We all love to support our favorite teams! What a fun way to do this by having some plates, bowls, cups with your team logo! Think tumblers, painted pottery, disposable cups and napkins.
Brian is an avid Alabama fan and last year was his 30th birthday party. I decided to theme the party around Alabama. My punchbowl.com had some customizeable invites to send out via email. I downloaded a shot of Brian Denny stadium, his most favorite place in the world, and entered in the party details. Brian's mother Linda and I organized a menu with lots of "football food" nibbles- chicken wings, veggie tray, a ton of dips, football cookies, etc..Fresh Market is the BEST place for foods like this! My mother and stepdad brought in a bartender and we set up my room as a makeshift bar, which was very nice to be able to tend to the food and guests! Christina recently had a birthday party and decided to get alot of balloons that had scanned pictures attached which were adorable. Linda did a great job digging up some photos from brian's childhood-adult! We had those all over the place. Then I found on Snapfish.com, where you can order poster sized collages of pictures that are customizeable. They held around 30 pics each, and I printed ROLL TIDE on one, and the other HAPPY 30th BRIAN! We displayed them on easelbacks that you can find at Office Max.
I ordered styrofoam cups from The Paper House http://www.paperhouseonline.com/page.php?page=about
and found alot of napkins for an awesome price on amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/University-Alabama-Crimson-Cocktail-Napkins/dp/B000ZPGO3W
Someone told me that Party City had collegiate themed napkins-plates so I found my plates there! We decorated with crimson and white everywhere! It was a blast!!!!
Gift and Arthttp://www.giftandart.com/ here in Memhis has the adorable painted plates with your team logo on them http://magnolialanecollection.com/Scripts/PublicSite/ . Haley and Brian recently gave us one a very thoughtful housewarming gift to put in our bar area. They found theirs at Gestures in Jackson, TN- a must visit when there! Same brand carried at all.
Gift and Art and Babcock both sell the tumblers with team logos. Check bed Bath and Beyond too and take advantage of the 20% coupons!!!!
Here's an example of a site the products sold at Babcock http://www.tervis.com/ProductSearch.aspx?searchParameter=memphis
Have fun, Happy tailgating!
GO TIGERS GO!!!!!!! and ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!
Everybody loves a good tailgate or football watch party. Here are some very simple recipes that would go well no matter what team you are pulling for! Throw on to a cute plate or bowl with your favorite team and off you go!
My good friend Emily brought this dish over Saturday night and it was unbelieveable!!!
Captain Rodney's Cheese Bake
1/2 Cup of Mayo
8 oz package of cream cheese
2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 green onions (chopped)
6 Ritz crackers (crushed)
8 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1/2 cup of Captain Rodney's Boucan Pepper Glaze
Mix mayo, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and onions in greased quiche pan. Top with crackers and bake at 350 for 15 min. Top with bacon and Captain Rodney's Glaze.
This is from my awesome counterpart in Little Rock. She is such a wonderful cook and gave me this recipe which goes very well with a Mexican theme!
1 can black beans
1 can rotel
1 package cheese
1 pkg cream cheese
layer like this:
cream cheese on bottom
black beans on top of cream cheese- drain before pouring in
can of rotel over beans, drained
1 package of shredded cheddar
bake 350 about 20 mins until cheese is good and melted
Swiss and Bacon dip from Rachel Ray-
1 C. mayonnaise1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese1 C. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese4 oz. can chopped green chiles16 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained4 oz. can sliced ripe olives
Combine all ingredients. Spoon mixture into casserole dish. Bake at 325 for 25-30 mins. Serve immediately.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
and the cutest of all.....
Football themed CUPCAKES! how cute would it be to put your favorite teams logo (maybe in the form of a sticker) on toothpicks to depict a flag?!