Posted on: 21 October 2016
If you don't live in an area in which you're in close proximity to a professional football team, the next-best thing to do is gather your football-loving friends together for a tailgating-inspired party in your yard. You can enjoy throwing the pigskin around, dining on apropos food selections and then head inside to watch the game on the big screen. Instead of going to the fuss of preparing all the food yourself, think about hiring a catering company instead. Many catering companies can provide tailgating-style foods to make your event perfect. Here are some suggestions to ask about.
Just like the football pregame show on TV, appetizers will set the tone for the main attraction. There are a number of suitable tailgating-style appetizers that your local catering company can make for you. Chicken wings are an ideal football party appetizer and are perfect for eating with your fingers whether you're playing catch with a football or enjoying some other tailgating games in your yard. Opt for a variety of flavors, including the hottest flavor offered, and you'll likely have some fun eating challenges with your friends. Potato skins are also a perfect food choice and can be loaded with tasty toppings such as bacon, green onions and sour cream.
The main courses will be the prized attraction of your football get-together, and your catering company can come up with options that are desirable to each person's tastes. If you and your guests enjoy smoked fare, things such as ribs, brisket and pork belly are all ideal choices, especially when paired with a selection of savory sauces. For a Tex-Mex-inspired football party, talk to your catering company about a build-your-own taco station with things such as pulled pork, pulled chicken and even fish. Large platters of nachos are also ideal, as each person can pull a section of nachos off to serve him or herself.
In addition to the appetizers and main courses, you can have your catering company put together some extras for you and your guests to enjoy. If you want to serve dessert, individual strawberries dipped in chocolate and painted with white icing can look like small footballs. While you might be buying a keg of beer for the event, see if your catering company will rent you a soft drink fountain; this is ideal for kids in attendance, as well as those who will be driving.Share