Members of the Auburn Family can be found all over the globe. Work, family and a ton of other reasons can keep the Auburn faithful away from the Plains or other venues on game day. However, just because you can’t make it to tailgate before kickoff, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the party to you. Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas to inspire your very own DIY Auburn Game Day Experience.
First, send out your invites. Whether it’s by word of mouth, e-vite or a tangible, Auburn themed invitation it’s most important to know that you’re sharing the experience with those closest to you. Even if they aren’t die hard Auburn fans or even football fans at all, show them how much fun it is to get in on the game day experience!
Almost as important as your guests is the menu. You can explore Pinterest.com and gather a ton of intriguing and delicious recipes. Whether you’re looking to have an intimate buffet or a spread that would cover Jordan-Hare, Pinterest has it all there for you. Potential big hits at your DIY Game Day Experience are dishes like buffalo chicken dip, jalapeno popper dip and queso.
Dips are such great and easy dishes to serve to your guests because once you set up your serving area the work is all up to the guests. In addition, finger foods are perfect for a game day party. Sliders, subs, jalapeno poppers and fried cheese are all easily executed recipes that your guests are sure to love. Of course the menu potential goes far beyond the few snacks listed here. Explore the internet and find the perfect refreshments that suit your party needs.
Next, you must have decorations. These can be executed with themed plates, napkins and cutlery or banners painted with uniquely-Auburn sayings like “Bodda Getta” and “War Eagle!” If having the party outside at night you can string Christmas lights along trees or bushes. Streamers, balloons or your very own stand-alone Gus can easily be details that complete the look of your pseudo-tailgate. Decorations can be anywhere from subdued to over-the-top—just go for whatever gets you pumped for the game.
Another important factor lies in how you’re going to watch the game. You can stay small and watch it on your TV in the comfort of your own home with all of your closest friends surrounding you. If you want to go big, rent a projector, string up a white sheet and broadcast the game theater style! In the end, it doesn’t matter how you watch, it’s just that you’re supporting our Tigers.
Last, but certainly not least have your game day gear ready. Do you have a lucky jersey? Superstitious socks? Maybe you have to break out the shirt you were wearing during the 1972 Iron Bowl. No matter what you do, just make sure you dedicate yourself to it and believe in it—that’s our job as the Auburn Family right?
No matter where you are, enjoy the rest of the season. Maybe you’ll consider getting your nearest and dearest together and creating your very own DIY Auburn Game Day Experience even if you can’t follow our boys to their final match-ups. Enjoy your party and war eagle!
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