​Football Party Tips & Tricks

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As much as we want to be at the stadium every football game during the season, it is just not possible. Most of us can’t afford it, but also, it is just not feasible to make it to the stadium weekly when we have a thousand other responsibilities throughout the week. Guess what though? You can have just as much fun celebrating your favorite team with a football party at home!

If you have stepped away from your party planning game and you aren’t sure where to begin to throw a kick butt football party, you can check out these tips and tricks and throw the best football party on the block.

Score points with all of your football fan friends with these football party tips & tricks that will help you throw your best party yet.

Bring in Extra Seating

You simply cannot stand up and be comfortable watching an entire football game. Make sure that your seating around the television is ample enough for all of your guests. This includes you!! Make sure you include yourself in the party too.

Ice Down Some Drinks

Okay, here’s the deal. You are throwing a football party. Not a fancy dinner party. Football fans love a cold beer on ice. That means that for your party to be a success, you could simply have a bucket of ice with some cold brews resting in it and your guests will love it! Toss in some soda and water for the non drinkers of the crew.

Pop Up Hampers to the Rescue

I know what you are thinking. “Why would I want hampers at my party?” Well, you definitely want to break these out because they are super inexpensive to buy and they work great as trash and recycling receptacles. Having trash every after a party is not fun at all, so let people clean up after themselves easily by having these in all rooms. Just be sure to line them with plastic trash bags to make clean up extra easy.

Say Yes to Help

Most guests are going to offer to bring a dish or dessert, I hate to harp on something, but please oh please SAY YES to help! Not only does this save you time, but it saves you money too. Plus, sometimes food just tastes better when someone else cooks it.

Provide Easy Hand Held Foods

You cannot have a football party and expect to have a fancy, sit-down dinner. It’s just not going to happen. Create a menu for your football party that includes foods that are easy to just grab and eat. Pizza, my friends. PIZZA. Not just any pizza though and certainly not delivery. You need to reward your guests with some amazing homemade pizza!

Because we here at Sassafras love pizza so much, we have so many delicious ideas for the best football party pizzas! These are our faves:

traditional chicago-style deep dish pizza. If you love a good Chicago style pizza, you are going to love this recipe!

MARGHERITA PIZZA. This MARGHERITA PIZZA from My Heavenly Recipes is hands down one of my favorites.

SWEET-&-SPICY PULLED PORK BBQ PIZZA - If you love BBQ and you love pizza, this one is a winner!

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza with Basil Pesto - This one is great for those of us with dietary restrictions.

Be sure that you have the right tools on hand to make THE BEST pizza for your football party and we have some of the best tools right here at Sassafras!

We have several stones to choose from, all of them amazing:

  • superstone® bbq pizza stone - this superstone® has a natural grooved surface for even heat distribution and a fire-proof finish, perfect for making pizza on the grill in the summertime or anytime! the superstone® bbq pizza stone can also be used in any conventional or convection oven, giving this stone the most versatility. the unglazed superstone® stoneware pulls moisture from the dough, resulting in a super crispy and delicious crust. the superstone® bbq pizza stone has a glazed rim and easy-to-carry handles. recipe booklet included. measures 14.5" diameter plus handles. includes recipes.
  • superstone® sicilian pizza stone - this stone's shape and depth is perfect for rustic and sicilian style pizzas. also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and other dough-based treats. unglazed stoneware with glazed rim and silicone handle grips. recipe booklet included. measures 15.75" long x 10.75" wide .75" deep plus handles.
  • 15" round superstone® baking stone with rack - our superstone® baking stone duplicates the effects of a professional pizzeria oven. the stone absorbs moisture, creating a crispy pizza crust! the round shape is great for a traditional-style pizza. also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and anything else that uses dough on your superstone®. we're sure you'll think it's "super!". to clean, simply scrub under hot water -- do not use soap. superstone® measures 15" diameter. 16" with the rack. includes recipes.

rectangular superstone® baking stone- our superstone® baking stone replicates the effects of a professional pizzeria oven. the stone absorbs moisture, creating a crispy pizza crust! the rectangular shape is great for a sicilian-style pizza. also great for cookies, pretzels and anything with a dough! to clean, simply scrub under hot water -- do not use soap. superstone® measures 13" wide x 15" long. with rack, it measures 17" long. includes recipes.