April 30, 2012

A Gathering for the Good Ole' Boys

A true southern gentleman is a well-versed beau in bow ties by the time he hits his late teens. This spring, consider hosting a little gentleman party full of fun (and important) lessons that will help develop your little lad in to one fine fellow.

A Gathering for Good Ole' Boys

  • Send this madras invitation by Boatman Geller out to all the good ole' boys in your community -- Available at FineStationery.com
  • Ask each boy to wear his dress khakis and a collared shirt, and provide each child with a bow-tie. Have one of the fathers teach the boys how to tie the tie properly and then have a contest to see who can do it the best (with a special prize for the winner) -- Images via Southern Proper and Xoelle
  • Dress up your dapper dog to be a part of the party (after all, he is man's best friend)-- simply replace his collar with brightly colored bow tie -- Image via Sirius Republic
  • Colleges strongly encourage golf lessons for their business majors as many professional deals and decisions are made on the green. While the same is true in the south, many of these informal meetings take place while playing lawn games at small-town social functions. With this in mind, consider providing lawn games like croquet, cornhole and horseshoes for your party guests as a fun (and educational) activity -- Image from The Knot
  • Serve refreshments in mason jars (it's a southern tradition!) -- Bow Tie & Bustle Blog