I love making football snacks! So when my son told me he wanted his birthday to have a football themed party I was ecstatic 🙂
My best advice for throwing a party is to keep it simple.
Make some things from scratch, but take help from the store and ordering some of the food.
I prep what I can the evening before so I can enjoy the party too.
Any of these ideas could be used for any football or Super Bowl party you are having.
Right away this kid knows we give all the food cute names.
His favorite team is the Bengals, and favorite player is A.J. Green…so he came up with “A.J. Green Beans” all on his own.
I did make these from scratch earlier in the day before his party and put them in the oven to warm up right before serving.
Around here they are known as my “famous” green beans because they are so good, here’s the recipe…
Since he loves the Bengals, I used black and orange construction paper to make signs for all of the food, so if you make signs use your favorite team colors.
Next up…Touchdown Taco Dip!
The husband came up with that name!
Just your basic taco dip that I made the night before with sour cream, taco meat, lettuce, and cheese with tortilla chips on the side.
Other dips you could make…
Crockpot Sausage Dip (only 3 ingredients)
Half Time Hot Wings were simply ordered from a local restaurant and kept in a warm oven until ready to serve. You seriously cannot have a football party without wings.
I ordered bone in wings with mild sauce (hot on the side for those who like spicy) and plain boneless wings for the kids with several sauces on the side.
I got a really good deal on football plates and a tablecloth on Amazon…click the link to order yours…
Some wing recipes you may like if you don’t want to order wings…
I like to have a salad option, so the best I could come up with was Super (Salad) Bowls.
You could use this name for bowls of chili or soup too.
These were just salad kits from the store. I tossed the dressing in right before serving.
More football themed party food in a bowl include…
For the soups you could call them “Souper” Bowls!
Kick Off Kabobs were fruit on little mini kabob skewers, but you could do any type of kabob for your party. I put the fruit on the skewers the evening before his party and covered with foil.
Other kabob recipes for football themed party food besides fruit are…
Pigskins in a Blanket are one of every kids favorite football snacks, right?!
Cut hot dogs in half and wrap with crescent rolls.
I baked them about an hour before the party and kept in a warm oven along with the wings and green beans.
Kids get juice pouches at my house for parties.
I’m not messing with pouring juice in cups that can spill all over.
We had some trouble naming this one though, at first it was “Jersey Juice”, but settled on Welcome to the Jungle Juice because he loves the Bengals.
Water Break sign for the water…
A few other ideas…napkins are named “Penalty Flags”, Ring Pop Super Bowl Rings, and a simple goodie bag with a cute label.
One last thing we did was have everyone at the party autograph a football for him that he will keep and remember the day forever.
For more football themed party food, check out 15 Super Bowl Snack and Appetizers