For the University of Georgia's opening game, my sister-in-law hosted the family at her house. I brought a dessert table, decked out in UGA's red and black.
I started with this terrific black and white print -- just $10 for a two-yard remnant. I added $9 of red ball fringe to create this table runner.
Next up was a banner, just because I'd never made one and wanted to know if I could quickly and inexpensively create a no-sew banner. Yes and yes! The banner success (and the scraps calling my name) led to the mini banner around my cake stand.
Onto the sweets! A cake was a must and I thought this chocolate-chocolate football cake turned out cute -- love the grass detail.
The vanilla and buttercream cake pops were from www.cakepopsbyjen.net. Red with black drizzle … so pretty and yummy!
Candy included cherry licorice, ribbon candy, raspberry & blackberry candy, Swedish fish, cherry sours, and a black and white licorice mix. Both the apothecary jars and the votive candle holders used as candy dishes featured football ribbon and tags in a collegiate font. To the candy, I added brownie bites and candy dipped pretzels, sprinkled with black sugar.
Drinks included Coke, Diet Coke and football bottles for the kids' drinks. Oh how I love these!
The final touch was the little red tins with the clear tops that I used for favors -- red and black Jelly Bellies. Go Dawgs!
Fabrics, rick rack, and ball fringe: Old Time Pottery, Jo-Ann's, WalMart
Cake Pops: Cake Pops by Jen (www.cakepopsbyjen.net)
White trays with black polka dots: Kroger
Red favor tins: Jo-Ann's
Football bottles: Dollar Tree
Black woven baskets: Dollar Tree
Glass votive holders: Dollar Tree
Cake: Target bakery