This PREPPY GOLF THEMED BABY SHOWER was submitted by Heather of Heather Carpenter Photography. I love that the parents-to-be met playing golf in college, making this the perfect theme to celebrate their baby. This theme is such a fun and unique alternative to a Little Man or Guy in a Tie party.
Some of my favorite elements about this golf themed baby shower are:
This is what Heather said about planning the party- “I was SO happy to help host a shower for my husband’s life-long best friend, Mark and his wife, Amber. These two lovebirds met in college while they were each playing on the men & women’s golf teams there. Even though our group of friends are all grown up now – many married with children- golf still is a HUGE part of all of our lives. After all, it’s what brought us all together! There’s no doubt in my mind that the next generation will be playing it together as well! That said, we thought it would be incredibly fitting to design a preppy golf-themed baby shower for little Cooper! We absolutely LOVED all the little golf-motif details we put into it!
For the decor, we used plain white table cloths with green astroturf runners to resemble the golf course greens. We accented the tables with blue, white and green hydrangeas that we put in clear vases filled with golf balls and water. We strung a navy blue and green bunting banner as well as twelve baby onesies on a clothes line. We gave the onesies to the couple after the shower, so they can photograph baby Cooper each month of his first year!
We had a “19th Hole”, which in golf terminology means “the bar”. We gave the drinks fitting names like “Water Hazards” & “Sweet Tee” to drink, as well as providing the supplies needed to make a refreshing Arnold Palmer or a Club Special. We even framed the recipes for those who wanted to play bartender themselves. For kiddos (including the kids-at-heart and the just plain curious), we served blue bubblegum bottled sodas.
For lunch, since it was an afternoon shower, we had “Club” Sandwiches and “Chip In” potato chips. For dessert, we had a two-tier cake with our navy and green argyle pattern on it. The top of the cake was a golf ball with baby Cooper sleeping on top. We also had argyle monogramed and golfer onesie cookies.
For the party favors, we made the Chex® Muddy Buddies (puppy chow) recipe because it’s one of the boys’ favorite snacks! We packaged them in clear cello bags tied with ribbon and served them in white popcorn boxes (cut out to look like fry boxes). The boxes were labeled “Mark’s Mud Ball Mix”. However, these “mud balls” weren’t the dreadful kind on the course that Tiger Woods’ made famous, they were fun & delicious!”