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Football Entertaining: A Game Day Mimosa Bar

If you football all weekend long like we do (yes, football can be a verb) you're familiar with the term "Hair of the Dog". It simply means that if you've got that groggy, cotton-mouth, dark shadowy feeling, you know you have to take control and kick it to the curb with a cocktail. It's probably the most tried-and-true way to erase the sins of your Saturday college football revelry!

Football Bettys has two preferred go-to cocktails that do the trick nicely: Bloody Marys and Mimosas. You saw how we do Bloody Marys so today you get to see how we do a Game Day Mimosa Bar. It's refreshing. It's pretty darn easy. And it's potent enough to make your Sunday footballing enjoyable.

Custom "Penalty Flag" napkins are one of our go-to's for any football party but we really like how the yellow pairs with the juices​.

Of course, we ALWAYS suggest footballing in and silver platters? Heck yes!

A lovely variety of juices will appeal to both mimosa purists and mavericks with options like pure orange, orange strawberry, grapefruit, peach and tropical; having more than one makes your mimosa bar worthy of a crowd.

Traditional mimosas are simply champagne and orange juice, you choose the ratio. We typically go by color but you could say we lean more towards "champagne with a splash of juice".

Chalkboard hang tags, found at craft stores, help even the headachiest of guests know what they're mixing. Set them on a vintage tray and this simple move ups your game to glam level hosting.

A handlettered sign, this one by Dear Sarah, adds to the party vibe.

Berries practically turn your sparkly cocktail into a healthy concoction! Classic Flavors of Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry add color and flavor to a traditional mimosa.

Mini footballs fill a square vase; the vase gets topped off with some neutral blooms and a few more footballs. This is what we call "grown up football party" decor!

We like to place our Mimosa Bar away from the other "typical" bar items. It's so pretty it deserves its own space! This is also helpful for guest flow if you have a tight bar area- it keeps everyone from congregating in one small space and it's always fun for guests to circulate while cheering on their team.

Supplies needed for your Football Bettys Game Day Mimosa Bar:

- Glass bottles or pitchers (found at Crate and Barrel or other craft type stores)

- Chalkboard hang tags (from your local craft supply store)

- A variety of fruit juices. We love fresh squeezed juice; however, you can make it super easy by grabbing juice cartons from your local store and putting them in pretty containters!

- Glasses (champagne flutes, highballs, whatever)

- Handlettered Sign (Dear Sarah would be happy to make one for you)

- Penalty Napkins (designed by Page & Mason Designs)

- Tray (silver, glass, etc.). Dazzle your guests and break out the nice stuff!

- Ice bucket with plenty of ice

- Chilled Champagne

- "Grown up football party" floral arrangement (balls can be found at a party supply store, Elegant Vase and the flowers, well, leave it to Petal Pusher!)

Location: Private Residence

Photography: Keith and Melissa Photographers

Stylist/Event Coordinator: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events

Paper Products: Page & Mason Designs

Handlettered Sign: Dear Sarah

Floral/decor: Petal Pusher

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