Friday, May 29, 2009

Memories of Birthdays Past






On Thursday June 4th, my youngest son will turn 11. I have been looking at photos of birthdays past and thought I would share his 9th birthday party. We had a mini golf party at home.
I made the custom banner by cutting triangles with pinking shears and attaching all of them with double seam binding. I made a carnation golf ball topiary for the centerpiece and had a Golfer Check-in table. When the guests arrived, they got a blue golf hat and signed a scrapbook page. They also had to guess how many tees were in the jar.

I hired Putt-2-Go to set up a 5 hole course in my backyard. They bring the course, clubs and even engraved trophies! The guests went around 3 times plus 3 holes (to equal 18 holes). I had trophies for first and second place. For the highest score (last place) I gave the "winner" a plastic golf set so they could practice. All of the guests received golf medals.

I made the cupcakes and flags for the pins out of scrapbook paper. I attached the flags to skewers and the cupcakes sat on raw sugar to look like a sand trap. I wish I could have found mini chocolate golf balls to put on the top of the cupcakes.


I can't wait to show you what I have been working on for his party next Saturday!

13 comments:

Melissa Lester said...

What a cute party, and the putt-putt idea is great! I wish we had a company like that in our area. There is not even a putt-putt course around here, so that is a treat to the kids when we vacation. I enjoyed seeing all the themes you have featured recently. Makes me want to host another party!

dana said...

That looked like such a fun party, Donna! I love the idea of renting the putt-putt golf course! Your little touches one all the rest of the party are wonderful--love it that you gave each guest a golf hat!

You're ideas are just the best!!

Dana

Susan Crabtree said...

super cute-"fore" sure!:)

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

That is an awesome party, Donna! Having the Putt Putt set up is a great idea too.

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a super fun idea! Love it and can't wait to see what you have in store for this year!!

Allidink said...

What an awesome idea! How darn cute is that! It looks like it was a blast. You are soo good at what you do LOL

All the best,
Allison

Lynn Osborne said...

Donna, I am doing an adult golf-themed party and had the idea of a golf ball inspired centerpiece. Is your carnation topiary real carnations, silk, tissue??

bketler said...

Can't wait to see what you have planned next!

Brenda said...

Perfect! I didn't even know you could rent a putt-putt course!

lisalyn said...

You are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

everything looks amazing... where did you get the jugs for the drinks? they are cute.

Sara said...

ADORABLE! What a unique theme!

Anonymous said...

So cool! I too am wondering where you got the drink containers. Please share.