Here it is... my son's first birthday party. And per the deal I jokingly made with my husband prior to ever expecting a boy, we finally had a Redskins first birthday party... a Redskins Tailgate. To truly understand the humor in this, let me just say that I am the girl who watched every home football game in high school (dance team girl) and never actually understood the game. And while I am now a Redskins fan by marriage, I still tend to watch the cheerleaders, the fans, the mascot... pretty much everything but the players. Thankfully, I have a sister-in-law that helped point me in the right direction.
Warning before you read further: There is a lot of burgundy and gold.
Staying true to the tailgate theme, we used three trucks as the food stations. (My brother joked that it was a Ford Truck party instead.)
The first truck served our main meal... grilled sausages, burger sliders, chips and crackers with black bean dip, pasta salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, and more.
The second truck was the drink station - the adult and non-adult varieties - with appetizers and favors for all. The favors were red velvet cake in jars.
And the third truck served up the desserts... a spice cake with apple filling, dark beer chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel icing and dark chocolate football toppers, smore marshmallow pops, and peanut butter M&Ms. It was kind for them to make the Fall M&Ms in the perfect colors to match the party decor.
I'm generally not a football fan, but the tailgate was a blast.