My son turned 12 in October. He didn’t want a theme for his birthday party. He decided for his main gift was to just go to a local theme park for the day instead of having a party.
But– this mom– can’t let the day go by without some decorations. So the day before I fired up PhotoShop program, and my laser jet- and decided since I found some great plates and napkins at a local cake store–
To totally go with the GATOR THEME. As we are a GATOR family and we mostly bleed Blue and Orange (We also LOVE BYU as well– more on that end of the post)
So here is what I came up with– pulling out all our Gator stuff– and decorated a little party for him. We had family members over after we all went out for dinner- came back for yummies and gifts
Pumpkin & Cream Cheese cupcakes with toppers
Love the pretty toppers!!
I turned one of our dollar store pumpkins into a decoration.
My son loves cheeseballs- and colors were perfect- relabled the front of his cheeseballs
Relabled the waters
Pulled out our gator soda holders (what are they called?? keeps your drinks cold?) And used those to hold our utensils for the party. Candy Corn couldn’t have been more perfect for our ORANGE we needed. Used my Car Flag to stand in vase with blue crepe paper for extra color
Our festive table Banner Made as well — I thought the banner would embarrass him but later I got a big THANK YOU
Sorted thru 2 bags of M&M’s and picked out all the blue and orange colors for the party
Another pumpkin I “gatorized” which is the back of our ANGRY BIRD pumpkin we painted earlier in the month
Keeping the theme- wrapped up his gifts in Orange & Blue
He actually wanted an Icecream Cake for his birthday– and their “orange” writing turned out a bit yellow- but close enough?
Wouldn’t be a Gator birthday with out receiving some new Gator Gear!!
And last but certainly not least. Although he loves the Florida Gators living in Florida– his heart is set already as a middle schooler– he wants to attend BYU– and received his 1st BYU Jersey Shirt. He was beyond excited
I wanted to post this- to show that you can pull off a great party and decorations on a whim. Using things around the house- for decorations and even simply printing out on the computer. I don’t know what I would do with out my photoshop and laser printer
He is glad I ignored the “no decorations please” party– and said he learned his lesson (Good– because clearly he forgot who his mother is– and how heartbroken I would have been if I really didn’t get a chance to decorate hahah)