Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday Night Lights

I may not know a first down from a touchdown, but there's no doubt I'm my family's Number 1 fan. We kicked off football season in a big way Friday night with an evening of family fun.

The fun started with our tablecloth: 2 yards of a graphic black-and-white fabric found at Hobby Lobby. Megaphones from Dollar Tree made a big statement covered with scrapbook paper.

Usually put to use on the tea table, my tiered servers got R-O-W-D-Y with black and yellow ribbons. Black-and-gold shakers at the base looked festive.

I placed the boys' football on the top tier ...

And piled the bottom tiers high with apples, chicken wings, carrots and celery. Little bowls of Ranch dressing and caramel dip were fun for dipping, and a bowl of chips rounded out the menu.

Black and yellow napkins were rolled and tied with yellow curly ribbons (all found at Dollar Tree). Football ornaments, found at Hobby Lobby, looked cute slipped onto the ribbon. And scrapbook paper place cards finished off each plate.

If chicken wings scored a touchdown with the family, these fruit-skewer pennants scored the extra point. I taped paper pennants to wooden skewers, then threaded on strawberries, nectarines and grapes. Clustered in a heavy, shallow vase next to the caramel dip, these pennants looked delicious!

Kick-off football season here this week with ideas and memories to cheer about each day!


Catherine said...

What a start to the season! Beautiful, as is the rest of your blog! Glad I stumbled across it!

Blair said...

You know how to make football fun! Love these ideas! Thank you for sharing, I love your blog.

Judy said...

you never fail to amaze me with your ideas and creativity!

blessings sweet friend,

Anonymous said...

Melissa, You are truly an amazing and gifted Mom. Love everything. Thanks for sharing. Debbi

Whitney Caroline Designs said...

Oh, I just love it! How I wish I had you to help me decorate my fall show booth in a few weeks. But as always, you've inspired me to think creatively! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Rach said...

What a cute little party!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This looks like such a fun, festive, and beautiful way to kick off some family fun. I'm sure you are creating some incredible memories for your kiddos. I'm not sure where in the world you find the time to do this so frequently, but I love to watch your creativity in action!

Anonymous said...

We're huge football fans in my house. My kids play football and we love our Dallas Cowboys!!

You have a precious blog!

Meredith said...

That is beyond cute, especially for such a simple menu. I need to get on the ball around here!

Nancy said...

I'll say it one more time, "I want to be a kid at your house!"

Workin' MAMA! said...

girrrrrrrrrrl, you amaze me - you certainly never cease to floor me ----
as i pick myself up off the floor, i have nothing further to say -
lol -

working mama

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