Halloween Wedding Ideas

Halloween Wedding Ideas

If couples are tying the knot on October 31st, there is probably a chance that they are planning spooky weddings. Halloween-themed weddings celebrate the love between you and the holiday! Our wedding venue has seen a few Halloween weddings in our time, and here Deer Creek wants to share some tips and Halloween wedding ideas!

Tips for Halloween-Themed Weddings

When it comes to spooky weddings, the first thing you’ll want to do is to make sure your guests are fully aware of the theme and their parts in it. If you want a dress code or anything else from your guests, include it on the invitations. This will give them enough time to prepare before the wedding. 

 

Communicating with your guests will help keep your special day on the theme if that is what you wish! 

 

Have Fun With it!

Holidays and weddings alike are meant to be celebrated with the ones you love in the way that you want to celebrate. You can incorporate details that excite you and just enjoy decorating and playing into your theme. 

 

Here are some Halloween wedding ideas:

 

  • Black place settings with crystal wedding favors
  • Black wedding suits with silver accents
  • Halloween-themed desserts 
  • Incorporating Halloween details into your cake (ex. Skull cake topper)
  • ‘Til Death neon sign to hang behind the newlyweds
  • Bride with dark and dramatic wedding makeup
  • Bridesmaids in dark, vampy, gothic dresses and styles
  • Leather jackets for the wedding party
  • Coffin ring box for the ring bearer 
  • Dark pumpkins, skulls, webs, and other spooky wedding decorations lining the aisle
  • Black candles and other dark tables decor 
  • Dark flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces

 

Learn More!

If you have any questions about our wedding venue or Halloween wedding ideas, contact us! And check out some more examples of the best spooky wedding below. 

Golf Halloween Costumes

Golf Halloween Costumes

Deer Creek gets to see all kinds of golf attire on our courses. With Halloween approaching, we are ready to see what kind of golf Halloween costumes there are. In fact, we wanted to help some of our readers come up with some golfer costumes! 

 

Here are 10 easy and excellent costume ideas:

 

  • Old Tyme Golfer
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Happy Gilmore Caddy
  • Caddyshack Carl Spackler
  • Caddyshack Gopher
  • Caddyshack Al Czervik
  • “Tiger” Woods
  • Zombie Golfer
  • John Daly
  • Masters Winner

 

Old Time Golfer

This is one of the fun golf Halloween costumes that are also easy! Dressing up as an old-time golfer takes putting together some old clothes or heading out and grabbing the costume. All it takes is a hat, sweater, and some knickers. This kind of outfit is great for work parties or nicer Halloween events, when you may not want to go completely crazy with your costume. 

 

Happy Gilmore

Easily one of the most famous golf movies of all time, Happy Gilmore has inspired children, young adults, and older adults alike with his bold golfing form. Grabbing a hockey jersey that sports the ‘Gilmore’ name and number ‘18’ on it is perfect! If you plan on booking a tee time in this outfit, we do recommend leaving the hockey stick at home!

 

Happy Gilmore Caddy

If you know Happy Gilmore, then you know his hairy caddy! This is another easy costume, even if you don’t have long, messy hair to work with. A wig is easy to purchase along with the beard and outfit. It is one of the best Happy Gilmore costume ideas.

 

Caddyshack Carl Spackler

Caddyshack is another classic golf comedy with iconic characters, humor, and some of the best golf Halloween costumes. Portraying Caddyshack’s Carl Spackler, played by Bill Murray, takes a few clothing articles to bring the look together:

  • Bucket hat, preferably camouflage patterned
  • Light green t-shirt
  • Khaki shorts or pants
  • Black ankle books

You can even put together the outfit with clothes you already own

 

Caddyshack Gopher

This character was one of the most iconic of the movie! This may be a harder costume to get your hands on, but if you and a partner dress up as Carl Spackler and a gopher, the combo is sure to be a hit at any party or event!

 

Caddyshack Al Czervik

One of the easiest characters to spot from this movie is Al Czervik, played by the notorious Rodney Dangerfield. From his rainbow and colorful outfits to his sarcasm and humor, this costume can let you take on a whole character – personality and all. This costume is sold in stores, but it can also be created using golfer costumes that are brightly colored and patterned to bring this outfit to life.

 

“Tiger” Woods  

Though Tiger Woods can be created with a red polo with black golfing pants, costumes that are punny can sometimes be the best! Our South Florida Golf Club loves a good golf pun. For example, you can wear a tiger onesie with a hat and golf clubs. The choice is yours!  

 

Zombie Golfer

This golf spin on a classic Halloween costume is an easy go-to! Tear up some old golf clothes, apply zombie makeup, and you’ll have the zombie aesthetic down. You could also find the outfit in local costume shops. 

 

John Daly

This is one of the easiest golf Halloween Costumes to put together. Known for his loud golf pants and bright shirts, to dress like John Daly, just grab some loudmouth pants and a bright shirt (they can match, but they don’t have to). Then sport a semi-mullet haircut or wig, walk around with a golf club, and you’re done! If you want to go the extra mile, then don’t forget a can of Diet Coke. 

 

Masters Winner

This is probably the easiest golfer costume out there. Grab a golf outfit and green jacket, and you’re done! You’ll fit right in on the golf course and hopefully boost your confidence as you play! 

 

Contact Us!

If you are interested in playing our courses or have any further questions, contact us today

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

While some may think of it as an afterthought, it’s the food at a wedding that has the power to truly bring guests from all walks of life together. If you are looking at summer wedding food ideas, there are a number of factors that must be considered. 

  • Are there any known dietary restrictions? 
  • Do you prefer buffet style or plated dishes?
  • What foods are in season?

Deer Creek’s Fort Lauderdale Country Club maps out delicious summer party food ideas to wow your guests and enhance the beauty of your reception!

 

First Course Ideas to Get the Party Started!

To get your party started, here are some summer wedding food ideas for appetizers. These are the first impressions your guests will get of your party, so here are some fabulous appetizers to accentuate the season.

 

  • Caprese Salad: Bright tomatoes pair beautifully with fresh mozzarella and basil, topped with a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This dish can be served plated or passed out on skewers for an on-the-go snack, plus it’s a wonderful vegetarian option. 
  • Sushi Bar: Nothing screams summer like sushi! The versatility of this grab-and-go snack means it can satisfy a number of palettes. Make sure to include California or tempura rolls for those who don’t prefer raw fish.
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe: This unique yet popular bite is the perfect blend of sweet, fruity, and salty. Its allure lies in its simplicity, showcasing the beautiful dance of flavors between the minimal ingredients. 
  • Lobster Rolls: A classic summer dish that is both filling and mouth-watering. Feel free to collaborate with your caterer if you’d prefer a substitution for the lobster.
  • Charcuterie Graze: By showcasing an assortment of combinations, including cheese, fruit, meats, and crackers, guests will have the ability to craft their perfect bite and go back for seconds throughout the night.

 

Summer Main Courses

As the party gets underway and guests grow hungrier after dancing the night away, these fresh and filling foods will keep the party going.

 

  • Fresh Pizza: Don’t let the popularity of this classic dish fool you. An artisanal wood-fired pizza is a perfect vessel for a wide array of ingredients and tastes.
  • Braised Short Ribs: Pair this easy yet decadent dish with your favorite summer vegetables.
  • Elote (Mexican street corn): This vegetarian option is packed with bright and powerful flavors and can be served on the cob or plated.
  • Summer Salads: The options are endless when deciding what to include. Pair in-season vegetables with bright, citrusy dressings to pair great with champagne and wine.

 

Wedding Desserts to End the Night

Wrap up your magical evening on a high note with these mouth-watering summer dessert ideas. 

 

  • Make Your Own Acai Bowls: Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. What better way to showcase these ingredients than in a filling and refreshing smoothie bowl? 
  • Boozy Popsicles: Pair bright fruit juices with your favorite spirit in this delicious frozen treat. Have non-alcoholic versions on hand for children and those who don’t imbibe.
  • Macarons: These gluten-free confections provide the perfect vessel for sweet summer flavors like peach or watermelon. 
  • Crepes: A classic dessert that can be paired with delectable ingredients like Nutella, cinnamon, and fruit.
  • Key Lime Pie: Nothing screams a Florida summer celebration like this iconic dessert. Serve as small bites or in classic slices.

 

Contact Deer Creek to Learn More!

At Deer Creek, we take pride in both our extravagant venue and top-notch facilities, including excellent kitchens, eliminating the need for a caterer! If you have been inspired by these summer wedding food ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about these accommodations, and read more on wedding ideas on our blog.

What Are the Most Breathable Golf Shoes?

What Are the Most Breathable Golf Shoes?

Golf is best experienced on a bright and sunny day outdoors. However, if you are interested in the sport, you will need to get used to the idea that you will most likely be undergoing periods of intense heat and humidity, especially if you will be playing in a state like Florida. In fact, one of the top considerations of someone interested in golf is how to stay cool in the heat. In the following blog, Deer Creek Golf Club will detail some of the most breathable golf shoes available for golfers. Continue reading below for more. 

 

Breathability Makes the Most Comfortable Golf Shoes

One of the areas of the human body that undergoes the most stress during hot days is the feet. There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as walking around a golf course with a pair of suffocating footwear. Breathable golf shoes allow players to enjoy lightweight and comfortable shoes so they can stay as cool as possible.

Breathable shoes are usually made of more lightweight materials like mesh. This allows your foot to stay as dry as possible, even during the hottest and humid summer days. So, with this understanding of the advantages of breathable golf shoes, we will delve deeper into what the most breathable golf shoes are. 

 

 

 

What Are the Most Breathable and Most Comfortable Golf Shoes? 

There are many different kinds of breathable and comfortable golf shoes. Deer Creek takes a closer look below. 

 

 

 

Ecco Biom C4 Shoe

This shoe is especially attractive to golfers because it boasts cutting-edge technology. This is reflected in their grip, style, and breathability. Aside from being extremely comfortable, the Ecco Biom C4 shoe is extremely stylish because of its sneaker-inspired design, which gives it a more athletic look. The modern technology that it uses helps keep golfers cool. 

 

 

 

New Balance Fresh Foam Pace Sl Golf Shoe

If there is one brand that is recognized for having a great blend of athletic and comfortable shoes, it is New Balance. This is also a unique breathable golf shoe because it includes a waterproof mesh that is used in the upper section of the shoe. These are also extremely light since they only weigh about 11 ounces. Many people flock to New Balance because of their large selection of wide and extra wide widths, and their golf shoes are no exception. These are among the best golf shoes for those looking for swing support and comfortable wear that lasts the entire round. 

 

 

 

More About Deer Creek Golf Club 

Aside from detailing the top comfort golf shoes, Deer Creek Golf Club is proud to be one of the best golf clubs in Florida, and we are here to help you and your family enjoy a spectacular round of golf on our beautiful South Florida golf course.

 

We are also one of the few golf courses in Broward County that is also a wedding venue. A golf course wedding venue is extremely memorable because of the beautiful landscapes that the bride and groom could enjoy. 

Contact us today to learn more about one of the top Florida golf course wedding venues.

Upcoming Summer PGA Tour Events to Look Forward To

Upcoming Summer PGA Tour Events to Look Forward To

Deer Creek wants to ensure all our members and the public know about all of the PGA events coming up this summer. Some events you can attend in person, while others you can enjoy on TV, hopefully putting you in the mood to book a tee time with us!

 

Here are the upcoming PGA Tour Events 2022:

  • June 20 – 26:Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
  • June 29 – July 3: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois 
  • July 7 – July 10: Barbados Championship, Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Course), Nicholasville, Kentucky
  • July 11 – 17: The Open Championship, St. Andrews Links (Old Course), St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 
  • July 14 – 17: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California 
  • July 18 – 24: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
  • July 28 – 31: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
  • August 3 – 7: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina 
  • August 8 – 14: FedEx St. Jude Championship, TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN 
  • August 16 – 21: BMW Championship, Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE
  • August 25 – 28: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

 

Our South Florida Gulf Club is excited about this season’s PGA events. If watching the tour gets you wanting to play a few rounds, check out our tee times here! 

 

Come Watch With Us!

If you can’t make it to each event, we are happy to host you at our Deer Creek Grille for great food and good times! You can catch the events on our TVs and enjoy our fun and family-friendly environment. 

 

We offer different menus for different events and times of the day:

If you are interested in making reservations or coming to play with us, then contact us today!

 

 

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses of 2022

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses of 2022

Peak wedding season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for dress shopping. Since it seems 2022 is the “year of the wedding,” now that venues are opening back up and allowing bigger parties, it’s best to be prepared with a few summer wedding guest dress options! There are many factors to consider when shopping, the weather, the location, is it outdoor or indoor, and even the style or theme of the wedding!

The style of each wedding will be different, so Deer Creek wants to help go over some styles of outfits and dresses for a summer wedding.

 

Dress Styles for a Summer Wedding Guests 

After we’ve considered all the factors, it’s time to break down the different styles that are going to be a hit this summer!

 

Cut-Out Dresses

Skin is in! Showing off a little more by wearing a dress with cut-outs at the waist, neckline, or back is going to be one of the top trends this season. It also helps that they bring a level of breathability during a summer wedding, but remember – don’t reveal too much skin. It’s still a wedding. 

 

Bold Colors

Now is not the time for pastels or muted florals. This season is meant for brighter options like hot pink, bright yellow, Kelly green, and more! If the shade you picked brings concerns of drawing too much attention, then opt for a short silhouette and/or minimal accessories. 

Note: Make sure to do research ahead of time to avoid possibly wearing the same color as the bride or bridal party. Non-white dresses are also traditional in some cultures. Just be mindful! 

 

Slip Dresses

This simple ‘90s silhouette is gaining popularity again in 2022. The only difference is maxi length is the way to go over the shorter hemlines from the past. The maxi length allows for this style to be even more versatile for many different wedding types. They can be dressed up, dressed down, casual, or really whatever you need them to be. 

 

Strapless Dresses

Strapless dresses for a summer wedding are always a great option. They provide a way for guests to stay cool while still holding on to a classy style. This is another dress style that can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion.

 

Jumpsuits

If dresses aren’t your thing, don’t worry! Being comfortable while keeping to the wedding dress code can be simply achieved with jumpsuits. They are an option of equal parts sleek and sophisticated for your next summer wedding. When shopping, look for elegant fabrics or elevated details like silk or a fitted waist. The options are endless! 

 

Contact Us

Our wedding venue is a great place to host one of the happiest days of your life and for your friends! With the Florida weather in mind, we hope our tips for styles for summer dresses for wedding guests. Contact us today for more tips and tricks or to learn more about all of our wedding guides

 

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