Every parent has dreams for their child. Mine involve completely unrealistic expectations of Beau becoming a world-renown professional golfer. You know, winning the Master’s and all.
Okay, so that might not actually happen. But a mom can dream, right?
So in the spirit of Beau’s future on the links, we decked out his first birthday party with all sorts of golf-inspired crafts. We had fun coming up with golf-themed cuisine including club sandwiches, “chip” shots, Arnold Palmers and John Dalys.
Below, you’ll find pictures and instructions for a few of the projects. I’d say the event was a hole in one!
- Cut large triangles out of decorative scrap-booking paper
- Cut out letters or buy die-cut letters and glue onto triangles with glue stick
- Flip over triangles and fold top down 1/2″
- Fold the triangles over a long piece of twine and secure with hot glue
- Make sure your words are not backwards!
- Put a large wooden dowel in a galvanized bucket
- Carefully pour gravel around dowel and fill rough 3/4 of way to top
- Cut out messages from decorative scrap-booking paper and glue to wooden skewers
- Insert skewers into gravel
- Cover the gravel with inexpensive, plastic or used golf balls
- Hang pennant banners from dowels (just tie onto top)
- Bake cupcakes
- Use green frosting and decorative tip to make “grass”
- Use back end of tip to cut circles from white fondant. (I found an embossed fondant at Walmart that looked just like a golf ball)
- To create flag, cut wooden skewer in half
- Cut long diamond shapes from scrap-booking paper
- Fold diamond in half over top of skewer and secure with glue stick
- Decorate grassy cupcake with fondant “golf ball” and flag
Table with Grass and Bows:
- Cover table with tablecloth
- Using straight edge and box cutter, cut astro-turf roughly 6 inches smaller than tabletop (all the way around)
- Tie large bows using matching decorative ribbon
- Hot glue golf tees onto front of bows
- Safety-pin bows onto tablecloth from under-side
- Hang pennant banner from bows, if desired