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Football Party Ideas: Recipes Your Guests Will Cheer For!

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It’s hard to believe the Super Bowl is just a week away! I’m excited to host a football themed party for our friends to enjoy with us. No party is complete without delicious recipes and fun decorations. Added points for celebrations that are filled with simple {but delicious} recipes so that you can enjoy the time with your guests. This football themed party is a great way to celebrate the big game — all while keeping things simple.

Football Party Ideas

Easy decor ideas mean you’ll keep your sanity while getting ready. For our get together, I used a black and white striped back drop (referee stripes) along with a football themed pennant flag. I covered my table with brown craft paper and used white tape to mark off the yard lines. On the table, I used football themed plates and napkins for a fun touch. I love the black and white striped bowl as well. Simple touches like black and white stripes give the table a football feel without everything having to be football shaped.

All our party foods have a color theme based on the teams. Red, white and blue for the New England Patriots or blue and green for the Seattle Seahawks. It is a fun way to create some team rivalry and it’s very easy to do! This get together was a casual event for two couples so adjust your grocery list according to the number of guests you’ll be serving at the actual Super Bowl game.

Fresh Fruit Appetizer Idea

Easy Appetizer Idea

Easy Fruit Appetizers

Easy Berry Appetizers

Blueberry Appetizer Idea

We start with a super simple berry appetizer. I love offering something fresh and healthy on my party tables. This idea could be created with any color skewers, so it’s very versatile no matter what team you’re cheering for. I chose green skewers with blueberries for the Seahawks and red, white and blue skewers with strawberries and blueberries for the Patriots. I bought a pint of blueberries and a quart of strawberries but it only took half of the blueberries and about a third of the strawberries for these appetizers. Use clean, washed berries and stab them with a skewer. Voila!

3 Ingredient Chip Dip

Next up, the easiest — and possibly tastiest — chip dip you’ll ever have! There are only three ingredients so it’s a snap to put together. The big flavor will make guests think you slaved away chopping up herbs, when in reality, it only takes a minute.

Easy Chip Dip Recipe

Oh So Easy 3 Ingredient Chip Dip

  • 1 Philadelphia Onion & Chive Cream Cheese {8 ounces}
  • 1 sour cream {8 ounces}
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch mix

Let the cream cheese set at room temperature for about an hour before you want to put this together to make the mixing easy. Put all three ingredients in a bowl; mix it well with a spoon and that’s it (told you it was easy!). There was enough dip to fill my serving bowl twice.

For our meat, I created one of my husband’s favorites: BBQ Meatballs in the slow cooker… with grape jelly! I love that I can start them in the morning, let them simmer and then serve them deliciously hot to guests. They are packed with flavor — these will definitely become a repeat request in your family.

BBQ Meatballs for a Football Party

Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs

  • 12 ounces BBQ sauce {We LOVE Sweet Baby Ray’s}
  • 12 ounces grape jelly
  • 1 pound frozen meatballs {you could use homemade meatballs but I like quick and easy on game days so I buy a package of frozen ones at the grocery store.}

I mix the BBQ sauce and grape jelly right in the slow cooker before I add meatballs; no waste and no extra bowl to clean. After combining the three ingredients, let it all simmer on low for four to five hours or turn it on high for about two hours. I served them with individual forks in the team colors. My one pound package yielded 24 meatballs.

Kid's Party Drink Ideas

Party Drink Idea

Party Drink Idea with Ice Cream

For drinks, I made a super simple beverage that the entire family can enjoy. I made these Patriots themed with red and white. I used two pints of vanilla ice cream and a liter each of Sprite and red Hawaiian Punch. There was enough for all four of us to have two 8 ounce glasses each. Just start with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of your glass. Next, pour equal parts of Sprite and Hawaiian Punch. Add drink stirrers in your team colors and enjoy! They fizz when you pour the Sprite on the ice cream and it creates a fun froth on top as well. 🙂

Football Themed No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Finally, it’s time for dessert! Easy, mini, no bake cheesecakes will become a fan favorite. They are insanely easy to make — and you could add almost any topping you’d like! For our football themed party, I used Seahawk green Sixlets.

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

No Bake Cheesecake Mix

Cookies in No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Easy No Bake Cheesecake

Easy No Bake Cheese Recipe

 

NO BAKE CHEESECAKES
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Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 container {13 ounces} marshmallow flufff
  3. 8 Nilla wafers
  4. Redi Whip, if desired
  5. Topping {Sixlets, fruit, chocolate, etc.}
  6. Makes 8 servings
Instructions
  1. Line a muffin tin with foil lined cupcake wrappers. We chose football wrappers for our Super Bowl party.
  2. Place a Nilla wafer at the bottom of each wrapper.
  3. Mix the cream cheese and marshmallow fluff until completely combined. This is easy to do just with a spoon—no mixer is necessary.
  4. Pour the cream cheese/marshmallow fluff mixture into a plastic sandwich bag and seal tightly.
  5. Clip a corner off the bag and squeeze it to gently fill each wrapper with the cream cheese/marshmallow mix.
  6. Place in fridge to chill for at least two hours.
  7. Immediately before serving, top with Redi Whip and desired embellishments.
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No Bake Cheesecakes

I also added a bowl of lime green Sixlets to the table — such a fun pop of color! –and a bowl of almonds… ever notice how they look like mini footballs? I think the whole table came together great!

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I love a football party table that is festive and yet not fussy. I think this one captures the perfect balance of team spirit and it shows a unique way to celebrate the Super Bowl. All your guests will have a great time rooting for their favorite team, and so will you because you won’t be stuck in the kitchen with elaborate preparations!

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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.