We love the cooler temperatures that fall brings, and we also LOVE football! Why not combine the two with our six fun fall football ideas?
Chili Buffet: Chili and fall just go together, and it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser when you have friends over to watch the game. Make a giant pot of chili and ask friends to bring fixins’ such as tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, radishes, olives … The list goes on and on!
Single Serve Seven-Layer Dip: Seven-Layer Dip is delicious. But when lots of people, particularly kids, are dipping their chips in, the layers get all mixed up and icky. Solution! Make a big dish of dip for the adults, and single-serving dips in clear plastic cups for the kiddos.
Mini Chicken and Waffles Sliders: Here’s a ‘fancy’ finger food that only takes minutes to make. Buy mini frozen waffles and hit the drive-thru for your favorite boneless fried chicken. Toast the waffles and sandwich the fried chicken in-between. Secure with toothpicks and serve. (You may need to cut the chicken into smaller pieces.)
Tailgate Party for Your Kids: Some kids love to watch football, while others get wiggly after a few minutes and want to play. Set up an indoor or outdoor area of your home that’s easy to supervise and stock it with kid-friendly food and games. Tell the kids that this is their very own ‘tailgate party’ where they are free to play, eat, and make lots of noise – away from the TV!
Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkin carving is a fun fall activity that’s best enjoyed with friends. Invite them to come over an hour before the game to carve pumpkins. You can even challenge your friends to carve the logo or mascot of their favorite team into their pumpkin!
Football M&M’s Popcorn: If you’ve never poured a bag of M&M’s into a hot tub of popcorn, do it now! Then, when you’re finished snacking, make another batch of popcorn. Let it cool down this time, and pour in M&M’s that are the colors of your favorite football team. Can’t find those colors in the store, and don’t want to spend time hand separating them? Go here and choose your team!
Now, bring on fall and football!