Monday, November 7, 2011

Carsyn's UK Tailgate Party- Part I

(Finally...I got all the pictures together from Carsyn's party. Prepare for picture overload-sorry!)

I think I knew when Carsyn was born amidst football season we'd for sure be having some tailgate/UK themed parties.

I contacted Ashley of AB Designs to design Carsyn's custom invitation and she did not disappoint. I love her work so much and she's such a sweetie to work with.

My SIL came up with the idea to add painted pumpkins and pots to the decor and we gathered at my MIL & FIL's on weekends and painted.

We displayed Carsyn's monthly pig pictures on the fireplace and decorated the mantle with pots, pumpkins, and framed photos.


My MIL and FIL were so gracious to host Carsyn's party at their home-its a fantastic place to entertain. They had plenty of room for bouncy houses, guests and food.


Since the majority of the guests were kids we had face painting and tattoos in addition to the obstacle course and velcro wall. My MIL also has a neat popcorn machine we set up and most of the kids ended up going home with a small bucket- I'm sure their parents loved that!



The food tables were divided up into main courses, appetizers, drinks, and desserts.

The dessert table:





The main food table included hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and pasta salad:


Appetizers & Drinks:


A few details:



(Part II- Guests & The Birthday girl coming soon)


  1. Great job! I love all the details. Such a cute party. Can't wait to see the rest.

  2. Beautiful and I LOVE it all.
    What a day for such a sweet girl!
    Thanks for sharing the pics.

  3. Jen! I love this!! So many adorable details; she'll loooove looking back on this someday!

  4. unbelievable party!!! such an awesome idea! {and you know I'm partial to UK... so it's EXTRA awesome!} every last detail was gorgeous, especially the cakes and the invitation. Your little girl is obviously LOVED!!! Happy belated birthday, Carsyn!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Everything turned out perfect! You went all out! Those cupcakes look amazing and you have this dieting friend of yours REALLY wanting something sweet. Can't wait to see the resr of the pictures!

  6. Omgosh, Mama! What an AMAZING party!! Those invitations are just THE SWEETEST!! The details are just so, so incredible!! Loved this!!

  7. Aww you did such a great job :) it looks so adorable & so perfect.... I love it!

  8. Looks like you worked really hard on this celebration, the pics look great. I love how you combined the party with UK:)

  9. Absolutely LOVE the party, everything is adorable! I'm guessing you guys live in Kentucky? Me too! :) We're from Shepherdsville, right outside of Louisville. I'm pretty sure you're the first blogger mom I've seen live anywhere close to me. I went to your blog and got so excited Ito see the UK symbol. haha. & My husband is a die hard Cards fan! lol. Love those football cake pops! So cute! Oh, and I'm Amanda by the way, a new follower. Cant wait to read more about your family and your cute little girl. :)

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  11. Cute, cute, cute! Also cute Carsyn, of course. :)