Golfers across the world are coming down with Masters Fever this time of year. If you aren’t one of the lucky few that gets a front row seat at Augusta National, the next best option is to throw a Masters viewing party of your own. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas to make your golf themed shindig extra special.
While the television is undoubtedly the main event, you’ll likely have guests arriving prior to coverage. Also consider that some people don’t love to sit through commercials once it’s started. Planning alternative forms of entertainment will make your Masters party unforgettable.
You can go with something basic like corn hole. (If your house is arranged just right, this can actually be played indoors.)
Or you can allow your guests to show off their golf skills. Putting challenges are perfect for those poor souls who are still battling snow and ice. If you’ve got that warm weather creeping in, check out our golf themed yard game recommendations.
Green Jacket Fantasy Picks
When guests arrive, have them record their picks for top three finishers. The guy or gal who’s prediction is most accurate will become your Masters Party Green Jacket Champion. Look for your own green jacket at your local thrift shop or scoop this one up from Amazon and make it an annual tradition to pass it on to the new winner each year.
It’d be a sin to host anything golf related without providing this staple beverage for your guests.
We strongly suggest making Arnold Palmers with freshly steeped tea. (The day before will suffice.) Pour them individually with mint garnish for an elegant presentation or mix it up in one big self serve dispenser.
*For the rowdy crowds: Add shots of vodka or bourbon to each drink. You can also leave a bottle next to your pitcher to give guests the option to spike it up. (Just say a little prayer for your belongings.)
We know, we know. Some of the men out there are wincing at this suggestion. It’s up to you how involved your decorations become, but we can promise that it’s a good decision. Your buddies have probably already seen the digs at least a few times. And it’s the little things that make people feel extra excited about being there on this spectacular occasion.
Try something as simple as pinning some green and yellow balloons in the yard out front with golf tees. (Expert tip: The Dollar Tree always has these in stock & will fill them at no extra cost. You can also check Party City for more “official” designs.)
Golf balls and tees just so happen to make awesome centerpiece supplies. If florals are just a bit too pretty for your taste, toss ’em in a bowl or bucket. That’ll do the trick!
We’ve already told you how to make a delicious variation of the famous Augusta National pimento cheese. The good news is that it only takes about ten minutes to prepare. Slap that between two pieces of white bread and cut into fours for the perfect finger food (*extra points if you add flagstick toothpicks). OR you can make the ULTIMATE Masters burger by spreading it right on top of a fresh chargrilled hunk of red meat. Do we even need to tell you to add bacon?
Don’t forget your fruit & veggie snacks! We love the idea of serving them “teed up,” as shown. Tomatoes, cheese, grapes, strawberries and melon balls (tip: use an ice cream scoop) are all good options.
Now, dessert is always a necessity. Forgive us if we’re getting too cutesy here, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to further indulge in our theme. (Cookies & cupcakes were made for this kind of thing.) You can bake your own at home or phone it in to your local bakery. And the possibilities are endless. Decorate them to look like golf balls, a miniature green, or the masters logo.