Real Party: A Bike Themed Cocktail Party

Recently I help a friend of mine throw a birthday cocktail party for her bike lovin’ beau. We decided to go the route of bike parts, old wine and beer bottles and a neat recycled-chic look. The color scheme was any and all metal and chrome colors.

The decor consisted of bike wheels, chain and gears. I made coasters and drink labels with the slogan, “Gear up and Drink.” We spray painted beer and wine bottles with black and silver paint and filled them with wildflowers. Framed pictures of bikes and bike signs decorated the walls and tables around the party.

The best part of the whole party was the food. The hostess made an array of vegan snacks including cupcakes, crostinis, Caesar salad, veggie plates and fruit plates. We served two signature drinks, beer and wine.

Feeling like throwing your own bicycle themed event? Feel free to use the following free printables.

The fonts can be found at Dafont.com. The bike font is called “cycling“. The script is called, “commercial script“. The gear is from a font called, “Lombax.”

To download the PDF file click HERE
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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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  1. Reply

    you are so crative, and inspire me!! I would love some advice on an upcoming event I would like to host.
    =–Crystal

  2. Reply

    Thank you! I’d love to help with your event! E-mail me you ideas and the date of the party and I’ll work on an inspiration board and maybe some printables.

  3. Reply

    this is adorable!! love the bike theme. I have lots of friends who are very into biking, so I’ll have to file this away for future reference!

  4. Reply

    Thank you! We had a fun time using the bikes all over the party space. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Loli Respini
    • June 18, 2014
    Reply

    Hello,

    I’m plannign my boyfriend’s 40th bday and I would like to some ideas. The theme is bicycles, retro, cruisers, road bikes, etc. We live in the mountains and he loves orange. Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Loli

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      Loli,
      Thanks for writing! I love the idea of retro bike party. Decorate with oranges in baskets, bike wheels, maybe even black and white photos of cruisers with the bikes colored orange! Follow along on Pinterest and I will try to pin some inspiration this weekend! (http://www.pinterest.com/jennibost)

    • Barb
    • June 29, 2014
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    Hi Jenni! I love your coasters and drink tags! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the template! How did you make them? I don’t want to use tiles. Thanks again – I looked at your pinterest page and everything you do is awesome! You are very talented! Thanks for any help with the coasters! Barb

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      Barb, Thank you so much for your kind words. For this particular party I just used a heavy cardstock for the coasters. I knew I didn’t need them to be reusable. However, to make them reusable or more sturdy I’d suggest getting them laminated or maybe using a modpodge on cork to create a coaster. This Instructables tutorial is great: http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Coasters/

      I hope that helps and I’d love to see what you do with the printables!

    • Yvette Lopez
    • July 3, 2014
    Reply

    I am throwing a 60th bike theme party for my fiance as well. I love what you did for the above party. Do you have any more pics you can share?

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      You know… I’m not sure. I’ll look through my files and see if I can’t get something up soon! When is the party?

    • Yvette Lopez
    • August 1, 2014
    Reply

    My fiances party is on October 11th. I would like perhaps maybe more pictures of the party you threw. I am more of a visual planner.

    Thank you.

    Yvette

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      Awesome Yvette! I actually FOUND the photos back in my files… that was so many years ago! So, I’ll be going through them and prepping a new post soon just for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Check back in the next two weeks and I’ll have it live!

    2. Jenni
      Reply

      Yvette, Thank you for checking in! I found some additional images… but, these were from a LONG time ago so the quality isn’t nearly as good as my current work. I hope it helps none-the-less! http://www.awellcraftedparty.com/2014/08/05/archives-bike-themed-cocktail-party/

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    • Yvette
    • August 10, 2014
    Reply

    Thank you, Jenni for submitting more pics. I already have my wine and beer bottles saved up to use for decorations. I will be “biking” around my neighborhood to snap pics of bicycle signs. All your ideas are excellent! Thank you.

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