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A DIY Rooftop Watch Party

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.coma DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Aelish Wilmot

I’ve learned several things in my four years of living in Texas, and two of those things are: 1) always have a koozie with you at all times and 2) if you can’t beat em’, join em’ when it comes to football parties. I think I’ve been to more football watch parties in the last year and half than I have almost my entire life total, so basically what I’m saying is I’m a professional now, obviously.

Veteran or not, I teamed up with Smirnoff ICE to bring you my modern take on the traditional watch party, so naturally it had to be a rooftop shindig. Mostly because I’ve always wanted a reason to throw a rooftop party, but let’s stay focused…

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I’d say it’s safe to say that just about every football party you’ve ever been to has had the token football shaped finger foods, but rather than go full on oval with everything, I added a little nod to them with mini brownie pies topped with pie crust football seams. To serve them, I set them on a bed of astro turf for another quick, but colorful, reference to add interest to the table.

BROWNIE RECIPE

They’re incredibly easy to make, all you need is your favorite pie crust and brownie mix. Fill a cupcake pan with pie dough in every cup, then spoon in the brownie mix and use a pizza cutter to cut out the seam shapes, then bake per instructions.

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COCKTAIL RECIPE

For drinks, we wanted to mix up the variety a bit and created two cocktails using Smirnoff ICE, one I share with you tomorrow which is a spin-off of my current favorite, and the second was a Smoky Bottom, which is: 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps, 1 ounce of Sour Apple, and 5 ounces of Smirnoff ICE Original.

We used these beer tasting sets  as placemats for each setting as a quick go-to for an easy entertainment idea during half-time or before the game gets started using either beer or sips of various cocktails, like the ones we made.

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a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com   a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

Of course I had to add my own touch of metallic to the party which came in the form of these DIY copper washers yard game after spending hours in the Lowe’s plumbing section. I really loved the way they turned out and I’ll be sharing the step-by-step for them later this week!

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com  a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

Even though I snuck in a few girly details to the evening, I tried to keep things more gender neutral with a black, white, and metallic color scheme and a few patterns here and there with texture. Plus it’s never that memorable fall football feel until the weather is cool enough to need a blanket or sweatshirt, especially on a rooftop (that was actually 90 degrees and had the winds of a small hurricane, but let’s pretend).

Also big thanks to Tout Suite in Houston for letting us use their awesome rooftop space, and getting the honor to climb up these tiny stairs to bring you this setting!

Table top sources: black ice bucket w/ opener // ceramic diamond tray // folding white chairs // geometric paper bowl set // dotted paper plates // beer tasting set // checkered pillow // striped throw // matte black growler //

This is a sponsored post by Smirnoff ICE. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Sugar & Cloth running and bringing you a daily dose of DIY. All reviews/opinions expressed in this post are my own. Drink responsibly.
a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

A DIY Rooftop Watch Party

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.coma DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Aelish Wilmot

I’ve learned several things in my four years of living in Texas, and two of those things are: 1) always have a koozie with you at all times and 2) if you can’t beat em’, join em’ when it comes to football parties. I think I’ve been to more football watch parties in the last year and half than I have almost my entire life total, so basically what I’m saying is I’m a professional now, obviously.

Veteran or not, I teamed up with Smirnoff ICE to bring you my modern take on the traditional watch party, so naturally it had to be a rooftop shindig. Mostly because I’ve always wanted a reason to throw a rooftop party, but let’s stay focused…

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.comsmirnoff20

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

I’d say it’s safe to say that just about every football party you’ve ever been to has had the token football shaped finger foods, but rather than go full on oval with everything, I added a little nod to them with mini brownie pies topped with pie crust football seams. To serve them, I set them on a bed of astro turf for another quick, but colorful, reference to add interest to the table.

BROWNIE RECIPE

They’re incredibly easy to make, all you need is your favorite pie crust and brownie mix. Fill a cupcake pan with pie dough in every cup, then spoon in the brownie mix and use a pizza cutter to cut out the seam shapes, then bake per instructions.

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.coma DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.coma DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

COCKTAIL RECIPE

For drinks, we wanted to mix up the variety a bit and created two cocktails using Smirnoff ICE, one I share with you tomorrow which is a spin-off of my current favorite, and the second was a Smoky Bottom, which is: 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps, 1 ounce of Sour Apple, and 5 ounces of Smirnoff ICE Original.

We used these beer tasting sets  as placemats for each setting as a quick go-to for an easy entertainment idea during half-time or before the game gets started using either beer or sips of various cocktails, like the ones we made.

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.comsmirnoff21

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com   a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

Of course I had to add my own touch of metallic to the party which came in the form of these DIY copper washers yard game after spending hours in the Lowe’s plumbing section. I really loved the way they turned out and I’ll be sharing the step-by-step for them later this week!

a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com  a DIY rooftop football watch party | sugarandcloth.com

Even though I snuck in a few girly details to the evening, I tried to keep things more gender neutral with a black, white, and metallic color scheme and a few patterns here and there with texture. Plus it’s never that memorable fall football feel until the weather is cool enough to need a blanket or sweatshirt, especially on a rooftop (that was actually 90 degrees and had the winds of a small hurricane, but let’s pretend).

Also big thanks to Tout Suite in Houston for letting us use their awesome rooftop space, and getting the honor to climb up these tiny stairs to bring you this setting!

Table top sources: black ice bucket w/ opener // ceramic diamond tray // folding white chairs // geometric paper bowl set // dotted paper plates // beer tasting set // checkered pillow // striped throw // matte black growler //

This is a sponsored post by Smirnoff ICE. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Sugar & Cloth running and bringing you a daily dose of DIY. All reviews/opinions expressed in this post are my own. Drink responsibly.

Comments

  • Maggie

    10.22.14

    Where is the table from? Is it made for ourdoors? I’m working on re-doing my outdoor space and am having the hardest time! Love your post it’s given me some great ideas.

    • Ashley said:

      Hey Maggie! It’s actually an indoor table from Ikea, but you could definitely treat it with a clear coat for outdoors if you wanted to :) xo

  • Alyssa Renee

    10.22.14

    Those copper field goals are adorbs Ashley! Well done :)

  • Brittni

    10.22.14

    This is amazing, Ash! I love all of the little touches that you included.

  • Trude

    10.23.14

    Love it! The color scheme is perfect (and stuff we might actually have around the house). :) And those brownies are so cute!

  • Carrie

    10.23.14

    Looks like so much fun!! Nice work =)

  • Lisa

    10.23.14

    SO CUTE!

  • jewel7013

    10.23.14

    first let me say I love college football so glad your dabbing into to the sport:)
    second, creative idea for a rooftop party and everyone looks like their having a blast and the football cupcakes are genius along with those games and the hanging lights!

  • Abby Barstow

    10.25.14

    this is by far the classiest football party I have ever seen! It makes me want to host a football party even though I hate football!

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