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Let's Par-Tee Fore the Bride-To-Be

I go crazy for themed parties and the last bachelorette night I hosted was a platform to fuel this party passion. As a bachelorette party veteran I wanted to steer away from the conventional party ideas. I was working with a really fun group of girls who would dress up and play along with almost any theme. This was used to my advantage when deciding on Kristen’s Bachelorette Bar Golf Classic.

I sent out the argyle print invitations for the ladies to reserve their tee time and started planning, booking hotel rooms, scoping out local pubs, and hunting for golf décor.

The Check List

1. Food and Drink: Coordinating an out of town gathering has its set backs when you’re trying to dig for local eateries or bringing food to coincide with the theme. We teed off at Dan McGuinness Irish Pub for some classic fish n’ chips, frosty pints and live music.

Here are a  few more go-to golfer cocktail and starter recipes

Pimm's Cup

Cheddar and Hot Mustard Sandwiches

Smoky Ranch Dip

2. Gift Buckets: I found these great little buckets (pictured) for a dollar and had to use them.  They were stuffed with a miniature bottle of Yellow Tail wine, a "Who's Your Caddy" cocktail napkin, green party beads, golf balls, and a score card. We wore the score cards as necklaces. These were originally intended for the girls to jot down places we visited, but everyone we encountered that night wanted to autograph.

3. Attire: Kristen (pictured holding the coveted golf tournament cup) sported an adorable golf fanatic baseball cap with a vale draped down her back, argyle socks, a plaid skirt, and the classic polo with her future initials on the front and bride-to-be on the back. To pull it all together Kristen carried around an enormous, blow-up golf club. Hilarious!

We truly had a memorable night and the golf theme was a hit! I'm ok with always being a bridesmaid, never a bride.