BIG GAME EATS
To those who aren’t lucky enough to have their favorite teams actually participating, the biggest game of the year usually only means one thing… the biggest party of the year. Fortunately, my favorite team IS playing this year, so I’ll be glued to the TV (go birds!). But that’s neither here nor there.
Of course, if you’ve been tasked with throwing this year’s football party, you better bring your very best that Sunday. Your family and friends are relying on you to throw a party with all the bells and whistles and you don’t want to let anyone down. But don’t worry, whether you’re a veteran or a rookie party planner, you’re in good hands! I’m here to help. Just remember one thing… it’s all about the food.
A nice variety of snacks is a must for any successful shindig, but when it comes to the biggest game of the year, the food and drinks you serve will make or break you. The simple truth of the matter is this: people usually choose which party they decide to attend based off the food itself. Keep it simple, but don’t get lazy on me. Pizza, pigs in a blanket, vegetable spreads – options like these are always a solid go-to. Of course, if you want people to come back next year, there are a few must-haves when it comes to a big game food spread. The most important… wings. Wings are delicious and easy to eat without taking your eyes off the big game. Baked or fried, slathered in buffalo sauce, these delightful little snacks are key at any big game party. Who actually watches football without wings?
Also, as your guests mix and mingle, finger foods will be high on their desired list. And dips create the perfect one-handed snack. I’m talking… buffalo chicken dip, queso dip, spinach dip, guacamole dip – and you better throw in some cannoli or cheesecake dip options for those with a sweet tooth. So stock up on those tortilla chips, pretzel rods and whatever else people use, because a party without dip, is just a dud.
This year is all about Philly vs New England, so why not incorporate some local flavors to your party? Whether you’re from either of these areas or not, you can still make your guests feel like they’re cheering for the home team with the dishes you choose to serve.
Here’s a few that come to mind…
Soft Pretzel & Dip
New England Favorites:
Fluffernutter Mini Sandwiches
Boston Baked Beans
Boston Cream/Whoopie Pie