It’s Bowl Time!

It is that time of year everyone looks forward to. Gather around the TV with family and friends. Put on your gear and warn the neighbors – its going to get LOUD! This – the last chance of the season to watch your favorite team compete on the gridiron – calls for an epic football party. With our help, your bowl party just might become as legendary as the game!


First, lets cover some fundamentals. These are the essentials your party will need just to stay competitive throughout the contest:

  • Plenty of Room
  • Comfortable Seating
  • Chips (You Want A Good Assortment)
  • Everyone’s Favorite Beverages
  • A Decent-Sized Television Screen (The Bigger, The Better)

Game-Day Atmosphere

Building up the game-day atmosphere will get your party amped up well before kickoff, and can keep it lively long after the final whistle.
Make your party the next best thing to being there in person with *these* game-winning tips:

  • Hold a quick game of two-hand touch in the yard prior to the game
  • Use football & team-themed serveware (Don’t use those leftover plates from Saint Patrick’s Day – unless you’re cheering for the Fighting Irish)
  • Decorate using your team’s colors; you’ve got team-spirit, show it off!
  • Create a “Concessions” banner to hang above your snack table
  • Designate a prize for the person who most closely predicts the final score of the game
  • Hold a touchdown-celebration dance contest at halftime

The Game-Winning Drive

You’ve prepared. You’ve taken care of the fundamentals. Your party is buzzing with that unmistakable game-day atmosphere. Time to push it over the top with the BEST football foods around!

Here are some fantastic recipes to score with any crowd:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch or blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • French bread baguette slices, celery ribs or tortilla chips

7-Layer Dip

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  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • 1 package (8 oz) refrigerated guacamole
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1 can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Tortilla chips, as desired

Pastrami Burgers

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Ingredients For Burgers:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound sliced pastrami
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Optional: 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 large hamburger buns
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

Ingredients For Russian Dressing:

  • 1 can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Tortilla chips, as desired