Fishing Birthday Party for Men

by Samantha Kemp, Demand Media

    A fishing birthday party is the ideal theme for a fishing enthusiast. This men's-only event provides a chance for the fisherman in your life to enjoy time completing his favorite hobby while celebrating another year of his life. The appropriate venue, food, decorations and activities help set this birthday party apart from all of the others.

    Venue

    Fishermen parties call for an outdoor or rustic venue. Some possibilities include having the party on the lake, on a large rental boat or on a campground next to a body of water. A cabin or lodge provides other options.

    Invitations

    Invite his fishing buddies in style with invitations in a fishing theme. Buy pre-made invitations and include the vital information. To make it more personal, make your own invitations by using an image of a man fishing. Add embellishments from a local scrapbook store, such as 3D fishing rods, fish, water features, boats and seashells. Specify that the party is only for fishermen. Another option is to make invitations that are messages in a bottle.

    Decorate

    Use available supplies from your fisherman's arsenal to decorate the venue inexpensively. Hang fishing rods on the wall and string bait and hang it from the ceiling. Centerpieces full of red and white floaters make a charming focal point. Other suitable decorations include small decorative boats, nets, fishing oars, fake fish, sand and seashells. Include picture of the guest of honor holding his latest and largest fish. Blue and green balloons correspond with the colors of the water and a wave-shaped tablecloth furthers the theme.

    Food

    A fish fry provides the ideal menu for a men's fishing party. Include items such as fish, hush puppies, shrimp, clams, french fries, potato salad and scallops. Have some fish ready ahead of time, but also let the fishermen enjoy their spoils. Include side items and dips such as tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, onion and lemon. A fish-themed birthday cake serves as a suitable dessert.

    Activities

    Make your event enjoyable for your guests by including a schedule of events for the party. Have a fishing contest and give a prize to the person who catches the biggest fish or the most fish. Make a checklist of a variety of fish and sizes and give a prize to each guest who captures all of the required fish. Appropriate prizes include tackle boxes, reels, bait, fishing hats or a gift certificate to a fishing store.

    About the Author

    Samantha Kemp has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles specialize in personal finance, weddings, family, education, travel and entertainment. Kemp holds her Bachelor of Arts in economics and business from Hendrix College, as well as a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Arkansas.

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