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Golf Par.Tee Birthday

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It was with so much joy and pleasure, that my sister asked me to work with her on my nephew, Mate’s first birthday.  We wanted something preppy and simple and so we decided on the golf par.tee theme.  I hope you enjoy viewing the photos as much as I enjoyed putting it together!


The set up of this table is very simple and as you can tell, symmetrical…I am a sucker for symmetry!  When I was researching golf parties on Pinterest, I came across a cake that inspired the one I made.  I liked the idea of the grass top and the hole in one concept.  I used a shot glass to serve as an outline for the hole and frosted all around it and then lifted it off to leave the exposed chocolate cake.  I had never tried this grass frosting technique before, but I have to say it was quite easy and I love how it was carried through onto the cupcakes!


I found a local cookie decorator who sells on Etsy, Lexi of Pink Frosting, created some of the cutest golf themed cookies ever.  I asked for some golf scenes, plaid patterns and mini golf balls and wow, did she deliver! To show them off, I placed them in the tall grass which is great to add to the theme and decor.

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All the little guests were asked to visit the ‘pro shop’ to pick up their birthday favor giveaways!  Each child got a set of clubs, a visor and some water.

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As always the favor tags and thank you cards are included in the party package.  Using a coordinating ribbon, I attached the tag to the golf set to make it resemble a price tag for the ‘pro shop’ gift ware.


I always think it is best to purchase a table linen that helps coordinate your theme..I often look through the clearance section of the local fabric stores, but for this party I purchased the table clothe at IKEA in their  fabrics department.  Very affordable and I think it really tied the whole table together.

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As I was stringing the name banner to the front of the table, I was trying to think of something to use to hide my safety pins.  It was a totally unplanned detail, but I just love how the golf tees looked tied together to create a finishing touch for the banner.

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There are so many clever play on words that can be used in this theme, I used ‘cup’cakes, irons and woods and ‘club’ sandwiches to name a few.  I used the golf tee again to display the sandwiches.  To further decorate the sandwiches, you could us some of the patterned paper that is included in the party package and wrap the sandwiches first and then pierce with the golf tee.

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The birthday boy, Mate, pronounced m.ah.teh, was one of the happiest little golfers ever!  He is also one of the very few birthday boys that didn’t mind wearing his party hat for an extended period of time.


I hope you enjoyed viewing this party feature and possibly learned something new for you to create your own unique party table for your special kidlet!

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The full party package is available in my Etsy shop, click here for details.

 Happy Celebrating!