Holidays, Happy Labor Day & Psst, It’s Football Season!

My prayers to those affected by Hermine and the Pacific storms.  We were lucky and only had a couple of hours of rain from the outer bands on Thursday, and have been enjoying hot sunshine on the Gulf coast.  Fingers crossed hurricane season will be mild this year.

Okay, what’s the best thing about Labor Day weekend?

A last summer getaway?

Nope…

Wes & CC

Time with friends and family?

pier

Nope…

fall centerpiece

The beginning of fall?

Nope…

fall beach table 1 thepaintedapron.com

Cooler weather?

Nope….

fall dessert table 2 thepaintedapron.com

The start of pumpkin season and delicious fall foods?

Nope!

It’s the official start of college football!!   🏈

football table setting thepaintedapron.com

Are you ready????

super bowl healthy snacks with banner

Do you have football field table runner?  See how to make one here

painted football field

Football watching requires lots of piggy things…

You’re going to need a good dip, like this Pigskin Tailgate Dip

pigskin tailgate dip

And maybe some Pistachio Pigs

pistachio pigs thepaintedapron.com

Oh and you definitely want to up your game with Brown Sugar Bacon Bundles

bacon bundles thepaintedapron.com

Top Dogs on a Roll aka Gourmet Smokies with Caramelized Onions, are a twist on ever favorite pigs in a blanket

Top Dogs on a Roll or Red & White Tidy Bites

Ingredients
  

  • 20 mini smokies
  • 20 small dinner rolls [Sister Shubert’s]
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • sweet hot mustard or mustard of choice
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook onion in butter and olive oil over medium low heat until caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  • Slice rolls in partially in half lengthwise, like a hot dog bun, not cutting all the way through, forming a pocket.
  • Spread mustard on the inside and top with a few caramelized onions and 1 smokie.
  • Place buns on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
  • Makes 20 mini dogs.

How about a Popcorn Bar

Popcorn party 2 thepaintedapron.com

Set out a variety of toppings with a big bowl of popcorn and individual containers

popcorn party 5 thepaintedapron.com

Let everyone create their own mix

popcorn bar toppings 3 thepaintedapron.com

Show your team spirit at the table

Alabama table

And at your front door

Alabama door decoration

Whether your team wins or loses, make sure you enjoy the game!

Alabama Football Xmas Tree thepaintedapron.com

You can see another football food recipe round up here

Happy football season and Happy Labor Day!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Creatively Crafty,  Your Inspired Design

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Comments
21 Responses to “Holidays, Happy Labor Day & Psst, It’s Football Season!”
  1. Yay to football! Jenna, what a great assemblage of, no doubt, fan faves! The runner is so perfect, and the foods, esp
    that pigskin hot dip, look so good! Thanks for sharing. I love this type of party style.

  2. Jenna, you know how to throw a football party…love the popcorn bar! Our team certainly won big last night, they got off to a slow start but once they got their rhythm the Tide Rolled! RTR. Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day!

  3. Jodi says:

    Happy Labor Day weekend Jenna!

  4. Roll Tide Roll! What a great start to football season! I love your front door….how cute! Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day weekend. I’m still trying to get my house in order from the moving in and out of college daughters.

  5. I think my comment might have disappeared. First of all, Happy Labor Day Weekend and Roll Tide Roll! What a great game and start to football season. I love your door decoration! So cute!

  6. Oh, this looks more fun than anything! Enjoy!

  7. Ellen Shook says:

    You guys really go all out! Ray was totally in hog heaven yesterday and last night. I binge-watched another Aussie soap opera I have gotten hooked on. Just not a football girl. I could definitely get into some of that food, though!

  8. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    My team doesn’t play until Monday night, so I was totally relaxed over the weekend! Snacks are nearby and ready to go!

  9. Woo-Hoo for football season! Happy Labor Day Jenna-enjoy:@)

  10. Mary says:

    Happy Football Season and Labor Day Jenna! Love your pigskin round-up and team pride. I know you were celebrating Saturday night couldn’t help but feel a pang of sympathy for USC when I saw the final score πŸ™‚ Hope you’re enjoying some fun in the sun today!

  11. diy180 says:

    What fun weekend and the tablescapes are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It’s great having you.

  12. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, I love all of your creative ideas including football season!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

  13. JESS44903 says:

    Looks like everyone had a great time…and yummy food!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Helen Adams says:

    We are Ready For Some Football here at the cottage, gearing up for this weekend! I love your table and snack ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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