Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paw Patrol is on a Roll Party!

A day doesn't go by in our house where I don't hear, at least once, that the kids want to watch Paw Patrol. I'll be honest, there are far worse shows, so I really don't mind this request and actually find myself watching along quite often. That is, until I realize that I actually have a long list of to-do's still waiting for me. I am pretty certain that the Paw Patrol will always save the day and that I really won't miss out on much. Back to work!

When it came time to plan the next party I knew Paw Patrol would be a hit. I was so happy to have found such a wide variety of Paw Patrol party goods at Oriental Trading.

I used a tablecloth as my backdrop with a burlap banner draped across the top.

As the main centerpiece I wanted to use something different than my typical cake plates. I found a fire hydrant cupcake stand, that was perfect to represent Marshall "I'm Fired Up".

One of my kids favorite treats right now are Little Debbie snacks. Giving them the option of cupcakes or these sweet little cakes, they chose the cakes. Which honestly for a busy mom, that was a win-win for me!

For the "Pup-cake" topper I added Pup-tags with a sticker representing each member of the Paw Patrol.

No party is complete without pup-treats. "Lets dive in", these twisty pop suckers were a big hit! The kids picked these out instantly and I loved that they came in a variety of colors fitting the theme perfectly.

Fitting with the pup theme I found these super cute dog bowls at the dollar store. I filled mine with "liver treat" crackers (don't worry they were brand new bowls) and napkins. Finding inexpensive items like this can help bring a theme together and be a cute addition to any party tablescape. How cute to fill snacks, napkins, favors, you name it.

Party blowouts, something about these just screams fun!

I love balloons at kid parties, they are fun and festive and always add a pop of color. Then after any event you can do what my family does: balloon fights and bopping them back and forth trying to keep from touching the ground. These balloons have been floating around my living room now for days and have already provided for hours of fun!

I think it is safe to say that our whole family likes Paw Patrol, but shhh lets not tell the kids, otherwise we would never watch anything else. 

Paw Patrol is on Roll!

Party Styling & Photography: AK Party Studio
Supplies from Oriental Trading:
Twisty Pops
Popcorn Boxes
Cupcake Stand
Paw Patrol Stickers
Party Blowouts
Dog Tag Necklaces
Burlap Banner


*I was provided free product samples in exchange for my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Vintage Football Pre-Season Celebration

With fall approaching so many of us are counting down the days to football season. We invited a couple friends over for the kids to all play a little game of flag football. Now in our neck of the woods the Seahawks definitely reign. But instead of decking out in the classic blue and green I thought it would be fun to break out the vintage gear, which happens to be my high school colors! 

 This helmet is my favorite, it was my grandfathers and I just love the stories that vintage items have. It made the perfect centerpiece for my snack cart, with a few pom poms added.

Football isn't complete without your favorite snacks and drinks. We set out chips & dip, peanuts and beef jerky. 

I loved these adorable individual packs of jerky by Pacific Gold, they are great for parties or to take on the go. Don't forget your favorite beer. In our house Red Hook is a fan favorite, and being a brewery local to Seattle makes it even better!

After snacks it was time to get out the gear and play a little football! 

Look at this tough kid? How could you not love that face!

We had a great time, it was so fun to just sit back and watch the kids play and be goofy. Hosting your own football game can be just as fun and easy. Put out your favorite snacks and drinks, if you have a cute tray or cart, like the one seen here from Target, use it! Grab what inspiration you have around the house and use your imagination. Everything you see here we had lying around the house, put it all together and it makes for fun snack bar! 

Happy football season...Go HAWKS!!!

Party Styling & Photography: AK Party Studio
Paper Lanterns: Target
Bar Cart: Target

*This is not a sponsored ad and all opinions are my own.