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It’s peak football season and time for more Easy Football Party Ideas and Recipes! I’m still sulking about how terrible my team did this year but I’m still excited for the Big Game!
Easy Football Party Ideas & Recipes
My family loves finger foods, so I always make sure to have a large spread of our favorites to enjoy at halftime. I’m happy to be sharing one of my favorite recipes for Kicking Meatballs (albondigas) made with El Yucateco Salsa Picante de Habanero. These spicy meatballs have just the amount of kick and pair perfectly with our favorite soft drink, Coca-Cola.
But first I’m going to share how I set up an easy party food table for the Big Game!
Themed partyware adds so much fun to the table. Ice cream cups are perfect for meatballs. Chili, chips and other munchies. Being Latina, I love spicy food so I fill cups with jalapeños and limes to compliment the menu.
I also set up a little themed cutlery caddy for utensils, napkins, and straws.
Nut cups are perfect for individual servings of guacamole and flautas or taquitos.
I like to serve individual servings of sour cream and homemade salsa in nut cups as well. It makes it easier for little hands and eliminates messes.
Popcorn boxes are just the right size for tortilla chips and nachos.
Spice things up and set out Chalkboard glasses (tutorial below) for guests to personalize with football plays!
Be sure to have plenty of Coca-Cola and El Yucateco Hot Sauce on hand.
Fry boxes are just the right size for mini quesadillas.
Display a fresh batch of chocolate cupcakes in a football tray for dessert. I also added some white icing for the football stitching, aren’t they cute?
Kicking Meatballs Recipe
Now for my delicious Kicking Meatballs!
What you will need:
3 lbs. lean ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tbs El Yucateco Salsa Picante de Habanero
1 tbs ground cumin
1 tbs chicken bouillon powder
1 tbs minced garlic
Oil for frying
Chives for garnish
Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl thoroughly.
Roll the mixture into small balls.
Add oil to a medium saucepan and brown meatballs until cooked thoroughly.
Serve in cups, top with chives and enjoy!
Chalkboard glasses are a fun way to add personality to any party table! Let your guests personalize their glass while they enjoy the game!
What you will need:
Simply apply paint to the glass with brush and let dry. Once dry, guests can decorate with chalk! (Hand wash only)
And that’s it! Easy Football ideas and recipes just in time for the Big Game!
Be sure to stop at Cardenas for all your meal planning needs!
You can find The 1.25-liter bottles in the beverage aisle. They are the perfect size for parties! You can also find a variety of flavors of El Yucateco Hot Sauce in the Mexican Foods aisle. Right now you can buy (2) Coca-Cola 1.25 liter products + (2) El Yucateco Hot Sauce products and get $2.00 off your deli/meat order!
I hope you try out my recipe for Kicking Meatballs and let me know what you think!
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Wow so many cool ideas, loving the DIY for the score glasses so neat. And the use of the cups is just beautiful. Thanks for for sharing with us all your wonderful tips, creative ideas and fabulous recipe. #client
Thank you so much Adriana!!
Another great party, Michelle! My mouth is watering after seeing all the yummy food! 🙂 That’s what football season is about, right? The FOOD!
Thank you Elise!!! Yes, the FOOD is the MVP!
I LOVE these awesome ideas. I am totally painting bottles.
Thank you Laura!! Xo
All the food looks so delicious!!! I love the chalkboard milk glasses.
What a beautiful party! Is there a specific chalk paint you prefer/recommend? Thank you!
Thank you! Yes! I prefer Americana Chalkboard Paint by DecoArt! 🙂
Hey Michelle, I absolutely love the idea of the individual Taquitos and Guac in the nut cups. So much fun, what a great idea!!