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Eats and Treats to Show Your Football Team Spirit


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Football season is well under way. How is your team doing? How do you celebrate on game day? We like to get the family together to support our favorite teams. The best way to get everyone together is with great food and of course, treats! Here are 5 foodie ideas you might try for your next game day celebration or tailgate party. Look no further than your local Stop & Shop for recipe ideas and officially licensed NFL cakes and cupcakes.

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Eats and Treats to Show Your Football Team Spirit

Sunday nights are great nights to get the family together. The weekend can often get super busy with kid’s sports activities and household chores. The kids spend Friday and Saturday nights with their friends and my husband and I try to fit in a date night. Sunday is our night to gather as a family for some bonding over some food and FOOTBALL!

You don’t need to be a super-fan to make this Sunday night family gathering work.  For example, my daughter is not always interested in the game, but she still likes joining in for the family fun. We make bets on who will win and throw a soft football around the room too. First person who drops it has to clean up after the game.

Find all of these great recipes on the Stop & Shop website

Football Meatloaf

Perhaps not a new idea, but one that is certainly delicious. Any leftovers make for great next-day lunch too! YUM!

Tuna Salad Football Sandwiches

These adorable pumpernickel football sandwiches are held together with delicious bacon and tomato flavored cream cheese.

Turkey Chili

I love making colorful chili this time of year. This recipe is perfect for a football party. With turkey, black beans, corn and cilantro, it has a Southwestern touch.

Buffalo Wings

I did not know buffalo wings were so easy until I tried this recipe. The marinade is a yummy mixture of cayenne pepper, paprika, hot sauce, and butter. You won’t be able to keep these around.

Now that you have 4 great ideas for the savory food for your football celebration, it’s time for dessert!

Officially Licensed NFL Cakes and Cupcakes

How about cakes and cupcakes with your team’s logo? My son was super excited to see these. I picked up a football themed backdrop at a local party supply store and we were good to go! You totally need to drop by Stop & Shop and order yours today!

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Don’t these look great? I know my younger nieces and nephews will want to wear the football and helmet rings in the cupcakes. Not only do these football themed treats look amazing. They taste just as good!

What are your football game treats and traditions?

Some other treats we like:

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  1. Melanie says:

    I’m not much of a sports fan but I LOVE tailgating. I’m all about the football snacks. These are all awesome ideas, but I’m totally saving room for the treats.

  2. Natalie says:

    So many recipes to get you inspired for game day. Those cupcakes sure look amazing!

  3. Catalina says:

    These treats look so cute and so so delicious. My kid will go crazy over these!

  4. These are great for a football party! The cupcakes look delicious. My sweet tooth is definitely awake right now.

  5. Our daughter insists on Football Meatloaf after we made it for a tailgate in 1996. It cracks me up that she still wants one at her age!

  6. Those cupcakes are adorable! I usually make sliders and buy a football-shaped cake but you’ve given me a few new ideas for the football season.

  7. Love a good chili for football season. And of course, dessert. These look perfect…. and love stop n shop!

  8. Nancy L says:

    Hi Jenn, Stop & Shop does a great job with specialty cakes and cupcakes. I absolutely love these and they are sure to make your football get together extra special.

  9. The cake and cupcakes look so fun! I love the colors and team spirit theme too. Easy to pick up and I’m sure a huge crowd pleaser!

  10. I love all the items you describe. Except my husband says they should be for the Dallas Cowboys. As for me I don’t care who they are for as I don’t follow Sports. I just eat yummy looking cakes like that one in the picture.

  11. Oh wow this is amazing what a great way to get behind your team and have something delicious to nibble on during the match too!

  12. Karen says:

    These are such great ideas. Food really makes a party – football or otherwise. You can’t have a great party without awesome food.

  13. Stop & Shop has the best cakes EVER! I’ve been getting our cakes for years from them.

  14. I love celebrating the football and hockey season. Sadly we are rooting for the Bills!

  15. Yum, I’d just want to eat the goodies and leave before the game. Football bores me to tears and I won’t watch it. But I love to eat!

  16. I am not a football fan it is too hard to figure out. My husband cooks and watches every sunday in between cooking shows. I will show him your recipes to get him started.

  17. Tamara says:

    Ack!! I’m a Dolphins fan! But, I will say the cupcakes are nice looking. I love cupcakes. I will have to see if they have them for my Fins!!

  18. I love Stop n Shop! We have several near us! They always have great things there!

  19. candy says:

    We don’t have one of those shops around where we live. I could make one myself so no problem. chili and wings is always on the menu for football.

  20. Lee says:

    Can’t wait for Sunday for our party! Great ideas – love football with a great family party!

  21. Sarah says:

    Those are the cutest cupcakes no matter what team you are rooting for! I could see doing those for baseball and basketball season.

  22. Kathy says:

    This is such a great way to show off some spirit. We’ve done something like this before too. It’s a lot of fun!

  23. Cyn Gagen says:

    These are such fun ideas! I wouldn’t have chosen the Patriots (Go Cowboys! lol) but my daughter would be thrilled with your choice. 😉 I wish we lived near a Stop n Shop.

  24. Sherry says:

    What a delicious way to show team spirit. I am wanting a cupcake now. They look so good.

  25. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love Stop and Shop bakery! I have often purchased Pat’s cakes and cupcakes there for my parties too!

  26. I have never heard of Stop n Shop. We don’t have one in my neighborhood but I wish I did these treats are awesome.

  27. How cute is this!? My boyfriend and his buddies always get together for games. I cook and bake treats, and I’ll totally use this idea!

  28. Stacie says:

    I love these ideas. The cupcakes and cakes with the logos are really great.

  29. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I love Stop n Shop! They always have things that I cannot find anywhere else!

  30. robin rue says:

    We got a Patriots cake from Stop and Shop for the season kickoff last month. They did a realllllly good job with it.

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