Throw The Ultimate Football Party
nothing better than watching football when a championship is on the line, and
catching the big game is always more fun with a crowd. Make your house the
place to be whenever the game is on with these standout football party tips.
Set the stage:
Create a football field centrepiece
decorations, less is more. By focusing on one centrepiece decoration you can
cut down on your prep time and still impress. Purchase some inexpensive artificial
turf from a hardware store and use it to transform your coffee table into a
mini football field. Simply cover the surface of the table and draw out yard markers
with white turf paint.
Beer is just
When it comes
to drinks at a football party, your guests won’t be expecting anything out of
the ordinary. Wow them with the official beer of the game, Budweiser, or one of
many great regional craft beers like Pyramid’s Seasonal, from Seattle. You can
also make a team-themed signature drink to boost their game day spirit.
Celebrate New England’s Irish roots with this
The Black and Tan – 4 oz. Guinness
+ 4 oz. Harp Lager
Rooting for Green Bay? Accent your beer with apples,
one of Wisconsin’s top crops.
The Apple Cider Shanty – Four 12 oz. bottles of lager + one 750 ml bottle of sparkling
cider [Serves 4-6]
Seattle loves their coffee and beer – now you can
put the two together.
The Black and Black – 3 oz. cold-brewed coffee + one 12 oz. bottle of St. Ambroise oatmeal
stout [Serves 1]
Serve Indianapolis fans this twist on their team
The Colt 45 – 1 oz. gin + 1.5 oz. Jägermeister + 5 oz. energy drink [Serves 1]
between football and beer is sacred, and one we won’t mess with, but it’s fun
to change the play by providing a well-considered menu of cocktails in addition
to your standard drink offerings.
Why not serve
a light, fruity margarita option alongside your traditional beer and finger
foods for an inventive flavour contrast?
Pineapple Margarita, courtesy of Mix That Drink
2 cups lime juice?
2 cups Jose
2 cups Cointreau
2 1/2 cups
shaker 1/2 full with ice and pour in liquid ingredients. Shake and pour.
Garnish with pineapple slices.
Make your menu
If it requires
plates or cutlery, take it off the list. You want your die-hard fans to enjoy
their food while they stay glued to the television for all the pre- and
post-game action, so keep your menu items bite-sized and portable. Miniature
slider burgers or fish tacos make a mean main course. Food & Wine Magazine has a delicious fish taco recipe that pairs
perfectly with Yellow Tail Chardonnay. You can also try this “Mini Man” burger recipe from Alton
Brown, which would go great with Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tell us in the comments below: How do you celebrate football from the comfort of your home? Share your ideas in the comments section below.
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