Elevated Football Party Ideas: How to Entertain Like a Rich Auntie

Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of chocolate covered strawberries, bowl of potato chips, glass of red wine, sliced figs, crostini bread slices, and bacon wrapped potato bites.

So, a really big football game is happening on February 7th…have you heard of it?

Admittedly, I’m no football expert, but every Super Bowl, the snack spread is the MVP in my book. While I’m sad that I’m not going to watch the big game with friends this year, I’m excited to start our own watch party traditions at home and share my favorite football party ideas with you!

Normally, I go to a friend’s house and bring chips and guac, but this year, I decided to challenge myself and try out some recipes that I found on Pinterest. I wanted to aim for a more elevated football party this year — the kind of party you’d expect your rich auntie to throw. Here are some recipes that we tried that are easy to make, and a few tweaks we did at home to make them our own!

Elevated Football Party Ideas

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of bacon wrapped potato bites.

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of bacon wrapped potato bites.
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of bacon wrapped potato bites.

Recipe 1: Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Ok, guys…this recipe SLAPS, to say the least. Not healthy in the slightest, but very delicious.

The spicy, sour cream dipping sauce is what takes this to the next level. Just mix sour cream and your favorite hot sauce, and your mind will be blown. To make this dish a bit more elevated and rich auntie approved, we added some chopped rosemary to the dipping sauce and the serving tray for garnish.

You can find this recipe on The Kitchn here.

SUPER EASY FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS 1/24/17 Tweet Pin 5.8K Share 32 5.8KSHARES Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. This does not cost you anything additional, and helps me to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! APPETIZERS AND SNACKS PERFECT FOR YOUR TAILGATE, HOMEGATE, OR BIG GAME PARTY 4 Super Easy Football Party Food Ideas Pause Unmute Remaining Time -2:55 With the Big Game coming up, I wanted to share some super easy football-themed snack ideas. These are all easy, and can be made at the last minute if you are suddenly inspired to up the game of your game day spread. And these aren’t just for a Big Game party… they are all easy enough to create for any game-watching get-together, tailgate, or even a sports-themed birthday party, so you will definitely want to pin these ideas for later! CHECK OUT FOUR SUPER EASY FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO: Speaking of, check out more football party inspiration on my Football Party board on Pinterest, and stay tuned to the blog later this week for a post on easy football decorations for your big game watch party. The thing that’s great about a football party is that it’s easy to incorporate creativity and DIY. Pretty much anything brown can become a little football with a little decoration. You’ll see a lot of that in this post. football party food ideas - football brownie bites Football brownies. You can make these the easy way with store-bought brownie bites, or if you have a little extra time, you can shape homemade brownies like footballs (see more on that below). Either way, brownies or brownie bites can become little footballs by adding a little white cake decorating icing. Just pipe on some little laces, and this snack is ready to go. easy football party food ideas - football brownies For homemade football brownies shaped like little footballs, make your favorite brownie recipe (like my popular Classic Brownies Recipe) or a boxed brownie mix for a shortcut. Use a circle cookie cutter with overlapping cuts to create little ovals. Pipe on laces with white cake decorating icing, and you’ve got a simple, but adorable dessert perfect for your football party. easy football party food ideas - chocolate covered strawberry footballs chocolate covered strawberry footballs - easy football party food idea Chocolate dipped strawberry footballs |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of chocolate dipped strawberries.

SUPER EASY FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS 1/24/17 Tweet Pin 5.8K Share 32 5.8KSHARES Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. This does not cost you anything additional, and helps me to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! APPETIZERS AND SNACKS PERFECT FOR YOUR TAILGATE, HOMEGATE, OR BIG GAME PARTY 4 Super Easy Football Party Food Ideas Pause Unmute Remaining Time -2:55 With the Big Game coming up, I wanted to share some super easy football-themed snack ideas. These are all easy, and can be made at the last minute if you are suddenly inspired to up the game of your game day spread. And these aren’t just for a Big Game party… they are all easy enough to create for any game-watching get-together, tailgate, or even a sports-themed birthday party, so you will definitely want to pin these ideas for later! CHECK OUT FOUR SUPER EASY FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO: Speaking of, check out more football party inspiration on my Football Party board on Pinterest, and stay tuned to the blog later this week for a post on easy football decorations for your big game watch party. The thing that’s great about a football party is that it’s easy to incorporate creativity and DIY. Pretty much anything brown can become a little football with a little decoration. You’ll see a lot of that in this post. football party food ideas - football brownie bites Football brownies. You can make these the easy way with store-bought brownie bites, or if you have a little extra time, you can shape homemade brownies like footballs (see more on that below). Either way, brownies or brownie bites can become little footballs by adding a little white cake decorating icing. Just pipe on some little laces, and this snack is ready to go. easy football party food ideas - football brownies For homemade football brownies shaped like little footballs, make your favorite brownie recipe (like my popular Classic Brownies Recipe) or a boxed brownie mix for a shortcut. Use a circle cookie cutter with overlapping cuts to create little ovals. Pipe on laces with white cake decorating icing, and you’ve got a simple, but adorable dessert perfect for your football party. easy football party food ideas - chocolate covered strawberry footballs chocolate covered strawberry footballs - easy football party food idea Chocolate dipped strawberry footballs |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of chocolate dipped strawberries.

Recipe 2: Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Footballs

These chocolate-dipped strawberry footballs were super easy to make, but they also look very impressive. Minimal effort, maximum level of fancy. I was surprised at how easy it was to decorate these; I’m definitely no artist, but it’s hard to mess these up!

I also like that this dish is pretty vegetarian-friendly, so if you or a friend doesn’t eat meat, this is a dish they’ll be able to enjoy! All you need to do here is dip your strawberries in chocolate candy coating and pipe on a few laces with white decorating icing. You can view the original tutorial for these strawberry footballs here!

Baked Ricotta Dip with Figs and Pistachios |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of baked ricotta and figs next to a  red glass of wine.

Baked Ricotta Dip w/ Figs & Pistachios |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of baked ricotta and figs.

Recipe 3: Baked Ricotta Dip with Figs and Pistachios

Out of all the dishes we tried, this one was probably my favorite. And definitely, the most bougie thing you could serve at a football party, but I’m 100% here for it!

I love that this appetizer also pairs well with a nice glass of Pinot Noir or Reisling. Because, let’s be honest: rich aunties might drink a beer at a football party, but they’re really craving a glass of vino. Give the rich aunties what they want!

You can view the recipe for the Baked Ricotta Dip w/ Figs & Pistachios here.

TAILGATE WOMEN'S BALTIMORE RAVENS COLORBLOCK SWEATSHIRT |Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of Alicia Tenise sitting in front of a table set wiht. chocolate covered strawberries, bowl of potato chips, glass of red wine, sliced figs, crostini bread slices, and bacon wrapped potato bites.

Football Party Ideas by popular D.C. lifestyle blogger, Alicia Tenise: image of chocolate covered strawberries, bowl of potato chips, glass of red wine, sliced figs, crostini bread slices, and bacon wrapped potato bites.

What are some of your favorite elevated football party ideas?  Let me know in the comments below!

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