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Bridal Shower Ideas and More, Issue #013-Tailgate Bridal Shower Theme
October 13, 2009

Tailgate Bridal Shower Theme

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Fall is the perfect time for a Tailgate Bridal Shower Theme. Tailgating is an event in itself...usually several hours of food, drinks, and comaraderie, before a game. You can have your shower before a real game, or just use the idea. This works especially well for couples showers

Start with your invitations. Announce your theme using the bride/couple's favorite team logo and colors. Let guests know, if you would like them to come dressed in team attire or even cheer leader outfits.

Location: if you're having it before a real game, you'll be outside. If you're just using the idea, a rented hall, private home, or restaurant rooms with big screen tv's are options.

Decorations: use team colors and logos for balloons, banners, and streamers. Pennants, a goal post, and mini football string lights, are some of the available tailgate bridal shower theme party goods.

Party favors aren't a necessity, but it seems everyone gives them. With this type of theme, keep it simple. Team key chains make great
tailgate bridal shower favors.

Tailgate Theme Food
This party food is typically simple...snacks, dips, sandwiches, etc. Use your favorites. You may also want to fire up the grill, and make burgers and steaks. The following recipes from are also great choices.

1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 env. dry vegetable soup mix
1 c. sour cream
1 c. mayonnaise
3 sm. green onions, chopped finely

Drain spinach well, combine with ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Chill for 3 to 4 hours. Serve with crackers or chips

Main Dish:
2 lbs. coarsely ground beef
1 c. water
1 can (16 oz.) whole tomatoes, pureed
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. red pepper sauce (more if you like it hot)
1/4 c. chili powder
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 can (12 oz.) beer

Cook meat over high heat in a 2 quart pan until meat loses color. Add water, pureed tomatoes, onion and garlic powder. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper sauce, chili powder, oregano, salt, cumin, cayenne and beer; stir well. Simmer uncovered 1 hour longer or until meat is tender and stew is thickened.


1 lb. elbow macaroni
1 lg. bell pepper, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
3 med. carrots, shredded
1 c. red vinegar (may use white vinegar)
2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1 can Eagle Brand milk

Cook macaroni (with little oil); drain and cool. Add vegetables and mix well. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over macaroni mixture. Chill at least 4 hours before serving (overnight is better). Will keep up to 10 days, refrigerate. Serves 18.

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1 1/2 pkgs. graham crackers
1 stick butter
1 stick butter
1/2 c. sugar
Pecans, chopped
Powdered sugar

Break crackers in half. Combine butter, butter and sugar in saucepan. Boil 3 minutes. Pour over crackers and sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Break apart and enjoy.

You might want to choose printable games for your tailgate bridal shower theme. These are fun, easy to use, and available immediately, with Fall idea options.

Play music that goes along with your theme, by choosing upbeat selections.

*** Be creative and have fun with your ideas. You're tailgate theme will be "oudoor" event.

*** I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Bridal Shower Ideas and More. Please feel free to share this with a friend.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me:

Trish Burrell is founder of Bridal Shower Ideas For You. Visit this informational site on all areas of bridal shower planning, at

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