Real Party: A Bike Themed Cocktail Party

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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

Written by Jenni

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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15 Comments
  • Crystal Rene says:

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

  • JenniB says:

    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.

  • Sandi says:

    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!

  • JenniB says:

    Thank you! We had a fun time using the bikes all over the party space. :)

  • Loli Respini says:

    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

    • Jenni says:

      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 says:

    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

    • Jenni says:

      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 says:

    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?

  • Yvette Lopez says:

    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

  • […] had a few requests to see more photos from a Bike Themed Cocktail Party that I threw a few years back. I didn’t have the best photos unfortunately… the woes of […]

  • Yvette says:

    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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