Oct 10, 2012

Backyard Halloween Golf


Have you ever seen Remco's backyard putt putt set from the 1950's, back when family's spent more time together....... (I know I wasn't even born yet).  I saw this in an article in Country Living Magazine, Vintage Lawn Games, it sent me searching for ideas to make mini putt putt golf  for the grandkids. 
 
  
(this was a long drawn out search)
This summer I came across this set of  KIDS GOLF CLUBS, $4, at a garage sell.

I know, what a deal!  I gave them to the grandkids to play with. 
Now that I'm here living with them, I was back to thinking of ideas for the putt putt golf.
For a game at my grandson Elias's 7th birthday we played 
"Backyard Halloween Golf".



I downloaded large Halloween coloring pages and printed them.  Placed the picture on cardboard, cut out the outlines of the pictures;  some of them we had to tape first to make them sturdier and painted them. (Suzy and I painted them)

We bought lawn stakes at the local hardware store, to keep them in place in the yard.  There are  7 holes.  We strategically placed them around the yard, Let's Play!




We kept score by how many strokes it took to get the ball to each hole, and  if it went through the hole you got the bonus 1 point subtracted at the end of the game.  





You'll never guess who wonMiss Harmony, the poser.  I was shocked, too. I thought for sure I was gonna win.

Project Cost:  $4.00 for golf clubs, $2.50 for the lawn stakes, family fun, Priceless.

To find these Halloween pictures online, in any search engine, type in Free Halloween coloring pages. 





13 comments:

  1. such cute costumes. what a fun way to play golf. Happy Halloween to these sweet little ones xo

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  2. What fun, and the costumes are so cute! Thank you for following me...I am now following you too! Hugs, Penny

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  3. Loving the Halloween themed golf holes.

    Thanks for popping by, am a new follower.

    See you soon,
    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  4. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

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  5. That is the cutest idea ever! I love it. So creative. Thank you so much for following my blog. So happy to follow you. I love all the inspiration here. HUGS

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  6. What a super fun idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am following you too!

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  7. Cute ideas for Halloween! Following you back via GFC!

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  8. Hi Connie, it seems that you had a great day! The holes idea is great!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming my follower, I'm following you back!
    Hugs from Spain

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  9. how fun!!! what a great game!

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  10. such a cute idea! I just found you on Crazy Mama- I'd love for you to check out my new blog:

    www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com

    Kim :)

    PS- I'm a new follower :)

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  11. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  12. Hi, Connie! It's Kristy from Shona Skye Creations! Love your blog and this is the cutest thing!!! New follower via GFC!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  13. This is a really cute idea! What fun, and you made it for pennies! I love projects that put a new spin on something familiar - and ideas that are not just the "same old" that you see everywhere. And very, very cute grandkids too!

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