Moda's Headquarters are located in Big D, that is Dallas,Texas for you foreigners. The Super Bowl will be played in the house that Jerry built which is down the road a piece in Arlington, Texas. Arlington is half way somewhere in between Dallas and Ft. Worth. The town is all a buzz with the Super Bowl activities even though our own Dallas Cowboys will not be playing in the "Big Game." We thought we would pass along some Super Bowl ideas, for the many "football widows" out there.
Tailgating Ideas-From the desk of Amy Matheny
You don’t need a tailgate to throw a shop party before the big game – just a little Quilt Shop spirit.
- Show your spirit; wear your favorite team colors, shop jerseys, crazy hats, big foam fingers or beer goggles
- Mark your floor with yard line marks & decorate with sports theme
- Encourage rowdiness & play fun music
- Have a concession stand, provide coolers with water, soft drinks and snacks
- Visit your local party store to stock up on supplies such as face paint, or any of the above items. Some of the shy fans may need a little encouragement.
Huddle-up for a day of open sewing
- Have Coaches & Referees available for help with projects
- Black and white referee shirts are available at all sporting goods stores. The knit referee pants are optional.
- Recruit a cute young Cheerleader or Football Player for a pressing slave
- Provide half time entertainment with fun trivia game with prizes. Here is a football trivia site. Use some of these questions but change it up for quilting. When was the first jelly roll invented?
Hold a Pep-rally and promote new product
- Set-up demo stations in your classroom or around the store – be sure to have plenty of the item to sell that day
- Give “extra points” off for purchases at your tailgate party
Sponsor a “Charity Bowl”
- Charge an admittance of a donation to a charity
Keep fans on the edge of their seats
- Create excitement with a concessions vendor wandering the isles with a basket of a different “concessions” each hour
- Have fun – “get your charm packs here - your choice only 2 for $15!”
Don’t forget your camera to capture all the fun and festivities for posting on Blogs, website and a collage for the store. Be sure and send us pictures of your Super Bowl. We would love to see them.
Keep tailgaters cheering all day long with some tasty snacks;
Peanut Butter-Caramel Candy Bites with Colorful Candies
Use your team's colors to decorate these peanut butter cookie cups.
Use refrigerated dough as the base for these candy-filled peanut butter cookies. Your kids will love helping make these...right before they gobble them up.
Yield: Makes 2 dozen
1 (16.5-oz.) package refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
24 bite-size chocolate-covered caramel-peanut nougat bars
72 candy-coated chocolate pieces
Preheat oven to 350°. Shape cookie dough into 24 (1-inch) balls, and place in cups of lightly greased miniature muffin pans. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and press 1 bite-size chocolate-covered caramel-peanut nougat bar into each cookie. Sprinkle cookies evenly with candy-coated chocolate pieces.
Prep: 20 min., Bake: 15 min.
Note: We tested with Snickers and M & M's.
Also works great with sugar cookie or choc chip dough, then add reese's peanut butter cups as you
pull the cookies out of the oven. Crowd Pleaser!