Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sports' Party Decor

Daniel and Samuel shared their party this year.  Their birthdays are only 1 month and 3 days apart, and considering their friends are the same, I opted for the joint party this year.  Having it together meant picking a theme that worked for both boys, and a sports' theme was EASY and so fun.

Here are a few of the details:

The Theme
I found these napkins at Deals for a dollar.
I knew they were exactly what I wanted 
and based the entire party around them.

The Invitation
I bought primary color scrapbook paper,
 then found this navy with white stars paper 
and went to town.
I simply wrote a short poem and 
used their ages as each boys' "jersey" number.
I created it in Word, 
then cut the star paper with my Cricut.

The Welcome Banner 
I wanted something on the front door.
The sports' balls were used on the birthday banner - 
which now hangs in their sports' themed room.
I created and cut it all with my Cricut.

Balloons and Banners
Daniel loves blue, and Samuel loves green.
Two team colors.
I strung balloons with fishing line.  So easy and cute!

The Games
I used things the boys already had to create games.
Then added signs to them.  
In "Shoot for Two,"
the kids shot orange balloons 
(filled with candy for weight)
into the goal.

"Which Little Slugger Brother" Game

The Food Table

Signage for Samuel
who was turning 3

Signage for Daniel
who turned 4
(I ended up putting all of these
in their room!)

"Keep Yourself Hydrated"
I got these free printable water bottle labels
from BumpSmitten,
a site that's no longer in service.

"Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks"
Got the Cracker Jacks from Sam's 
and already had the Baseball bin in the boys' room.

"Fruit Helmet"
Found this idea on Pinterest and loved it.

"Grab 'Em While the Dogs are Hot"
These mini dogs were too cute.
Got the idea here.

The Food Table again

Blue #4 Jersey
I just bought shirts and iron-on transfers.
BUT white ink doesn't print in printers, 
so I did a light gray which looked white 
when ironed onto their bright tees.

Green #3 Jersey

I bought drawstring backpacks from Dollar Tree
and filled them with sports' erasers and inflatable balls.

Favors' Bag Tags

D and S
The boys each picked out their letters
at Hobby Lobby,
then chose their favorite sport scrapbook paper.
We modge podged it onto the letters.
Made for sweet centerpieces!

No sports event is complete without D-Fence.
Posterboard and scissors.

The Basketball Hoop
This was hung above the cake 
with the boys' pictures in it.
I have no clue how I got this idea.
I had an old sewing hoop and 
immediately thought, 
"That's a basketball goal."
I painted it orange, then bleached 
some blue ocean net from Oriental Trading
and placed it in the hoop. 
I hung this with fishing wire!

I loved it!

The Cake
Made by my Mom's friend, Cathy.
She's SO good.
Delicious and cute.

"Score Big:  Go for the Cake."

Games Indoor
I had a game planned for each sport outside.
BUT it rained.  So games were held indoors.
We used white balloons as baseballs,
 and I used red Sharpies to draw the stitches.
I cut pool noodles in half as the bats.

Shoot for Two
Little Tikes basketball goal with
orange balloons filled with candy.

The game I created.
Guests had to guess which 
"Little Slugger" brother did what.
The winner went home
with a concession stand prize pack.

1 comment:

Morgan said...

Now I am looking at all of your posts! haha! :) I LOVE this party theme!!! Everything turned out so, so cute!!