Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Save the Date

Here's the Save the Date invitation Neil and I are sending out for our Gumbo Football Party. I know it's kinda early to send this out but with the holidays coming up and everyone making plans (usually up until the Superbowl) we wanted to get this out. I'm going to send out diy invitations in the mail about three weeks before the party. Still thinking about a design for those. I have a few ideas. More to come!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pigskin Party Fun!

I am still planning a Gumbo Football Playoff party in January but I'm trying to decide if I want to theme the party with one of the playoff teams or just keep it a generic football party. My beloved New Orleans Saints are 8-0 right now....so proud! I'm hoping they keep it up and earn a place in the playoffs. If so, I might have to lean towards a Saints theme party which of course would tie in the whole Gumbo thing:)

Either way we're still going to have a football party and we're still going to center the party around a huge Cajun-style Gumbo. Can't wait! Here are a couple of things I'll probably have at the party.

I love these football lanterns from Oriental Trading. These will look great hanging over the appetizer table combined with other different colored and sized round lanterns (black and gold, maybe:) And some fun things hanging from the lanterns. Also, these individual football cakes from Baking Bites are adorable. They will be so cute on the table. Stay tuned for more!
Chocolate Football Cakes
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup coffee, warm
2 tsp vanilla extract

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

I found these marshmallow pilgrim hats on the Disney site. These are made similar to marshmallow pops except they are attached to fudge stripe cookies. Cute, fun and easy to make! This website has a lot of great crafty ideas.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Modern Rustic Thanksgiving

A friend of ours is throwing a huge Thanksgiving feast at a VFW hall and I'm helping out by making the place feel more homey and decorating the food and dinner tables. I found this great pattern on istock photo. I love the colors and the modern/retro rustic (so many words to describe) look of the graphic. Since VFW halls have a natural nostalgic and rustic feel I thought this would be perfect. Oh, and I love apples! It will also add a hint of modernness to a bland hall.
I have a very small budget to work with so this will be a challenge but I think I'll be able to make it work! Check out the inspiration board above and stay tuned for more.