I still remember bringing Levi home from the hospital in his Saint’s sweatshirt, my little 8 pound bundle of joy, and sitting down to watch the Saints win the Super Bowl. It was a pretty great day.
Fast forward 3 years and Levi’s birthday is the day before the Super Bowl and his first birthday party will be on Super Bowl Sunday.
The kids and I have been planning some fun football activities and snacks for Levi’s football party and let me tell you, Levi is soooo excited!
I thought I would share with you guys what we are planning as these fun kids activities are perfect for a football birthday party or a Super Bowl party with kids.
To go with the football theme we are topping our cupcakes with coconut sprinkles and football toppers.
For snacks we will be enjoying homemade trail mix, fruits, veggies and sweet potato chips. We might end up adding more to this but these are the basics and the foods we love the most.
For our main meal I will be making a ginormous pot of sausage jambalaya. NO, this is not “paleo” and that’s okay. Rice doesn’t affect us like wheat does so for our family, this is completely okay. This is also one of my kids most favorite foods so if they want some jambalaya versus macaroni or chicken nuggets, I’m going to give them jambalaya… and we are going to enjoy it!
My kids love crafts so we HAVE to do a craft at the party. What we are doing? A football themed photo shoot! The boys (and girls) will individually dress up in football gear for a quick photo and I will print it off in no time in my photo printer. I will have already cut out football shaped foam sheets that they will glue their picture in and then decorate with stickers and markers. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?! Shiloh did something similar at her party, check it out.
And now the games!!! Remember “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”? Well, how about “Put the Football in the Goal”? I will be making a poster sized picture of a goal, with all my artistic ability of course, and a bunch of small footballs. Each child will get a football with their name on it ( with tape on the back) and, with a blind fold over their eyes, try to put the football in the goal. Whoever gets it closest wins!
After all this, it’s free time to burn off the cupcakes and excess energy that 3 years olds somehow always have. We will move outdoors to the “football free for all”. Jeremiah is setting up his goals in the backyard and the kids will have access to a bunch of footballs to throw in the goals until their hearts are content… or until they pass out.
Whew! What a full and fun party! We can’t wait to celebrate with such good fun, great friends, fun activities and especially with our little Levi. Whatever you are doing for your next party or for Super Bowl Sunday remember: HAVE FUN!!!
From our Whole Family to yours…..