POPSUGAR Celebrity

A Modern, Striped, and Chevron Football Party

Sep 7 2013 - 6:41am

With the 2013 NFL season kicking off this weekend and college football under way, we definitely have a little pigskin on our minds. So when we spotted this awesome chevron-patterned and striped football party [1], thrown by Valencia Cheatham of Jewel Box Creative Studios [2] for her 2-year-old son, Alden, we were totally hooked. A party full of graphic patterns, sweet details (some of which are available on Valencia's Etsy shop [3]), not a single video-game character, and just a touch of football? Yes, please!

"I didn't want the football theme to hit you in your face when you walked in," Valencia says. "I like to take a subtle approach to styling. I chose to focus mostly on the colors, which were navy, yellow, white, and brown. I wanted the party to have a modern, preppy feel."

Whether the party inspires your own kid-friendly afternoon of cheering on your favorite team, or a birthday party of your own, our verdict is a definitive — touchdown!

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Dessert Table

Desserts included two cakes, custom football cookies from Curlyz Cookies [5], cheesecake shots, and football lollipops from Oriental Trading [6]. Valencia made the awning and banners herself.

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Cheesecake Shots

Alden's dad made the cheesecake shots, which were "gone in minutes. I didn't even get to taste," Valencia says. The wooden spoons are from Etsy's Pink Lemonade Party [8].

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Wrapped Chocolate Bars

A printed photo of a football-playing Alden made for sweet, personalized chocolate-bar wrappers.

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Football Cake

A friend made the cute football cake.

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Typical sports arena food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, and more, made up the menu.

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Every 2-year-old's favorite condiment was dressed up with football labels, made by Valencia.

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Snack Time

Valencia made all the food labels.

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Pickles and Nachos

Necessary additions to a football-themed food table!

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Drink Stand

"The drink station was one of my favorite things at the party," Valencia says. "We forgot to add the lemon to the mini glass cupcake stand, so that's why it was empty." Hey, a busy mom can't remember everything!

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Table Setting

"For the centerpieces, I wanted something simple. I bought safety cones, sprayed them white, and glued the pennant flags to sticks," Valencia says. "I got the yellow pennant flags from Hobby Lobby."

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Football Field

A chalk scoreboard added to the football theme.

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Birthday Boy

Alden was one lucky 2-year-old with his cool football party and a custom shirt from Etsy's Simply Sublime Baby [19].

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