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Everything You Need for the Ultimate Football Season Kick-Off Party

September 6, 2017

If there’s one thing that makes saying “goodbye” to the summer just a little bit easier, it’s knowing that football season is just around the corner! Each year, friends and families don their team’s colors, break out their lucky jerseys, and fight (in the most loving way possible) for their team to reign supreme. So kick-off the first week of football season in the best way possible — with an unforgettable party, full of these fan-favorites!

Fruit Popsicles

Summer may be ending, but it’s certainly not over yet! Especially with a house full of jumping fans, you’ll want to offer your guests something cold. With three flavorful recipes to choose from, learn how to make fresh fruit, papaya, and watermelon-lime fruit pops right on our blog.

Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups

Though the original fruit cup recipe doesn’t actually call for any ice cream, we’re certainly not against adding some of your own homemade ice cream to the cones as well! And while you can always make the cones ahead of time and set them out for people to grab, you can cut down on your party-prep by letting guests create and decorate their own cups.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shots

What’s a good game without a little alcohol? Sure, beer may be a popular choice, but when the game is in overtime and your guests are looking for something a little lighter, they can turn to these strawberry shots! With just a few strawberries, some melted chocolate, and your favorite liquor you’ll have a tasty drink that anyone will enjoy!

A Vodka Infused Fruit Football Helmet

Yup, you heard us right — a vodka infused football helmet! Be the star of this year’s party with this one-of-a-kind centerpiece that’s good enough to eat. Filled with vodka infused fruits, like berries, grapes, melons, and strawberries, guests will love digging into this “boozy bowl.”

Popcorn and Snacks

When your team is just starting to make a comeback, there’s no way you can focus on grabbing a full meal, that’s why having a wide assortment of snacks within arm’s reach is so important. Save yourself some time and fill your table with our favorite flavored popcorns, chocolate covered pretzels, and cookies.

Good Ol’ Fruit

Between the “bacon-wrapped this” and the “deep fried that,” that always seem to make their way onto your tables, having some healthier options for guests is always a good idea. For even more flavor, you can add assorted nuts, cheeses, and dried fruits to the plate as well.

Now that you’ve got all of your food planned out and ready to go, the only thing left to worry about is how your team does!