Thursday, April 3, 2008

Opening Day at Maklmerica

Makl front door with Opening Day sign above door and Tigers Welcome Mat on the porch
Okay, so we've lost the first three games of the season. I'm not worried, just really anxious to get some cheering in for a winning game. Opening Day was perfect in every way except for the outcome of the game. Nick and Connie went all out for the party including Tiger give-aways between innings and take home bags of peanuts and crackerjacks. There were Kogel hot dogs, brats, and a wonderful buffet of salads and snacks. We had baseball cookies, baseball candies and a baseball basket holding chips. Connie embroidered towels with the English D and made coasters using Tigers wrapping paper. Nick and Connie both made the valances in the Tigers Room. Blue is for Home and orange for the Visitors. Abe, the official mascot for the day wore a very impressive Tigers tie. Here are a FEW pictures from the day.

seating area in kitchen with tabletop screen and Tigers coasters on table

livingroom seating with HD screen

Grandma and Grandpa arrive early for good seats

popcorn machine with Tigers towel hanging on bar

Buffet on island in kitchen
plates, napkins, silverware and cups all orange and blue or with Tigers logo

beverage area in kitchen

view of big screen in Tigers Room

Abe is the official mascot with his Tigers tie

Blue and orange towels in bathroom with an old English D embroidered on them

Brian pops a balloon for a between innings giveaway

Take home bags of peanuts and crackerjacks with Tigers logo on Ziploc bag


Katie said...

Go Tigers! Lookes like a fun gathering.

Sweet P said...

Wow! What a great party. I'm a big baseball fan, but have never had an opening day party.

Kim said...

looks like great fun- we finally got to see opening "days" game the next night...what a week. I am so ready for a vacation from all of this ....

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, they lost, again, but I am soooo jealous of the party, why didn't I think of that? I could have worn my Travis Fryman shirt and my Cecil Fielder hat, swinging my Mickey Tettleton (what a gentleman) bat at every pitch. And I would have eaten about 32 of those pretzel things with the M&M's on top. mmmmm

Thanks for visiting me, and for sharing the Tigers, tee hee

Jackie said...

Terrific idea! I love baseball, but have never thought to have an opening day party. Looks like great fun! I will have to remember that for next year!

mamaspark said...

Go Tigers! They will do better soon. I'm not a much a follower of baseball but I did hear that they are supposed to do really well this year, lots of talent! My dad and sister know Verlander and Inge (I don't know if I spelled either of those correctly, lol) from when they played with the White Caps in GR. Hey how did you manage to get your photos side by side?

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Looks like too much fun! What a creative party!

Greenmare said...

you really take your baseball seriously! looks like it was a fun party. can I have some of those peanuts and cracker jacks? I could "finish" them too!!

Rhonda said...

Looks like a great fun party!

Nadine said...

WOW, this looks like a terrific game day party ! (... and yummy too)

Enjoy, dear Genie !


Kaleyta Family said...

I wish I could have been there, looked like fun. At least I could watch the game, NY had a rain delay :) Maybe next year we can be in town

Guðrún said...

It looks like a big event.