Party Panache, Fall Favorites for Game Day

We had a big spread at our house last weekend for the Alabama/Ole Miss game, lots of fans for both teams





Now, poor Ole Miss has been having an identity crisis lately, changing their mascot from the Rebel Man, to the Black Bears, and now the Land Sharks…





But to my daughter and our BFFs who are Ole Miss alums, the Rebel Man was their mascot.  I painted all these platters for DD when she was in college, thinking she could use them for years, but now they are out of date and politically incorrect…





But they were perfect for our gathering of friends and family for Saturday night football watching fun



Alabama wreath



There are always at least 2 grills going





And TVs are on everywhere, guests mingle from the patio, to the kitchen buffet, and on to the man cave for serious viewing

Yes, we do watch Auburn too, got to keep our eyes on our arch rival!




At our house a game day must is a hot dip, preferably full of meat and cheese…this Pigskin Tailgate Dip fills the bill with bacon, ham, cream cheese, asiago cheese, sour cream with a little spice from Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard

Pigskin Tailgate Dip


Another favorite hot dip is Beer Cheese Fondue, try it with tater tots and onion rings…game day is not for dieting  😉


Beer Cheese Fondue


We also like to serve finger foods, easy bites to grab and nosh, like


Brown Sugar Bacon Bundles


Italiano Morsi, a mini sandwich skewer, can be served at room temperature




Pizza and flatbreads are favorites, I like to change them up and serve them with unexpected toppings


BBQ Chicken & Corn Flatbread with Spinach Salad Topping


Fast & Fabulous Flatbread


Poppers are another must, and HHjr is always creating new popper flavor combos


Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple & Sausage Poppers


Dixie Mac & Cheese Poppers



It’s also nice to have something cool and lighter to balance things out


Apricot Gorgonzola Cheese Spread


Romaine Spoons with Pear Compote


And a salty snack mix to munch on

Tailgate Trash


For last week’s party I picked up some mini ham & cheese party biscuits from Savage’s Bakery, a long time Birmingham institution, and kept them warm in a crock pot





You can also easily make your own biscuit bites like these Derby Day Biscuits





Baby Bites from Pastry Art, a local bake shop, are everyone’s favorite




A perfect little bite of cake and icing, for dessert




What is your favorite game day nosh?

I’m always looking for new ideas!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade




23 Responses to “Party Panache, Fall Favorites for Game Day”
  1. Jenna, what an amazing hostess you are. What a thrill it must be to be invited for a game day at your house. The food looks amazing! Roll Tide❤️

  2. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow, that’s quite a line-up! Every dish sounds very tasty!

  3. That gingham wreath is really cute and I love the idea of the sandwiches on skewers! I’m going to remember that one!

  4. Wow, I want to come party at your house!!

  5. Jodi says:

    oh my – all the best of football snackin’! Beer cheese! Bacon wraps! Flatbread! Poopers! Skewers! OH MY! 🙂 <3

  6. Alan says:

    Love your football party posts! Definitely going to try Dixie Party Poppers and the brown sugar bacon bundles. Roll Tide!

  7. asamryfhpl says:

    Love your football party post! Definitely going to make the Dixie Poppers and the brown sugar bacon bundles. Roll Tide!

  8. I make the brown sugar chicken bites quite often. About 5 years ago I made a HUGE amount for an in-house wedding of a friend – everyone loved them. All of your snacks look delish….I am not much of a football fan, but I would come for the snacks!! lol

  9. Lynn says:

    Looks like fun! I love the pastries with the team bling:@)

  10. Mary says:

    Jenna, I want to come to your house on game day no matter who is playing! Super delicious fun! ♥

  11. Wow, Your guests feel special I am sure. Everything looks wonderful!
    Roll Tide🅰️🐘🏈!!!

  12. thefrenchhutch says:

    Lucky guests coming to your house for the game. Amazing lineup of food, all delicious I’m sure!!!!

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I would love your party so many wonderful goodies! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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