Homegating with Collegiate Partyware!

One of my favorite things to do is watch Auburn football with my son on Saturdays!  We really love going to the games but we only get to do that once or twice a season.  So when we are not on campus, we still get in the spirit by “home-gating!”  I like to pull out the festive partyware and serve dinner “tailgating-style” at home.

And now Coton Colors makes it that much easier with their line of Collegiate Platters.  This new line is the perfect addition to bring chic sophistication to every tailgate whether you are on campus or at home in your living room!

Of course my favorite has to be the Auburn Gameday Decor.  Auburn is near and dear to my heart and having a touch of orange and blue in the house this time of year brings sweet memories of those special days on the plains when I was a student there.  To celebrate at home, it doesn’t have to cost a lot or be a lot of work.  Just grab a couple of plates, add cheeseburger sliders with fun paper flags in your team colors to one plate and some chips & salsa to another.

How cute is this bowl to serve up my salsa?  Use some glass drink bottles, fun paper party straws, and serve up orange soda to make your meal complete.  Make the table that you serve your food on fun by adding football embossed paper as a runner, some shakers for your team, and a football.


I adore this War Eagle platter from Coton Colors!  Since the holidays are around the corner, I went ahead and used my Auburn Ornament embellishment on the platter, but you can choose from several different ones, so swap them out each week for fun!

I hope you are inspired to make your next football game at home fun for everyone!  And I have a special surprise for all of you!  Coton Colors is generously gifting one of my readers a $50 gift card to select your own piece of collegiate serveware!  It’s so easy.  All you have to do is fill out the info for Coton Colors below and earn even more chances to win using the Rafflecopter entries.  But don’t wait, this giveaway runs from November 6-November 12th and the winner will be announced on November 13th, 2013.  Good Luck!

Coton Colors designs are inspired by the celebrations of life, with collectible pieces fit for every occasion. From their Happy Everything line of entertaining and serving platters, to tailgating serveware, to seasonal celebrations, Coton Colors has something for every occasion!

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War Eagle Tailgating! {My Parties}

Six days till kickoff and we are ready!  Make your tailgate the talk of the town with these easy tips and AUsome tailgate party goods!  When I first discovered Team Tablevogue, I knew I had to have one for my alma mater!  WAR EAGLE!  Seriously, the tablecloth alone could make the whole tailgate.  (And they have them available for every college team…so cool!)  Then I just planned the menu around foods & products that are in our team colors.  So easy and so cute, right?  Hope you find some inspiration for your tailgate too.  So get ready for FALL & FOOTBALL!

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The key to any themed tailgate party is to think about your team colors and traditions and try to incorporate them into your tailgate party. At Auburn, we have many traditions that go back generations, even before my mom was a student there. It is wonderful to participate in the same traditions that she did when she was there and now my little one is learning about them too and will enjoy them when he becomes a tiger too.

Two of our favorite traditions surround Toomer’s Corner. In Auburn, there is a cute old time drugstore in the center of town where the campus begins called Toomer’s Drugstore. They serve fresh hand squeezed lemonade every day and have been doing so for generations. Any time you visit Auburn, you must stop by and get a glass of Toomer’s Lemonade. So of course our tailgate would not be complete without some!

Another loved tradition is rolling the trees at Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper on every winning game day. A few years back, a terrible tragedy took place that destroyed the two main oak trees at the corner of campus and this summer they were removed. A sad day for thousands of Auburn students, residents & alumni. Until the soil is restored and new trees can be planted, the tradition will continue because the city put up structures for fans to roll with toilet paper. I discovered a piece of art at Auburn Art that says it best and had to have a sign with the same sentiment on my table with our rolls of toilet paper.

I kept my menu simple with sub style sandwiches which I put in cute orange striped bags that I printed with “War Eagle” for an extra touch. Sun Chips in two flavors were packaged in our team colors and I made an easy pasta salad to compliment the menu. I added a little orange food coloring to the pasta while it boiled to make it colored for our tailgate. Printable labels with our menu items are a perfect touch to let our guests know what they are being served.

And the desserts were super easy! Chocolate covered Oreos in the shapes of footballs were really fun and I think my favorite are the tiger tails! They are large marshmallows covered in orange candy melts and then “striped” with melted blue candy melts. My cupcakes were homemade and the mini cupcakes were so easy to just add a sugar football and paper flag while the larger cupcakes are AUsome with our vintage Aubie cupcake toppers. I just uploaded an image of Aubie to Gogo Cake and chose the 2″ circle shapes. A week later a sugar sheet of pre-cut circles came printed in edible ink of my image. SO CUTE! I peeled them off and laid them on top of white fondant circles I cut out myself (really easy to do!). I just love the way they turned out!

I attached our Auburn pennant flag banner around the edge of our team tablevogue tablecloth, added a few Auburn plates & napkins to serve my food on, and we were all set! With a football to play around with, we are officially ready for kickoff! War Eagle!

STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY OF AMY’S PARTY IDEAS  |  PRINTABLE LABELS:  LULU COLE  |  CUPCAKE WRAPPERS TEMPLATE:  AMY’S PARTY IDEAS  |  FOOTBALL EDIBLE CUPCAKE TOPPERS:  WILTON  |  VINTAGE AUBIE CUPCAKE TOPPERS:  GOGO CAKE  |  AUBURN TABLECLOTH:  TEAM TABLEVOGUE  |  AUBURN PENNANT FLAGS:  BSI  |  FOOTBALL EMBOSSED PAPER FOR CUPCAKE WRAPPERS:  HOBBY LOBBY OR AMAZON  |  ORANGE STRIPE PARTY BAGS:  PINK LEMONADE PARTY  |  PARTY STRAWS:  GREEN PAPER PARTY GOODS  | FOOTBALL SHAPED CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS MOLD:  FANCY FLOURS  AUBURN WINE CHARMS:  WINE THINGS

 

Skylanders GIANTS Party {Customer Feature}

I just love when customers send photos of their parties!  It is so fun to see how creative they are and I just love the fresh ideas that are created using our printables.  When Lyna of KasalNY Events threw her son’s Skylanders GIANTS party, she created a beautiful party with so many amazing details and touches!  Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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Isn’t is just beautiful?!?  Thank you Lyna for sharing your amazing party!  To see more fun from the party, check out the gallery below.  All of the printables are available in our SHOP…LuluCole.