Sunday, September 28, 2008

That's What Friends Are For

When friends put their heads together, magic happens. Magic did indeed happen Friday night when 12 of my friends and their spouses pooled their talents to host a party in honor of Ben and Claire.

At Wanda's suggestion, they used a Tailgate Party theme. After all, it's football season in Alabama, and we are all fans of one team or another. Under Connie's direction, they pulled together decor from all of our favorite teams--Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Mississippi State, Louisville and North Carolina. The serving table was all decked out in Razorback red complete with pom poms, Hog hats, blankets, flags and balloons. Guests sat at tables decorated to represent the other teams.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the "Bride and Groom" dressed appropriately in Razorback attire. Meanwhile, the hosts and hostesses had donned their favorite team colors, and Don tried to relive his college days at the University of Alabama by hiding a flask in his hip pocket.

Even the food had a Razorback theme as we sipped Razor Ritas (pomegranate margaritas) and dined on everything from Pigtail Pasta and Sooiee Swirls to Razor Bites and Boar Brownies.

Lately our group of friends has done lots of parties for brides and grooms, but I think it's going to be hard to top the Tailgate Party.


the osbornes said...

What a cute idea!

Katie said...

Looks like SO much fun! Thanks for the pictures. :)