Unlike other more formal gatherings, your game-day party should have a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Be sure to prepare your food ahead of time so you can sit down and enjoy the fun too! With that in mind, buffets are best, and any football buffet should always include a few traditional favorites.
kick off your winning party, buffet style
Slow cookers and warming trays are your friends. Pick foods that are easy to assemble and prepare. Or, save some prep time by selecting ready-to-grill chicken breast kabobs or shrimp skewers from Schnucks or Logli. If you’re not one for being in the kitchen on game day, just order ahead and let us do the cooking. Some of the most popular eats for game day are wings, subs and fried chicken. Just make sure you have enough food for all of your hungry fans. You can supplement your menu with petite party platters, ready to grab ‘n go from the self-serve deli case. It’s always better to have more – send any leftovers home with guests.
worried about how much brew to buy
No one wants to make a beer run during the BIG GAME… so be sure you plan ahead. Based on 12-ounce bottles or cans, you’ll roughly want to stock five six-packs for 10 people. Please celebrate responsibly.
Young children most likely won’t be interested in sitting quietly and watching the game. So be sure to provide toys and other activities to keep the kids entertained. And remember to have age-appropriate food and drink on hand for the kids. Toddlers and younger children won’t be too excited about hot wings and spicy chili. Kids are always big fans of pizzas, mac ‘n cheese or hot dogs. Cheese cubes are great finger foods and kids love almost anything with dip! Think about some healthier options as well – prepackaged fruits and veggies such as baby carrots and apple slices are perfect party dippers for kids. Make it easy on yourself; look for heat and serve items so you can enjoy the party.