Monday, September 30, 2013

Game Time.

A football themed party for my future Heisman winner.

My youngest son B, turned four recently.  He also started flag football.  And since that day we talk football.  All day.  All night.  Literally.  The boy talks in his sleep and two early mornings ago he was screaming "Go Pirates" in his sleep.  From his bed.  He wasn't having a party unless it was football themed.  If I didn't love planning a party so much, I may have taken my chance and run.  Far far away from partyville.  Thankfully he wanted it at a park, so no cleaning the house.  Done!

There was a lot of Etsy and DIY for this party but it was still very super simple.  

I worked with Anne of Letter Bee Paperie for the invites.  I wish I could have gotten these out in the mail.  I wanted it to be more VIP like with lanyards etc.  But alas, September snuck up on me.

Since we were at a park, I wanted easy food and nothing that had to be refrigerated (for long).  This party was fun and my husband had a good time helping with it!  I created the food tags with picmonkey.  I covered the tables with astro turf.
 Yellow napkins were penalty flags

My collection of food tags:  I can send you the jpeg if interested!
There wasn't a need for many games.  The creek kept most of the kids busy and certainly entertained.  But my husband the boys found a helmet pinata at Target.  We filled it with some candy, football shaped erasers, rubber bracelets that said things like win, goal, score etc.  I also had some pretty heart and sparkly ones for the girl guest.

The hubs and the boys also made a target tarp.  It was really hard for me to not join in and tell them what size and colors and and and..but I didn't and they did a great job.  The littlest guest may have had fun running and diving through the lower holes...We didn't assign points for different holes, although some are smaller than others.  The tarp was less than $10 at Walmart and we bought a few rolls of different colored duck tape.
A few of my favorite shots:

 The pied piper and his toad:

The cake.  I bought at a local grocery store.  This is the cake I wanted.  I bought the figurines at Party City.  I was hoping that they could put the lines on the field and a nice blocky B in the middle.  For $20, they would have!!  Say what?  Instead I had to have the terrible white rolly boarder (which I scraped off) I already had to pay $4 for the green icing.  Not that anyone cared or noticed?  At least the 4 & under set..

The favors...I was trying to keep it easy.  Although, I'm sure people are still cursing me for sending home whistles...sorry, but it goes with the theme!  I could have sent them home with cookies!!
I got the drink wraps (to wrap Powerade) from  EllisonReed and favor tags from chickabug.  All on Etsy.  Everyone was great to work with, even though I was super short on time....not their problem!

I could not be more excited and proud to be this boys mom.  He is smart and sweet with a dash of snakes, snails & bad temper.  He is strong willed and 100% B-O-Y.
Happy Birthday Beezie


  1. What a sweet party! Thanks so much for linking up with me, that was so nice of you! : )

  2. Love this theme! We are doing a football theme for my son's first birthday. The football can and food labels are so cute! Do you still have the PDF for the food labels? I would love these!

  3. Hi Teresa
    Can you send me your email? I will get them right to you!

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  5. I would love these printables! My email is

  6. I would appreciate these printables!
    thank you so much!