Friday, August 28, 2009

Football Food

I'm kind of on a fall kick. My bf, Conor, & I were talking about how the first USC {our personal fave} game is in, like ONE week. Wow. That is soon. This made me & my party-lovin' mind go into planning mode. Sure, there's decor & themes & outfits to think of, but the most important part of any football-watching-shindig is obviously the menu.

Here's a few highlights of the many menus I have set up for the 2009 season.

1. CHICKEN WINGS! My favoritest food ever. Ever.
2. 7-Layer dip. In individual jars. How fab is this idea? No more digging around in someone else's dip-waste. Ew.
3. Mini burgers. Mini anything. H. Dogs, tacos, pizzas, whatever. Mini is the new regular. Or something.
4. Kettle Corn. I just mastered this one & haven't heard one complaint.
5. "Oh look, they're little footballs." "Laces out!" Some Ace Ventura-inspired football cookies.
6. Pudding Shots. Remember these? I made them for the Superbowl last year & they are AWESOME. Dessert & booze.
7. Punch. With alcohol in it. I don't care what kind. Just make me some.
8. Beer Margaritas. I've heard some pretty great stuff about these...
9. Cheap beer. Duh.

I'll be sure to post real party pics throughout the season, starting next week. And don't worry, there will surely be lots of fun decor, not just food. I'm thinking Astro-Turf tables, fall flowers, & whatever else I can come up with....stay tuned & happy weekend!

26 comments:

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

loving this post. i cannot believe the first games of the season are already here. ahhh!

i am loving this menu too!

may i borrow a few of those ideas for my own party? ;)

Lacey said...

Loving the football menu ideas! I'm super excited about the start of the season too. I'm going to make a big pot of gumbo for the first LSU game, no matter how hot it is outside!

Pink Julep said...

WOW! You've even made me wanna watch football and I am NOT a sports gal! All sounds great!

MG said...

That looks like a great party! I can't believe the fall season is upon us already!

In this wonderful life... said...

I love these things!! I love football season :) I may have to borrow some of your ideas! xoxo

The Cottage Cheese said...

Woo-hoo football season! This post cracked me up. "Dip-waste" bwahahaha. Anyway, I'll take one of each of these. Except for the cheap beer, I'll need a 6-pack for a party like this...

PinkSass said...

I am LOVING the individual dip cups. No more dirty hands in your dip!

Freck said...

I'll take 2,3,8 and 9 please!! Love this post!!

Andie said...

I always make Fleur de Lis cookies when we host parties for the saints game.

other great football snacks that I make- beer bread & beer-cheese dip, chili, and of course, spinach-artichoke dip!

I also get corn & black bean salsa and put it over a block of low fat cream cheese that I spread in a dish and top it with a little low fat cheddar and bake it for about 10 minutes- it's GREAT with baked tostitoes!

Jules said...

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

I effing LOVE fall. Everything great happens in the fall. Immediately when I saw the images you had, I said in my head, "Hmm, what do ya know. THey're little footballs." Great minds think alike. Can we please spend one football Saturday together this year? Think October...

Great post. I may copy some treats.

holly-lynn said...

i'm loving football season!!nothing like spending a day in a sweatshirt eating & watching tv loove it!

Barefoot in the Park said...

i am READY!!

Tracy-Girl said...

very excited for football season, too! the first USC game is against SJSU in SJ... and its on our wedding day, so we know what all of the groomsmen are going to be doing!

Gabby said...

Can you invite me to one of these amazing parties please?

I need more info on pudding shots...I'm off to stalk them.

prepinparadise said...

Mini burgers are too cute. I want a football cookie!

Elizabeth Marie said...

OMG I am starving. I need Gab to make me something haha jk. (mostly jk)

Everything is so cute and fun.

Happy Weekend love!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Everything looks delicious!

I love those individual jars of dip for each person (the germophobe that I am, I think this is a cute and very clean idea)!

Also, those pudding shots - how great!

Lindsay said...

i cannot wait for football to start! and man i want to come to one of your parties! those ideas look like too much fun!

Amanda K said...

Yum, those pictures make me hungry!

Callie Grayson said...

mmm these look oh so yummy!!

Mable Cakes said...

Fabulous ideas! I love the individual 7 layer dips- especially when the nasty boys are around- no manners! And... no better reason than GAME DAY to drink all day long!

Marissa said...

Fun!!!

Muffy said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

As if I wasn't dying for football season to start enough already! This just put me over the edge!

Kristin said...

Do I spy PBR? The hubs would love you!

ALEXANDRA P. said...

such cute party food ideas! those little laces out cookies totally remind me of the ones in ace ventura! lol