Centerpiece Ideas for an Adult Male Birthday Party

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Jenny Harrington

    About the Author

    Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening.

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    A man's birthday party deserves all the pomp and decoration expected from any other event -- but keep it masculine. While flowers may be pretty they often serve no purpose on a man's party table unless your special guy is a gardening enthusiast. Think of things that appeal to your man when planning the decorations and choose centerpieces that serve double duty or reflect his interests.

    Sport-themed

    Center his birthday party around his favorite sport or activity. You can create a centerpiece from golf balls for your golf enthusiast. Purchase personalized golf balls with "Happy Birthday" inscribed on them or write the message yourself. Place 12 golf balls in a small mound inside a shallow wire basket. Cut a triangle from poster board to resemble the flags on a golf course. Write a birthday message across the flag. Tape the flag to a wooden skewer and stick between the golf balls to hold it up. Create a similar centerpiece using baseballs or miniature foam footballs, or use baseballs or tennis balls to fill a tall, thin vase.

    Trophy and Awards

    Show a special man just how wonderful he is on his important day by using a handmade or store bought trophy as the table's centerpiece. You can even look for old trophies at a thrift store and remove the name plate. Create your own name plate from wood, metal or cardboard and glue it back in place. Make or purchase a 6-inch floral wreath. Glue a banner made of paper across the center of the wreath with "Happy Birthday" written across the length. Attach the wreath with wire to the front of the trophy for an elaborate trophy centerpiece. You can turn an ordinary paper award into a centerpiece, too. Just print an award off the computer or create one by hand. Showcase it in a decorative frame and place it in front of the guest of honor's setting.

    Food

    The way to a man's heart just might be through his stomach, so create centerpieces made of a tasty treat. Edible centerpieces serve double duty as an appetizer and decoration, saving you time and effort. Place a platter of chicken wings on top a cake stand. Under the cake stand arrange four to six smaller bowls of dipping sauce. Place a balloon bouquet tied to a small balloon weight in the center of the chicken wing platter. Stick birthday themed cupcake picks into each piece of chicken to add to the festivity.
    Instead of food use a favorite beverage. Choose the man's favorite beer or soda in a glass bottle. Create your own personalized birthday labels on the computer with label paper. Cut the labels to fit over the existing labels on the bottles and apply. Tie curling ribbon around the neck of each bottle. Fill a metal bucket with ice. Set the bottle in the ice, arranging them so the labels show.

    Gift Centerpiece

    Create a centerpiece that doubles as a gift. Fill a small metal pail with decorative rocks. Spray paint a small tree branch black. Choose a branch with several branching twigs so it appears full. Push the branch into the rocks. Roll dollar bills into tubes. Tie a blue ribbon around the center of each tube then tie the other end of the ribbon to a branch. Use enough dollar bills to equal his age. Stencil a happy birthday message on the front of the pail using paint.
    If you prefer not to have cash on the table attach fishing lures or golf tees for a hobby-themed tree. Alternatively, print pictures of him from his younger years to the present, family members and cherished friends. Glue the photos onto heavy paper then cut each one into a circle shape. Attach the photographs to the tree with ribbon.

    References

    • How to Make a Dollar Bill Origami Money Plant; Chris Dunmire