Cocktails + Mocktails, DIY, Food

Big Game DIY Party

Honestly, the sporting events we’re most interested in are the ones filled with snacks. That’s why we created the perfect scene for Big Game snacks that you can binge in-between commercial breaks. Check out our cocktail and appetizer recipes, along with DIY ideas to get ready for Game Day!

 

Rye Iced Tea Cocktail 

You know what they say about winning football games. Clear eyes, full heart, and lots of booze. Maybe they just say that about watching the games, but either way this Socorro Sip is here to cheer on your taste buds from the sideline. 

INGREDIENTS:

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a glass over ice. 

 

Cauliflower Nachos

These bad boys are not your average nachos. We went ahead and made a mouthwatering mix with cauliflower so you can power through the game without feeling guilty.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 heads of Cauliflower
  • tbsp Avocado oil
  • ¼ cup Nutritional yeast (cheesy flavor)
  • tbsp Garlic powder
  • tbsp Smoked paprika
  • tbsp Herb seasoning (any brand will do)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup of Shredded cheese

 For the toppings:

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 small Red onion
  • Bunch of cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Set oven to 400F degrees. After cleaning the cauliflower, cut into slices about an inch thick, using your hands, break apart the slices into same size pieces. In a big bowl, add the cauliflower pieces, avocado, oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, smoked paprika, herbs, cumin, and salt. Stir until cauliflower is completely covered with seasoning. Lay cauliflower pieces flat onto a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. While cauliflower is baking, chop the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and mix with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Just before taking the cauliflower out of the oven, top with shredded cheese and let melt for a few minutes inside the oven. Once ready, add toppings and enjoy.

 

Pretzel Bites

You better make a few extra of these Football Pretzel Bites, because they’re so good someone is bound to intercept a few.

You will need:

  • Your favorite white cheese 
  • Store-bought or Homemade soft pretzel bites
  • Piping bag (Or you can cut a hole in the corner of a ziploc bag)

Directions: 

Make the soft pretzel bites. Put the melted cheese in the piping bag and draw the lines on each pretzel bite so it resembles a football. 

 

 

Game Day Banner DIY 

Ready to tackle your party planning to the turf? See how to string up this sweet big game banner.

You will need:

  •  5 plain black and 5 plain green construction paper pennants (found at local craft store, ours were 7 in tall)
  • Brown and white construction paper
  • Twine
  • Mini clothespins
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors or xacto knife

Directions:

For the referee section, cut out fifteen ¾-inch wide strips of white construction paper. Adhere three strips to each black pennant equidistant apart and trim excess.  For For the yard line section, cut five ¼-inch strips of white construction paper and glue one down the center of each green pennant. Second, print, trace and cut numbers 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 out of the white construction paper. Glue the numbers on either side of the white center line. For the footballs, cut five 7-in tall ovals out of the brown construction paper. Cut ten ½ inch strips of white paper for the top and bottom laces. Adhere to footballs and trim to size. Finally, draw and cut out five center lace shapes out of the white construction paper. Glue to the center of each football. Attach all sections to the twine using miniature clothespins.

 

Popcorn Cone 

Get the Big Game popping with these sweet cones of popcorn greatness.

You will need:

  • Brown paper
  • Tape
  • White craft tape

Directions:

Start by cutting a 8.5in x 8.5in square out of an 8.5x11in sheet. Draw a diagonal line across the square and cut along that line. You should have two perfect triangles. With the widest edge of the triangle facing away from you, roll the far corners of the paper into the center making a cone shape. Make any adjustments to your cone and tape the back of the cone to keep the shape. Add strips of skinny white craft tape to make the laces. Makes two cones, repeat as necessary.

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