The crisp fall air is on its way, the leaves are about to start turning and best of all – it’s time for NFL FOOTBALL! Like most of you reading this, our staff at Overland Chauffeured Services loves nothing more than KC Chiefs game day! Is there anything better than cheering on Alex Smith surrounded by family and friends eating delicious foods and sipping on ice cold beer? The answer is no.
If you’re hosting a viewing party this football season and need some hosting tips and recipe ideas, look no further. We’re here to give you some tips to kick off the 2017-2018 Chiefs season in style!
Make sure you have enough seating for your guests
If you have a fairly large group coming over for game day, you’ll need more seating than just your couch. Once you have an idea of how many people are attending your viewing party, make sure you have enough seats for everyone. If you don’t have time to purchase more seats, ask your guests to bring their own.
Plan a menu
What’s gameday without delicious appetizers, snacks and desserts? Once you know about how many guests you’ll be hosting, plan a menu to make shopping for game day easier. Be sure to plan your list according to the amount of people that will be attending down to the types of foods you know your guests will love, being sure to consider allergies and having enough of a variety to please everyone. Bonus? By planning a menu, you’re more likely to save money by sticking to the items on your list instead of grabbing extra bags of chips and other snacks!
Go BYOB for drinks
Buying beer and spirits for even just two people can get pricey; imagine buying drinks for 10+ guests! Make it easier on yourself and ask everyone to bring their own drinks. By asking your guests to buy their own drinks, you’re not only going to save money but will take the guesswork out of planning a drink menu to please all guests.
Get your TV ready
Obviously you can’t watch the game without a TV, so make sure yours is all set to go! When it comes to football, the bigger the screen the better. Have a larger screen in a different room in your house? Move it into the living room or the room you’re hosting your viewing party from. Have the TV on and set to the right channel as soon as the party starts so you and your guests don’t miss a touchdown or incredible tackle!
Everyone loves food – after all, it’s an essential to life – so make sure you’re covered when it comes to providing a variety of appetizers and snacks for your guests during your viewing party. Cheering on the Chiefs is a hard job, but someone’s got to do it and food helps build up stamina. Consider making these yummy and unique appetizers and snacks below that your guests will love – they’re a fun take on traditional appetizers and snacks!
Has there ever been a viewing party where chicken wings weren’t present? We think not. Switch up traditional wings and opt for something a little different, like garlic parmesan, root beer, and chicken parmesan wings! Try these and more tasty recipes from Delish.
Melted cheese, fried tortilla chips, jalapenos, and sour cream – can nachos be any tastier? They’re the perfect snack to serve for game day, sure to please everyone! Forget plain, traditional nachos: try some new recipes from Food Network like Cajun, BBQ pork, and shrimp nachos!
Wow your guests with football themed treats that’ll get them riled up for the game! From football shaped peanut butter balls to brownie footballs, your guests are sure to love these tasty and unique desserts from Food.com. Who said playing with your food was a bad thing?
By following the hosting tips and trying the appetizer and snack recipes above, your game day guests are sure to enjoy your viewing party! After all, who can’t enjoy a Chiefs game while devouring delicious eats?
If you’re lucky enough to attend a game this season, Overland Chauffeured Services would love to be your ride to the game, getting you to and from Arrowhead Stadium safely with our special event transportation services. We can also get you to the stadium early so you can enjoy tailgating with fellow Chiefs fans! With how crowded and backed up traffic and parking can get at Arrowhead on game day, let us be your ride so you can enjoy focusing on cheering on our Chiefs. When you book group transportation through Overland, your entire cheering squad will receive exceptional chauffeured service in any of our premium fleet of vehicles. We also provide chilled water and other drinks upon request so you can quench your thirst after all that screaming and cheering. Book online today or call (800) 575-4845 to reserve your ride to the game!
As always, GO CHIEFS, and cheers to a great season! You better believe our staff at Overland will be doing the Tomahawk Chop for each game.