With the official start of football season, many fans will be gathering around the tailgate or the television to cheer on their favorite professional or college team.
But before you simply throw out some chips and a veggie tray, consider a tailgating tablescape.
It sounds more difficult that it really is, according to the graphic duo of Rebecca Propes and Shannon Helliker of Fresh Chick Designs .
The ‘Fresh Chicks’ say the key to the easy entertaining are printables. Printables are a graphic image that can be printed out at home, cut out and used to embellish food presentation, décor and overall entertaining.
Here are their 4 tips for a fabulous football party:
Look around the house for things you already have!
Picnic basket, can use to transport supplies like plates fork and napkins and can be used decoratively. Or grab a blanket with your team colors and use it as a tablecloth.
Plan grab and go food.
Hot dogs and burgers are tradition, but not so creative. How about a BYOP, build your own pizza station. You can find the to go pizza boxes at Smart and Final. Put ready made crust, foil, acontainer of sauce and cheese in the box. Ask the football fans to head to the condiment bar to build their pizza and then put it on the grill.
Their pizza box will have printed instruction on the inside lid and a place to personalize the Fresh Chick Design Football Printables .
Pre-bagged snacks are quick and easy for your football fans
Trailmix, popcorn, popcorn or peanuts are great fillers for these snacks. Anything works for this type of snack and looks like you went the extra entertaining mile by attaching a printable bag topper.
Don’t forget the decorations
Look for plastic megaphones and pull out your drill! Drill holes and add a free printable at www.freshchickdesigns.com to put the final touches on your Football Party.
For additional football designs, ‘like’ Fresh Chick Designs on Facebook to find out when they release their new tailgating collection on September 12th!
Enjoy 30% off the purchase of any a la carte item on Fresh Chick Designs through 6pm Pacific time on September 8th, 2011.
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