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Posted on September 12 2016

                                 Source: Pigskin 'N Pearls Blog

LADIES! Football season has FINALLY kicked off and you're still left trying to figure out the absolute perfect outfit and make the most delicious dishes for tailgating. And if that isn't enough, what about a playlist to please every crowd, young and old[er]. Have no fear! I've got you covered and am absolutely here to help with all of the above! 
 
OUTFIT 101
So you've exhausted your MOST favorite game day outfits... Now what?! The perfect football outfit can be a royal pain in the rear to figure out, we know! Do you wear a dress? Maybe shorts and a flirty top? Perhaps jeans and a flowy top? What about a jewelry?! Don't be left guessing. I'll help you figure out the perfect combination that suites your specific style, piece by piece! 
 
A fabulous dress is an absolute must-have in your arsenal of game day attire! You'll especially love how easy and breezy your outfit is when the weather is still scorching. And ladies, it's going to be HOT! Plus dresses are super versatile - you can dress them up with awesome statement jewelry or add some flair with your choice of shoes. What's not to love? 
 
I love the look of cute cut-offs and flirty tops this tailgating season! There will be no stopping you in this killer outfit choice. Run around your tailgate, pose for crazy pics, and cheer on your favorite team without the worry of accidentally flashing everyone and their mother. Seriously, that's always a worry in the back of my mind. We've ALL had our horror stories with dresses blowing a little higher than we would like... So if you know you're the super active type when it comes to tailgating, think about rocking the classic combo of shorts and a fabulously flirty top! 
Distressed denim anyone?! UMM, YES PLEASE!!! (Insert raised hand here) Let's be honest, all colors of distressed denim are a game day no brainer. You can accomplish any look with these babies - sassy, edgy, chic, trendy, boho, and let's not forget comfy! Y'all, any outfit will be seriously fabulous with these on. For you Clemson fans, add a flirty orange tank to your white distressed denim. For the Georgia fans, add a flowy red top to your black distressed denim. Endless options! That a W in my book!
Jewelry WILL be your best friend when it comes to finishing a game day outfit. It is definitely mine!  Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces will take any ensemble from drab to FAB in a snap. I love what's trending - chokers and long, beaded necklaces. Make a statement with a choker. Simple and sassy :) Not a choker fan?! Grab a long, beaded necklace in your favorite team's color. You can loop it twice, tie it in a knot, or just simply wear it as is - you really can't go wrong! EARRINGS! My mom always tells me no outfit is complete without earrings. As much as it pains me to admit it, she's 100% right. Even simple studs make you look polished. 

 

D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S DISHES
Let's be honest, we all look forward to NOMing on some delicious tailgate food! But we don't necessarily enjoy worrying about what will be the tastiest or easiest dishes to make. I've found the B-E-S-T of both worlds for you! These dishes will certainly be crowd pleasers! Not only will they be yummy, they'll look like you spent hours creating them. (Shhh, they don't have to know just how easy they were to make!) Visit our G A M E D A Y 2 0 1 6 board on Pinterest for all the details on the following delicious dishes! 
{ FRANK'S RED HOT BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP }
Source: FranksRedHot Online Recipes
Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip = LIFE!!! Y'all, this stuff is seriously addicting and will have you and your guests going back for seconds, thirds, and most likely sixth helpings! Imagine the deliciousness of a buffalo chicken wing, add creamy ranch, and gooey cheese ALL together in one bite. Yup, that's this dip! Explosions of flavor everywhere (minus the mess)!!  
{ FRESH BLACK BEAN SALSA }
Source: The Blond Cook
Fresh salsa is such a guilty pleasure of mine and this is my a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e favorite recipe! Even with fresh ingredients it's super simple! OH and did I mention HEALTHY?! { Praise! } Combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper and you're done! I'm personally not a huge fan of red onion or cilantro and this recipe has just the right amount of each. This recipe makes 6 cups of perfection, ready for a fun day of football! Just a little hint: make this the night before tailgating. Mix all of the ingredients together, pop it in the refrigerator to chill, and let the flavor blending ensue! (Pssst, don't forget the tortilla chips!) 
{ TEAM SPIRIT PUPPY CHOW }
Source: Lauren's Latest
OMG, WHAT?! If you're like me, you had NO idea that puppy chow could be different colors. Well it can! This is awesome news for every tailgate across the USA this football season. Honestly, what's better than eating delicious puppy chow and showing your team spirit?! The even cooler thing - making it only requires 3 ingredients: powdered sugar, Chex cereal, and your choice of colored candy melts. Trust me when I say people will be super impressed by this amazingly simple tailgate staple. 
{ NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER TOUCHDOWN DIP }
Source: BuzzFeed
Y'all this adorable dip tastes as awesome as it looks! Who can resist peanut butter, cream cheese, Cool Whip, chocolate sprinkles, and vanilla wafers?! If you can, then you go girl! This recipe is super easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients - or if you're me, 4 ingredients. I personally don't like the crunch of the peanuts in the dip, so I simply leave them out. To create this touchdown dip, combine your choice of creamy peanut butter, softened cream cheese, and Cool Whip until smooth. Place this tasty mixture in plastic wrap and mold it into a football shape. Freeze for about an hour. Once out of the freezer, coat the dip with chocolate sprinkles and add the Cool Whip laces. Serve with your choice of vanilla wafers, pretzels, or graham crackers! SCORE!
 

BUMPIN' JAMS 

What makes a great tailgating playlist you ask? An awesome DJ of course - aka YOU! We know, the perfect playlist is nearly impossible to achieve, but with the help of several sources, I think I've come close! A little country, a little classic rock, and of course a little of today's hits will have your entire crowd singing along to every song! 

{TOP 30 TAILGATE SONGS}
1. We Will Rock You - Queen
2. Parking Lot Party - Lee Brice
3. Closer - The Chainsmokers
4. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
5. Chillin' It - Cole Swindell
6. Cold Water - Major Lazer
7. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
8. Aw Naw - Chris Young
9. Cheap Thrills - Sia 
10. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
11. Get Your Shine On - Florida Georgia Line
12. Ride - Twenty One Pilots
13. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
14. Boys of Fall - Kenny Chesney
15. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris
16. Song 2 - Blur
17. My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
18. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers
19. Rock & Roll, Pt. 2 - Garry Glitter
20. Save Water, Drink Beer - Chris Young
21. One Dance - Drake
22. Whoomp (There It Is) - Tag Team
23. T-shirt - Thomas Rhett
24. The Buzz - Hermitude
25. Shout - Isley Brothers
26. American Kids - Kenny Chesney
27. Bring 'Em Out - T.I.
28. Sweet Carolina - Neil Diamond
29. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk - Trace Adkins
30. All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled
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So the moral of the story is: don't let game day stress you out! Hopefully you'll find some of these awesome options for adorable outfits ideas, delicious dishes, and playlist jams helpful for your next tailgating extravaganza!
XO,
 SarahMargaret  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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