My boys, like most kids, love planning for their birthdays. Along with “gift lists" they also start planning their birthday party theme months in advance. The ideas usually change anywhere from 3 to 100 times... “Minecraft! A Trampoline Park party! A Camp Out!” To make the final decision we have a Party Planning Meeting which wouldn’t be so bad if they ever wanted the same type of party- but my twins have never chosen the same party theme. For their 7th birthday Damon wanted a football theme but Charlie wanted a "dog" party. So a Football Puppy Party it was!
LET’S START FROM THE TOP
First things first- designing the invitations! Beginning with their 3rd birthday I created cards with custom illustrations for their party invitations and I have continued to design new invitations each year. I love seeing how much they've changed each year and I usually cheat and use these same faces again on our illustrated Annual Christmas Card!
We are huge Alabama fans (my husband and I both graduated from The University of Alabama), so I was excited about an Alabama football theme. The boys fall birthdays make the football theme especially fun and festive for a game-day Saturday.
Charlie’s “dog” party was incorporated by including an illustration of our dog, Cecil, on the invitation. To make sure everyone felt included, dogs and humans alike, we suggested the guests sport their favorite team colors and bring "well-behaved dogs!”
We had some big kid friends come to lead a scrimmage in the backyard. Girl guests added to the theme by wearing their cheerleading outfits! So cute! A piñata is always a party favorite- and this puppy piñata incorporated the puppy theme well.
We had adorable homemade peanut butter and bacon flavored fire hydrants and bones that were a big hit with the furry friends. Some of those were sent home as favors for the dogs that had to regret.
We used the boys illustrations from the invitation as spacers on their “Happy Birthday” banner and made custom treat bags to look like footballs. Easy, cute and perfect for the popcorn treats.
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END- SO MAKE IT END WELL!
The party favors, puppy zip pouches and football slap bracelets wrapped up with some matching gift tags brought it all together.
We love keeping our gifts organized in our personalized Celebrate Good Times Thank You Registry. Sending “thank you” notes is made easy with our Fill In Thank You Note Cards that match the other party pieces.
All-in-all our Football Puppy Party was a success and as you can see here we love bringing even the most unique themes to life. With matching invitations, decorations and favors, make your next party one to remember.