Football party DIY goal post

by La-Dee-Da Crafter on September 11, 2011 · 10 comments

I had a football birthday party and wanted to decorate my table with a DIY goal post.

I must confess that this is not my craft. It is actually crafted by Mr. La-Dee-Da.

Yep, he is one crafty man even if he won’t admit it. He even worked at a craft store in college cutting wood into shapes for crafters. He was destined to marry me and become Mr. La-Dee-Da!!!

So, to let you all know that he is a really tough, brave as well as crafty manĀ (or maybe I have just inspired him to be that way)

Anyhoo, here is my rough and tough man

Commander in the United States Navy.

One day I told him I wanted a goal post for our BIG party, so he got to work.

We took a trip to Home Depot and bought pipes for plumbing, yellow spray paint and then went to Michael’s and bought a flower pot.

Yes, he went to Michael’s. I know…..great man.

Here is what he came up with:

First, I painted the pot white and added ribbon. He put together the pipes so they looked like a goal post. He even spray painted it. Goals are yellow and I was informed that it has to be yellow for it to be legit even though I have a color scheme for the party.

Then, he dug up some dirt from the back yard.

He tightly put the goal post in. It was not budging.

Now, here it is on the dessert table at the party. I added the #34 because that was his old football number.

Thank you Mr. La-Dee-Da! You are much appreciated even in blog land.

So football fantastic, So Mr. Mr. and So La-Dee-Da!!!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

cassie September 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Very cute football cake and goal! Please tell your hubby I said thank you for serving our country!


Kathryn September 12, 2011 at 6:18 am

I am a new follower from the blog hop. Great cake! My son had a football party last May.


Jennifer C. September 12, 2011 at 8:21 am

What a fantastic and creative idea~!! Thanx for sharing!!

Stopping on by from the Mom Blog Monday Blog hop…GFC following *heavensent1*

If you have a moment, please stop on by and say HI ~ Mad Moose Mama ~ ~ Have a groovy one~!! Peaces…xoxo


Pam September 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

What a lucky gal you are and tell him we all said thank you for serving.
Pam, following from the hop.
Check out my husband song for deployment. ITs the post with the little boy holding the flag.



Crissy's Crafts September 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

Love it! Can’t wait to see more photos from the party!


Amy September 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We had a football party for my son’s birthday last month and we made a similar goal post. They’re just such a cute addition to the decor. :) It’s nice too when there’s a ‘craft’ that hubbies can be responsible for!



Angie September 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

love the goal very cute


Just Jaime September 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

What a fun idea!


Erin of September 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Go Navy! My husband is a Commander in the Navy as well! I love the Goal Post! Thanks so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!


domain September 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Very good info. Lucky me I found your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
I have book marked it for later!


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