When thinking about a tailgate, you want food that’s easy to transport & will be good hot or cold. So we kept our menu simple with hot dogs served in colorful baking trays, chips served in French Fry boxes, fresh fruit served in themost charming baking cups, cupcake pushpops, mini cherry pies & cherry strudels. I added a little chocolate candy red star to the top of the cupcake pushpops for a sweet touch! We also had a great pasta salad served up in the cutest casserole container you have ever seen! And I love IZZE drinks! Their packaging is the perfect color for our patriotic party!
Fun favors for our guests were red striped paper favor bags filled with blue gumballs. We added a personalized sparkler on each bag so everyone would know which one belonged to them! So fun and easy to do!
One of my all time favorite details for this tailgate are the personalized hand held fans! They are actually offered in a variety of patterns and would be perfect for any summer birthday party or event but I just fell in love with the stars & chevron stripe patterns. They are very sturdy and well made and can be used year after year…well worth the investment.
Bring a couple of chairs along & small pillows to make it extra comfy. Add some drink holders that just stake in the ground and you have a great place to relax, enjoy some good food, friends, & fireworks this holiday!
SOURCES: STYLING & DESIGN: AMY OF AMYS PARTY IDEAS | PATRIOTIC PARTY DECOR: SWOOZIE’S | CASSEROLE CONTAINER: SWOOZIE’S | SPARKLER FAVORS (LETTER SPARKLERS, STRIPE PAPER FAVOR BAGS): SWOOZIE’S | BLUE & WHITE OTTOMAN: TARGET | WHITE ADIRONDACK CHAIRS: LOWES | STAKE DRINK HOLDERS: SWOOZIE’S | BLUE STRIPED RUNNER: SWOOZIE’S | PERSONALIZED FANS : SWOOZIE’S