Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Someone Should Want To Date Us

The main event of the weekend didn't turn out exactly how I was hoping, but, as always, Florida weekend was still a major success. Hallie and I did some major research during the week on what all we wanted to contribute to the game watch party. Our decision: orange jello shots, football-ish cookies, pizza dip (me), and baked beans (Hallie). 

We started off the weekend (as we normally do) at happy our with our co-workers after work on Friday. After happy hour(s), we headed to the grocery store to pick up all the needed ingredients for the weekend.  We then headed back to Hallie's to make the jello shots (they needed to sit overnight) and the baked beans (they needed to cook in the crock-pot overnight). We finally finished up a littler after 11:00p.m. The result? Over 100 orange jello shots and a-maz-ing baked beans.
Since the game started at 3:30, I had to get up early to get everything else done. I used adorable jersey and football cookie cutters and put a Tennessee touch on some sugar cookies and brownies. (These will be better next time, both taste and looks. I ran out of time and had to rush)
Hunter, Bray, and Poole all made the cut for my cookies. After Justin got hurt (which I can hardly talk about -- absolutely heartbreaking), one of the girls at the party asked if him getting hurt was a big deal. My reply, "Obviously he's a big deal. I mean, he's one of my cookies." And of course, I couldn't make anything Tennessee related and not include Peyton, so he got a cookie too.
I was most excited about this pizza dip. I'd had the dip before, but I'd never made it myself. I also wanted to bring in the football theme and I'd seen a pepperoni football on a pizza on Pinterest, so I thought I'd try it out. I was extremely nervous, but it ended up working out perfectly and was apparently a big hit at the party. It was completely gone within 30 minutes.
All in all I'd say it was a huge success (not the game -- the party). Hallie and I's conclusion from this weekend: someone should want to date us. We spent hours preparing for game day and deciding what we would contribute to the party, we spent hours socializing after work on Friday, and we spent hours going to the store and making food for the party (and we LOVE football and actually know what is going on). Who wouldn't want one of us as their girlfriend/wife to make each game day a complete hit? Right? =)

Since I used all of my favorite ideas for this past weekend, I'm glad we have an off week so I can try and come up with more ideas for the next game watch party... and so we can all recover from the heartbreak of the Florida game. Don't worry Gators, we'll get you next time!

Side note: I've never done the whole take pictures of your outfit thing like some bloggers... BUT I am just SO excited about fall weather that I had to share my first fall outfit. 
 I hope y'all have a great week! 

1 comment:

  1. Your football on the dip...too cute. Might have to steal that!