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TAILGATING TIPS

Sep 2 2014

by Lydia Menzies

With Football Season officially kicking-off, here are a few ideas for making your tailgate one of the plays of the day! It is easy to add school colors to your lunch/brunch/dinner! Jones Sodas, Izze Sodas, and others come in several colors and you can mix and match to toast your alma mater! My friend, Amy Cushorn, put together this great tailgate, and used glass bottles with the famous lemonade from Toomer’s Corner (a huge tradition on the Plains). Amy added striped straws and cute flags to the drinks to add the team colors. I wanted to share with you how great it turned out! These ideas are kid-friendly as well as spot-on for adults!

Along with your favorite tailgating recipes, serve a fruit salad in the team colors, too! It is a great way to balance all of those hearty foods and add some color!

And, I love the vintage flair that Amy used to top-off the cupcakes she made for dessert! These also give the kids a little something extra to play with- they can line up a team and let their favorites win again and again! And, don’t you love the pigskin cupcake wrappers? Fun and easy! Go team!

Design & Styling: Amy Croushorn Amy’s Party Ideas Printable Labels & Party Straws: LuluCole Cupcake Wrappers: LuluCole Cupcake Wrapper Template: Snow & Graham Football embossed paper for cupcake wrappers: Hobby Lobby orAmazon Football Player Toppers: I found mine at a flea market, but here are somesimilar ones Football Edible Cupcake Toppers: Wilton Auburn Pennant Flags: BSI IZZE drinks: Amazon Mini Footballs: Amscan Auburn Football Game: (I used the turf and players on the table) Kaskey Kids Paper Party Straws: Green Party Goods

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Lydia Menzies has always been known for her creative flair and love of the tiniest details. She can make the most mundane affair one to remember! She loves a good play-on-words and a unique party theme. Lydia also loves to spoil her guests and is known for searching hard for the perfect party favors! Anything she touches just seems to have a “little extra something special” to it. Lydia expresses her creative party-planning passion through The Party Wagon…a place to be inspired to add a small (or large) dose of fun to everyday living.

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