Friday, July 15, 2016

Ready, Set, Party! Big G Turns One!

I still cannot believe that my sweet bud is already one. Celebrating this day was super important to me. Not only to celebrate him, but to celebrate our victory of all staying alive for an entire year.

We love football season at our house, so what better way to celebrate our little linebacker than with a Football Themed Party?!

Although I don't know how to keep things simple, nor do I know where the line between "so fun!" and "overboard" is, I truly did try to not overthink the process.

For d├ęcor, I kept things pretty simple, a few banners, some DIY projects, pictures of G, and football paraphernalia that we already had at home.

Food and Beverages are always the main focus of a party, regardless of what time it is.

Pigs in a Blanket served with mustards & ketchup
Mini 7 Layered Dip Cups served with Fritos
BBQ Chicken Sliders
Kettle Chips
Jalapeno Poppers (Market Street)

Beer, Water, Gatorade & Sangria

Sangria Recipe:
3 bottles of rose
1 cup blueberries
2 white peaches sliced or diced
1 cup Cointreau
1 cup Chambord
2 cans sparkling lime water

Desserts - Cupcakes, Cake, & Cookies!

No Dunaway party is complete without a photobooth. Although I really wanted to have a custom background made, I found out it was EXPENSIVE, then I wanted to make my own, but truly who has time for that?! So I settled on a good old party city backdrop... that I now have endless rolls of - Super Bowl Party anyone???

Amber & Jordan let us borrow their bounce house for the backyard, we had bags outside and my parents have a pool table. We got some rain, but it cleared up after not too long giving us some relief from the heat!

We had a ball for everyone to sign for the birthday boy

& Take homes for the kiddos included mini footballs, candy, balloon punchy thingies (technical term, obviously) and foam fingers.

Overall we had an amazing night with our best friends and family. & Sweet Baby G was a happy camper!

Uprights DIY
Chalkboard - Hobby Lobby & Writing c/o Auntie JoJo

Cake Plates, Napkins & Plasticware - Party City
Football Themed Mason Jars DIY


  1. I love this. I love him. and I love youuuuu! Jerry is fine, too.

  2. This was the CUTEST party!! You are so amazing!!

  3. How fun is this party!? It really looks amazing, I want to have all that food. And the FNL-reference was my very favorite. So well done!!


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