Game Time Football Party Details:
This is what Valerie said about styling the party- “My twin boys turned the BIG EIGHT this year. All of a sudden they’re super sports focused. Army men and action figures have been replaced by baseball cards, sports practice and Saturday games. It’s all pretty cute, really.
For their 8th birthday, we decided to throw a football party to honor this new passion. Each of my boys has their own favorite pro football team and had asked to have each team’s colors represented throughout the party. Not an easy task, but this party stylist Momma was up for the challenge.
Our invitations consisted of an invite, team jersey (just a basic t-shirt with ironed on numbers and names) and eye black. The kids were immediately super excited to attend!
I enlisted the graphic design help of friend and follow Chicago designer, Beth Kruse Custom Creations. She was masterful in creating a vintage vibe, while utilizing multiple colors. We created a “team” concept, utilizing each child’s team colors. These colors were showcased separately throughout the party. It was a really neat way to celebrate each child individually.
A vintage chalkboard scoreboard set the backdrop for our sweets table. Our desserts were beautiful but simple. Fussy desserts didn’t seem appropriate for this boy bash. Two round cakes were textured to look like footballs, dressed with frosting laces and adorned with pennant flags. My boys’ favorite treat is rootbeer floats, so they were a “must have.” Some beautiful custom cookies and caramel corn rounded out our table.
We also created a special “Concessions” table complete with energy drinks, sub sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies and a medley of chips. Again, we kept the ‘less is more’ concept for this table too. Simple. Kid friendly. Easy to eat. Sports inspired.
Once the kids arrived for this party, they were immediately taken to our back yard for “practice.” From there, the coaches (my husband and another Dad) walked the 17 boys (oh my!) to the local park for the big game. Post-game refreshments were enjoyed back at our house.
It really was a great party and a terrific way to honor my sports loving little men! Finished products from this party are available to purchase via my Etsy site here.”
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