The sun is out, the air has transitioned from crisp to delightfully warm, and fun summer occasions are in full swing. We’re seeing more and more outdoor activities and events happening around the country as many embrace their newfound appreciation for nature and fresh air. One trend we’ve noticed rising in popularity is golf-themed ‘par-tee’s, and we’re loving it! From Father’s Day event ideas to birthday parties, this is a fantastic and fun theme for all ages. Just in time for your upcoming summer celebrations, we’re sharing three golf-themed occasions that deserve a golf clap and insider tips on how we would style them.
Just Fore Dad
A golf-themed party for Father’s Day is a memorable way to celebrate the special dads and father figures in our lives. We all know a golf-lovin’ dad and this is one way to make them feel ultra-appreciated for all that they do for us. This is a great opportunity to get creative with your event styling, from the snack station to the smaller details. For Father’s Day, we would feature:
Punny golf-themed decorative signs! Some ideas could be ‘it’s par-tee time’ above the snack table or bar and ‘love having you a-round, dad’.
Bespoke cocktails named after famous golfers. A well-known drink is the John Daly which consists of lemonade, iced tea, and vodka. Put your thinking hats on and come up with cocktails for other notable players that are fan favorites!
A snack station with golf-themed bites such as potato ‘chips’ or ‘wedges’, devilled ‘birdie’ eggs, and ‘par-faits’.
The dads in our lives have given us so much, from a loving home to what sometimes feels like an endless stream of poor jokes. Throwing them a golf-themed party will help them feel like their love is reciprocated in the most festive way.
Baby’s Hole In One First Birthday
Your baby may not be able to swing a golf club yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t get them into the game at an early age! A golf-themed hole in one par-tee is a festive and easy way to style a first birthday. Just envision the green smash cake and golf ball-shaped juice bottles! Decorate with eye-catching vignettes like an elaborate balloon arch photo op and a plastic golf ball pit for the little ones to play in.
This is an excellent opportunity for personalized takeaway gifts and to invite guests to dress up in theme. Think Nike caps, knitted sweaters over the shoulders, and white shorts, skorts, and sneakers.
Don’t forget the adults, too! Pimento cheese sandwiches are a signature of The Masters and are always a crowd-pleaser at parties. Tee up a bloody mary bar with all the fixings and serve an array of bar snacks worthy of the 19th Hole.
As team members set their OOO and get ready to embark on summer vacation, a corporate par-tee is a superb way to celebrate the season. If you’re organizing an end-of-year event, planning an outing to treat work teams to mini-golf or a day at the driving range will help them bond over something that allows everyone to take part in. Alternatively, you could consider hosting an outdoor, golf-themed event if you have the space available. You can rent out a local country club and decorate with the theme in mind for a high-end experience that will help your team snap out of work mode and into social mode.
Given the summery weather, it’s also a great time for lawn games such as chipping contests, croquet, and the longest drive competition (space permitting).
For a company cup, we would feature:
Inspired by golf tournament essentials, the par-tee’s itinerary for the day could be designed as a scorecard, with activities highlighted at each stop on the course.
We love custom party favors including monogrammed golf towels, branded golf balls, and personalized water bottles.
Decorate the lunch table with company-branded golf flags, tees, and personalized coolers for the course are always a hit.
Bring out the spirit of friendly competition with a series of clever trophies to award your team members.
There are endless possibilities for golf-themed parties and we think it’s perfectly fitting for summer celebrations. Whether it’s an end-of-year corporate event or a golf-obsessed friend’s birthday, the theme is applicable for a variety of occasions and will certainly bring an element of whimsy to the day. If you’re looking to hop on the cart with this popular theme, the Cassie LaMere Events team is your caddy — we’re experts in taking your vision and executing it while having loads of fun along the way. We love getting creative with a theme while still keeping an event looking and feeling chic. Get in touch with Cassie if you’re looking for a stylist for your next event.