Monday, May 2, 2011

Par-TEE Time!!!




The fella above is my PRIDE and JOY! He is the light of our family and my husband and I are changed people because of these past 2 years spent with Sawyer. To be completely honest we have had a tough year. He has had some health scares and recently we have been dealing with new daily and weekly hassles to control and maintain a healthy lifestyle for him. This brave two year old has to go get shots twice a week and it takes up two mornings of his week. He is such a sport and it doesn't dim his light AT ALL. My husband and I are beyond proud of him. Because of everything he has been through this year we insisted that we had a party that centered around his favorite thing... GOLF.. more specifically.. GOLF CART RIDES. "Golf Cart Ride" was one of his first words and he still uses it multiple times a day. We lived on a golf course for a few months this year and this is where he fell in love. 
When we were in the hospital back in January Sawyer had to be airlifted in an airplane to go to another hospital. When he was put on the stretcher he continued to repeat "golf cart ride mama?". Through my tears I kept telling him "yes, Sawyer it's just like a golf cart ride" and the whole time he was tied down on the stretcher (which was about 2-3 hours) he was happy as could be because he insisted it was  golf cart. 
This is why we HAD to have a golf party with golf car rides! 
I had just a couple weeks to plan this party because we have been in the middle of moving and have been in the middle of all this health stuff so I called on some masterminds to help me pull this shindig off. I have never done this before but man, it was so nice! I had no extra time but with the help of other girls in the business and friends it was pulled off. Barely.. 
I had planned on having it outside and we had everything unloaded and had already started working and an hour before the party, the weather had other things in mind. So with the help of some friends and my amazing husband we moved it to our house very last minute. Some of the plans, decorations and activities were nixed but all in all it turned out fine. 

The genius behind most of the decor and paper products is the amazing, Paula with Frog Prince Paperie. She was fabulous to work with and put up with my last minute requests like a champ. I LOVE and ADORE all of her work and her golf printables are some of the cutest out there. THANK YOU Paula!! 

Take a look at the pictures and then read on to see resources for everything! It was a fun party celebrating Sawyer's life and even though it was a stressful event to get ready for I know he had a blast! Thanks to everyone for all the help! 
Obviously this was personalized for our party! But look how cute this invitation is!! 










"Keep Calm and Golf On" was the saying of the day after our plans had to change last minute! I had a few panic attacks and laughingly would repeat this to everyone. This poster came in handy more than I thought! 






























Other vendors and resources: 
Sawyer's Golf T-Shirt: My Personalized T Shirt
"Keep Calm and Golf On" Poster: Queen's Spoof
Golf Ball Lollipops: Chocolates by Anita
Argyle Fabric: Lucky Kaeru Fabric
Straws, Aqua spoons and White Parfait Cups: Fort and Field
Golf club Party favors: Wal-Mart
Invitations, Cupcake toppers, Banner, Party favor labels, Signs, Flags, etc.. Frog Prince Paperie (BlogEtsy Shop)
Golf Cupcakes: Rick's Bakery

14 comments:

JC's Loft said...

Oh how adorable! Love the colors and Paula did a fabulous job with the printables!!

Paula

Frog Prince Paperie said...

Fabulous job, Katie! Even if the weather didn't cooperate. :)

Lili said...

OMG it is adorable!!!!!!! happy birthday big guy!!!!

Tini Posh said...

Adorable!! Love the golf club party favors..the printables are super cute!

Amber said...

Katie, such a great party! My husband loves to golf and it's his dream Cooper will too!!!! Looks like he had a blast!!! :)

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

As always, you did an amazing job! I'm so sorry it has been a tough year. I can only imagine. But you are an amazing Mom!

Frivolitea said...

Oh my goodness is that not perfect. You are SO inspiring!!!

Kami said...

Very cute party! I'm featuring it on my blog! Great job in just 2 weeks!

www.kamibuchanan.blogspot.com

Piggy Bank Parties said...

As always...a HoLe in OnE!

Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns said...

Precious as always Katie! Little Sawyer deserves a huge party for all he's been through! I love the favors!

PartyMom said...

Just adorable! I’m already thinking golf for Father’s Day next month....these are some great ideas!

STRAWBERRY FIELDS said...

I love all your play on words! especially peanut 'putter' sandwiches...very clever:)

Babymama said...

Katie,

W-O-W! You outdid yourself. Amazing from start to finish. Such lovely details.

Have been following along for a while...love your stuff.

xo
babymama
avagracescloset.blogspot.com

jackie fo said...

Obsessed w this...First off - your baby is SO adorable!!! I love all the golf ball decor, the white powdered donuts on a stick with the wheat grass, peanut "putter" sandwiches...It's just adorable!!!

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