Okay, I know the P’s Birthday was in April but I figured this post is just in time for Football Season. If you have any Football/Cheerleader fans in the house you may want to read on 🙂
P1 and P2 have Birthdays just weeks apart and after throwing a huge Easter Birthday Bash followed by an Earthday Birthday Party two weeks later last year, I decided to have a double birthday party for them this year. Being only two years apart they have most of the same friends anyway. The tricky part was coming up with a theme that they would both be happy with. We decided on a Football/Cheerleader theme and chose the color RED for their favorite team, the AZ Cardinals.
I outfitted P2 with a RED football Jersey from www.teamsportswear.com/ and had his name and age put on the back by a local screen printing shop. P1 got her very own RED Cheerleading uniform from www.cheerleading.com/.
The Balloon Arch was made by my Mom and I and really gave the party that Homecoming Football game feel.
I ordered the Football toss game pictured above and Party Favors from Oriental Trading Company. I loved the personalized megaphones that say “Happy Birthday Peyton and Preston.”
Each child took home a Megaphone, Pom pom, and a mini football (these I found at the Dollar Tree.)
I used extra megaphones, along with Pom poms we had here, as decorations throughout the house.
For entrtainment we had the Football Toss pictured above and I bought lots of outdoor toys like balls, jumpropes and hoolahoops. I covered the back patio table with white paper for the kids to color.
We had the sand box out filled with tiny treasures hidden in it.
The football pinata ( which I always try to fill with more trinkets than candy) was from Party City. And almost impossible to break!
The cake we ordered from Vons and was a simple Football Field design with their names on it.
And a youth football game isn’t complete without a Breakthrough, so before singing happy birthday and cutting the cake they all lined up and tore through the paper.
When the day was over I had two very tired and happy P’s. They LOVED their football birthday party.