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How to Host the Best Football Watch Party of the Season

How to Host the Best Football Watch Party of the Season

Football season is back with a bang, and so are the epic watch parties you’ve been waiting for all summer! Whether you love the college game or the pros, this time of year brings a whole new level of excitement to sports fans and grilling enthusiasts alike. Now you’ll have the chance to watch your favorite team throw around the pigskin while you whip up some delicious food for family and friends. Here are the top things you need to know to throw an incredible watch party this football season!


Setting Up for Your Watch Party

Watch parties during this time of year are known for two things: football and food. While your favorite athletes take care of the first part, it’s up to you to get everything in order for your cookout. With breezy fall weather right around the corner, this will be the perfect time to make some of your best recipes on the grill. No cookout is complete without propane though, so before you buy your ingredients, use our Propane Finder to search for the nearest location carrying Blue Rhino. Once you’ve got your grill tank, it’s time to shift your focus to the feast.

A good grill master always has a plan in mind for the grocery store. Watch parties don’t require the same elaborate spread of a fancy dinner party, so plan on making your trip to the supermarket a quick one. Cater to the needs of your guests and buy foods that everyone can eat. Remember, the simpler the meal, the better.


Recipes to Make on Your Grill

Throw out the silverware and get ready for delicious, finger-licking foods for your next watch party cookout. Football may come first, but these recipes will steal the show and make your place the go-to spot for the rest of the season.

Easy Chicken Wings

Would it be a true football weekend without chicken wings? Wings are universally loved for their versatility, so feel free to mix and match sauce combinations to get the ultimate watch party wing.


Jalapeño Popper Skillet Dip

Make plenty of this savory Jalapeño Popper Skillet Dip because it’s sure to be a fan favorite. Combining several types of cheese, and even some bacon, this shareable snack is the perfect game-time treat.


Grilled Potato Skins

A classic appetizer like these Grilled Potato Skins deserve a spot on the All-Watch Party First Team. With a sprinkle of onions, crumbled bacon strips, and a generous amount of sour cream, this will be a contender for the best dish you’ll serve all weekend.


Brew Burgers

Now you can enjoy an adult beverage and use it to grill a tasty burger. This Brew Burger recipe takes all the great flavor of a patty made on the grill and pairs it wonderfully with the distinct taste of Stout Beer.


Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cake Bars

Fall calls for plenty of pumpkin-flavored foods in your diet and these Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cake Bars will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Leave your guests with a memorable dessert to top off your team’s big win!

Planning for the Next Watch Party

Football teams often have film sessions to look back on what they did well and what they could improve for the next time they take the field. In that same spirit, take a few mental notes when you’re cleaning up to figure out what worked and what you could do differently at your next party. There’s no exact science to the watch party, so stick to the basics by find recipes you and your guests will love, and cheer on your favorite teams the only way you know how: with plenty of passion, food, and drinks.

Visit our recipes page for even more ideas on what you can make on your grill for this season’s watch parties, and let us know how you make the most of the weekend during football season!

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