January 31, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

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The Day My Husband Wants Designated a National Holiday


He believes that a national holiday should be
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(2) a day whose national significance is understood by young and old alike,
(3) a day that is celebrated across the nation in much the same way by everyone.

He points to Independence Day and Thanksgiving as examples of good,
sound national holidays. Applying his criteria, he further argues that the
Super Bowl deserves holiday status over a number of other already-designated national holidays.

He REEEEALY likes football.

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Here's our Super Bowl XLV bar set-up.
Yellow napkins (penalty flags), are wrapped with referee whistle napkin rings.
Personal football-shaped dipping bowls allow for double dipping.

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Soon after purchasing a set of
Football Penalty Glassware,
we realized they were terribly awkward to use
(too heavy, even when empty).

They ended up being more of a decorative item,
sitting on a high shelf with other seldom used glasses.

The glasses have been brought out of retirement with the addition of brown paper bag cones, and now serve as French fry holders.



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Synthetic grass placemats, originally made last April for an Earth Day tablescape, are used to represent the stadium's artificial turf.PhotobucketPhotobucketThe raw edges around the grass material are a bit raggedy. You can remedy this by edging the perimeter with cording.
Attach it to the mats with hot glue.



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A paper garland and some small lights hang above the television.
(For The Evolution of a Pennant Garland, from OK to OMG, visit My Life Among Three Stooges.)

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The snack table is set up a few steps away.
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To March Madness

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Stadium Cake Pan: Nordic Ware, Solutions.com
Dinner Plates: Sandalwood, coupe design, Heathware
Football Player Centerpiece: Cabbage Patch Kid, Toys R Us
Football Bucket: Easter bucket, Dollar Tree
Snack Plates with vintage football images: Pottery Barn
Large Football-shaped platter, large and small bowls: Boston Warehouse Trading Corp, Amazon.com

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I plan to link to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
and
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesdays.

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29 comments:

  1. How fun is this. I love all of your football themed things and the setting is perfect. Have fun. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Your place settings are very fun and festive. I love your banner/garland! It is great!! I love the idea of using garland for football....makes it a little girly without the guys ever knowing. Well done!

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  3. Denise, What a great table, love those turf placemats! Your husband is a lucky man, you spoil him!

    Pat

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  4. Now this is just too clever. I love the way you have brought everything together. If I may ask, where did you find artificial turf to make the placemats? I could see using those in other tablesettings, too. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

    Becky

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  5. Awesome! I love all the details! ...the turf placemats, the "penalty flag" knapkins! haha soooo fun!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I didnt notice which team you all are rooting for this Superbowl? The colors do go well with the Packers (my and my hubby's team :o)... as well as the Steelers (my son-in-law and daughter's team :o)

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  6. Becky,
    I visited your blog in order to reply but couldn't find a Comments Button.
    I got the turf at Lowe's. They sell it by the foot, but I looked sad and talked reeeeeealy nicely and got 1-1/2 feet. That's all you'll need for 6 placemats. I'm sure they have the stuff at other places as well.

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  7. On Super Bowl Sunday, I could put out a roll of toilet paper to use for napkins, and none of the guys would notice!!

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  8. Very creative. Looks like you're ready!

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  9. I want to come to your Super Bowl Party....

    Go Steelers!

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  10. I don't usually watch the game, but I would love to dine with the all your wonderful football themed accessories.

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  11. What a fun table...love your stadium cake!

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  12. Your super bowl table looks great.
    My husband would be in heaven.

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  13. I agree with hubby, it should be a holiday, but I suggest making it the Monday AFTER the game:@) Lovin' your party set-up, I know everyone will have a great time-enjoy:@)

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  14. I just love the way you came up with a new creative use for those too heavy glasses! The whole thing looks perfect.

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  15. Oh my! This is just so gorgeous..I love everything....this is what I should do when my husband watches rugby here in SA...it's an every weekend occurance.
    PS I'm going to be your newest follower! Just love your blog
    Shel

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  16. Oh, this is way too cool! I love your football theme table setting! That grass table mat is too funny! And is that a chocolate cake in the shape of a football stadium? Wow! Your husband is definitely a lucky man!

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  17. Love your Super Bowl Party- you have gathered lots of fun things to set a perfect table! I really liked your football plates-where did they come from? My hubby would love those. Thanks for sharing, have a great party!

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  18. Denise, Thank you for stopping by my Howell Blessings blog. I just LOVE this football themed "scape" I have that same football field and football bowls that you have..now I am inspired to use it different than I ever have!! Now I have to make some "turf" mats...Thanks for the great inspiration!

    Miss Mindy

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  19. I love the fun football tablescapes. My husband is a referee and I would love to have him some of those glasses. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love your stadium cake and banner! What a fun decor for everyone!
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    I had to laugh about your husband wanting to designate this a National Holiday.

    Thanks for a happy and creative stop today on our little journey through Alpahbe-Thursday's letter 'Q'.

    A+

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  21. What a perfect setting for enjoying yummy snacks while enjoying the game! Those Astroturf placemats are SO clever!

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  22. OA, I'm so glad you started a blog - you are a natural at it! From your fabulous tablescapes to your witty diaglogue, it's all great! I really like this bar-scape, so many wonderful details! And was that a "stadium cake" I saw? You are amazing (and your DH is lucky to have you to decorate for his wanna-be national holiday!)

    DD

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  23. My family agrees with your husband. Especially since the Green Bay Packers are in the game. We are total football fanatics too!

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  24. Boy, this almost makes me excited about the Super Bowl.

    And that's no small feat!

    ;)

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  25. PLEASE tell me about your stadium cake!!! I must have this!!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  26. I know it is after the fact, but "Two for the Road" is one of my favorite all-time movies. What do those critics know!!

    If it has a cult following, then I am a member.

    OMG! I never thought I would be using the word "cult" to describe myself!!!

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  27. Looks like you're all ready for the big holiday....I mean game!

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  28. All that football paraphenalia....so cute!~! I am sure your husband thinks he has died and gone to heaven. The cake is adorable too!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  29. You obvioiusly had one very happy husband! You did a great job adding just the right pizazz to the Super Bowl extravaganza. The garland on the sweaters is so well done! I saw a large glass similar to yours at Nell Hill's. They had done a tablescape with the glasses that featured a bottle of beer placed into each one as part of the design. It was darling. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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