|The kids and I were brainstorming for a 40th birthday party idea for Dad. “What does like Dad best?” A simple question with two answers.. golf and fly fish. We couldn’t quite come up with a fly fishing celebration but a golf party had great potential. Now we are not talking “golf plates, cups and napkins”, but decided to plan a late afternoon golf outing for Dad and his buddies. I made calls and put together foursomes, booked the tee-times and had his best buddy invite him to play golf that afternoon. He was shocked when he arrived at the course and found all the guys as well as the kids and myself. He thought that was the party, but we weren’t through yet. We had invited the golfers, their families and some “non-golfing” friends back to house after golf to continue the 40th Birthday party!|
SURPRISE! He got home from his golf
game and was still in the shower while the 40th birthday party really
started as the guests arrived. We had coolers hidden in the backyard
with all the food and bags of paper goods… plus as always at our house,
everyone brought something. What a great party it was… casual, filled
with his favorite people and happy to have the kids included. Of course,
the celebration continued after eating, with a Golf Outing “Awards Ceremony” hosted by one of the golfing guys.
The awards ceremony was great entertainment for all. There were
various comical awards, such as “Thirstiest Golfer” and “Closest to the
Crowd” for the guy who almost took out another foursome with his wild
drive. I had also asked the golf club to set up the usual “Closest to
the Pin” and “Longest Drive”. Plus there was the usual line up of awards
for Best Score of the Day etc. We made sure that we had enough prizes
for all the golfers. Everyone got something., from flashlights to golf
balls to trophies! The final touch, polo shirts for all with a logo
celebrating the birthday outing. There are so many online sites where you can choose a golf logo and
added some text and create a great personalized t-shirt. If you are
creative, here's how you
can make your own personalized t-shirts.
Our golfers in their matching golf shirts
Our Emcee awarding the prizes
This was a great 40th birthday celebration.. not only for Dad, but the kids had a blast too. Dad displaying some gifts to the kids. Even at 40.. like the Energizer Rabbit.. he just keeps going! I don't think even the little one went to bed before midnight. More important, they helped plan it and kept the surprise and still talk about it 15 years later!!