Our son’s 3rd birthday was Football / Tailgate theme! We thought it fit perfectly considering his birthday was at the start of football season and it’s all he and his Daddy watch on TV. We had the party at our local park so the kids could play on the playground and it would also give it a “tailgating” feel. When we arrived at the park to set up, huge gusts of winds came and knocked something into the cake when I was putting it on top of the cake stand. Oh well, you get the idea. 😉
Every guest got a spirit button to wear. I couldn’t decide which photo to use — a recent one, or one of him when he was a baby in his football jersey. So, I used both.
His shirt was a gift from a friend.
John Taylor made the football goal post out of pvc pipe. I love it because it’s something we can put in our backyard and he can play with for years! I hung bunting on it and added a basket of footballs for the kids to play with.
One of the tailgating snacks we served was veggie stick cups. They consisted of carrot and celery sticks with individual packets of ranch for dipping.
The kids got PB&J sandwiches in the shape of football helmets and footballs.
The party favors were white spirit poms. I figured white would go with each of their favorite teams for football season. In the south, we take our kids to some football games! 😉
I made the tags myself. They had a picture of him in his football jersey.
It started raining and cut the party short, but fun was had by all!
Invitations: 29:11 Creations, my friend Emily
Cake/cupcake stand: Kiwi Wood Werks
Cupcake toppers: 29:11 Creations
Tiny bunting around cake stand: Me, using solid craft paper from Hobby Lobby
Spirit Buttons: Designed by 29:11 Creations, printed by me. Plastic do-it-yourself buttons – Hobby Lobby.
Football applique t-shirt: Tailgating Tots, my friend Kristy
Gingham bunting banner: j u s t p r e t t y
Mini football goal post: Made by John Taylor out of pipe from Lowe’s
Stickers on cups: 29:11 Creations
Spirit Poms party favors: Here
Party favor tags: Designed and printed by me
Party favor sign: Designed by 29:11 Creations, printed by me
Party Favor containers: Glass cylinder vases from Hobby Lobby covered in brown gingham fabric from Hobby Lobby