Football season is another way to say “party every weekend.” When friends and family drop by to catch the action, it hardly matters who wins or who loses. There’s a reason it’s called the national pastime. Try this for a solid game plan:
SIMPLY BETTER COCKTAILS
Every game will surely have beer but watch their surprise when they see you’re actually serving cocktails!
When serving so many diverse and strongly flavored foods (we’re talking, Buffalo wings), cocktails like the tasty Bloody Mary are great because they match well with spicy and salty foods. Don’t forget to offer non-alcoholic options, like the Stirrings Sparkling Red Sangria. You can prepare pitchers ahead of time so nobody’s mixing cocktails during a touchdown. See sample cocktail recipes below.
SIMPLY BETTER FOOD
Nothing says BIG GAME like Buffalo Wings and Steak Sandwiches. Take a look at the recipes for a few short cuts that give you a great end result without all of the fuss!
SIMPLY BETTER TIMES
Anyone can show up so make sure whoever does know whose side you're on. Use plates and decorations that reflect your team colors like team pennants, or even a simple custom banner – it won’t cost much and you’ll be surprised how much it pumps up team spirit.
The Playing Field
If you’re hosting, do a kitchen buffet set-up that lets you enjoy the game with your guests. If you think everyone might hang out in the kitchen, put dishes where people will see them and a small television on the counter that’s tuned into the game so nobody misses a single down.