We finally put away
hid enough of our junk to have our housewarming party.
All along, the husband and I wanted to have a casual get together so everyone could hang out, watch football and eat some good food.
Combining our housewarming with a day of college football seemed to be perfect.
Instead of going nutso with decorations and stuff,
I used Piggy Bank Parties Lot-O-Dots free collection.
It worked perfectly!
Using a rainbow of colors made sure to include everyone's favorite team
(even though I bleed garnet and gold)
& it helped create a fun color scheme.
Here's the banner I used from Piggy Bank Parties.
I printed 2 - one for inside and this one for outside.
The little palms by the pool were the perfect distance!
(I only took a few pictures - but trust me, we had lots of food) -
Food was going to be my main focus.
Wings, dips, sweets....
I'm pretty proud of the sun-dried tortellini pasta
(it's a family favorite and this was my first time making it).
"Team Color" Rice Krispy treats are super easy
(especially if you buy them already made).
I covered them in candy melt and let the kids dip them in sprinkles.
Football Whoopie Pies were a hit!
I used this recipe and it was delicious!
This was the first time I've ever made them & I know it won't be the last!
(notice my place cards?? Another freebie from the Lot-O-Dots collection glued to a bamboo skewer and poked through the bottom of a paper cup)
Polka dot cups (from Target), krazy straws (from $ Tree) and 2 cans covered in football scrapbook paper helped keep things fun.
We also had football shaped Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, buckeyes
(chocolate covered peanut butter candy), fruit and lots of chips!!
And for the kids, we had a cooler full of drinks.
Plus we had tons of popsicles for them.
For the BIG kids, we had LOTS of beer!
Our favors were football shaped crayons for the kids
& coasters for the adults.
Everyone really seemed to like both!
There was swimming, playing with bubbles, hitting baseballs, throwing footballs and chasing. Everyone was worn out!
I know after hosting ~50 people for 5 hours or so, I was BEAT!
Time to start planning our Halloween Rave :)