High school graduation for the golfer

 

Graduation time is always exciting, stressful and emotional…I’ve been through 2 with my boys and now this time next year, I’ll be planning for my baby girl {I’m sure it will be filled with intense emotion for this mama!}
Boys are harder to plan party themes for and usually, at least in my experience boys don’t really care much about “themes” anyway. My first child wanted a low key, “no big deal” gathering so that was pretty easy. However, the second time around I felt since family were visiting we needed more festivity and celebration. Since he was a golfer in high school the theme was simple,  along with our great school colors and the “Jaguar” print. Based on the time of the graduation and several friends parties, we felt a brunch would be a great option and convenient {and it was!}

Here are some pictures from that fun, memorable day….

I decided to set the food up inside because the Texas heat makes it hard to keep food presentable. Tables were set up outside

for guests to eat. Of course I was so busy with everything, I didn’t even get pictures of the tables and centerpieces. I had navy table cloths and silver buckets with grass and a golf ball and some of the balloons in the background
were weighted with golf balls in navy mesh.  
 
I filled glass containers with golf balls, standing on old books for height and used the centerpieces I had previously made for the golf banquet- a silver tray filled with artificial grass, a golf ball and a marker flag. I stayed with the school colors of navy, white and silver and threw in some jaguar print for our mascot.
 

I made a pendant banner for congrats using different paper prints in the color scheme.


The cake was made by my favorite go to bakery, Jenny Layne and I love how it turned out.


These treats were a big hit. “Grad Caps”… with a peanut butter cup and chocolate square then used jelly candy for the tassel…these were gobbled up fast!


The graduate holding a picture of himself on his first day of school… sniff, sniff !

 

May 9, 2014

  1. What a beautiful place! My dad is a big fan of golfing and I know he’d absolutely love it here. Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

    Happy travels 🙂
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  2. izume says:

    I’m 39 years old & I’ve been golfing for a couple of years. I’ve dealt with your situation in the past. I know how it was. This post reminds me of about the past me. Thanks for writing an amazing article. I really really loved it.

  3. Masum says:

    Wow, It is an excellent idea. Great to see all of your fun and memorable day’s pictures.

  4. Boys are harder to plan party themes for and usually, at least in my experience boys don’t really care much about “themes” anyway. My first child wanted a low key, “no big deal” gathering so that was pretty easy Of course I was so busy with everything, I didn’t even get pictures of the tables and centerpieces. I had navy table cloths and silver buckets with grass and a golf ball and some of the balloons in the background
    were weighted with golf balls in navy mesh

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Yes I would agree on that. SInce my son was on the High School golf team it was an easy idea and he loved it.

      Thanks
      Deborah

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