When we did this party, football season was right around the corner and summer was winding down, so the two were combined for a football themed pool party (the guest of honor’s “future” favorite team :)). This is a focus on the food, drink, and dessert tables.
What People Ate
Since it was a pool party and kids were more preoccupied with playing in the pool than eating, the kids’ lunches were served in squat take-out boxes. Each box included either a ham or turkey and cheese sandwich wrapped in University of Miami tissue paper, a bag of chips and a chocolate covered Oreo, two University of Miami soft mints, and a mini squish football toy. For the adults: a tray of ham and turkey sandwiches with the fixings on the side, a bag of chips, and a small cup of pasta salad.
What People Drank
Mini bottled water with custom bottle labels in the school colors and the guest of honor’s name on each label. Also, no football field is complete without the iconic Gatorade cooler full of Gatorade which was also served.
Guests filled gable boxes in the green, white, and orange school colors with various treats from the dessert table. Treats included cupcakes, cookies, and chocolate covered treats. Lemon and vanilla cupcakes were topped with football field and the “U” logo cupcake toppers, and wrapped in football themed cupcake wrappers. Chocolate covered pretzel sticks and chocolate covered Oreo cookies were drizzled with orange and green colored white chocolate. Miami Hurricanes themed sugar cookies included different shapes such as a football, helmet, jersey, stadium, pennant flags and circles with the school name and logo, and the team’s mascot, Sebastian the Ibis. The 2-tier cake matched the theme and school colors and was topped with a fondant version of the guest of honor with his “U” hat and holding a football.