Monday, October 13, 2014

Fancy Tailgate Party

Happy Fall!  Even though I am still eagerly awaiting the cooler Fall weather here in Western Idaho, there are other things happening around here that definitely lets me know that Fall is here!  The college that I work for has a football team for the first time in 37 years and this weekend was our first Homecoming game.  Since I work in Special Events, we had to set up a tailgate like no other.  
 Everyone loved my Yotes banner that hung on the front of our canopy.  We brought in an oriental rug and had the fanciest set-up in the parking lot.  The president of the college declared us the winners even though there was no competition which is really too bad!
 We used real silver and all of my pretty white candle holders from my wedding.  The gold and purple chiffon is from our event supplies.  We set the tables with purple and gold chargers and both tables had cupcakes as decorations.
 I love being able to use my white serving pieces whenever I can.  No matter what the occasion, it always works perfectly to set a pretty table!
 Even my bar cart came in handy.  It was the perfect place for our silver punch bowl full of apple cider and all the extra cupcakes.
 This was a potluck and we all brought something to share.  There were brat bites, pulled pork sandwhiches, chips and salsa, corn salsa, little smokies, tortellini salad, shrimp cocktail, caprese bites,  brownies, cookies, cupcakes, petite fours.....so much delicious food!


 We even had purple and gold gumballs which everyone loved!
 As you can see, no one could beat this fancy tailgate set-up.  We were challenged by the people next to us that next time, they were going to bring it.  I think we are going to pull out a secret weapon-my vintage camp trailer!  No one could beat that when you add some lawn chairs and pink flamingos to the mix!
 And of course, the Homecoming football game!  It was a nail biter until the very last second but we won by 4 points by the skin of our teeth.  So far, the Yotes are 4 wins and 2 losses on their first year of football.  Go Yotes!

 I recently entered a fun Fall swap and was partnered up with my good friend Jenny from Jenny's Heart.  I love that we always get partnered up.....we are kindred souls!
 The swap was to decorate a cookie cutter in either a Halloween or Fall theme.  I like them both so I let her decide what to do for me.  She chose Halloween and I think she did a fabulous job on my cookie cutter!
 And she spoiled me as usual with all the other goodies that she sent along.
 What a fun idea to send me a fun autumn cake mix!  Cody has already asked when I will be making it for him.  And all that candy is gone already.
 I just love this tumbler with my initial and in my favorite color.  Thank you sweet Jenny for sending me all this wonderful stuff and for being such an amazing friend!

7 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Trisha, wow you really put some glam into the tail gate party! What nice things you received from the swap too. Fall is such a fun time of year. Take care and enjoy the week.
Julie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very fun party! Thanks for joining the swap...your partner did a great job.
warmly,
deb

Donna said...

What a fun and oh so elegant tailgate you planned, Trisha! Yes, bring your vintage trailer along next time, you would win hands down with that puppy!!

Donna said...

What a fun and oh so elegant tailgate you planned, Trisha! Yes, bring your vintage trailer along next time, you would win hands down with that puppy!!

Jenny's Heart said...

Love ya girlie, one day i will make it to one of your parties!

Jann Olson said...

That is one fabulous tailgate party Trisha!! And yes, your vintage trailer would take the show next time! Congrats on the win. Your cookie cutter is super cute. She did do a great job!
hugs,
Jann

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Trisha! I'm having a great time reading up on you and your blog! You sure keep busy! And now I officially want a camper, after seeing yours! Thank you for joining my swap. I'll be in touch real soon!
Erica :)