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Easy Football Party Decor and Recipe Ideas for the Big Game

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You know I love any excuse to throw a party!  While I'm not a huge football fan, my husband and family are so I'll take care of the decor and party food and they can watch the Big Game!  Today, I am sharing easy football party decor and three recipe ideas for the Big Game.  They're sure to make your party a hit!  All three simple snack ideas include Orville Redenbacher's® popcorn that you can serve at your party.

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy Football Party Decor and Recipe Ideas for the Big Game

I picked up our Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter Popcorn for each recipe from Walmart.  We love serving easy foods such as dips, meatballs, cheese and sausage platters, wings and pizza at football parties along with a snack mix and some sweet treats.  For our three recipes using Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, we are featuring a sweet and salty caramel popcorn football field bar, a parmesan ranch popcorn snack mix, and a chocolate shaped football popcorn ball.  Popcorn is such an easy snack to serve, it really is a no brainer!

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

We love Orville Redenbacher's popcorn because they don't use artificial preservatives,  flavors, or dyes.  In 1952, Orville Redenbacher's picked a select few to grow their same special kernel that pops lighter and fluffier than ordinary popcorn.  Their Movie Theater Butter Popcorn is SO good just on it's own, but also great to use in recipes.  It's our girls favorite!




Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Recipes

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Caramel Football Field Popcorn Bars

Sweet caramel football field popcorn bars are sure to please the biggest football fan! 
4.7 from 10 votes
Prep Time 26 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 46 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter - Popped and kernels removed
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbls vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cup cream cheese frosting
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 4 tbls white icing in a tube
  • 1/2 cup multicolored round sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Pop popcorn and remove any un-popped kernels 
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter, brown sugar, marshmallows, and vanilla until smooth and combined 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine above ingredients with popcorn and stir until popcorn is well coated
  • In a 13 x 9 inch metal pan press popcorn mixture until flat (about 1/2 inch thick).  Let cool. 
  • cut bars into rectangle pieces (there should be around 8)
  • Mix 1 cup cream cheese frosting and green food dye together. spread into a rectangle shape in middle of one bar.  Add remaining white frosting to the top sides of bar. 
  • add sprinkles to white frosting (to look like the stadium fans) and white lines on green frosting (to resemble a football field) 

Notes

You will want to add green frosting first, then let set before adding white and putting sprinkles on.  Otherwise, the sprinkles will stick to the green frosting.  
Keyword big game appertizers, Salted Caramel Football Field Popcorn Bars

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game



Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Parmesan Ranch Party Mix

A zesty and salty mix of your favorite snacks 
4.7 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Rice Cereal
  • 3 cups corn cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 4 cups Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter Popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups cheese crackers
  • 3 tbls butter
  • 1 packet dry ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized microwavable bowl, melt butter
  • In a large microwavable bowl, mix rice cereal, corn cereal, pretzels, popcorn, cashews, and cheese crackers
  • Once butter is melted, pour over dry mix and stir until coated
  • Mix in dry ranch seasoning and parmesan cheese until well coated.  Put bowl of mix in microwave and heat for 3 minutes on high.  
Keyword Parmesan Ranch Party Mix, popcorn, zesty and salty party mix

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game




Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Chocolate Popcorn Shaped Footballs

Gooey chocolate popcorn in the shape of a football 
4.7 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter. popped and kernels removed
  • 2.5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbls cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbls vanilla
  • 2 tbls butter
  • 3 tbsp white icing in tube or piper

Instructions
 

  • pop popcorn and remove kernels  
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together butter, marshmallows, vanilla and cocoa powder until melted and combined
  • In medium sized mixing bowl, combine popcorn with wet ingredients and stir until well coated 
  • After a few minutes when coated popcorn has cooled, form popcorn into football shapes
  • Place football shaped popcorn onto plate and draw laces with white icing on them to look like footballs
Keyword Chocolate Popcorn Shaped Footballs, popcorn balls

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Big Game Party Decor Ideas

For our football party decor, we centered it around our food table.  We used a green table cloth as the backdrop, along with a balloon arch (see tutorial here).  I added football tassels that I made with tissue paper and construction paper.  How adorable is this table cloth that looks like turf?!  I see a lot of fun backdrop photos with this cute table cloth!  We used some fun football cups, plates, napkins, green straws, green flatware, footballs, football picks, etc.  For an easy DIY, I took brown paper lunch bags and used white chalk pen to draw football laces on them.  These are great for putting your snack mix or popcorn in for guests to carry around with them.  There are a lot of really great Big Game party decor items out in stores right now, so you should be able to find everything easily.  I'll add links below to as much as possible!

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

football balloonsturf table cloth / football cups / green back drop / mini footballs / football picks

Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game



Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game




Easy football party decor and recipe ideas for the big game

Have you thrown a football party before?  What types of food do you serve?  For more party inspiration for the Big Game, click here!  Thank you so much for reading!

 

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4 comments on “Easy Football Party Decor and Recipe Ideas for the Big Game”

  1. 5 stars
    Hey, thanks so much for putting up this wonderful post on recipe decor ideas while watching the round leather game of football. I really found value in this post.

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