This year we went with a "Touchdowns and Tutus" theme. I ordered invitations through Zazzle. I honestly could have just sent a text to the family with the party information, but I think paper invitiations instantly make the party seem more special. Plus, I found these and couldn't resist!
I kept it simple and just decorated with flowers, footballs, and ribbon banners. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing (and attending) parties where people go all out, but I really try and keep things simple and keep costs down.
To keep with the football theme, we did a Nacho Bar. It was so easy to put together and everyone loved it! Plus with many people trying to eat healthy these days, I felt like items in a Nacho Bar can be eaten and still keep people on track (shredded chicken, avacados, veggies etc). There was something for everyone!
For desserts, I tried to have a few varieties-cupcakes, rice krispie treats, and dipped pretzels. Ok, is it just me or does no one eat desserts anymore?! A few were eaten but I ended up just throwing a lot of them away.
I made little mini cakes for my kids to eat. The perfectionist in me will probably NOT be doing that again, but it was fun to try once :) One kid loved when we sang to them and the other was totally embarrassed.