12th Man Party
When you’re turning 12, what better way to celebrate than a “12th Man” party? Here in Seahawks country-that’s the nickname of the Seahawks Fans. Being part of Superbowl History is so much fun. Bring the spirit into your football party as your teams biggest fans!
Wanting to switch things up from the usual football decorations, we purchased NFL window clings to decorate candy jars. Shabby sisters made an adorable distressed wooden sign & Shontay had the perfect wreath to tie it all together.
For the dessert table, a Hawk cake with a touch of the “12” on it was the perfect touch. To create the backdrop, we used the 12th Man Flag & made paper chains like from when we were all kids. Cake pops & chocolate covered oreos are always a tween favorite & had to be part of the display.
Fondant topped cupcakes with fun sayings from favorite players were added. Cookies from Sweet Themes Bakery was a must. My kids are lucky that I make all the other treats their hearts desire-but when it comes to gorgeous cookies, I am happy to support Sweet Themes. They totally outdid themselves. Marshmallow pops decorated as footballs (on skewers from Party City) gave us the football element. No Seahawks party is complete without Skittles candies. A staple at any grocery store you would think….but fans here are so enthusiastic, they were hard to come by around the Super Bowl! Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch eats them before every game, and they have become a game day necessity around here. They even have a burger at the stadium that is served with a side of skittles!
I am all about keeping costs down, so when I stumbled upon blue and green cups at the Dollar Store – I had to use them. I had a friend cut out vinyl for me & turned them into Seahawks cups. Add a printable flag from PartyOn!Designs and they were a hit & a favor all the tweens could take home.
Munchies included chips, popcorn in adorable favor boxes from Banner Events, and a few other items. We stamped footballs on cups from PartyOn!Designs to hold our veggies. It was a fun Birthday party that could easily be twisted into a game day party or tail gate.
A few fun easy things you can do for your own are the football marshmallows. I used the neon party skewers from Party City (just using the blue & green) and dipped marshmallows in milk chocolate. I added a piped white chocolate for the laces of the ball, and done!
We added vinyl to Dollar Tree cups to make seahawks 12th man cups too.
Party Styling: Christina Goff of 4 Kids Cakes
Photography: Stephanie Vogel Photography
Printables: PartyOn Designs
Cookies: Sweet Themes Bakery
Cake, Football Marshmallows, Cake Pops, Chocolate Covered Oreo’s, Cupcakes, Fondant Toppers: 4 Kids Cakes
Wooden Sign: Shabby Sister Designers
Wreath: Simply Shontay Diaper Cakes
Straws & Bags: Hoopla Events
Football boxes, table runner & cloth, cupcake wraps: Banner Events