It’s no secret I love to entertain and have people over. Even when we lived in Manhattan, we loved entertaining in our tiny one-bedroom apartment – who doesn’t like being cozy? Over the years we celebrated St. Patty’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Cinco de Derby among many other holidays and events. These days, we are always inviting friends over to our house to grill out or order take out and stay in – and doggies are always invited! I guess it’s the whole nesting effect in full force now that we are finally settled in our new home.
Of course, when Meg and I started the blog, we couldn’t wait to host our first Peachtree Roadies party – but we needed the perfect Spring theme…..The Masters. The husbands were very much on board with the idea (duh – they both live and breathe golf in their spare time), so we were a go! The first step was to create a Pinterest board to gather ideas.
We started with a Paperless Post invite – featuring the 2013 Masters Champ: Adam Scott:
Then, we were on a mission to find golf-themed party items, which was actually pretty difficult. Thankfully Amazon came to the rescue with a kit full of golf plates, cups and napkins with Prime shipping – gotta love one-stop shopping! We also got some little paper globes that totally passed for golf balls which we strung around the house/yard. Overall, we went minimal on décor and really focused on food and booze (the VIPs of the party) with The Masters on TV and spring flowers as the backdrop.
Let’s talk food and booze! Pounds of pimento cheese and egg salad for sandwiches were a must and people did not go hungry – no leftovers in site! For something sweet, our friend Andrea (who visited the Masters this year) recreated the most delightful peach and sugar cookie ice cream sandwiches that they had in Augusta – SO GOOD! We also had some snacks and mini cupcakes. [Side note: I will NEVER make mini cupcakes again! They are the most time-consuming things in the world and the batter never seems to end…Thankfully, my lovely sissy (fresh off an early am flight back to Atlanta) handled the icing the day of the party, because I just couldn’t look at them anymore.]
As for the booze, we went with a build-your-own-drink bar with mixings for Arnold Palmers (or John Daly’s to be precise) and Manhattans. We also had cases of beer a-plenty, which we set in a galvanized tin bucket filled with ice. And, for a little something special, I made Jell-O shots – lime green with coconut rum and cherry red with fireball whiskey. I found little yellow and white toothpick flags on Amazon to stick in the green ones to look like golf holes. They were definitely a hit!
A party wouldn’t be complete without games! Brian led a girls vs. boys chipping contest in the backyard while the dogs tried to eat the golf balls. Lisa and Brian were the champs!
Then, we ended the night with a late-night game of beer pong (and by late, I mean like 9pm – we had been going since 3 though!). Not before we chowed down on some pizza for the late-night party crew – pimento cheese and egg salad can only go so far!
The party was a blast and everyone definitely dressed for the occasion! We might have to make this a regular Peachtree Roadies party tradition 🙂