Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gettin' ready to PAR-TEE!!!


We're gearing up for Noah's GOLF birthday party this week. It's a perfect theme for him considering how much he LOVES golf and that he is turning "FORE!" (4 years old - I can't believe it...)

When I found this cake on Family Fun - he thought it was "so cool!"
I'm substituting the coconut with dark green sprinkles (I'm the only coconut fan in the house), and I'm going to try using a blue fruit roll up for the water. I even went and got the Wilton leaf green food coloring so the icing is a truer green. Now, I've just got to get some green gumdrops for the trees, and I should be good to go. Here's hoping it turns out to be up to PAR.

We're also attempting to construct a mini-golf course in the front yard (love those Family Fun ideas!). Pat and Noah are always hitting golf balls out there so Noah will be in high heaven once we put up the flags and Daddy mows out a few greens. We're even going to stick a plastic baby pool out there as a water hazard! Noah keeps asking me when we are going to fill it up. He can't wait!

The kids are going to decorate golf balls too so they'll be able to tell which one belongs to them out on the "course". Noah's been walking around with one of the flag sticks (pins) we made yesterday. I bought nine dowel rods, but two already bit the dust so I finally finagled that one away from him and put the remaining seven pins/flags on the top shelf of my closet for safe-keeping.

If we had a mini-golf course near us, there would have been much less prep for this party, but it's actually been fun putting this stuff together with the kids - and after our last mini-golf experience, I'd rather make our own makeshift course in the front yard any day.

7 comments:

blueviolet said...

You are going to make this such a fun party! Family Fun is the best, best, best!

Candyland said...

I love themed parties!! We did a monkey party last year. That cake looks delicious!

Kat said...

WOW! That sounds like so much fun! And what a cute cake! :)

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

That sounds so fun! I can't wait to see how your cake turns out!

Jessie Oliveros said...

I love the family fun website. I should use it more. My son's fourth birthday party is coming up. He loves playdough, so I thought I'd make a "playdough" cake with a multicolored cake layers, and decorate it to look like a playdough container. The idea may be bigger than I can handle. We'll see...

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amanda said...

can't wait to see all the party pics - looks like the party will be a big hit!!