Showing posts with label Georgia Tech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Georgia Tech. Show all posts

12.13.2013

Georgia Tech Birthday Parties

Call me a glutton for punishment, but the Sunday after Thanksgiving we blitzed not one but TWO birthday parties for the littles.  When they both decided on a Georgia Tech theme and I realized we’d already had family in town for Thanksgiving,it just made sense to knock it all out in one {loooong} day. 

I used the same invitation for both boys.  Whit wanted a baseball spin on his soiree, while John asked for football.  I used the football treat tags shared earlier this fall as inspiration.

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I used the exact same set up for both parties.  Even when we do them away from home I still love to make it as festive as possible.  After a few gos at it, I’ve got a routine in place.  I bring LOTS of balloons, favors that go with the theme, table cloths, plates, cups, napkins, a cake plate, candles, a copy of the invitation and a signature book and pen.  Since most places provide all of this with the party, I simply box their stuff up to use back at home – the littles adore getting their breakfast on a Chuck E. plate.  I pack it all up in a tub like this which makes it super easy.

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Anyhoo, so it all came together looking like this.  Both parties used the same balloons and pom poms.  Whit’s at Chuck E. Cheese…

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…and John’s at Sky Zone.

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I dressed up McEntyre’s signature white cakes exactly the same for both parties.  It literally took no time to add yellow and black sixlets (Party City) and a bobble head I scrounged up out of the play room. 

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The favor boxes were almost identical as well, with the exception of a squishy football for John and a bouncy baseball for Whit.  We filled each one with a Georgia Tech pom pom, yellow and black candy (Party City) and a luggage tag with the favorite team.  We had CeeCee and Whit invited one little girl, so Mother made them GT bows to add to their boxes. 

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Every year we have their birthday party guests sign a book.  These are always favorite reads!  Whit picked Hello Buzz! and John chose the Georgia Tech Trivia Book.

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As for the actual parties, let me start with the baby…  he had a WONDERFUL morning celebrating at the Cheese.  We chose the earliest Sunday time slot and it was pretty empty, which was nice.  They do a great job and making the whole thing easy and seamless and the kids all had a great time.

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The highlight for Whit was when Chuck came out to strum a little balloon guitar with him…

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… and then orchestrate the singing of Happy Birthday!

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Make a wish, precious!

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Whit took his brother in the Ticket Blaster with him.  We left the place with thousands of tickets and an arm full of lovely prizes.
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After a brief respite, we headed off to Sky Zone for John’s 8th birthday celebration!  I cannot tell you how
glad I was to have not been entertaining this wild bunch in my house.
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They had a fantastic time – literally jumping off the walls. 

   
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After an hour of jumping, dodge ball and basketball, we adjourned to the party room where they showed a precious video of the kids in action.

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The boys handily polished off three pizzas and then wanted to open presents before cake.

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Round two of Happy Birthdays and cake was just as sweet…

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…and I couldn’t help but ask myself how this all happened so fast!

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Happy Birthday, boys!
xoxo

9.30.2013

25 Teams Football Treat Tags {Free Printable}

Because I really, really, super duper, to the moon and back love y’all, we are now up to twenty-five of YOUR teams on the team treat football printable tags.

 



Hop on over to the original post to find the updated file NOW including:
  • Georgia Tech
  • University of Georgia (THWG)
  • Auburn
  • Alabama
  • Clemson
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Florida
  • Florida State
  • Mississippi State
  • Notre Dame
  • University of Louisville
  • Appalachian State
  • University of North Carolina
  • Louisiana State University
  • Rice
  • Texas Christian University
  • Ole Miss
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Miami
  • Syracuse University
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tennessee

The instructions for the salty sweet team treats are also on that post.

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And this weekend, I made chocolate chip cookies with mini yellow m&m’s.  I used break and bake cookies and then just popped the m&m's on in the last couple of minutes in the oven.  Yum!!

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So, with that, I am closing the book on these for the season. 
xoxo

9.23.2013

Because I Love Y’all {More Teams Free Printable}

I went through your comments on last week’s Team Tags printables and have added five more.  Why?  Because I love y’all :-)



Hop on over to the original post to find the updated file including:
  • Georgia Tech
  • University of Georgia (THWG)
  • Auburn
  • Alabama
  • Clemson
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Florida
  • Florida State
  • Mississippi State
  • Notre Dame
  • University of Louisville
  • Appalachian State
  • University of North Carolina
  • Louisiana State University
  • Rice
  • Texas Christian University
  • Ole Miss
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Miami
  • Syracuse University
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tennessee
And if I’ve missed your team… well, it doesn’t hurt to ask :-)
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The instructions for the salty sweet team treats are also on that post.  If you make them, you simply must do them with the football shaped pretzels!!!!  Bestie S told me they are at some WalMarts and World Markets.

I really do love y’all!  Thanks for coming back day after day :-)
xoxo

9.16.2013

I Love {Bronwyn Hanahan Art}

Bestie S has amassed quite a collection of Bronwyn’s art and, after ogling it for quite some time, I finally sprung for my first piece!!  I am pleased to present my new fall door decor…

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… it even inspired me to replant my pots - and that's saying a lot. It really couldn’t be cuter and is my new favorite thing about football season!!  It’s made of wood, sprinkled with glitter, topped with a bow and ready to hang.  What more could a gal ask for?!?

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(And this is somewhat off topic, but we also got our Tech flag back up in the back.  Yee haw!  Go Tech!  THWG!!)

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Bronwyn is a Southern artist (love that) and the mastermind behind loads of darling door decor, fabulous frames, wonderful wall art and much much more!  She has something for every occasion in her coffer.  Here are a few of my favorites…

The Great Pumpkin Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Original

Boo to You Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Art

Happy Turkey Day Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Original

Red and Green Presents Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Original

School Days Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Art

Taupe and White Chevron Cross Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Art

Play Ball Door Hanger - Bronwyn Hanahan Art

You can find these and much more in her etsy store.  Also, be sure to like her facebook page to find out about her daily deal and other special offers.

Thanks, bestie S, for picking up my football and delivering it to my door.  You’re too too good to me :-)
xoxo
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