Summer is almost over which means we are about to bring on Fall & Football! We just moved to a college town and cannot wait to host family and friends on game weekends. Since we are anticipating a constant flow, it is not possible to go all out every single weekend on our entertaining. But I have discovered, with a few key pieces, you can set up a great tailgate in just a few minutes for everyone to enjoy!
1. Keep your table simple. Use a folding table and a great basic tablecloth. Add a paper runner that looks like a football field and our free printable chalkboard sign (scroll down to get the link below) to your table. Hang a cute banner and you are ready to start grilling and setting your food out.
How cute is this referee apron? My son is the official grill master at our house. Just look at how yummy our burgers turned out.
2. Use football themed serving pieces. Grab a chalkboard drink tub with an attached bottle opener and keep some football bar towels handy just in case.
Football shaped dishes are great for veggies and hummus. And fun stadium cups with cute sayings are great for serving your drinks. Down, Set, Drink.
Using a black & white striped plate similar to the referee’s shirts with a football attachment makes a great serving dish for our burgers.
And don’t forget your penalty flags! How fun are these napkins?
3. Keep your food simple & easy. If you are the one hosting, offer to grill the meat and let your guests bring the side dishes and desserts.
Vintage football player cupcake toppers added to store bought cupcakes are an easy way to bring cupcakes. Use our free cupcake wrapper template to cut out embossed scrapbook paper to make football leather cupcake wrappers.
4. Put your game face on and enjoy the day! There’s something special about a crisp fall day full of food & football, shared with friends and family. Using these few simple tips can create a day that you will all cherish together.
Who are you pulling for this fall? Leave a comment below and let me know! War Eagle!
Download our Free Printable Chalk Board Sign! Have it printed at your local 1 hour printer on poster paper and frame. I like Walgreens for this service…be sure to search for a coupon! Click on each image to go to the download page.
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SHOP OUR TAILGATE:
Tablevogue Tablecloth | Paper Touchdown Table Runner
Free Printable Chalkboard Sign | Game Day Burlap Banner
Referee Apron – Adult Size | Chalkboard Drink Tub
Football Dish Towels | Football Ceramic Dishes
Football Stadium Cups | Black & White Stripe Serving Platter
Football Attachment for Platter | Penalty Flag Napkins
Cupcake Wrapper Template | Tailgating Partyware