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You Can’t Stop the Tailgate

It feels like we have been waiting forever for football season to get here – and not only that but waiting to see if we even get to watch our beloved fall sport this year. Now for many of us football season is going to look a little different with limited fans, no cheerleaders or band, plus many skills are banning the usual tailgating. However, just because your standby tailgate spot isn’t in use this year it doesn’t mean you have to forgo it altogether, maybe use this time to get a little more creative but keeping it at home, a little further outside the stadium, or maybe even load up the camper and take it outdoors somewhere.

If you know me you know that I live and breathe football, literally it is my life, and with that comes tailgating. I went to the University of Oklahoma and tailgating is some serious stuff there. We used to camp out all night long in our favorite tailgating spots and want for the “gun” to sound for the 12:00 pm Friday land rush to begin.

So, even though I can’t do things the way I have been for the last 8-10 years, it doesn’t mean I won’t be participating.

My mom instilled a love for party planning in me, and tailgates are no different. When it comes to planning take into account what time kick-off is going to be, if an 11:00 am kick-off is in store for you plan your menu accordingly with mimosas, breakfast or brunch items, and if the weather is cool, some coffee or hot chocolate.

If you are having an afternoon or evening kick-off don’t feel limited to the traditional tailgate foods feel free to spice it up with fancier grab and go side options, fun themed desserts, or build-your-own meal bars to create an easy way for guests to serve themselves.

Also, take the decorating up a notch whether this is in your house, your garage, backyard, tent, RV, you name it! My mom and I like to incorporate fun streamers, flags, and even little bistro lights into the décor. I really like working in all of the fun different serving dishes that The Party Place offers to have a “fancy” looking table while still using plastic and disposable items. We would love to see how you tailgate at home or from afar this year so be sure to tag us in all of your pictures on social media! Oh and remember… BOOMER SOONER! Or I guess Woo Pig for all of you Hog fans out there too.

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