You don’t need a reason to party, but from time to time I’m going to give you a good one. Then I’m going to suggest the essentials: what to eat, drink, bake, make and wear.
If the first college football Saturday of the season isn’t a reason to party, I don’t know what is. Get the gang together for a tailgate at home. Send out a schedule for the day, including what games will be featured. If possible, set up a few viewing areas so guests can catch various games. Ask everyone to bring a dip while you provide the main course, drinks and dessert.
EAT: Wings are an essential part of the game day experience. Pizza is delicious. Why not combine the two for a wingless buffalo chicken pizza?
DRINK: No need to get fancy. The people want beer while watching college football and the people shall have it.
BAKE: Beer ice cream chocolate chip sandwiches. There isn’t much else to say.
MAKE: Make favors with the faces of your guests’ favorite mascots.
WEAR: Swap your typical college tee for a dress in your team’s colors. It seems like an appropriate way to usher in a new season. Plus it’s August and hot outside.
So what will you be doing on August 31st? More importantly, who will you be routing for?