Cubs Victory Parade Survival Guide

“There’s always next year” no more.
After 108 years of hopelessly devoted fans, wacky curses, and the longest championship drought in the history of American baseball, the Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champs and history has been made!! Generations have come together in the confines of Wrigley Field to root for America’s underdog. Over cheap beer and hot dogs, fans shared in triumphs and defeats but never gave up hope.
But the fun is just getting started because let’s be real – no one knows how to celebrate quite like Chicago can. It’s time to gear up because tomorrow is the Victory Rally and the Windy is painting the town Cubby blue! I’ve put together a little survival guide with DIY treats and drinks to celebrate the right way.

Cubs Victory Parade Survival Guide


Chicago Style Bloody Mary

What better way to start off the morning than with two Chitown favorites?!  I got this recipe from Flood Magazine and I am so excited to try it. This twist on the classic Bloody Mary is perfect for your Victory Parade Pregame!

  • 1 ¼ oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 mini Vienna Beef hot dog
  • Celery salt
  • Poppy seeds
  • 1 skewer
  • 1 mini kosher pickle
  • 1 cherry tomato
  • 1 sport pepper
  • 1 cocktail onion


  • Rim 20 oz. mason jar with celery salt and poppy seeds
  • Fill with ice
  • Add vodka and Bloody Mary Mix
  • Garnish with bamboo skewer built with mini Vienna Beef hot dog, mini kosher pickle, cherry tomato, sport pepper, and cocktail onion.
  • Mustard and relish floater optional


Grand Slam Outfit

If you own ANY Cubs merchandise at all, tomorrow is the time to wear it. From your head down to your socks! But the key is to still look cute in case Kris Bryant gets a glimpse of you from the stage (a girl can dream, ok?). You want to wear red and blue with pride, while also looking effortlessly cool. Since we are on a time crunch, I’ve put together a go-to outfit for tomorrow’s festivities.

Cover All The Bases: Purse Essentials

This part is KEY because if you don’t have all of the necessary tools to get you through the day, things could go awry.

  1. Portable Phone Charger
  2. Compact Mirror
  3. Dry Shampoo
  4. Gum
  5. Mini brush
  6. Red Lipstick (for the Cubs, of course!)
  7. Protein Bar
  8. Advil
  9. Flask (Kidding! Well, kind of…)

Keep flying the W, baby!

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