Our sweet boy, Tommy celebrated his 8th birthday in June! Is it really September already? Well, I'm happy to share the party with you today, especially with the new NFL football season starting this week! I had a very busy month of travel in June and threw this celebration together quickly. I wasn't planning on having a photographer, but it all came together nicely at the last minute and luckily my friend Jessica of Jessica Downey Photography was available to pop over and take a few photos of the setup. The day quickly turned into a party that our little boy will never forget. About 30 minutes after the party started, Tommy was playing basketball with friends in the backyard and slipped. He hit is head on the edge of our travertine planter wall and split his forehead open. It was the scariest moment ever, so much blood. We rushed him to the ER and four hours later, he ended up with stitches. The happy news is that party continued and we came home to all of our friends and family still there. They turned off all of the lights and greeted us with Tommy's ice cream cake and singing "happy birthday"....it was the sweetest thing. After a very long day of thinking he missed his own birthday party, the smile on his face was priceless.
I hope Tommy's party will give you inspiration for any football gathering, whether you are celebrating a birthday, end of the season, tailgating or gearing up for a big game!
Happy 8th Birthday, Tommy!
:: shop this party ::
printable party collection :: the tomkat studio shop
cupcake stands, ice cream bowls, lanterns, jute twine, spoons :: the tomkat studio shop
photography :: jessica downey (chandler, arizona)
wood football plaque :: twelve timbers via homegoods
football chocolate covered oreos :: sweeties by kim
football popcorn boxes :: oriental trading
ice cream cake :: baskin robbins