Planning a Football Party and looking for Game Day Ideas? You’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing a fun recipe for Tangy Fig Jam and FREE Football Party Printables. If The Big Game or any fun party is in your future – you won’t want to miss this easy recipes and great football party tips!
One little known fact about me… I love a great football game.
And we are in the season of great football games! If you’re hosting a football party, or if you’re a sports enthusiast like me (who doesn’t want to miss a moment of the game) you’ll love the football party tips and FREE printables I’m sharing here. Plus, you’ll love my Tangy Fig Jam Recipe – perfect for dipping nearly any party appetizer into. It’s sweet and thick, but just soft enough for dips. And, with a kick of ginger, this fig sauce serves up a new twist on jam flavor.
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An Easy Football Party Plan
When I’m pressed for time but I want to make certain I serve up a football party theme and hearty appetizers for friends and family as we watch football, I order party supplies like this fun football stadium, scene setter and football themed paper wrap online the week before the football game. Once I have a backdrop and serving supplies – the rest is really easy.
Meat Lover’s Party Food
For this week’s upcoming football playoff game, I stopped by Sam’s Club and picked up some of our meaty favorites like: Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, State Fair® Mini Corn Dogs, and Tyson® Wings in the NEW Tequila Lime flavor. My toughest customer, when it comes to football party food, is my husband.
He’s the kind of guy who tells me soup is not a meal, and would look at me in distress if I tried to serve up a dish without meat in it.
And I’m — oh, so very thankful — that Tyson® Foods helps me feed my husband and our friends without my having to be in the kitchen all afternoon.
Thanks to Tyson® products, I also get to enjoy watching the game!
A Lifetime Football Fan
Football has been a huge part of my life. For nearly a decade I attended a football game every weekend in the fall. From junior high through college I had the privilege of cheering on my hometown football team which is a top ranking college football team – while I was in school. I am no stranger to football parties and I always love a great football game!
If you’re planning a football party I recommend drawing on the fun experiences from your enjoyment of football in years’ past. It’s a great way to find inspiration.
Tangy Fig Jam Recipe
This recipe is easy to create and is incredibly flexible. If you like a sweeter fig sauce, add more fig. If you like a bit more spice, add more ginger. Want a stronger flavor? Add a touch of salt.
Ingredients for Tangy Fig Jam Recipe
- 1 lime, for juice
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons fig preserves
- 1 tablespoon chicken base
- 1 teaspoon ginger spice paste
Directions for Tangy Fig Jam Recipe
- Gather up ingredients and set aside near your stove top.
- Melt one tablespoon of butter in a frying pan on medium high heat.
- Add fig preserves, chicken base, ginger, and lime juice to the melted butter in the pan.
- Mix until blended.
- Saute until fig sauce bubbles and thickens. Serve alongside your favorite meaty appetizer.
Easy Prep and Football Party Food Display
To create the football appetizer themed bowls for our football party, I set up a simple and short assembly line.
I baked our Tyson® appetizers and placed them on the stove top. Then, I lined each bowl with a paper liner that I trimmed to fit inside the bowl.
I added a layer of Romaine lettuce and topped each bundle with Tyson® wings. The display is very easy to make, and it offers guests an easy way to pick up a bowl without having to dig through a casserole dish.
FREE Football Party Printables
This post includes a 40 point football party planning checklist. It’s also helpful if you are planning a football themed birthday party.
As a part of the FREE Football Party printables pack, I’ve added the party food labels you see pictured here and some football name tags that come in handy when you are hosting guests.
To create the name labels from these printables, you’ll need to purchase self-adhesive 8 & 1/2″ x 11″ white mailing labels. I printed our game day football party themed food labels (the green football field labels) on paper and taped them to the appetizer display.
Click the “Download Now” button below to download your FREE copy.
Where you can find Tyson® Products
Sam’s Club offers club members some great savings on items like Tyson® products. You can find a wide variety of Tyson® products at Sam’s including:
- Tyson® Wings
- Tyson® Boneless Wyngz
- Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
- State Fair® Mini Corn Dogs
- Galileo® Salame
Earn money on your next purchase of Tyson® Foods with this special Ibotta offer. You can also explore Tyson® products recipes online. Visit the Tyson Social Hub for recipe ideas and some fun football party posts. For special offers and events follow Tyson® Brand.
An awesome football party includes the football game, music, food, and fun. Hopefully you’ll find the tips I’ve provided here helpful for your next big Football Game Day party!
What’s your favorite football party appetizer?
Does your family enjoy football season? What’s your favorite party appetizer? We’re hosting football gatherings this year and I’m always looking for fresh new party food ideas! Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers.
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