Saturday, January 23, 2010

Success! Football Gumbo Party!

Our Football Gumbo Party was a great success! We had a lot of fun with friends as we ate tons of Cajun Gumbo and drank lots of wine.
I didn't have a huge budget but I was still able to decorate the table and a few other things. I used a green paper table cloth on the table and added white ribbon as yard lines and stuck white numbers that I found at JoAnn's on the table cloth.
I found all of the small footballs online at Toomey's Mardi Gras for really cheap and used these to fill glass vases with. I placed the vases around the apartment and on the table.
I tied pennants to the chairs and made them look like green chalk boards with football plays written on them. They turned out really cute. I purchased the popcorn containers at Target for a dollar a piece and filled these with popcorn and roasted peanuts.
The football lanterns, football suckers and garland were purchased at Oriental Trading.
For the bar area I bought plastic trays at the Dollar Store and found football printed paper at JoAnn's that I stuck to the bottom of the trays. These were used to hold drink glasses. I also made cute glass tags (for the girls) similar to the pennants. I added green rhinestones for bling.
See photos above. Oh, and the football games were great too. The Saints won! Go Saints!!


  1. I love the cocktail tags, LOVE! Every party deserves a signature cocktail and a tag!

  2. Great details. Love the table and the football lanterns

  3. Nice party! Love the football lanterns too!

  4. Thanks for the comments! I really appreciate it.

  5. Very clever my dear! I especially like the little weinies at the 50 yeard line!'

    Seriously, nice job. It looks like it was a fun event!


  6. This is great! I love the football banner.