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Football season is in full swing and there’s no better way of getting in the football spirit, than by hosting our own football party. Alex and I really love to host. We enjoy building a feeling of community and it gives us a chance to get to know our friends a little better. Football games are a lot of fun, especially when everyone is cheering for different teams. It gets loud, messy and whether your team wins or loses, everyone leaves with a great experience.
We hosted our first football party last week, and I wanted to share with you our fall-football inspired tablescape.
When prepping for the big game, I like to include a whimsical, table runner. This time around, I kept it fun and simple by using a roll of paper (you can pick it up at any craft store) and drew a few plays (a lot of x and o’s) to bring the football theme into the dining area. I added a few dips, and easy to grab food, as well as apples to keep everyone in the fall mood. For drinks, I served fresh apple cider and added cute labels with football plays. I served the cider in tall jars to make it easy for my guest to serve themselves and continue watching the game.
To throw in a little extra decor, I cut up little footballs out of a grocery paper bag and threw them around like confetti.
We had a blast!!
Before the guest arrived, I went around the house and made sure the last minute cleanup was taken care of. I wiped down the windows, the table, and made sure we had a fresh garbage bag in the trash. For last minute prep, I turned to Dollar General for all of my party clean-up supplies. My go-to paper towel is Sparkle® Paper Towel, 6 Roll, and Glad® ForceFlex® 13 Gallon. I stock up on both and keep them handy to help me throughout the week.
Ok, so now for a really cool recipe.
Corn on the Cobb three ways
Jalapeno peppers sliced
Your favorite red sauce
Shaved parmesan cheese
Fresh chopped basil
Black sesame seeds
Red pepper flakes
To cook the corn:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place unhusked corn, directly on the oven rack. Roast until tender and cooked through, about 40-45 minutes.
Peel down the husks. Serve with your choice of toppings.
Nebraska is full of cornfields and nothing says fall football like corn on the cob! Also, anytime I host, I like sending our guests home with a few snacks. For our party, I made sure everyone took home fresh corn on the cob in Glad® Food Bags Storage Gallon bags.
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