We’ve already made it to the end of another college football season. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago we were excited for the season to start, and now we’re down to the final two. On January 7, 2013, The National Champion will be decided when The Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With a full month to prepare, there’s no excuse for not having your party perfectly decorated and all the accessories you need to wear to the game. Whether you bleed crimson or green, we’ve got what you need.
For the Alabama fans, this may be their third trip to the National title game in the last fours years, but it’s no less special than any other. If you’re going to the game in Miami, you’ll need to be decked out so that the stadium will be covered in crimson. A bag or case of red and silver beads is great for handing out to a crowd, and a bead that says “Roll Tide” is essential. Or, add some black and white to your outfit. You can never go wrong with a houndstooth fedora, and grab a houndstooth hugger to hold your favorite beverage. If you can’t make it to Miami, make sure your viewing party is decorated accordingly, even if you’re only watching with a couple of people. Garland and fringe add lots of color to doors, windows, and tables. Grab a bag of elephants to scatter around the room, and hand out Alabama MoonPies as a sweet treat. And just so the whole neighborhood knows which side you’re on, hang a flag from your porch or a wreath from your door.
For the Irish fans, it’s going to take a lot of green to balance out all that crimson in Miami. Green football shaped beads are a great place to start, and a couple of leprechauns are even better. A green bowler hat is an iconic symbol of the Irish, but if it happens to be cold, try a green shamrock beanie. If you’re not into face painting, or if you just don’t have time, peel and stick a glittery shamrock tattoo. Stuck at home? Don’t let that stop you from covering everything in green. Scatter some shamrock doubloons or leprechaun confetti on your table, and drape some garland along the walls. Wrap some green fringe around the table and fasten on your lucky green shamrock pin. A cascading leprechaun mobile will add a festive touch, and green plates and napkins to serve your snacks on are a must-have. And some lucky shamrock window clings and a strand of green lights are perfect for decorating outdoors.
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