Heather and Jason of Hello My Sweet are here today with A Very Vintage Football Party!
Next up were the field goal posts on each end of the table. Pretty simple stuff, just some unused wooden dowels I had laying around from Wal-Mart and yellow spray paint. We also decided to make a set of “bleachers” for some of our goodies. We had actually made one way back when we did our Vintage Circus table, and sometime during the move over the summer of 2011 it was lost or thrown out. Knowing me, probably the latter. I began work on a new set, 2 this time, one for each end of the field slightly canted inward. We will post DIY articles later on in the week for the bleachers, and the field goal posts, but all it took was some inexpensive wood pieces from Lowe’s, some Loctite, and a few clamps. Finish it off with some brown spray paint … instant bleacher stands!
For our serving pieces, we decided to keep it really simple since the “bleacher stands” would actually be holding 3 different food items themselves. We found that we only needed 3 other serving pieces. And wouldn’t you know it; they all came from Dollar Tree. Two white plastic melamine plates, and in Heather’s words an “absolutely tacky” football shaped 3 vessel serving tray. In her defense, she didn’t see the “grand vision” like me, and during the review of the pictures we took she begrudgingly admitted that it actually “turned out decent.” To paraphrase my favorite super hero, of course it turned out decent … I was directly involved.
And on those serving pieces we served up some slight variations of old standby football party foods. First up on the bleachers were our “Field Goal Fries” and “Official Water” bottles. Fairly standard stuff … but wait. What are these pint sized cakes that are emanating a tantalizing scent of beer, bacon and cheese? Oh my snaps! Did that last sentence actually include the words cake, beer, bacon AND cheese? Stay calm, your vision does not need to be checked, for it is true. These would be Hello My Sweet’s delectable Cheddar-Beer cupcakes, or also known as “The Cupcake for Men.” Let us move on to our “Kick’n Hot Kups,” a neat twist on the traditional hot wings. Also up are our “Off Sides Sliders.” Sweet Hawaiian mini rolls with deli ham and Swiss cheese topped with a diced onion sautéed in butter, Dijon mustard and poppy seeds. And as kind of a play on words, our football tray featured white chocolate covered pretzel “Laces,” actual “Pig Skin” (see; pork rinds) and “Black Eye Paint” or rich and creamy licorice pieces. Wiping off your mouth and/or hands with our yellow “Penalty Flag” napkins was totally optional.
To complete that vintage look and feel to the table, we used a combination of vintage football paraphernalia and a new set of party printables Heather designed. You can find those at our Etsy shop here, and can come in any team color combination … yes even the Cleveland Browns team colors. But really who would want that? I digress … Where was I? Oh yes, a super nifty vintage Spalding football from a fellow Etsy store, Happy Blue Moon … give them a look-see when you have time. They have some great vintage finds, but we call dibs on that sweet retro adding machine for a Christmas present! We also constructed a scoreboard to go in between the bleachers. All it took to make that was a scrap piece of 2×2 inches wood that was leftover from Heather’s new custom built computer desk, even more wooden dowels and foam core, and a small section of the turf rug wrapped around the piece of 2×2 wood. The old time scoreboard graphic that we placed on the foam core is available in our Very Vintage Football party printables and has this great dilapidated look to it. And holding down the left side of the table is a homemade homage: the megaphones of yore. Some red paint and poster board, BAM … done!
Last but certainly not least, we collaborated with our good friend Carmen fromThe Flair Exchange. We had told her about our crazy idea of doing a vintage themed football dessert table, then Heather and Carmen banged out an idea for us to use large balloons and some of her awesome balloon tassels. Not only did the balloons look great on the brick backdrop we used, but the tassels really gave it that sports event feel to it. While setting up, Heather had even remarked that they reminded her of the pom-poms that cheerleaders around the country use. Oh by the way, did you know that there is a helium shortage going on right now? I kid you not. We could not find anyone in our town that would fill them for us, and our Wal-Mart did not have the party size tanks in stock.
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