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Fore-get School! Golf Graduation Party (32 photos)


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I was recently asked to style a party for my friend's husband who was graduating from graduate school.  Billy loves golf and his wife wanted me to incorporate a golf theme with his university's school colors: blue and yellow.  I thought that a green, blue, and yellow palette would work perfectly for a fun golf themed luncheon.

To greet guests, I parked a golf cart by the entrance of the venue, complete with green, blue, and yellow ballons and a congrats banner.  It was the perfect spot for the graduate to sit and have his picture taken.

The venue handled the buffet lunch, but the client asked if I would style a table for the cake and create an ice cream sundae bar.  Boy were the sundaes a hit, even in December!  I chose to use astroturf as the backdrop and to cover the table.  Using the golf pro printables from 505design, I made a banner and separated each letter with blue and white golf tees.  The cake in varying shades of blue with the graduation cap would be the focal point and I knew it would pop off of the green astroturf background.  Sundae toppings for the vanilla and chocolate ice cream included brownies, oreos, butterfinger, M&Ms, nuts, bananas, strawberries, and peanut butter cups.  And of course, who could forget the hot fudge, caramel, and maraschino cherries to top it off!  The white chocolate hole in one pops were just another way to tie the golf theme into the table.

For the tables at which guests would be seated, I used a navy blue linen with white linen napkins (I used printable water bottle labels as napkin rings).  For the table runners, I cut strips of astroturf.  One of the centerpieces featured a fish bowl vase filled with golf balls and had bright yellow tulips and a pennant flag with the graduation year blooming from the top.  The second centerpiece was a simple cylinder vase of yellow tulips that I dressed up with navy ribbon and party circles from the printable collection.    


Party Coordination, Styling, and Sundae Bar: Pretty Lovely Events

Cake: Amanda Smith

Printables: 505design

Catering: Roadhouse Bar & Grill


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