Monday, September 12, 2011

First Tailgate Of The Season

Y'all, I am just not a fan of 11am game times!  We got to campus around 8am on Saturday but it just doesn't give you enough time to enjoy the tailgate!


We started out with bloody mary's and mimosas (I found a great champagne at Total Wine that made perfect mimosas...I will be sure to share it when I remember the name.)


 We had a table full of good food.  I brought my pumpkin spice cake pops, hashbrown bake, chicken salad and rolls, and the other girls brought monkey bread, pigs in a blanket, fruit kabobs, crescent-wrapped brie, and a few other goodies.  Early games are tough to plan food for because it's got to be something that can hold up for a few hours and typical tailgate food just isn't appealing at 8am.  I think we did a great job covering all of the bases with this one.

Now let me tell y'all about these bloody marys!  I had every intention of making my own mix but with 5+ hours of travel time to get to Auburn, I had to limit the things I could make and bring.  I was standing in front of the bloody mary section at Total Wine and a man picked up a bottle of Zing Zang and said "this is the one you want."  So I went with it.  I rimmed the glasses with bacon salt that I found at World Market, Todd hunted down Bakon Vodka, a shake of Crystal hot sauce, and pickled okra.  For being pre-made, the guys loved them!  


Despite the beautiful forecast, it was stinkin' HOT.  I was very glad I stashed a little bottle of SPF 70 in my wristlet. We were all a sweaty gross mess afterwards.  I can't wait for the cooler games!


I had a very sweet lady make a few gameday outfits for me. I basically drew her pictures of exactly what I wanted and she stitched them up! I have an outfit planned for every game already!

Ps. Todd and I are planning on going to the Auburn @ South Carolina game...are any of y'all? We love making new friends. :)

You can share your tailgate blog posts at The Belles of Saturday.

37 comments:

  1. LOVE your gameday outfit! I'm a student at Auburn and would absolutely love to meet up with y'all next time you're down for a game! I'm hoping to go to the Carolina game, depending on classes/tests/etc.

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  2. Obsessed with your belt! Love your outfit and the tailgate table. :)

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  3. You and Todd look presh. Can I admit that I have *never* been to a college (or professional) football game?! I mean, I went to Carolina and our football team stunk, so that's my excuse. However, y'all are making me want to go simply to tailgate!!!

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  4. War Eagle! I wish I could make it to a game this year, but it's not going to happen. Y'all look adorable, and your tailgate makes me jealous.

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  5. Looks like a fun, and delicious, time! I love your gameday outfit!

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  6. the gameday spread looks amazing!!! definitely great food ideas for those early morning wakeup days...the outfit looks so cute, too!!

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  7. Your tailgate looks fabulous!!! Are you going to the CU v. Auburn game!?! We are!!! Let me know. Gooo Tigers!!! Xoxo-BLC

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  8. Oh my goodness...where did you order that darling sash??

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  9. Your pumpkin pops were so good! Thanks for bringing all that you did, Are you and Todd planning on coming back up for the Florida game??

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  10. Your outfit is AMAZING, I esp. love the monogram scarf, super cute!!

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  11. I'll be at the UGA/Auburn game in November. if y'all go let me know!

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  12. Such a good picture of y'all!! And love your outfit! Make the trip to Oxford next year :)

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  13. That Bloody Mary looks SO good! It is my favorite beverage! :) You looked adorable too!

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  14. Must see the full outfit. You are too, too cute. Auburn has never seen such a cute couple! War Eagle.

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  15. Beautiful gameday spread and outfit. I love the sash. My best friend from high school went to Auburn. I visited her several times and loved it. I went to South Carolina and will be at the game. We should definitely try to meet up. I have a blog all about Saturdays in the South. This week's feature is Auburn, so check it out tomorrow. thebellesofsaturday.blogspot.com

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  16. Bacon vodka? Bacon salt? I'm intrigued and going to have to try this.

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  17. Great post and I am so intrigued by the bacon vodka!! I follow you on twitter and LOVED the picture of your bow/sash!! Yall are cute :)!

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  18. ok i am going to be the 5th person to comment on that scarf/sash. please do a post on it so we can find out where/how to order/make one. I am thinkin i will wear one with a white blouse and cigarette black pants and flats.. need to know my love xo

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  19. Everything looks great! The food, the outfit, the drinks!! So fun :)

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  20. You know I'll be at the USC/Auburn game. CANNOT WAIT! I hope it's at least a 3:30 game. Hope to meet you both. :-)

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  21. Are you going to the Clemson/Auburn game this weekend? Not sure if you have ever been to Clemson, but it's a beautiful campus. :) I think you would love it.

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  22. Thank you for linking up with us! Your tailgate spread is amazing... it's Southern Living worthy! and your outfit is beautiful! I am super envious you had someone MAKE your Gameday outfits... that is awesome!

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  23. The season of the Bloody Mary...my favorite! Ya'll look great too :)

    -Amy

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  24. YAY for tailgating football season and fall weather! It's my favorite time of the year!

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  25. I LOVE your outfit! Where did you find your monogrammed sash?

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  26. I wish that you would do a post on where you buy your clothes, talk about your style, etc.

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  27. I LOVE your game day outfit and the food and bloody marys look delish as well!! Glad you guys had fun!!

    I live in New England and the college football scene is just not the same as it is in the south! I'm jealous!

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  28. OH MY GOODNESS! need to know who I can contact to get that outfit made for myself. Or, at least the precious sash!

    I'd really appreciate if you let me know!!

    taylorbartik@gmail.com

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  29. darling you MUST share where you got the monogrammed sash/belt. i'm dying!

    merci!

    Blair

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  30. Agreed!! DYING to know about that sash!!!

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  31. We are huge gamecock fans, so we will be at the Auburn/ USC game. Well, that is if I am not in labor. I am 37 weeks pregnant right now, so she could really make her debut any day now. Love that I found your blog. So cute!

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  32. Your tail gate party looks so fun! I love having tail gate parties. Good thing I subscribe to DISH Network because I have the Tailgater. Working for DISH I can tell you that you don't even need a second account. Check out http://goo.gl/vd4M4 for more info.

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  33. We typically start tailgating at 8 am no matter what time the game is-ha! The guys like to be the first RV in our lot, and it does make set up a little easier in the hot FL sunshine. Your spread looked awesome, and your outfit is to die for! I typically make a spreadsheet of my gameday outfits, and this is the first season I'm not getting anything custom made. Since I'm expecting, I just don't know what to expect-ha!

    We like to do clamato juice in our bloodys, and also rim with bacon salt, okra and some fresh lime wedges. Of course the bloody bar contains all the other fixings, but I loved seeing that okra!

    Thanks for sharing the Belles of Saturday, a new must read for me!!

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  34. Looks like so much fun! And I love your outfit!

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