Party Panache, Easy Football Feast


Saturday football is something we look forward to all year long

Last Saturday we decided to see if we could beat the heat

with a patio tent and fans





Even though the thermometer hit 96, the tent, an umbrella





Afternoon shade and fans kept us cool!




Ole Miss was a definite threat to Bama in the 1st quarter,

The guys were glued…





The food was inside on the kitchen island, only steps away,

when anybody wanted to grab a bite





With the summer like heat,

I opted to serve  foods that could safely sit out all afternoon,

Italian meats, grapes, nuts, crackers




Pumpkin cakes, toffee pretzels, peanut butter pretzels

I picked up most of these goodies at Trader Joe’s





Cheese sticks, crackers, a cheese board





My challenge was to incorporate a fall theme with Alabama and Ole Miss serving pieces





There was a little bit of everything going on!





The Team Pride Snack Helmet was full of corn chips and salsa





The colored chips are shaped like leaves, so cute!

{also Trader Joe’s}





One friend brought delicious ribs and another friend brought pigs in a blanket

HHjr had the grills going with beef brisket, and smoked chicken wings

It was quite a manly feast!




When I took these photos, the meat was still on the grill, and would be added later




Basically, my part was easy,

shopping and decorating,

no time spent cooking!




It was great to be able to be outside

watching with friends for the afternoon game!




We are hoping to be able to get the fireplace and pizza oven going for a game day soon!




Juicy Details

Having the party outside was a last minute decision so I shopped and paid online, finding the tent and fan at local stores…all you have to do is swing by and pick them up…so easy!!

10′ x 10′ tent/Dick’s Sporting Goods

large stand up fan/ Lowe’s

Team Pride Helmet/tutorial here

Alabama side table/Society 6 here


Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard

Keep it easy and fun with simple food and concentrate on friends!




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade


26 Responses to “Party Panache, Easy Football Feast”
  1. Mary says:

    Love your spread and the manly ‘meat-fest’ for game day Jenna! Yes, Mother Nature, please bring on the cool fall weather so we can crank up the oven and sit by the fire!!

  2. Jenna, I can just imagine all the fun watching Alabama football every Saturday with family and friends, quite a manly group. You were smart to rent the tent, maybe by Sunday we will get relief!

  3. Cindy Conner says:

    WOW Jenna! What an awesome football party with a feast I must say indeed. YUMMY Loving all the special touches there you’ve got going on. You are the party queen girl. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Good job combining the opposing teams! I bet you have one heck of a party!

  5. Nancy says:

    What a fabulous spread! And what fun! We love outdoor parties! Hopefully next week it will be cooler for you!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like fun! You decorating always looks so inviting, Jenna! ❤️

  7. Shelia says:

    What a handsome gathering of males watching that TV–I can just feel the testosterone. You did a great job with the snacks for hot weather, and I must go soon to Trader Joe’s (or order) for some of those “leaves.” Total Touchdown with this party, Jenna!

  8. Michelle says:

    The leaf shaped chips and pumpkin cakes are so cute!! Serving hot weather snacks was a great idea for such a hot day.

  9. Looks like fun, I love your cheeseboard:@)

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    All that food sounds so delish! The tent and fan were good ideas to help against that heat. Hopefully, it will start cooling down soon for you. We are having cooler temps with drizzly rain…yes, fall is here in the north for sure. 🍊🍂

  11. Kitty says:

    It looks like a great set up for football watching, Jenna! All your food set up looked wonderful!! I know the guys enjoyed their manly feast.

  12. Miz Helen says:

    This is a great Football Feast that we would enjoy, maybe it would make it better, our team is not doing so well today. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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