Host an Early Season Fall Football Party with Festive Food

resizeFor some sports fans, fall means one thing: football. If you’re excited for the season, why not plan a simple party where you and your friends come together over great food while cheering for your favorite teams?

You can throw a party in the comfort of your own home, so you don’t have to pack up food and tailgate across town. Don’t stress about hosting the perfect game-day party in a spotless house. Just try to enjoy each other’s company, cheer loudly, and eat some delicious football food. Here are some inspirational food and drink ideas to get the wheels turning for game day.

Pumpkin Hot Toddies for the Kickoff

There’s something so comforting about wrapping your hands around a steaming mug of your favorite hot beverage. Break out your Christmas mugs early, and indulge in fall themed hot drinks, such as pumpkin hot toddies. Lean in to catch a whiff of those fall flavors, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course, pumpkin. A hot toddy typically also contains whiskey, but you can certainly enjoy this lovely libation without the alcohol.

Pregame with Easy Appetizers

Chips and dip. Crackers and cheese. Veggies and dressing. You don’t have to get too carried away on pregame snack prep, especially if you are short on time. Plus, you don’t want it to take away from your main course. Elevate your snacks and drinks with your fun and festive serve ware, barware, serving bowls, and platters. They don’t have to be football-inspired, but it would add a special touch to the occasion.

Chili for the Touchdown

Once football season rolls around, husbands everywhere are beginning to break out the crockpots to make their chili specialties. Chili is an easy way to feed many people and leave everyone sated. Whether you like your chili with a kick of jalapeno and chunks of beef shoulder or prefer a zesty white chicken chili, you can make a mouth-watering, steaming bowl of chili for you and all your friends without being overwhelmed by the preparation. Just don’t forget all of the accoutrements people come to expect with chili.

Cupcakes for the Win

No one will be able to resist a moist chocolate cupcake. It’s up to you to show how simple or elaborate you want the frosting and decoration on top to be. Pinterest is a gold mine for creative ideas on how to decorate cupcakes for football parties. Kids enjoy making cupcakes, so if it’s helpful, you could have them pitch in to bake the treats. A nice cupcake platter adds a party vibe to your presentation.

If you don’t have all of your party accessories handy, you can do some one-stop shopping for festive discount mugs, cupcake platters, bowls, and much more from a reputable site that specializes in home entertaining. Hopefully, you will score some major points with your guests this football season!


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