Sunday, February 24, 2013

Football Birthday!

I'm finally getting around to posting about my son's first birthday party! This year his birthday fell on the day before the Super Bowl, so it was only fitting to do a football party. I made everything using My Digital Studio. I had a lot of party ideas saved on Pinterest, so it was fun to be able to finally put them to use!

Here are his invitations, which were made to look like football tickets!
This was the dessert table. My friend Carrie made the football shaped cupcakes! On the right is his baby flip book, made with MDS. It is 50 pages long and covers his entire first year. It was a big hit! Hanging behind everything were his monthly pictures, hunt with mini clothes pins. Also on the table is his hospital shadow box and birth print that I made. The cookies were green candy covered oreos piped with white icing to look like field markers. 
Here is a close up of the cookies and the baby book. 
Water bottle labels made with MDS. (as you can tell by the Christmas decorations, I had been working on party stuff for a while! My dining room table looked like a football party exploded!)

These were the favors. I ran the bags through my printer with a football play I found on Google. It's hard to read, but the sticker says "We would like to call a time out to say thank you". The lighting wasn't great in my dining room, but I promise you could read it. Everyone also got a pencil that had footballs on it and said "Slevin's First Birthday" that I ordered from Oriental Trading. 
Inside the bags were Hershey's nuggets that I had wrapped in labels that I made. Such an easy way to personalize favors :)
This was the entry to the party room. I made the chalk sign by painting a piece of thick cardboard with chalkboard paint.

This was the backdrop behind the foot table! It took FOREVER to hang all of those balloons and streamers, but it was so worth it! You can also see off to the right a chain that I had made from brown strips of paper and painted white "laces" on. There were two of those, but I forgot to get a close up of them.

Here is what the room looked like! 
This was Slevin's seat! I made his party hat from felt and little pom poms. I also made his sign using MDS. It says "Reserved for the Quarterback". You can see it better in the next picture.

And, as you can see, he wasn't too thrilled about people singing to him! haha
Deviled "football" eggs! Thanks to my sister for cutting all the chives for these!

Here is me and the birthday boy! :) I can't believe he is 1!!

These are his thank you cards, also made with MDS. I wrote a personal message to each person on the back. 

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