No matter how old you’re turning, one thing will always ring true – there’s no better way to welcome another year than with a themed party! When Dannon Collard asked Hamby to cater her husband’s tailgate-themed Gamecocks birthday bash, we did a touchdown dance. Dannon is a well-known makeup artist and blogger and shares her passion for beauty, travel, and Charleston on her blog Like The Yogurt.  

From the striped turf  lawn and goal posts to the cheerleaders, fog machine, and cornhole setup, Dannon’s planning and creativity took this party all the way to the endzone for a major touchdown. She even streamed the USC game on an overhead projector to give her guests the full experience! Dannon shared what she loves most about throwing parties like this:

“Nothing makes me happier than to make someone feel so special for their birthday. To let them know how much they are loved and cared about. And what’s even more special is to watch all the people who love them just as much, come and celebrate it with’s so much fun to be on the sidelines and watch everyone around you have a good time.”

Keeping in line with the theme, we knew that our Tailgate Touchdown Package and Signature Farm Board would be the perfect fan-fuel for Dannon’s guests and keep them cheering for their team! The birthday bash’s menu included…

Tailgate Touchdown Package

  • Hamby’s House Rub – Dry Rubbed Wings  ( 48 count)
  • Celery Sticks (1/2 lb ) With Cajun Ranch Dipping Sauce, Vidalia Onion Dip ( 8oz )
  • House made Hand Cut Chips: Sea Salt, Black Pepper & Parmesan ( 1 lb
  • Slow-roasted Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ ( 3 lbs  ) with Hickory BBQ Sauce
  • Brioche Slider Rolls ( 18 count  )
  • Miniature Buttermilk Biscuits with Carolina Pit Ham (1 Dozen)

Hamby Signature Farm Board

  • Watermelon, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melon, Blueberries,
  • Red & Green Grapes with Lemon Cream Dip
  • Heirloom Tomatoes, Assorted Bell Peppers, Pickled Carrots & Okra with Dill Dip
  • Grilled Yellow Squash & Zucchini
  • Praline Pimento Cheese Ball & Plank-Roasted Goat Cheese with Muscadine Chutney
  • Hamby Traditional Deviled Eggs
  • Pecan Raisin Crisps & Water Crackers

And because no party menu is complete without dessert, we brought along some treats from Hamby’s Executive Baker Amanda Le to celebrate the sweet taste of victory! Bonus: Chef Amanda’s goodies can be prepared gluten free + vegan, too!

Thank you for including us in your football fun, Dannon! Are you feeling inspired to throw your own tailgate party? Let Hamby handle the heavy lifting – place your game day order online or by calling The Market at Hamby at (843) 725-4035!