Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cake Balls with Team Spirit


You have time!  Whip up these cake balls for your opening game weekend.  A little spirited surprise when you take a bite.  Below is the recipe from, 







peaceocake.blogspot.com












BICOLORED (OR TRI, OR QUAD, ETC) CAKE BALLS
INGREDIENTS:
**1 box Duncan Hines cake mix (as well as ingredients for baking the cake)
**1 can Duncan Hines cream cheese frosting
1 package Chocolate almond bark
Shortening may be used to thin the almond bark coating
Food coloring
**Use a light colored cake mix as well as frosting if you plan on dying the batter. If not, my favorite is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I've also done chocolate cake with a chocolate fudge icing (amazing) so its up to you!
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Make cake batter according to instructions on box


2. Separate batter into two bowls (or more depending on how many colors you want)


3. Add food coloring to each


4. Bake in separate pans


5. Allow cakes to cool, then crumble each into separate bowls.


6. Take half the frosting (assuming only two colors) and mix into crumbled cake until well blended- do the same for other color.


7. Take a little bit of cake from each bowl (I found this was easiest using a tablespoon) and roll into a ball and place on wax paper.


8. After all the batter is used, place into refrigerator while you melt the almond bark in a bowl in the microwave (or a double boiler). *If your almost bark is too thick, you may use shortening (by the T) to thin it out.


9. Using a fork or a spoon, dip each cake ball into the chocolate, shake off the excess, and place on wax paper to dry.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On August 31, wear your team colors...


Show your team spirit this Friday...it's national College Colors Day!

It's so simple.  Wear your colors all day.  It's not difficult to do because it just happens to be the Friday before opening weekend in college football.  Don't feel left out...you gotta represent!

Get the College Colors Day details right here.



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Deviled Team Spirit

So cute!  Get your deviled egg plate ready for one of these clever deviled egg recipes...a variation on the deviled egg for each team in the SEC.



Thank you for more adorable ideas, 

If you make any of these, please send Gameday Style a picture...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

How-Tos for Spirited Ideas to Whip Up

A collection of cute ideas for the season....click on the photo for the tutorials.  Where did anyone come up with creative ideas before the invention of the internet...and Pinterest?  
So many great stylish gameday ideas out there...



positivelysplendid.com




greatdaygraphics.blogspot.com
sheskindacrafty.com



brownpaper---packages.com





Friday, August 24, 2012

Get your look ready for all Twelve Saturdays.




Twelve Saturdays brings you all the latest gameday dresses from Judith March, Mud Pie, Vfish, three 07, Shaye Blue Tailgate Couture, Pure Apparel and more.  Let Gameday Style know your favorite spot to pick up your gameday fashion finds...










Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love your college town? Show it!




Find these great pieces and more Southern college towns at 




Monday, August 20, 2012

The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook




Southern Living has graced us with their entertaining prowess again...tomorrow the publisher will release The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook will be released.  This is from the publisher's newswire release:

""Tailgating has become the ultimate family reunion across the South, and the great thing about it is that everyone's invited," says Rebecca Gordon, SEC Football Fanatic, Tailgate Strategist and Southern Living Test Kitchen Director. "Whether you're a season ticketholder or tailgating in your own backyard, the Southern Living Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook is sure to make your football celebration a winning success."


From the Ole Miss "Ole" Fashioned to Rocky Top Popcorn, Southern Living has developed menus and tailgating ideas for every fan base. The 256-page cookbook features over 150 game day recipes and special sections highlighting each of the 14 SEC schools' game day traditions, character and hometown flavor.

SEC Associate Commissioner Mark Whitworth said: "With the highest number of national titles in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the addition of two new schools to our conference, this is an exciting time for the SEC.  The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook does a wonderful job of celebrating our 14 teams and demonstrating what makes the SEC game day experience unlike any other."

Books will be available online through SECstore.com and major book retailers including Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobile and Books-A-Million.  Grocery stores throughout the southeast will also carry the cookbook, including Kroger, Publix,Winn-Dixie, Sam's Club, Costco, Harris Teeter and Wal-Mart.

Rebecca Gordon, SL's Test Kitchen Director and subject of this Gameday Style post, has worked long and hard on this project.  So cute how the release describes her as "SEC Football Fanatic" and "Tailgate Strategist" along with her real job title.  And she is so right about the family reunion part.  Can't wait to pick mine up!




Friday, August 17, 2012

Southern Living wants your Gameday Photos

Southern Living magazine is gathering your best Gameday photos.  We can't wait to see what y'all submit!  Just click on the image below and it will take you right to the form at







Thursday, August 16, 2012

Swooning for Swoozies

You must check out Swoozies Fall 2012 Tailgate Catalog...




for things such as this...




...and a stemmed Solo cup. with a monogram no less...



...and a tutorial on Solo cup measurement markers...



...and does your man carry a market basket?...




...Swoozies will even help you get dolled up for gameday...




www.Swoozies.com


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

three07 Gameday Dresses

Gameday dress makers are bringing into the market fun, flirty dresses in the right team colors while remaining smaller, personal grassroots companies.  The company, three07 was founded by "three" friends that graduated together from the Apparel and Textiles Design program at Alabama in "07" (hence, the name, three07).  You can read their story from The Birmingham News here.

Courtni Tyre, April Moore & Melissa Grimes, wearing great dresses from their company, three07

Here are some of their selections 









Find your three07 selections at all the shops at this link.  Online, head over to 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Be the envy of the parking lot!



A handsome leather  tailgate tote from Moore & Giles  ...




You can purchase this tote, the Belle,  from M.S. McClellan.  
M.S. McClellan says about this tote,
 "Football season is right around the corner- be the envy of the parking lot!"



Saturday, August 11, 2012

One Kings Lane Tailgate Supplies Flash Sale





One Kings Lane has a great sale going on right now for those of us that live our gamedays with style.  The flash sale is going on for about 2 more days.  If you don't already belong to One Kings Lane, you can get your invitation right here.  Here are just some of the products offered.  That back of the car organizer at the bottom would be so handy on gameday.





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Go Fight Win, USA!

Throw together some of these ideas for a gold, silver or bronze sized
gameday style celebration at your house. 


Hostess with the Mostess blog





This photo is floating around Pinterest.  Champagne over Lifesavers...
                       I think we can all handle these darling donuts for a Saturday breakfast...  
From Whatever Dee Dee Wants blog

And the most comprehensive collection of clever Olympics-themed ideas...


Mirabelle Creations has put them all together for you...right here...

Go for the Gold!