Tailgate Party – Stampin’ Up! style

Be sure to come back for more updates – I’ll have several posts today but wanted to start first with this creative one – then I’ll let you in on all the sales, new items, and announcements from Stampin’ Up! – don’t miss the rest of my posts today.

This week I hosted my neighborhood Pokeeno group for our monthly game night.  I decided to do a tailgate theme and wanted to do some decorating to suit the theme.   After searching around for ideas this is what I came up with.  My table setup –

Yes I found another way to use my packing paper from my Stampin’ Up! orders.  I covered my folding tables – I had two 6 foot tables end to end.  I taped the paper down – it was exactly the width of my tables.  Then I got out some white paint and put strips across the paper for the yard lines.  I used my retired stamp set – Headline Numbers and Headline Alphabet – to stamp the yard numbers and the end zone.  I used a sponge to apply the paint to my stamp and when I was down I washed all the paint off and cleaned them really well.  Didn’t it turn out so well?  And the yard lines worked out perfectly – you know the paper has sections – I painted a yard line every 1-1/2 sections and it was perfect!

Here are my snack bags –

I used small paper bags – I cut about 2″ off the top then folded the tops down a few times so the bags would stay open.  I used My Digital Studio to print banners with various football themed phrases, printed them on my home computer, cut them out and stapled them to each bag.  The bags were filled with pretzels, peanuts, popcorn, chips and I even got Cracker Jacks!  Football snacks!

And I made cupcakes and had to decorate those too –

Again I used My Digital Studio – put circle punches on the page, filled them with color and added stamps in White to each one.  I printed on my home computer and then punched out with a circle punch.  Glue two circle together with a small skewer in between.  Quick decorations and a fun evening with friends.

It’s football season – have yourself a little party without spending a lot of money on decorations.