My oldest turned 7 recently and we threw him the most fun party! He’s always pulling out fun theme ideas and this year was no exception when he declared he wanted a golf themed party! Being that his birthday is in December it was a bit of a challenge finding golf themed items (and golf themed party items for kids in general) but I think we were able to pull off a pretty sweet event!
I found grass patterned paper at Michaels and knew it would be perfect for a little runner and placemats. I added some beige paper cutouts as sand hazards to it as well (you could even use real sandpaper too!). I was able to find golf ball printed plates too which were perfect and I used a cricut machine to cut out the golf cart and golf bag images to place on the plates and around the table.
I wanted to add some height to the table so I made these flags for the table and put a little 7 on them in an ode to his 7th birthday. I got the idea of adding golf trophies to the table from this book (it has great party ideas!) Lastly I filled these baskets with some plastic golf balls (I did not want kids throwing real golf balls around!) and I found these tiny toy golf carts on amazon!
For entertainment we had 3 games. I often find the hardest part of home parties is the entertainment. Its hard to keep kids entertained in the same way that parties at play centres can.
The first was a simple guessing game – guess how many tees were in this jar. Kids wrote down their guesses and we read them aloud after everyone had guessed. It was quite funny to hear the guesses, they ranged all the way from 7 to 1640! Haha!
We also had a ‘pin the golf ball in the hole’ game that I actually made myself. It was super easy, I just took more of the grass printed paper and cut out a shape I thought mimicked a golf hole and added a little black hole and flag. The kids spun around blindfolded and taped the ball onto the green.
Finally, for the third game… we actually rented a mini golf course! I didn’t even know this was a thing but a quick google search revealed it was. We rented 5 different mini putt courses and the kids each got a personalized scorecard that I ordered off etsy and took their turns around the mini putt course (again I recommend plastic balls for this lol).
Then it was time for pizza and cake ! His cake turned out so well and we had mini golf ball cake pops as well.
For the loot bags, we took simple paper bags and added a golf cart to the front! Super simple and easy to do.
I just love when my kids pick unique and challenging party themes… it makes for such a fun time!
Happy birthday to my big guy: the kindest, sweetest, most mischievous but loveable guy there is.
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