Colorful Tailgate Just In Time For Fall Football Season

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Are you ready for some football? A Monday (and almost every night of the week) party!

Y’all, it’s football season, whether you’re ready or not. Lucky for us, we like football season, and our hometown team, the Broncos. We like the game, but we may like the food, tailgate parties, apparel and cocktails just as much, if not more.

To kickoff the season on the right foot, we had a tailgate party of our own. We decorated in orange and blue, and we primarily did it with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers. It was a good morning to celebrate football at a girls only tailgate (no offense to the men), and it was so fun!

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Get ready to cut and glue your way to an awesome and colorful tailgate. Details on how we hosted our tailgate is below. Of course, we decorated in orange and blue for our team, but ASTROBRIGHTS also has 25 bright colors for any team’s tailgate. Craft the rainbow for your team!

DIY Huddle Sign
One of our favorite items at the tailgate was our huddle sign. We made it with Astrobrights paper, including the colors Lunar Blue™, Blast-Off Blue™, Celestial Blue®, Orbit Orange™, and Cosmic Orange™. To make it, first glue white paper letters onto a foamcore board. Next, cut 5 inch-long strips of paper ranging from ½ inch to 1 inch thick (depends on how high you want the letters). Finally, tightly roll the paper. Once rolled, you can keep it circular or bend it into a triangle shape. With a hot glue gun, glue the paper rolls around the letters. Glue them close to one another, and as the letters take shape, you can start to stagger like loose confetti.  This will be a signature showstopper at every tailgate this season. Friends will know how to find your car for every game.

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Food & Drink
We made the most delicious breakfast burritos (tater tots, green chili, red peppers, eggs and cheese) for this tailgate. They can be easily warmed on the grill, or kept warm on the way to the game. To stick with our team’s colors, we also served orange clementines and blueberries, along with donut kabobs (small wooden dowels lined with delicious white donut holes). We decorated the donut holes with tiny flags made with Blast-Off Blue™ and Orbit Orange™ cardstock.

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We sipped a Mimosa cocktail in solo cups. To make them extra cute, we designed megaphones with names on Microsoft Word, cut them out, and then taped them onto the cups with packaging tape. The tape was our way to waterproof the names for those unforeseen spills. Cheers!

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DIY Paper Photo Props & Banner
Paper props are always a good idea for a fun party. After all, everyone is looking for a good instagram shot, and props enhance those photo opps! We made #1 fan foam fingers from paper, as well as pennant flags. To make the foam fingers, simply print a template found online (foam finger here), cut, glue and then add a stick for people to hold them. We used a sharpie to draw the hand details, and cut a #1 from ASTROBRIGHTS paper.

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Football game decor just doesn’t seem complete without a banner of some kind. So, we cut some orange and blue triangles (pennant flag template here) and strung them along a piece of twine. Additionally, we cut GAME DAY letters and strung them along, too.

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DIY Magnets
A great damage-free way to hang football printables is magnets. We can’t believe we haven’t explored this option more before. Jenna created football printables for us, and we hung them all around the truck. To make these magnets, trace the size of the magnets around ASTROBRIGHTS paper. Next glue the paper to one side of the magnet. Lastly, pour Mod Podge Dimensional Magic onto the top of the magnet. Let the magic dry. Another option is to paint the magnet with actual Mod Podge. It will be a protective barrier on the magnets.

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DIY Paper Megaphone Necklace
Everyone wants to be heard, and one can be heard a lot louder with a megaphone. It may not have been a large one, but the DIY paper megaphones we made were a fun way to cheer on our favorite team, and accessorize our outfits. To do this, find a small megaphone template, print the outline, trace it on cardstock paper and decorate the paper megaphones with the ASTROBRIGHTS writing paper. Use a hot glue gun to glue the megaphone together. Next, hang them with yarn, and give them to all party-goers.

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For football fans, fall is all about football, friends and food. Now, we encourage all those footballs fans to add festive paper to COLORIZE their fall, too. After our tailgate, we know we’re convinced paper can be a part of football fun!

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This post is in partnership with ASTROBRIGHTS. We were crafting with and coloring on ASTROBRIGHTS paper long before this post. It’s always been a fave product of ours. Thank you for supporting the brands that support j. sorelle. ASTROBRIGHTS was one of the first, so we are very grateful.

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