Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blake's Dallas Cowboys/Bowling Birthday

I had known since Layla's birthday in April that Blake wanted a football themed party. He also happened to decide he wanted to have it at the bowling alley. Yay for not much to have to decorate, right? But I knew I didnt want bowling themed invitations. So I started browsing Etsy (my first place to look for invitations if I'm not making them!), and was very excited when I found these awesome invites by Magic Design USA. They were perfect!

You can't have a party without the goody bags!

I found these boxes at Walmart, $1.50 for 8. The Cowboys images also came from Etsy, this time from Stellar Trends Digital.

For the goodies, I made these delicious chocolate football pops.

And we also had Silly Bandz, football pencils, bouncy footballs, several types of blue candy and blue & silver beads. I also had the leftover tubs of beads on the table and the kids really seemed to enjoy them.

You don't get a lot of space at the bowling alley, but we did get this long table. Which of course I had to decorate! I whipped up the bunting the day of the party, so it isnt perfect.

Here is the cake! Pretty ambitious I must say. I'm not sure why I deciced to try the most complicated cake yet at the party with the most people! But everyone seemed to like it. This was my first time EVER using fondant! I used the Duff brand from Michaels and I like it. For the letters, I printed a Cowboys logo and used it as a pattern. The kids LOVED eating the fondant balls.

The helmet is made of rice krispy treats & covered in fondant. Mike made the facemask out of wire. This thing is definitely far from perfect!

Thankfully I found a Cowboys balloon on Ebay.

The kids all thought the candle I found was really cool. Of course, I didnt notice that it said OUTDOOR use only until we got there! We lit it anyway and did our best to fan the smoke, lol! (In case you can't tell, it's a 9).

I didn't get many good pictures of the kids. There was so much going on and it was kind of dark in there. Opening presents was kind of chaotic.

Here's Miss Morgan herself, drinking something she shouldnt!

And finally, here is almost the entire herd, I think we were missing two!

Whew! No more parties until March!
Linked to:
The Party Ideas Challenge at The CSI Project
Show & Share Day at Just a Girl


Anonymous said...

My heart is with the Colts but I really love what you've done here! The cake is great, especially for your first time!

Heidi said...

Wendy, that cake is incredible!! You throw awesome birthday parties. :)

PS--I got one of those sparkler numbers for Porter's birthday the other day and it terrified him. LOL And stunk up the house too!

Together We Save said...

Wow - that is an awesome party!! That cake and the favors were both great!!

Michaela Noelle said...

What a wonderful cake!! So fun!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Looks like a fun party! I love the football pops and your cake is awesome! I'm impressed!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Everything looks awesome.. I LOVE the cake!! The Duff's fondant is my fav too!

Katie said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! I find it amazing when anyone can make a cake that doesn't look like a blob (like mine do), so kudos to you!!

Chantal said...

Wow! I would of love to be at this party!!!

I love the chocolate lollipops!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Wendy! I am just now seeing this must not have linked when you added it to my party b/c it wasn't on the list? :s

Anyways, I was writing b/c you won the Ribbon Blossoms Giveaway, but I haven't heard from you yet. Email me when you have a chance. :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Wendy are you like the coolest Mom ever! I can't believe that you made so many things yourself. That cake was very impressive and the football candies, WOW!!! You didn't miss a trick on this on.

Tracy :)

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