June 5th, 2012 at 8:15 am
      Samantha says:
      Hi! I was wondering what you used to wrap the sandwiches with. These are too cute!

    78. September 30th, 2012 at 8:01 am
      avneet says:
      Love this golf b-day theme. I am replicating for our son's 1st b-day party next month. I had a quick question though. I have found BPA, dishwasher safe water bottles. What did you use to write the kid's names on the bottles? Is there something that is fade resistant and dishwasher safe?
      • October 1st, 2012 at 1:56 pm
        Shelley says:
        I used paint pens from Walmart. The paint stayed on! :)
    79. November 22nd, 2012 at 4:43 pm
      Dana says:
      I have a question about the personalized water bottles in your golf theme party. What white writing instrument did you use to write on the green water bottles? Thanks!
      • November 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm
        Shelley says:
        Just a white paint marker. :) Found at walmart.
    80. November 26th, 2012 at 12:43 am
      Cobra 427 says:
      A Great Job! I was really amazed on this stuff that you've did!
    81. June 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm
      Kim says:
      Hi! I'm just wondering where you got the flags for the cupcakes? Or if you made them, how??
    82. November 19th, 2013 at 10:46 pm
      Holls says:
      The green grass cup cakes could win prizes Im sure. This article was my inspiration for a birthday party for my son, THANK YOU for writing such a great piece. We used recyclable green water bottles that the children took home with them. Recycling is so important as plastic waste is a constant problem being washed up on beaches these days! Shelley, have you ever thought of a Recycling theme for a kids birthday ??
    83. May 27th, 2015 at 1:52 pm
      Tess says:
      Hi! I love your party idea! Do you mind sharing what you wrapped your club sandwiches with?
    84. June 17th, 2015 at 5:42 am
      Janelle says:
      Where did you get the water bottles
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