Well, the basketball party is now officially over. Tyler had a great time, and I had a fun time putting it all together. Basically everything was basketball. Orange and black were the two main colors, with a little white thrown in here and there. Here, take a look:
Now, it is a little dark, mostly because the orange balloons are hanging right under the only light in the dining room. Some didn't notice, so I will clue you in, the table is supposed to look like a basketball too. Ok, maybe a little cheesy.
Printable basketball happy birthday banner I put together. Feel free to print it out and use it if you'd like.
I iced it then put it in the fridge for an hour or more. That way the icing got a little harder. Then I used the end of my icing tip and put the little "holes" on the ball. I also let the black icing get cooler, and the lines went much more smoothly. Lesson learned.
Then, as I went to wrap the presents I realized that I didn't have any wrapping paper, or bags that were close to the colors, except this red in the background, or close to the theme. So the two at the top I just used the back side of the red wrapping paper then drew a couple of basketball stick people on the paper. It worked.
The backboard and hoop, I just used poster board, then bent a hanger and taped orange paper around it for the hoop (my budget was already spent at this point).
So, there you have it. Tyler's 8th Basketball themed birthday.