Tuesday, September 10, 2013

UL vs. UK Game Party

The University of Louisville (U of L) Cardinals and the University of Kentucky (UK) Wildcats have a heated rivalry in this state, and it seems like everybody has a favorite. Since the Cards and the Cats are gearing up to face off in a football game this Saturday, Julee from D.I.Y. Louisville and I were inspired to put together this UK vs. UL party.  

For the base of our table, we used a green felt fabric and white masking tape to create a football field! It's basically a simple rectangle with lines down the middle.
We also use blue and red party supplies for the snacks, team fabric from the craft store as the backdrop, and the free printables that I created to decorate. Using the printables, you can make cupcake toppers, drink labels, pennant flags, and a banner. 

Download your UL vs. UK game day printables here.


Besides the cupcakes, that look so cute with the printable toppers, we used store bought chocolate snack cakes and a tube of vanilla icing to create little football dessert cakes.


It's easy to make the football desserts. Take the store bought chocolate cakes and the vanilla icing and add the center line to the cake.



Add three hash marks on the center line to create the "laces" of the football. That's it! So easy.

The team flag pennants are easy to make too! Just cut out the triangle shape.


Turn the triangle of paper face down and fold the side over. 


Insert the wooden dowel or bamboo skewer into the paper and tuck in the edges of the paper. 


Tape the seam of the paper to secure. 


The finished flags look super cute on the snack table, or you could hand them out to party guests. Fans will have a lot of fun with these flags!



Don't forget to quench your guests' thirsts with water or sports drinks! Use the printed drink labels to wrap around the bottles. It's all the special details like this that make for a fantastic themed party!

UL-game-party-idea UK-game-party-idea

So whichever team you cheer for, I hope that you enjoy the free printables by Craft E Magee and the party ideas by Craft E Magee and D.I.Y. Louisville. Have fun and enjoy the game! 


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