I'm not really into sports, except maybe Detroit Red Wings hockey. But Superbowl Sunday is coming up, and I'll be in front of the TV with my husband. (I watch it for the commercials, and I can get some knitting in.)
I told him I was going to decorate a table for our little party and asked which team's colors fit our decor better. Ha. He is rooting for Denver, so I guess that means orange, white, and blue.
China dishes are out for football, I think, so I went to the Dollar Store for these paper ones. I filled some beer glasses with sparkly blue tinsel.
St. Julian alcohol-free sparkling juice in Passion Fruit/Peach Spumante and Red Grape. Lucky for me they came in Bronco colors. St. Julian's winery is located in southwestern Michigan in the little town of Paw Paw (named after the Paw Paw tree), which has an annual wine and harvest festival with a grape stomping competition by barefoot locals. Wish I could go some day with Lucy and Ethel.
I gave up diet soda a couple years ago. As I was making the transition I discovered Zevia. I like the lemon/lime, ginger ale, and orange flavors the best. No calories, no artificial sugars, and no food coloring. It is sweetened with extracts from the stevia plant. I only buy it occasionally, when it is on sale as it is rather pricey, because I tend to drink it like water.
I tied an orange crepe paper bow around a blue candle.
Football or no, roses have to be included. And what better excuse to get these lovely orange ones?
Here is what I'm wearing on game day . . .
This top also works for Detroit Tiger baseball games. Their colors are orange and blue as well. I wear an orange sweater instead of the blue sequined one to the ballpark though. And skip the necklace.
Essie's tangerine nail polish, two coats slapped on just for the day.
Postscript: This was a fun table to put together, and I like the way it turned out. But truthfully, using paper and plastic pains me. Seems so wasteful. Using beautiful heirloom china and linen is so elegant, and really a frugal luxury, too, when you think about it. But how to do Superbowl with red transferware, Old Country Roses, or Johnson Brothers?!