October 27, 2008

Reader Request: A Super First Birthday

Today's reader request was a tough one! Jan says, "I have been searching everywhere for 'not cheesy' party ideas for my son's first birthday. We'll be celebrating on Super Bowl Sunday 2009. Any ideas?" Using green and brown as my palate, I came up with a fun and sporty party theme suitable for baby.

Brown Green Baby Superbowl Shower

Clockwise from top left:
- brown & cream plates for a simple setting
- mini franks with smoky ketchup and maple mustard [via Hostess with the Mostess]
- Sarah LeClere football invitation
- playing field centerpiece from InStyle Parties [via At Home with Kim Vallee]
- delicious hot spinach dip is always a crowd-pleaser
- for the final touchdown, send your thanks on these adorable notes from Boatman Geller
- green & brown lanterns play with the color theme as shown in this photo via stylemepretty
- savor smaller sweets, like these fun cookies
- who can sit through the big game without a little popcorn? Allow guests to customize their crunch by providing an array of spices
- ultimate nachos for the ultimate Super Bowl
- Brown & green candies make excellent favours and party decor

Jan, I hope this post provides some inspiration for your Super Bowl Party and helps you to achieve your goal of a first birthday party with style.