Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gearing Up for the Game

Auburn vs. Alabama 1972
score: Auburn 17, Alabama 16
Punt Bama Punt! One of the most famous games ever played. You can read about this game on Wikipedia...ESPN lists this game as one of the top 100 games.

Once again, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Thursday...Thanks so much for giving us a place to share ideas!

It's that time again... SEC FOOTBALL is back! It's time to plan fabulous tailgate menus and head to the nearest stadium or television. College football is back!!!

At my house, that means getting out all the Auburn memorabilia; the football blanket, the helmets, and the pom poms, and get ready to feed a crowd. All the sons and their friends love to watch Auburn Football with my AU football fanatic Hubby. (I think he bleeds burnt orange and navy blue!) For those who have to work during the game, texting scores and big plays will definitely take place. Living so far from Auburn (Alabama), we only get there 2-3 times a season for games...thankfully college roommate still lives in town and is gracious enough to allow us to visit. (I will share tailgating with this group later in the season.) WAR EAGLE!

There's no doubt that Auburn fans live in this house! On the table you will find pom poms saved from games- gone- by. There's a bobble head doll, ticket stubs, a football classic book, autographed footballs, tigers, a tiger tail, and even condiments. On the side table you will find plates and cups ready for piling on the food. Yes...we do it up BIG at our house.

This hat was the first baby gift our first son received. He went to Auburn.

Footballs autographed by the team and by Coach Tommy Tuberville- usually they are proudly displayed on his office shelf.

This week's buffet-style tailgate menu:

Starters - Buffalo Wing Dip with corn chips (we like Dorito's Scoops)
Fresh Fruit
Celery Sticks and Carrot Sticks

Barbequed Pork Sandwiches with
"Grandaddy's secret sauce"
Bakery Sandwich Buns
Baked Beans
7 Layer Salad
Southern Praline Pecan Cake

ps: Hurley and Rowdy are already getting excited about football....notice their attire! And when we find where Hurley has hidden her AU t-shirt, she'll have that on, too!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hope that the team your doggies root for wins! That should keep their tails wagging!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice collection of AU memorabilia! I'm originally from Alabama (Huntsville) and have many friends and family who are AU fans, also UA fans! LOL! (I've been in FL 43 years now.) Both my daughters graduated from FSU, so you know who I vote for!

Neat tablescape!


Unknown said...

Way to get your game on! :)


niartist said...

Graet fun! :) Perfect game day setting! I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

One Shabby Old House said...

I know I will be able to hear the cheers from here.
Go Auburn!

nannykim said...

It is exciting....but you are WRONG--the Tiger stands for Clemson....YUP ...CLEMSON!! YOU gotta get that right! lol We are in a family where some of my kids went to Clemson and One is still at USC (south carolina not cal). So the rivalry is preeeety awesome. Great stuff on your table (but please remember Tigers=Clemson) ahhhh

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LillyB said...

War Eagle sister!!!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh yes, it's that time of year again! I love the doggies!

Joyce said...

I love football season too and all the fun finger foods that go with the game. Your little bobble head is cute. Let's pray for a fun and safe season.

Shannon said...

Jane, a Warm Hello from Beacher's Lodge Oceanfront Suites... I came across your blog and just wanted to comment on how wonderfully you expressed the charm of our beautiful Crescent Beach. We are right next door to the Crescent Beach Ramp, if ever you or your family are staying over night...please stay with us!
Also, we are excited to have the Crescent Beach Paint Out happening near by, the last week of October 2009, the website is ...You should stay with us in October and indulge your inner artist.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

My Son whilst only young is football crazy!
The only thing I like about it all is the sound of that menu of yours!...Mmmmm Yum!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a great setting. I love football, and this is right down my alley. Love the menu too. Also, want to invite you to join the "Cloche Party" on the 11th of Sept. Click the button on my sidebar for the details. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty said...

Hi Jane, you do realise you won a prize from my comp??? Can you email me your mailing address please. Thanks - Simone - Beach Vintage

Courtney said...

What a fun tablescape! I'm looking forward to football season too. It's so exciting!

Unknown said...

Just found your blog.Love it!
We're Gators(all our money went there...),USF Bulls(me),and FSU(future DIL) fans here...
What a collection we are.
Love your collection of Auburn stuff,tho.

Bill said...

Hi Jane,
Fun and festive, with a LOT of team spirit!!!
Love the sound of that menu!

Thanks, as always, for your visits and generous comments!

Bye for now,

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

hmmm? Are there any Auburn fans around your place or what?

(Oh goodness! I had two drawings for one Auburn logo and the other the alabama logo! A pretty even split in their home! I cannot imagine the ruckus at their place! haha)

Blessings & Aloha!

Moore Minutes said...

What a fun and festive theme! Your menu sounds delicious too!

Debbie Pearson said...

Well it certainly looks like you are ready for football season! Love all of your memorabilia, makes for great tablescapes :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Yep... it's football time again... yummy food while watching the games.. nothing better... ENJOY!

Lady Katherine said...

What a great fun setting! I thought Alburn was Alamba, Gators were for Florida! I love seeing the college campus in Gainesville,Florida. I worked down there many a time.
Isn't the Corner Cafe the greatest. Its my New Favorite Place!

The Barnett Family said...

Thanks for the idea for one of my next tablescapes.....War Eagle. We have autographed footballs from last year....we went to Fan Day 08. Thanks for stopping by. You are soooo lucky to live at the beach....lucky DOG!!!!!