Monday, September 26, 2011

Our house has been warmed

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!
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(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).
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"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.  
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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!
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(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.
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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.
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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!
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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 :)


6 comments:

Piggy Bank Parties said...

Such a fun housewarming! LoVe seein' the Lots-O-Dots Collection in action. Thanks for sharin'!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a great party! I love the favors!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Fun party!! Those whoopie pies are awesome. :) I appreciate the visit today. :)

Jodee said...

What a fun housewarming party! Everything looked perfect!

I just hosted a bridal shower last weekend and am now starting to work on Halloween! Whooo hooo!

Jodee said...

What a fun housewarming party! Everything looked perfect!

I just hosted a bridal shower last weekend and am now starting to work on Halloween! Whooo hooo!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

You always have the best parties! I bet everyone had a great time!

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