Tailgating Ideas – Dress Up Plastic Utensils

With tailgating season in full swing, here’s a super simple idea to help you dress up those tailgates: embellish your plastic utensils!

Tailgating Ideas - Dress Up Plastic Utensils | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

All you need is a bit of washi tape and a steady hand to make a straight line on the spoon. This easy idea also works on plastic cups, as name labels and more.

Tailgating Ideas | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Did you see my field goal post cupcake toppers? Here’s the easy DIY so you can make your own!

Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! And happy football season!

Follow on Bloglovin

you may also like:

DIY Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers – Football Party Food

Who’s ready for some football?!?! {screaming at the top of my lungs and drawing out the word football}

Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hosting a tailgate this football season? My super simple field goal post cupcake toppers are so easy to make. You’ll need:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot Glue

How To Make Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Just mark, cut and glue. Each topper can be made from one lollipop stick. Cut two pieces at 1″, one piece at 1.75″ and one at 2.25″.

Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Follow on Bloglovin

you may also like:

Tailgating – Easy & Creative Football Food

Who’s ready for some football! We are a football loving family and how better to get the excitement for the big game brewing than a little tailgating. Hebrew National beef frank hot dogs with all the fixins, cute football cupcakes, salty snacks… we just can’t get enough!

Tailgating-Party-Ideas-With-Kim-Byers

Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National.

My kiddos prefer Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup and Gilden’s Mustard above all other topping choices. What about you? What is your favorite? Did you see my Hawaiian recipe… if not you have to try it. I’m still making it and summer is now on the out.

Tailgating Ideas | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

So let’s talk tailgating! Want to create a simple and fun tailgating spread? You’ll need:

For the table decor, here’s what I used:

  • black & white stripe napkins inside coffee filters (easy clean-up and inexpensive)
  • strip of indoor/outdoor “grass” carpet
  • plastic cups for condiments and plastic forks wrapped with washi tape
  • football ticket for food labels (handmade)

Little tailgating tip, keep your buns warm! We live in Ohio and although your frank is hot off the grill, a warm bun makes it all the yummier when you’re freezing! {wink}

Football Field Goal Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And once you have the best cuts of meat and the right “fixins,” round your table out with salty and sweet complements. I’ll share how to make these fun football field goal cupcakes, and give you the football printables, in my next post.

Want a few more ideas? Watch this fun video full of tailgating ideas!

Go ahead, get some Hebrew National franks and start planning this Saturday’s tailgate. You won’t be disappointed!

Hebrew National Recipes

With grilling season winding down (at least here in Ohio), everyone is craving an all-American hot dog. What makes a kosher hot dog different? It’s all about what makes the cut… and what doesn’t {wink}. Hebrew National is choosy about what goes into their franks – only 100% pure kosher beef so you know what you’re getting and they taste great. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or byproducts. Just the way I like to feed my family!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and yes… always celebrate!

Follow on Bloglovin

you may also like:

Easy OREO Football Party Favors

Planning a football party? Me too. My youngest chose football as his birthday party theme for this year. I still have weeks to plan, but we needed an easy party favor to celebrate with his classmates on the last day of school since he has a summer birthday.

Fun Food: Easy Football Party Favors | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

These simple football party treats only take a few minutes. You’ll need:

And here are the super easy steps:

  1. Insert two OREOs into the cello. The best part, they fit right in perfectly.
  2. Cut about 2″ off the top of the bag.
  3. Seal with a piece of washi tape.
  4. Draw football threads with a Painters pen.

Fun Food: Easy Football Party Favors | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I packaged the football bags in a small basket with a personalized pennant. He was happy, his friends all loved them and it only took me 10 minutes to pull together. {grin}

If you’d like a personalized pennant with your child’s name, you can find them in the shoppe with my Monster Birthday Party Supplies. We can even change the color combination if you’d like. Just send a “convo” in Etsy and let me know what you need for your child’s party.

Want more football party ideas?! Make sure you have a look at my football ice cream sandwiches and join me on Pinterest for my Football Party Board.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! 

Follow on Bloglovin

Linked up to Sugar Bee Crafts and Tip Junkie.

you may also like:

Ice Cream Football Sandwiches {Super Bowl Party Food}

With three boys in the house (yes, I’m counting my husband), you bet football and the Super Bowl are big around here! So let’s talk Super Bowl parties and my simple and fun football ice cream sandwich idea!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Rubbermaid and Sharpie but all my opinions are my own. You know I’d have it no other way! #pmedia #RubbermaidSharpie  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Super Easy Football Ice Cream Sandwiches | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Making football fare for any game or tailgate is fun, but the Super Bowl… well… it’s the Super Bowl! I’m a fan of all the savory sandwich recipes and dips, but I have to have a bit of sweet too. And what’s best about my little football ice cream sandwiches, they’re super easy to make and store until your guests arrive!

Super Bowl Football Ice Cream Sandwiches | Kim Byers TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need:

  • Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Sharpie (coupon details for Target below!)
  • Rubbermaid storage containers (coupon details for Target below!)
  • White cake icing
  • Resealable bag
  • Icing tip #4 and connector
  • Knife
  • Optional: Chocolate sprinkles

Simple steps:

  1. Using a Sharpie, draw football plays, referee stripes or team colors on wooden spoons
  2. Unwrap your ice creams and lay them on a sheet of wax paper or in Rubbermaid container
  3. Pierce one end of the ice cream with a knife so that your wooden spoons can be inserted easily later
  4. Cut the edge of resealable bag, insert your icing connector and tip, spoon in icing and pipe football design
  5. Place in Rubbermaid container and freeze until guests arrive.
  6. Insert wooden spoons, sprinkle container with chocolate sprinkles (to finish the look) and serve.

Tip: If you serve them at halftime and they’re hard frozen, they should last the full 30 minutes!

Super Bowl Party Ice Cream Sandwiches | Kim Byers TheCelebrationShoppe.com

LOVE Sharpies and Rubbermaid (they’re the ONLY storage dishes I use in my kitchen) as much as I do?! 

Text COUPONS to TARGET on your cell phone to get the $1 off Rubbermaid and $1 off Sharpie 4-pack or larger coupon offers from Jan 25- Feb 8, 2014. Did you know you could do that?! LOVE mobile coupons! I never remember paper, but I always have my phone!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Follow on Bloglovin

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebook, sign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), connect with Kim on twitter, pinterest and on instagram. And don’t forget to shop the party store for birthday, baby shower and holiday party supplies. Oh, and now you can follow the blog with Bloglovin too! Hope to see you around!

you may also like:

10 Sliders and Mini Burgers {Super Bowl Recipes}

I’ve rounded up some of the most amazing sliders and mini burgers for our Super Bowl party this year. Don’t all 10 of these recipes look amazing?!

10 Slider and Mini Burgers, perfect for Super Bowl

With mini foods you can serve and taste multiple flavors all in one evening. LOVE!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Follow on Bloglovin

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebook, sign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), connect with Kim on twitter, pinterest and on instagram. And don’t forget to shop the party store for birthday, baby shower and holiday party supplies. Oh, and now you can follow the blog with Bloglovin too! Hope to see you around!

you may also like:

5 fun & creative football party foods

Do you love football? Do you love tailgating? You wouldn’t have a choice if you lived in my house! Football games can be lots of fun, but admittedly I love the football food more than the game itself (unless I’m watching my little guy play flag). {grin}

Football Food | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You all know me. I love fun food for all occasions, and these are just a few of my favorite for football! With a Diet Pepsi in hand, whip up these amazing goodies:

1. guacamole and pretzel crackers from well, me {wink}

2. grilled cheese football sandwiches

3. chocolate covered ice cream footballs from Rust and Shine

4. football cupcakes

5. football pizza bites

Know what’s better than these yummy ideas?! The fact that you can get in on the fun too by entering the Diet Pepsi #fanenough contest (official rules). All you have to do is share your Sunday funday pics on your social channels and tag them using both #fanenough and #dietpepsi for a chance to win game day packs, Covergirl fanicure sets and more! {giddy}

Want more football fan day ideas? Have a look at my Football Party & Tailgate Pinterest Board and hop over and visit Diet Pepsi to see if you’re #fanenough!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DIET PEPSI. HOWEVER, ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, YOU KNOW I’D HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY!

Follow on Bloglovin

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebook, sign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), connect with Kim on twitter, pinterest and on instagram. And don’t forget to shop the party store for birthday, baby shower and holiday party supplies. Oh, and now you can follow the blog with Bloglovin too! Hope to see you around!

you may also like:

10 must haves for tailgating & football

Tailgate Party Tips and Ideas | thecelebrationshoppe.com

Believe it or not… it’s almost that time. Yep. Time to cart the kids to football practice and plan your first tailgate party of the year! I know because my son starts flag football practice (he wishes he could tackle… but momma needs baby steps with this sport) next week and my husband has already taken over the family schedule starting the first weekend in September. {smirk}

So as I start planning our tailgating season and dreaming of crisp fall days, I thought I’d share some of my favorite tailgate party finds, as well as some of my “must-haves” for staying organized during football and cheer season.

At the top of this list is my large utility tote from Thirty-One GiftsI use mine for taking all the snacks, extra jackets/blankets (it gets COLD here in Ohio in the fall… especially when we play a 9 a.m. game…), water bottles, equipment and my thermal even fits. It helps keep me organized and I only have to carry one bag! It’s #8 in the roundup above, but mine is (aqua blue like the bag in #10) and has our family name monogrammed in the front. I really wanted the chevron bag… but my boys thought it looked a bit too girly for the games. {grin}

So here we go. If you’re planning a tailgate party, you’ll need:

  • 1. Frozen Drink Blender – this single serve blender available at Amazon is perfect. No more wasting a batch of frozen margaritas!
  • 2. Football Party Supplies – you can download my chevron and football field sheets plus “go team” cupcake wrappers and toppers for FREE!
  • 3. Tailgate Party Games – these ring toss and lawn bowling games are from Front Porch Classics
  • 4. Bar-height Folding Round Tables - nope. I’m not suggesting you have bar stools at your tailgate, just the bar height table. A few of these around the site allows party goers a place to congregate while standing. Plus, I hate bending over to eat messy BBQ! {wink}
  • 5. Wine and dine party plate and cup and plate party plates  - no more balancing act with your plate and your cup or glass of wine. Genius invention for tailgating!
  • 6. Party wagon grill- pull it out and wheel it where ever the party is from Wholesale Patio Store!

And if you carting the kids around to their games, you’ll LOVE to be able to personalize your bag with their name, number, and even a favorite collegiate team logo! I have to admit… I do love a monogram!

  • 7. Cheer moms – the (A) large utility tote with (B) pocket utility tote insert is my fav! Plus, (C) organizing utility tote and (D) lil’ expressions tote are perfect for keeping all your gear. The lil’ expressions tote can be personalized with outfits, hair type and color for boys and girls.
  • 8. Football moms – as I mentioned above, the Large Utility Tote is my fav and as you can see from the image you can make it what you want with dividers and tops. And it all removes easily so you can change it out for other purposes like keeping your groceries from rolling around in the trunk. I so use it for that a lot!
  • 9. Cold drinks – We often spend several hours at the field so we sometimes take lunch. The (A) Thermal Tote and (C) Bring A Bottle Thermal are perfect for drinks and bringing cold snacks for the team.
  • 10. Healthy snacks – The (B) Keep It Caddy is a bit smaller and perfect for all those snacks you know you’ll be taking unless you want to spend your day at the concession stand.

You can shop all of Thirty-One Gifts goodies from their Thirty-One Gifts Catalog  (bottom of the left navigation bar). Just contact a consultant in your area to place your order. And in the month of August 2013 if you spend $35 and get any purse 50% off! You can find their latest deal (a new one every month) here!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and oh yes, celebrate this football season!

This post was sponsored by Thirty-One Gifts. However, all opinions are my own. You know I’d have it no other way!

Easy Football Party Brownies

Only planning to watch from home?! You can still kick the season off with my football brownies!

 Follow on Bloglovin

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebook, sign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), connect with Kim on twitter, pinterest and on instagram. And don’t forget to shop the party store for birthday, baby shower and holiday party supplies. Oh, and now you can follow the blog with Bloglovin too! Hope to see you around!

you may also like:

easy football brownie finger food recipe

Easy Football Party Brownies

Hosting a party this Game Day?! Make these football brownies. They’re super easy, fun and you’ll look like a superstar. It’s a win – win… no matter who wins. {grin}

For this little finger food recipe, you’ll need:

  • Brownie box recipe (I use Duncan Hines Chewy Brownies so my little one with with dairy allergies can enjoy them too)
  • Cream cheese icing (I use Pillsbury Cream Cheese icing, again, no dairy)
  • Resealable bag, with a corner snipped off
  • Butter knife

And here are the easy steps:

  • Bake your brownies as directed.
  • Allow them to cool completely.
  • Cut out football shapes with a butter knife, keeping them fairly close together so that you can limit waste (like there would be waste!).
  • Place on your serving platter (TIP: Line platter with wax paper or food safe liner as shown so that your party finger foods come up easily)
  • Spoon icing into resealable bag, snip corner and pipe on four lines

For more party finger foods, visit my 8 Super Bowl party ideas for the Big Game! And download my free Game Day printables in 2013 Super Bowl colors. Enjoy!

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebooksign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), follow us on twitterpinterest and on instagram at @thecelebrationshoppe.

you may also like:

Super Bowl party ideas + free printables

Super Bowl Party

Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? If you are, I’ve got some football party decorations for you! Download my free Super Bowl party printable templates (link at the bottom of this post).

Football Party Cupcakes

Just wrap your cupcakes with our adorable chevron “GO TEAM!” cupcake wrappers, make a few pennants and you’re all set. The football cupcake wrappers and pennants have been updated for Super Bowl 2013 colors: Baltimore versus the 49ers.

You could also use them for other types of snacks, like I did when I made a Cheez-Its stadium last year! I styled these on a stadium design. And guess what, download the files and get them too!

1-0722-Super-Bowl-Party-Ideas-wl

For more Game Day fun, hop over and read my 8 Super Bowl party ideas for the Big Game.

2a-0665-Football-Party-Backdrop

The post includes more pictures including this fun pennant banner for your backdrop using these football printable templates, Game Day food ideas, plus I made a little video walk through of my Super Bowl party table. It’s in the post or you can hop to my YouTube Channel, The Celebration Shoppe, to see my Super Bowl party ideas video and more!

DOWNLOAD your FREE Super Bowl cupcake party printables NOW and join our e-mail list for exclusive freebies, including our Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers and other goodies! (Note: The cupcake wrappers and pennants are on 8.5×11 paper and the mats are on 11×17.)

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebooksign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), follow us on twitterpinterest and on instagram at @thecelebrationshoppe.

you may also like: