Last Updated on February 3, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Football season is in full swing in our house and part of my job is to take care of the Game Day Party Menu. I’m not really a great big football fan but the guys are. Of course, they want lots of great snacks to munch on while they’re watching football on the weekends. So, I let them hang out in the living room watching football, and I spend some time with a good book.
Game Day Party Menu
I like to keep it simple when it comes to my game day party menu. The guys are really mostly into finger foods and snacks. They don’t want the hassle of sitting down to a meal with a knife and fork. This is one day we haul out the paper plates since they have a tendency to knock things over when they get excited.
Here are a few ideas you can try when planning your party.
Game Day party menu for drinks
What do you serve at a football party?
There are so many options when it comes to your game day menu. It really depends on how casual you are and what types of foods your guests enjoy. Of course, it also depends on whether they are dealing with any food allergies or preferences.
- Nachos Deluxe
- Spicy Chili Dogs
- Spicy Thai Red Curry Chicken Drumsticks
- Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
- Crispy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers
- Warm Taco Dip with Refried Beans
- Spinach Mozzarella Pizza Rolls
- Spinach Artichoke Dip Pinwheels
- Pizza Puff Appetizers
Game Day food on a budget
It can be tough to put together a football party if you’re worried about your budget. But, thankfully, you can easily plan your game day menu without spending a lot of money. Here are a few recipes that everyone will enjoy.
- Ranch oyster crackers
- Honey Chipotle Wings
- Fire Roasted Game Day Salsa
- Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower
- Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Spicy Mac and Cheese
- Easy Pizza Cup Appetizers
Healthy game day food
When you plan your game day menu, try to include a few healthy game day food options. Some of your guests may be watching their weight, sugar, salt or gluten. You don’t have to only serve vegetable platters. But, try to include a few options that are on the healthier side.
- Grain Free Cajun Fried Shrimp
- Wild Gojuchang Wings & Fiery Mayo Corn
- Homemade Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
- Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Avocado Appetizer
- Healthier Reuben Dip
Game Day main dishes
Because you’ll likely plan your game day menu to include main dishes, here are a few options you can choose from. Your guests will probably want some “stick to the ribs” type of food in addition to appetizers.
- Easy Pepperoni Bread
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos
- Crockpot Crazy Pineapple Chili
- Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Vegan game day party menu choices
If you have friends that are vegan or vegetarian, here are a few recipes that you can offer them. Of course, they can always enjoy salsa and chips or a fruit or vegetable platter as well. Just make sure that they have options.
- Vegan Eggplant Pulled Pork Burger
- Vegetarian Parmesan Zucchini Sticks
- Sweet Corn Salsa with Black Beans
- Buttery Ranch Mushrooms
Game Day party menu desserts
Of course, any game day menu should have at least one or two sweets for people to enjoy for dessert. A sheet cake works well and is something your local bakery can make for you if you’re short on time. Or, try a few of these recipes.
- Healthy Snickers Ice Cream Bites
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Eclair Cake
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Football Field Cupcake Cake
- Mint chocolate chip cake
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