a week or so two weeks ago, the super seven birthday party happened. to say that i feel like i kind of threw it together last minute would be an understatement. now that i’m writing this, maybe it wasn’t so much thrown together, as it was just a much easier location, and a much easier theme to go with for this big birthday bash. yeah, i’m going with that.

this year, mr. re-nest #1 wanted to go with an “indiana basketball birthday.” and, if you follow me personally on facebook, you know that i’m totally cool with that as a party theme. so, about four weeks ago, i got going on ordering stuff + pseudo-planning.

first up, the location. we decided to go with energym sports again this year. it’s the perfect spot for having more than two first graders attend a party, where the kids can just run + jump + throw themselves around (safely, of course) for a good hour + then can have food and cake for another hour. and the best part? i don’t have to clean up! so, energym was booked.

fantastic invite from creative digital world on etsy!

then, i hit up etsy for a great invitation. (confession: i was in the midst of planning for re:craft + relic, a new 9-to-5 job, an almost three-year-old, and just, life. so i asked my etsy village for help.) creative digital world on etsy did an amazing job with a design she offers…it was so perfect! and, big, special thanks to my friends at le print express in dekalb for printing these up for me so quickly!

next up for party supplies: amazon. (side note: this is my first year with prime. seriously. i’ll never be without prime again.) we grabbed some squishy basketballs (for favors), supplies for the food, some wristbands (more on this later) + some super special indiana university tablecloths. i rounded out the supply list with an order from oriental trading + we were set.

and, like i always do, i did a little inspiration board planning over on pinterest. (check out the super seven board here!)

the party was super fun + i even managed to get a few banners made for the special day. i loved the idea of having the kids get their food at a “concession stand” + keeping things simple.


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