Mac’s FORE-th Birthday Par-Tee
I cannot believe our big boy is FOUR! And very soon, he will be a sweet big brother and we cannot wait. He has been wanting a golf party for a while and every year I’ve started to plan it, then he comes up with something else he loves (like Trains at 2, or Gamecocks at 3… actually he still loves the Gamecocks and would have that party every year if he could)… but he’s really into golf right now. If you watch my Instagram stories, you’ve seen him hit in the yard and driving range almost daily all year! So, FOUR is the perfect year to play with lots of golf puns like ‘fore’ and ‘par-tee’ and we just did it. He had the best day celebrating with his favorite people, even with a summer downpour in the middle of all of the fun in almost 100 degree heat.
The invitations were some of my favorites this year. Gingham is one of my favorite ‘masculine’ prints to use on his stuff so I mixed the green gingham with his watercolor golf monogram I designed. The envelopes matched too 🙂
I always design him a little monogram logo to add to all of the paper and party décor – which I know is extra and sometimes over the top, but I can do it from home and it doesn’t take me hardly any time or money so… whatever! He deserves it and he loved every single detail.
I had stadium cups and napkins made in coordinating colors. This time, I ordered special sippy cups for all of the kids so the stadium cups were for the adult beverages (and for the tea/lemonade/Arnold Palmers for the non-drinkers). The kids also used the stadium cups to hold the candy they got from the pinata! So much better than a cheap plastic goody bag and they’re reusable. We have a friend who collects the cups we have at parties and it cracks me up!
For the sippy cups, I just added a cute tag I designed and printed on cardstock with some green curling ribbon.
For food, I just had fruit & made tons of slider sandwiches and used these golf-tee food picks to hold them together. My fab sister in law made her famous pasta salad that I always devour and we just had bags of chips and lots of treats, too. Since it was an early party in the day this time, I didn’t go overboard with catering like I have been known to do for dinner-time parties in the past. The highlight of the food table was the golf ball watermelon that my husband and I created the night before the party. I have honestly never carved a watermelon and it was hilarious, we laughed the entire time. We used a melon baller and put divots in the watermelon then used a peeler and peeled it to make it look ‘white’ – I thought it was going to be a fail but it was kind of cute! We cut the watermelon into chunks and used the golf ball watermelon as the bowl for them.
For treats, my favorite sugar cookie girl Nicole made probably the most impressive batch of sugar cookies I’ve ever seen in my life! I’m so impressed by her. I tag her all the time on Instagram so be sure to follow there & follow her @sugarcookiesnc – her stories are my favorite thing to watch!
We also had a little cake for him so he could blow candles out and then ordered a ton of plain bright green cupcakes. I found golf ring cupcake toppers to add to them and they were simple and cute! I didn’t even get him a cake topper – I made a bunting banner out of skewers and some cardstock and it was perfect for what we needed.
The cute Happy Everything golf plate attachment in the background was a cute find I got for B for Father’s Day – we can never have enough golf stuff at our house, my boys are obsessed!
For ice cream, instead of a huge messy gallon with toppings, I found individual Breyers at the grocery store, put them over ice and made a tiny little ice cream bar on the back of our golf cart. It actually turned out kind of cute & Mac loved it! I got all of his favorite toppings that he gets at the Frozen Yogurt place and he was so excited to have them at home.
Since his birthday is in July, water is absolutely necessary in this North Carolina heat. Mac helped me peel off the original water bottle labels and add this to match his party and it was the sweetest activity, he was so excited!
The Fun Stuff
I’ve said it before that if adults want to enjoy a kid party, there must be an activity for the kids so the adults can take a break! We lined up a bounce house that was as close to golf as possible… even though it had every sport on it other than golf! The kids loved it, even in the pouring rain haha!
We got lots of plastic clubs for the tee boxes so no one got hurt (Mac’s swing with his real clubs is pretty intense!) & I just attached a little tag so they could be taken as favors, too!
He also asked me for a pinata – so I found one on Etsy & it was perfect! The kids loved it & all of the candy inside 🙂
We used these balloons all over the place & they were so cute.
Mac’s cute golf shirt is also from Etsy
We loved celebrating our boy again with all of the things he loves. Our next celebration will be welcoming a sweet baby girl and we can’t wait to see Mac be the best big brother! He is so excited and knew that the baby wasn’t due until after his birthday party – so now he’s ready for her to come. We are so thankful for everyone who’s been a special part of our little family and made Mac feel so special each birthday!