Golf party: Lawson is 1!

October 26, 2011  ·  Posted under Birthday Parties, golf, parties for boys, sports

For her son Lawson’s first birthday, crafty mama Melissa went all-out with a green and white golf party! Every last detail is preppy and sweet, from Lawson’s party outfits to the little chocolate golf balls in the “caddy buffet”!

There’s no mistaking what theme this party will be when there’s a golf cart parked out front! : )

Lawson’s custom made plaid outfit is the just the cutest thing.

It can be challenging to create a pretty buffet area on an open countertop, and Melissa did an awesome job! To give the display a “backdrop” she added paper rosettes from Factory Direct Party.

I asked Melissa how she made such a perfect balloon arch, and she said “I ended up hiring someone. I looked into making them myself and even watched videos on how to do it. It didn’t look hard, but was worried it would take me forever and I didn’t want to be worrying with it the morning of the party. You can go on YouTube, look up making balloon arches and check it out though!”

Jars of green candy are displayed on boxes covered with green paper (to add height to the display).

A golf party must-have – doughnut hole in ones! The printable buffet cards are from my shop.

The tiny golf ball chocolates are so cute! They’re from Oriental Trading.

The golf tees are a nice touch in the “club sandwiches,” plus they’ll hold the subs together as you cut them apart. (Smart!)

Personalized golf water labels are on ice in “the watering hole.”

Melissa made centerpieces using potted grass and small flags, and the table confetti includes tiny punched-out photos of Lawson. The white and dark chocolate golf ball pops were handmade by Melissa’s mother-in-law.

Lawson’s adorable “I am 1” banner (all of the other banners from his party) were handmade by Jennifer of Make ‘n Take on Etsy.

I love this idea – a time capsule! Melissa displayed photos from each month and milestone of Lawson’s life, and guests wrote messages to Lawson in a specially-made album. The time capsule is to be opened on Lawson’s 18th birthday.

The time capsule message reads:
We have gathered to celebrate in the birthday fun
Lawson is now turning one!
It will be exciting to watch our “little man” grow
With the support of the family and friends that he knows.
Please leave some words of wisdom for Lawson to read one day
When he is not quite a man, but well on the way.
Lawson will certainly cherish your thoughts and advice
And seeing them 17 years later will surely be nice!

This is a new idea, to me – Lawson’s cake was displayed on a pedestal lined with grass! The cake is by Old Towne Bakery of Olive Branch, MS.

Guests took candy to go in green striped bags from Layer Cake Shop. The stickers on the bags are from my shop.

The lucky kids at the party each went home with a toy golfing set, complete with a personalized favor tag!

Thanks so much for sharing, Melissa! Happy birthday to Lawson! : )

Cake – Old Towne Bakery, Olive Branch, MS
Golf ball sets given as favors – Walmart
Balloon arches – Teddy Bear Express, Memphis, TN
Paper wheels – Factory Direct Party
Wrapped golf chocolates and green swirl lollipops – Oriental Trading
Green stripe paper bags – Layer Cake Shop
“I am 1,” “Lawson is one” and photo banner – Make ‘n Take
Personalized outfits, bib and hat – Just4You
Photographer – Juno Avent Photography
Water bottle labels, stickers and printables – Chickabug

Golf theme paper goods & printables from Chickabug

Shop for personalized Golf Theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Golf Theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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    Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Kelly says:
    Where did you get the bucket you have the water bottles in?
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      Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 5:22 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm sorry Kelly, I don't know where my customer got her bucket from.
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    Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Tasha says:
    I love this. My Husband is a HUGE gold fan. My son will be one in Dec. & we are doing his party in this theme. I am so excited. But can you help me on the cute little sayings for each food/candy/drink idea. Like on the sandwiches its "CLUB" sandwiches. In some of the pictures i can't tell what some of them say. Thank you so much!
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      Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 4:12 pm
      Tasha says:
      That's suppose to say "GOLF". lol
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        Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 pm
        Heather says:
        Hi Tasha! The other ones say caddy buffet, doughnut hole in ones, and sweet tee. I'm going to be doing a blog post about golf food ideas soon, too : )