Today, I’m sharing a fun and unique party for three birthday boys and one birthday girl! The party mamas, who were looking to beat the July heat in Jackson, Miss., took this football- and cheer-themed party indoors! Guests were invited to dress out and “run some drills and sharpen [their] skills before the regular season.”
This entry to the “foot”ballroom was set off with this fun balloon archway made using Link-O-Loons.
Chalkboard signage throughout the party gave a nod to locker room game plans.
The scene was set with game day pennants celebrating the kids’, their ages and their favorite teams, including some memorabilia from one of the party dads.
Cheer-themed tables gave guests the spirit with flowers, megaphones and poms in pink and purple.
There was lots to keep the kids busy, including this “Game Face” station complete with spirit tattoos and eye black!
Here’s my partner Lauren and one of the birthday boys, who was all smiles and feeling pretty tough after getting his game face on!
Breakfast was served from this great buffet table complete with yard lines and goal posts in either end zone. Guests chose from Point After Pancakes, Pigskin (Bacon) and First Down Fruit. A separate game day drink table was set up with Victory Punch served in Gatorade cups.
In other sports news, in addition to a low-profile bouncy house, the party was complete with agility and tackling drills.
A DJ set the tone with an incredible mix of heart-pumping music to get the crowd into it. Two squads of local cheerleaders came out and did some stunts and tumbling as well as manning the Game Face station and leading the guests in a few dance sessions.
Here’s the amazing dessert table set up under a tailgate tent and featuring football- and cheer-themed cake pops as well as some great cakes by Fat Cake Guy. I love the pennants and pom trim!
There was a main cake for the guests as well as an individual cake to let each of the birthday kiddos have their moment to make a wish!
In the fourth quarter the players started to show signs of fatigue, and guests each left with a personalized water bottle.
They also got these mini foam fingers with Blow Pops tucked inside. And one of my favorite details from the whole party was the, “Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye…” sign from the favor table! Love.
This was another great idea! One of the party dads took pictures and set up a URL where guests could go view them and order prints for themselves.
In lieu of gifts, guests were asked to make donations of new toys, games and snacks to the UMC Candlelighters, an organization that serves pediatric cancer patients at a local hospital.
The giant box was nearly full of great items that were donated by the party goers! This game plan was Win.Win.Win. in my book.
Here’s our birthday foursome! What a great time everyone had at their Toe Touches & Touchdowns Summer Training Camp!
Special thanks to party dad, Conrad from www.ie3photo.com, for sharing his images with us!