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Game Day Entertaining Ideas

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 12:06 | by PEAK Team

Hosting a tailgate party, whether you're pregaming in the parking lot or hosting a home-gate in your backyard, is a fun way to support your team and gather your friends together to celebrate a big game. Upgrade your tailgate and make your game day celebration a memorable one with must-have rentals and recipes sure to impress your fans.

Festive Tabletop Rentals

Outfit your tailgate party with plenty of team spirit. Rent festive tabletop décor like linens in your team's colors, fun china (our Picnic China is perfect for backyard bashes), cool glassware (we love our colored goblets and Pilsner glasses for beer pours), flatware and more. Not only do rentals add an element of style to your party, but they make cleanup a breeze after guests are gone.

Catering Essentials

Food is an essential component to any party. From buffet essentials like chafing dishes and utensils, to stylish serving platters and bowls, we offer a variety of catering pieces to present and serve your food.

Game Day Recipes

Need a little game day food inspiration? Check out some of our staff's favorite recipes, perfect for game day!

Apple Cider Mimosas

Ingredients

Prosecco or Champagne
Apple Cider
Cinnamon Sugar
Caramel Sauce

STEP 1 Take your favorite glass (suggested: champagne flute) and dip the rim in caramel sauce and roll in cinnamon sugar.

STEP 2 Fill the glass halfway with apple cider.

STEP 3 Top off with Prosecco and Champagne.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breasts, boiled and shredded
1/2 cup of Franks Red Hot Original
1 cup of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
2 bars of Cream Cheese (softened)
1 bag shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

STEP 1 Preheat oven to 350°.

STEP 2 Mix in a bowl Franks Red Hot, 1 cup Ranch dressing, 2 bars softened cream cheese, 1/2 bag shredded sharp cheddar cheese, all shredded chicken.

STEP 3 Transfer all ingredients to pan to bake. Add the rest of the shredded cheddar on top. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.

Serve with tortilla chips, carrots and Celery.

Chicken Wings

Ingredients

5 lb Chicken Wings
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 cup Soy Sauce
1 cup Wine Vinegar
Lots of Garlic Powder

STEP 1 Marinate over night.

STEP 2 Heat oven to 350 and cook for 2 hours.

STEP 3 Drain all liquid and broil until crispy.

Butternut Squash Mac & "Cheese" (Dairy Free)

Ingredients

1 8oz Box of Pasta
2 cups peeled and diced Butternut Squash
1/4 cup Almond Milk
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 or 1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
4 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp lemon juice
5 - 10 Ritz Crackers (optional)

STEP 1 Steam or boil the butternut squash - I boil water then add the butternut squash and cover.

STEP 2 Keep on medium heat until you can poke through the butternut squash with a fork. While doing this make your pasta.

STEP 3 Place the steamed/boiled squash in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.

STEP 4 Mix the sauce with the pasta in a pot and enjoy!

Crumble some ritz crackers for an added topping.

Texas Caviar

Ingredients

1 can Black Beans (rinsed and strained)
1 can Black Eyed Peas(rinsed and strained)
1 can Shoepeg Corn
1 small jar Diced Pimentos
2-3 stalks Celery, finely chopped
1 small Onion, finely chopped (I usually use a sweet yellow onion, but you may also use red onion depending on preference)
1-2 tbsp chopped cilantro(optional)
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4-1 cup Sugar (depending on sweetness preference)
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

STEP 1 In a small saucepan heat apple cider vinegar and add sugar and stir constantly until sugar dissolves. (Do not leave on heat too long or let mixture boil because it will end up tasting sour!) Set aside.

STEP 2 Add remaining ingredients to large bowl then pour in vinegar mixture. Add oil. 

STEP 3 Chill caviar for at least 1 hour, then serve with your favorite tortilla chips (I love the multi-grain Tostitos scoops best!)

Keep in fridge up to 3-4 days.

Extras: Add jalapeno pepper for more spice. Add yellow, green or red pepper for more flavor/veggies.