20 Best Snacks To Have At Your Football Party

20 Best Snacks To Have At Your Football Party

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With Super Bowl Sunday almost upon us, thoughts turn to what snacks should you serve at your football party. Well, here's a few hints -- 20 of the best snacks you can offer your guests at your football party. Happy eating!

20. Bar Appetizer Platter

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20. Bar Appetizer Platter

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Sometimes simplicity is the key to a successful snack. Take a cue from the local bar and load up a platter comprised of such popular appetizers as potato skins, mozzarella sticks and various kabobs. Your guests will love it.

19. Veggie Platter

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19. Veggie Platter

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Keep in mind that some of your guests may not like fried snacks or meat-laden dishes. So it wouldn't hurt to offer up a platter loaded with fresh cut veggies for those who don't want to feel left out snack wise.

18. Chili

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18. Chili

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A hearty bowl of chili may be the ideal snack to hit the spots of your party guests on that cold Super Bowl Sunday. Don't forget to ask your guests prior to the event just how hot or mild they prefer their chili. Then you can adjust for their individual tastes.

17. Empanadas

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17. Empanadas

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This Spanish treat has started catching on in American restaurants lately. Filled with either meat or cheese and baked or fried depending on personal taste, they make a very fine snack item for your football party.

16. Spicy French Fries

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16. Spicy French Fries

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French fries aren't just a fast food anymore. With a little ingenuity, you can transform the venerable side dish into a killer party snack. A little garlic powder, paprika and black pepper will make the finest spicy party fries you'll ever taste.

15. Onion Rings

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15. Onion Rings

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Homemade onion rings are a snap to make and taste miles better than the frozen kind. You can even experiment with different batters before frying up a definitive batch for the party!

14. Tortilla Chips

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14. Tortilla Chips

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They aren't just for nacho platters anymore. Tortilla chips have become a popular snack by themselves. Either plain or flavored, you can also venture to more daring experiments with blue corn, baked varieties and even sugary-flavored versions! Go exploring for your party today!

13. Cold Cuts

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13. Cold Cuts

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It may seem silly at first, but sometimes a cold cut platter loaded with different meats and cheeses will seem awfully appealing alongside the hot and savory fried foods.

12. Buffalo Wings

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12. Buffalo Wings

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Delectable buffalo wings coated in spicy hot sauce and offered alongside celery, honey dip or blue cheese dressing make the ideal party food. It just won't be a football party without it!

11. Soda

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11. Soda

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Not everyone drinks beer or consumes alcoholic beverages, so it's smart to offer up a wide variety of sodas at your football party. Just make sure to get a soda that everyone will actually like, not just yourself.

10. Popcorn

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10. Popcorn

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Popcorn isn't just for the movies anymore. Football parties are increasingly offering the delightful snack food. Again, there is an opportunity to get creative here. You can offer up caramel or cheese flavored corn in addition to the standard plain or buttered popcorn.

9. Sausages and Franks

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9. Sausages and Franks

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Frankfurters, bratwursts and sausages are especially popular snack foods for the devoted football party guest, especially if you live in an area where the weather is particularly pleasant.

8. Beer

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8. Beer

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Of course, we can't forget about that uniquely American football party tradition, can we? Most will stock the traditional Budweiser or Coors Light, but there are a great variety of craft beers also available, if you wish for your party to stand out from the rest.

7. Juicy Burgers

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7. Juicy Burgers

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No devoted meat eater can resist a thick, juicy burger fresh off the grill. This one is popular at tailgating parties and Super Bowl Sunday parties alike.

6. Dips

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6. Dips

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It's a wide, wonderful world out there when it comes to dips. There's the classic standbys, salsa and guacamole, for starters. There's also that old favorite, sour cream and onion dip. Cheese dips are fun, too. Hummus is delightful and there's a Mexican treat called queso fundido, made from browned chorizo, sauteed onion and melted Monterey Jack cheese. Yum!

5. Pretzels

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5. Pretzels

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Those delightful twists of dough, expertly salted and baked to golden brown perfection are a must for every football party nationwide. Whether it's the traditional pretzel shape, rods, twists or hunks, your guests will eagerly dive into whichever pretzel you choose to stock.

4. Pizza

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4. Pizza

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Who doesn't love that circular treat rich with flavorful tomato sauce, hearty cheese and the toppings of your choice? Your party table will feel awfully naked without a pie or three.

3. Submarine Sandwiches

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3. Submarine Sandwiches

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Investing in a colossal 6-foot submarine sandwich filled to the brim with hearty cold cuts will bring smiles of delight to your party guests. Don't forget the potato and macaroni salad!

2. Nachos

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2. Nachos

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Nothing says fiesta better than a platter of delightful tortilla chips smothered with oozing, melty cheese and augmented with peppers, onions and other assorted veggie goodness. A must for every football party, period.

1. Potato Chips

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1. Potato Chips

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The classic 'Old Reliable' of party snacks, there are so many flavorful and unique varieties available that you'll be able to satisfy the varying tastes of your party guests.

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