Yesterday we hosted a University of Washington Football party at our home. The Huskies were playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers for the 3rd time in the last 2 seasons and were both 1-1, so we decided a party was necessary.
We invited about 10 people and had a great time preparing. We went to Home Depot and bought some astro-turf (you can buy it by the foot, however it is only sold in 12 foot wide dimensions. So we had a 12’ x 2.5’ piece and used only a small portion of it. Anyone need some turf??) I measured out the yard lines and spray painted them on. We bought dowels to make the field goals; Cut them to the right lengths, nailed them together, spray painted them and then we had 2 sweet field goal posts!
Here’s a closer look at the dessert table:
I made the desserts the night before. You can never go wrong with cupcakes and cake bites. Yummy. I found all the prepackaged treats at Smiths and Winco. The Grape Licorice was a hit!
For drinks, we bought Cream Soda and Grape Soda in bottles. I created the wrappers on the computer, glammed them up with some glitter and glued them together.
We already had these cute little helmets that are from a Washington themed checkerboard game.
And now for the real food; i.e. the MEAT. My husband came up with the ideas for most the food, and I found or created a recipe to make it happen. It was all really tasty, but the Grilled Cheese with Bacon Sandwiches were the biggest hit. I used white bread, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and 2 bacon slices per sandwich (we precooked the bacon).
Although Washington lost to Nebraska in a tough game, we had a great time with all our friends and enjoyed everyone’s company and some delicious food! Hosting and planning parties is my new favorite thing!
Would you like to have a party with your friends and family? Shoot me an email and let’s plan one! firstname.lastname@example.org