Smile, Wednesday. Yeah, I know it’s Thursday.

on February 9, 2012 in Smile, Wednesday with 3 comments by

I feel that it is very avant-garde of me to do this post a day after the series title.

Also. To be more truthful, I left my computer’s power cord at Mocha Club on Tuesday night, so I was unable to write a blog post on for Wednesday because ye old laptop was so dead it was merely a paperweight with a keyboard.

Therefore, post on Thursday.

I thought I’d show you some pictures from the Super Bowl party last Sunday.

Let’s actually back up to a few weeks ago when Wes said, “Wanna throw the Super Bowl Party?” and I was all, “Uh, okay. I mean, I’m pretty new around here, but I like to party, so let’s do this.”

Then I called in reinforcements – namely, Heather. She’s an insanely talented party planner and we put our heads together a few times and planned this puppy out.

We had an appropriate sized budget with which to decorate, give prizes, and feed 150 college students. We passed the food duties to the amazing Allison [don’t get me started on how much I like her and her husband… it’ll run them off] and Heather and I handled the decor and prizes and flow.

But then Heather was out of town and so it was me and a list of awesome things to do.

So last Thursday, I put a Super Bowl shaped emergency signal into the night sky and eight of my small group girls responded. And we sat together for a few hours and completed all the decorations for the party.

[No exaggeration. These girls were party-savers. I do not think Sunday night would have come together without their help.] And with their permission, here are a few shots from the night.

Slicing the football field wraps for the water bottles.

The bags for popcorn.

Painting amazing signs for each team.

[PS- Dear NFL, I refuse to be a part of throwing a Super Bowl Party ever again if the teams have the same colors. That was challenging and boring at the same time. Worst combo of adjectives. Sincerely, Annie]

Voting jars for the best dip contest.

Good thing I don't have any furniture! #silverlining

Like a party factory.

Bunting to string for each team. Same-ish colors. So lame.

Football shaped cake balls. This was the best one.

Now with the prep done, it’s time to party. Thankfully, a couple of my friends also helped with the set up. My people, they are wonderful.

The couches made the students very happy.

The NY table- hot dogs and beans.

Patriots table- clam chowder and chili (and dessert!)

The dip competition

Bags of popcorn.

Fun times.

Oh yeah. And cake balls.

We had an absolute blast. I can’t believe that I’m lucky enough to get to spend part of my life throwing parties for college students from church, work with amazing leaders, volunteer under amazing pastors, and make cake balls.

My blue and red cup runneth over.

3 comments

  1. posted on Feb 09, 2012 at 5:18 AM  |  reply

    I mistakenly thought you were having this party in your new house. When I saw all the voting jars for the dips I got a little concerned. 😉 It looks like you did a fantastic job. Wanna throw a Valentine’s/birthday party over this way?

  2. merideth
    posted on Feb 09, 2012 at 8:34 AM  |  reply

    I wish I had been at your super bowl party! It sounds like it was awesome. Loved the dip contest idea. What dip won? So, you made football cake balls? Is that just football shaped little cakes?
    I did not know the Giants and Patriots had the same colors. That is boring. I don’t like that the giants stole my patriots colors. New York and Boston teams should not have the same colors. That’s just wrong. Course it’s also wrong that my patriots lost that game. Oh well. Now it is time for baseball season to get here. Maybe my Red Sox will do better, and the Braves.

  3. posted on Feb 09, 2012 at 11:36 AM  |  reply

    My babysitter-slash-awesomest-person-in-the-whole-world is going to Belmont next year on a full softball scholarship. I cannot WAIT for her to come to Crosspoint! I’m excited for y’all to know her and love her like we do! Her name is Taylor Moon and you are gonna adore her. Promise.

    And yeah. Same color scheme is lame. Stupid NFL.

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