Hi, Y’all! I’ve been looking forward to throwing my husband this dapper scotch themed birthday party for months! My husband loves scotch (I surprised him at our wedding with a scotch bar), and I haven’t styled too many adult guy themed birthdays so I was thrilled to host a dinner party for his birthday! I know it can be hard to find inspiration for guys’ birthdays (here are some other fun ideas too). I’ve included my tips, ideas, and resources below the photos!
Plaid was a no-brainer for my table covering! I couldn’t find the perfect plaid fabric in stores so I hopped online and bought some online (very reasonable and fast shipping). There are dozens of fun plaid prints that are masculine and perfect for a table covering. You could also look for a wide rugby stripe in navy,burgundy, or hunter green. Or just go with your bare tabletop, that would work too!
My “go-to” plain white plates and salad plates were jazzed up with printable quotes about scotch! All I did for this easy DIY was to measure the center diameter of the salad plate. It was 5 inches so I created a 5 inch circle with a fitting quote inside. Print, cut, and lay inside the plate. I used several different quotes to keep things fun. Below are the quotes:
SCOTCH PARTY QUOTES
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain
“Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my Scotch, I say I’m thirsty, not dirty.” – Joe E. Lewis
“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” – Humphrey Bogart
“Drive German, Dress Italian, Kiss French, Drink Scotch”
I also created a few fun pennant flags with sayings like “But First, Scotch” and “Cheers” to set down inside scotch bottles on my centerpiece! Speaking of the centerpiece, my brother created this amazing wooden serving tray from a slice of wood in his yard. How cool?! It was the perfect serving tray for a variety of scotches. I included little tasting shot glasses for guests. Mini wooden letters from the craft store spelled out “PARTY” (another fave detail)!
To keep with the “dapper” theme, my Mom helped to create bow ties out of extra strips of the fabric. We glued these on to the scotch bottle tops. This is my favorite detail! We carried out with navy bow ties on top of little favor boxes for each guest. The kraft paper with red and navy ribbon tied in beautifully with the plaid design on the table! Each guest also had a mini scotch bottle at their place setting.
As for dessert, my husband is a cookie cake kind of guy. He also loves yellow cake with chocolate frosting so I did a little DIY combo this year. I kept things easy for myself (wrangling Blakely, George, and getting the party ready can make things wild) and ordered a cake from my bakery. I asked for nothing on top and extra chocolate buttercream on the side. Then I baked a large chocolate chip cookie, set it on top, and finished the edges with piped chocolate frosting. Added in gold candles and TA-DA! If you’d like me to do a full post with step-by-step pictures, leave me a comment below! The cake was DELISH!
You can shop similar items I pulled below. I hope you’re inspired to throw your guy the ultimate birthday dinner party this year! Cheers!
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