Three Poolside Theme Parties The Entire Family Will Enjoy

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By Tracy Kunzler – Relaxation Expert


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Golf Par-Tee

Here's a celebration that will suit party-goers of all ages to a "tee!"


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Serve this casual buffet on a table lined with artificial grass (found at hardware stores) for the look of a putting green!


Flavored "Tees"

Make up batches of a variety of flavored "tees" and "tee-off" with a "tee-tasting!" There are lots of flavored teas on your grocer's shelves these days that you can either brew or make up from a powdered mix.


Golf Club Sandwiches

Make up a platter of club sandwiches (turkey, bacon, lettuce tomato, and mayo on a variety of breads), insert a golf tee into each in lieu of a toothpick, (we like the way they did this on journeyofparenthood.com) and voila! Your theme-appropriate main "course" is ready!


"Chip Shots"

Fill foil cupcake liners (tin cups) with a variety of gourmet-flavored potato chips. Find liners in the bakery aisle of your grocery near cake-decorating supplies.


"Wedge" Salads

Remember this childhood and diner favorite? For a simple wedge salad, cut a head of iceberg lettuce into small wedges. Top each with your favorite bleu cheese (or ranch) dressing, chopped tomato, crumbled bacon and bleu cheese, and a few slivers of red onion. Serve immediately. We found these pretty wedge salads on the blog "Good. Clean. Fun."


Tin cup-cakes

Make your favorite flavor of cupcakes in foil ("tin cup") liners or buy pre-made cupcakes and set into foil liners (found in the bakery aisle of the grocery store.) Frost the cupcakes (if homemade), top with coconut colored with green food coloring or green jimmies to look like grass, insert a golf tee in each. And, if you like, use a dab of frosting as "glue" to adhere a white gumball to the top of each tee as a golf ball!


Pro-Chip Spring Golf game

Activities

This activity doubles as a tee-rific gift for the guest of honor! SwimWays® Pro-Chip Spring Golf™ Game can be played on land or in the pool! The twist-and-fold floating target green opens and closes with a flip of the wrist. Game includes 1 floating golf target, 12 golf balls (3 red, 3 orange, 3 yellow, 3 blue), chipping pad, and 1 moveable 18th hole flag along with a carry/storage bag. Assign a different color ball to each player in rotating foursomes to have a golf tournament in the pool! Sold at various stores across the country or get it here.

Other fun golf-related activities for your par-tee include playing croquet and ladder golf.