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Football Themed Party

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I love making football snacks! So when my son told me he wanted his birthday party to be football themed 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…

Green Beans with Bacon!

Football Themed Party

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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.

Football Themed Party

Other dips you could make…

Loaded Potato Chip Dip

Cobb Dip

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crockpot Sausage Dip (only 3 ingredients)

Game Day Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders

Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders

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…

Football Themed Party

Some wing recipes you may like if you don’t want to order wings…

Fireball Whiskey Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Garlic Sriracha Chicken Wings

Jalapeno Brined Chicken Wings

Honey Sriracha Chicken 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.

Football Themed Party

More football snacks in a bowl include…

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Poblano Chicken Chili

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

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.

Football Themed Party

Other kabob recipes for football snacks besides fruit are…

Bourbon and Coke Steak Kabobs

Hibachi Inspired Chicken Kabobs

Garlic Sriracha Shrimp Kabobs

Grilled Korean Steak Kabobs

Pigskins in a Blanket are one of every kids favorite football snacks, right?! Cut hot dogs in half and wrap with crescent rolls. Easy Peasy! I baked them about an hour before the party and kept in a warm oven along with the wings and green beans.

Football Themed Party

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.

Football Themed Party

Water Break sign for the water…

Football Themed Party

A few other ideas…napkins are named “Penalty Flags”, Ring Pop Super Bowl Rings, and a simple goodie bag with a cute label.

Football Themed Party
Football Themed Party

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Football Themed Party

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 snack recipes check out 15 Super Bowl Snack and Appetizers

Super Bowl Snacks and Appetizers
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