Free Printable Tuesday: How I Met Your Mother Party Pack

Haaaaavveeee you heard how crazy I am about How I Met Your Mother?

One of my favorite shows to watch (or stare at… Hellooo Neil Patrick Harris!) with such a sweet romance!

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As we near the end of this LEGENDARY TV show, I felt the need to celebrate a bit with friends and I threw a “How We Met The New Year” party to do it!

As the title suggests, our party was held right in between New Years and Christmas. Justin and I had just unwrapped our beautiful wedding china, so I felt a dinner party was needed to break it all in.

I started with the printables. I wanted the color scheme to fit perfectly so I chose colors that coordinated boldly with iconic elements from the show:

Yellow for The Mother’s yellow umbrella
Red for Ted’s red cowboy boots (Pulling. Them. Off.)
Blue for Robin’s blue French horn

I drew a lot of inspiration from this incredible party featured on Hostess with the Mostess and styled by Renee Nicole Design + Photography. We set no dress code so some people suited up, and others channeled their other favorite characters. (I was channeling my inner Lily!)

To set the scene, I hung a Canadian flag over our couch in honor of the one (and a half!) Canadian character on the show.

The table was covered in a yellow table cloth, which was as close to the Mother’s yellow umbrella I could get, with a pineapple in the middle. I then hung an Intervention sign over the table.

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For your party, consider looking for a blue French horn, hang yellow umbrellas from the ceiling as a lighting fixture, and accent your colors with black and white checkers. The checkered pattern mixed with all the yellow will remind your guests of the gang’s favorite cab driver!

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The bar menu was easy. We served Canadian beer and Stella Artois—a shout out to Ted almost wife. Mixed drinks included Tootsie Rolls ala the Slutty Pumpkin, whiskey with a variety of mix-ins, Yellow Umbrellas—the brain child of my dear friend Dani–and to top it all off, we had a bottle champagne that was comically large (but without the fish).

For dinner, I again tried to keep the menu close to the theme as possible. Pre-dinner appetizers included The Best Deep Dish White Pizza Dip—an ooey-gooey cheesy white pizza dip with roasted tomatos (recipe here) no high-powered energy drinks or crazy road trips needed—and “Seriously, you’re going to want to get in on this Gouda”– sliced Gouda arranged in a semi circle around not one, not two, but three sturdy cheese bearing crackers.

Dinner we had The Best Salmon (Who’s he kidding?) Burger, a nod to Marshall’s horrible stand-up comedy routine and his quest for the best burger in New York. The burgers were served alongside a roasted corn and goat cheese salad and a buffalo wing wreath.

Dinner concluded with Pineapple sorbet and Somebitch cookies.

We spent the rest of the party playing games, watching How I Met Your Mother episodes and enjoying quite a few drinks.

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Maisy even took her first steps!! Of course, they were away from me and into the arms of my dear friend, Dani.

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Nothing good happens after 2 a.m. however, and we all felt that fun the next morning. Yikes.

If you enjoyed these printables, pin them to Pinterest (and follow Ally while you’re there!)

Thanks for looking 🙂

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