Outdoor archery season has arrived, and whether you’re a young archer or a grown up one, archery themed parties are the perfect way to get together with friends. So why not host an archery party? Here are 11 archery party ideas to make your shindig a success, with gorgeous photos from Kara’s Party Ideas.
Do you really need a reason?
Birthdays (for adults or kids!) are just one great excuse for an archery party. You can also have them for graduations, weddings and for watching archery tournaments, a la the Super Bowl (in fact, you can watch the Archery World Cup LIVE from Shanghai this weekend). In other words, hold one for any reason at all!
Get your lighting on
Who doesn’t love paper lanterns? They make every occasion prettier, especially when they’re colored like archery targets. Start from the ceiling and work your way down.
It’s all about the food and goodies
We have three words for you: target-colored M&Ms. YES.
Dinner parties are an option, too.
Are sit-down dinners more your style? That’s OK. You can rock out with archery place settings.
Because everyone loves a good cookie.
COOKIES. Archer cookies, bow and arrow cookies, target cookies – we love them all.
It’s all about the swag.
You need something cute to give to your guests, even for an archery party, Why not do these cute goody-bags?
Get the word out.
Invites can take the form of cards, emails or even signs. Get creative. You can order formal archery invitations online, and make less formal ones on your computer.
Everything can be decorated.
When creating archery party decorations, include the whole house in the act. Mantels, tables, windows and lighting fixtures are all potential targets for archery decorations.
Tiny details score big points.
Place itty-bitty archery targets and bows at each dinner-place setting. Need we say more?
Feathers: an archery party must.
Vases, mason jars and target-colored glass bottles can all hold feathers. They’re perfect for the archers at your house. A ribbon ties it off nicely.
It’s time to shoot!
The perfect activity for your party? Shooting bows and arrows, of course! Check out your local archery range for party rates, or set up a safe archery range and bring a certified instructor to your event.
Looking for more party ideas and inspiration? Check out Kara’s Party Ideas and get creative!