We LOVE football season here at Swoozie’s and work all year on bringing you new exclusive items to make sure you have the BEST tailgate on campus! As soon as our collections were complete, we knew we needed to provide y’all with even more inspiration so we teamed up with our friend @amyspartyideas who is known for her over-the-top, oh-so-amazing tailgate spreads. 

When we got to collaborate with her on an Auburn set up, we were, needless to say, SO excited. Amy has the most creative and cute ways to plan any type of party and this tailgate spread delivers! We are excited to introduce her as a guest blogger with her guide to a Saturday Down South Tailgate! Read on and make sure to follow her tips and stock up on her favorite tailgate essentials to make sure yours is just as awesome!

Saturdays down South mean one thing….tailgates!  There is nothing more fun than spending the day gathered around a table full of food with your friends and family just hanging out in the beautiful weather, enjoying each other, and getting excited about the game!

It is even more fun when you get your guests in the game day spirit by going all out for your favorite team.  Shopping at Swoozie’s to grab their cute tailgate gear makes game day so much more festive.   To start, use a tablecloth in your team’s colors to set the scene.  Don’t overlook your closet, I love using my tiger scarf as a table topper.  Make sure you decorate your whole space.  Grab pillows and hang your team’s mascot on your door to get everyone excited.

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Custom napkins for your team are a fun touch!

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Don’t forget the football for those pickup games that keep the kids having fun throughout the day.

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Keep your foods simple and serve at least one healthy option to keep those calories in check throughout the season.  I love my acrylic tray to keep salsa from dripping all over my tablecloth.  Let’s face it, most of us just dip and eat…no plate needed.

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Keep your drink cold all day with your Corkcicle and make it personal with a fun saying to keep track of your cup!

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I just love my longitude latitude bucket!  I made it myself with a discounted bucket I picked up and my Silhouette machine. There are so many cute ones available now! And my favorite glasses are a must at the tailgate.  All of the landmarks and special places of my alma mater are represented which brings back great memories for me and my college roommate who we tailgate with each week.

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Keeping cute coozies on the table ensures that everyone’s drink will stay cool.  And let’s face it, the sentiment rings true for those of us down on the plains.  War Eagle!