Our friend Chris hosts his birthday weekend every year in the Hamptons. This year, he asked us to provide some TWINSPIRATION for the big 35. We proposed a “Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes” themed PAR-TEE for our preppy friend. We loved taking a traditional college theme and putting our country club spin on it.
Our weekend festivities began with pizza, prosecco, Aperol cocktails and “Brosé” on Friday evening. We were greeted with an adorable welcome sign from Chris’ mother.
On Saturday we spent the afternoon relaxing at Cupsogue Beach. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed soaking up some sun and walking along the beach.
Saturday night was the main event- the GOLF and TENNIS themed birthday par-tee that was full of witty treats, details and decorations. We selected a color palette of navy, kelly green and white. We incorporated the traditional argyle pattern to add a touch of preppiness. We infused tennis and golf details throughout the décor. Olga from International Garden created our adorable floral arrangements with white football mums and green ball flowers. For some added whimsy, we placed golf balls inside the vases and topped each arrangement with a “35th” golf flag. We also added tennis balls to the table decor.
We recommend creating a seating plan for formal dinner parties of eight or more. Placecards not only assign seating but also serve as beautiful table decorations. We purchased adorable argyle navy blue and kelly green food tents by ThenComesPaper and used them to create our placecards. ThenComesPaper created a logo that combined tennis and golf elements that fit our theme perfectly.
Guests were asked to wear preppy attire that would belong in a Ralph Lauren catalogue. The birthday boy looked AMAZING from head to toe. Guests sported Polo, Vineyard Vines and Lacoste shirts, shorts and dresses. Guests loved channelling their inner preppiness.
Kanchana composed an exquisite menu featuring golf and tennis inspired apps, mains and desserts. We wanted to minimize cooking / grilling time for Saturday night so FreshDirect supplied the appetizers and mains (They deliver to the Hamptons in the summer). We even purchased our wine from FreshDirect (They have a partnership with Union Square Wines). We ordered some delicious Pinot Noir and sparkling white and rosé.
Baked by Archana created the delicious golf and tennis cupcakes. We picked up tennis ball macarons from Macaron Parlour and “doughnut hole in ones” from Donut Pub. We also served sal-tee caramel soft serve ice cream.
The beverages continued the tennis and golf theme with our Fireball Drop Shots and Honest Peach Tee. Guests also sipped on copious amounts of white wine and rose. Our friend, Camille, supplied her refreshing All Beauty Water, which has lots of vitamins and nutrients.
Happy 35th Birthday Chris! We had an amazing time at your par-tee and hope you did too.
“Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.”––Roger Kahn
Golf and tennis are two of my favorite past times. These are so cool and very well done!
What a fun birthday party and decoration inspiration. Looks like fun was had by all.
Oh my gosh I have never heard of this theme but it is HILARIOUS!!
Interesting post. I have watched golf from a distance but never tried one myself. Tennis I have played and I like it very much. The concept you have brought in is good.
It sounds like a fun theme. I love all the table spread and fun activities. The title “tennis hoes” got me for a bit.
It looks like everyone had a complete blast. Fun times for all and your event planning tips are really cool. I’ll definitely be putting them to use for my next function! Thank you 🙂
These things really ROCKS! The tittle is catchy and you have a very creative mind. Keep it up. Looking forward for more event tips! Thanks!
Looks like you had an amazing time! 🙂
You have such fun themed party ideas that I would never come up with. I love the tennis macarons and donut hole in ones!
I’m not sure but the word “hoes” imply negative persons in the Philippines, or am I being mistaken.
This party theme is so cool. I love how everyone is dressed for the occasion x
What a cute party theme. I really liked your snacks.
That was really a good time spent.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for sharing this.
My father-in-law will definitely enjoy this kind of party! He’s into playing golf so much!
I’m jealous, you guys had so much fun..! The foods looks so festive and the activities are just so entertaining..!
What a brilliant party theme! I’ve never heard of anyone doing this before but it looks like you all had a lot of fun.