In the spirit of football season, I thought I'd share an idea for a football party invitation and/or a place card. My son and I made these last year after he brought home a party planning book from the library (I mentioned his nonfiction ways in a note I passed before). Last winter, he wanted to have a Superbowl party and since I love the dips and snacks associated with cheering for a football team, I was totally willing to help him put it all together. Here's the invitation we made last February:
|These invitations are the hand-deliver kind.|
We did a bunch to prepare for that Superbowl party aside from the invitations. We bought Dollar Store decorations (real highbrow, I know), made a football pinata, prepared snacks and food, and then...the boys got sick. So...party canceled!
My oldest son has not let his football-party-dreams die. So this weekend we put together some football party supplies and turned those invitations into place cards. If you'd like to have a party of your own or if you've always wanted a way to use the free artificial turf samples at Home Deport, read on.
|All you ned is some Magic clay, white out, pipe cleaners, tape, hot glue, and some turf samples from Home Depot. Yes, I took this many samples. Yes, I looked like a crazy lady. Yes, I just walked in, took them, and left.|
|First, I used masking tape to create lines on the turf.|
|Then, I dabbed some White Out along the lines.|
|My son made some air-dry-clay footballs.|
|I used a single pipe cleaner to fashion a goal post and hot glued it down on the turf.|
|My son made some flags for the place cards. We just used a coffee stirrer for the handles.|
|We ended up getting our football on and fashioned some plasticware settings with a strip of football paper from Michaels.|
|I recruited my husband to make the football field table runner out of wrapping paper.|
See you then,
Mrs. Kelly Comment: I want to come!
Mrs. Gosling comment: Ryan and I will be there ... leaving the kids at home!