In honor of, well the super bowl, here’s a football themed blog post for ya!
A few weeks ago, Patrick and I went to our very first Texans game!
We invited my friend Melanie & her husband and decided to have our very own brunch tailgate.
Our tailgate was super last minute, by turned out perfect. So I’m sharing a peek into our day with the NFL as well as a few tips on how to throw your own last minute tailgate.
Patrick and I consider ourselves pretty decent tailgaters. Boy did we “show up” in college with our epic house party tailgates back in the day. Those were the glory days, when our tailgates consisted of 30 of our closest friends, beer pong, all the junk food you could imagine and so much orange that you couldn’t possibly see any other colors. Plus, being able to walk from our very own tailgates straight to the football games then walk back to our homes for bed was pretty fantastic.
There’s nothing quite like a Fall Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee!
Now that we’re adults, and far far away from our dear alma mater, The University of Tennessee … our tailgates are bit different these days.
For one, we’re cheering on the Texans. (We decided we’re newly adopted fans.)
And for two, we now tailgate out of a car, as opposed to a house down the street.
Did I mention this brunch tailgate of ours was all very last minute?
Last minute it may have been, we threw everything together for the perfect morning tailgate.
Fear not, anybody can throw together a fun & tasty brunch tailgate at the last minute – with the bare necessities below.
Grab whatever chairs you have and throw them in the car. A card table is a bonus. Lucky for us, we had a few folding chairs & probably a 50 year old card table in our garage. (Hence the out of place floral tablecloth … that the girls thought was totally cute … not so much the guys.)
I threw together my favorite recipe for sausage cheese balls, Melanie brought delicious pigs in a blanket. I grabbed some cinnamon roles pre-made from Kroger, and a bag of gold fish for good measure and we were good to go!
Mimosas are a given for a brunch tailgate. Our fun Govino champagne glasses made us feel that much fancier too. For some reason guys are okay with drinking beer really early in the morning. We watched them do so while we sipped our spiked OJ. 🙂
4. Not necessities but these particular things make tailgates a whole lot more fun: a portable speaker (for your country tailgate spotify playlist), a trash bag (it realllly stinks when you forget to pack one!), and a football. (so you can channel your inner QB while waiting for the game to start.)
Red, white & blue sports teams sure are easy to dress for!