Are You Ready For Some Tailgating?

Football season is here and tailgating ideas and recipes are on my mind.  I’ve got a simple question for the football loyal,  Are You Ready For Some Tailgating?  Our teams are chosen, tickets purchased and printed, tailgating menus planned, grills cleaned and ready to be fired up like a capacity crowd in Death Valley on a Saturday night,

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and the Geaux Tigers music tuned to roar!

Geaux Tigers: Official LSU Music

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Tailgating tablescapes decked out in team colors always proves to be a winner. I bring a few investment pieces for season to season use, dollar store gotta haves and diy dining projects to the team table.  Floral rings wrapped in burlap ribbon, mesh, floral moss (bayou theme) or team inspired duck tape make great custom candle rings.


Keep your eyes out for end of season clearance sales.  Decorative planters make fantastic tabletop arrangement anchors.  Load them up with seasonal flowers, natural or spray painted branches, magnolia leaves or artificial bunches- you get the point.  Inexpensive baskets and bandannas equal inexpensive one stop shopping dinner baskets and basket liners.  Hobby Lobby has a great selection of metal plaques and resin letters to add a little lagniappe to your tailgating tablespace decor.   In tailgating terms think easy transport, easy clean up.  I found a 3-pack of 5 gallon LSU buckets at Home Depot for $14.11.  Score!  Talk about the perfect tailgate tote, or centerpiece container, or trash receptacle… again, you get the idea.

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This is how we tiger fan and fare at our Bayou Broil!

tailgating ideas and recipes

Balsamic-honey-pulled-pork-slidersBalsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

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Tailgating times are once again upon us.  Regardless if your tailgate celebration is at the stadium or on your home field, good food and great style make an undeniable celebration combination. I  hope these ideas come in handy for all your tailgating times.  Happy tailgating, may your team be the pride of their division and Geaux Tigers!

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