Whether your favorite childhood team is playing in the Big Game or not, it’s a part of our national past time to gather with friends and watch two teams battle for the championship ring. It has basically turned into a national holiday, full of fireworks, celebrities, halftime shows and multi-million dollar ad campaigns. Die-hard fan or casual spectator, it’s a great excuse to gather for good food, better drinks and celebratory cheers.
Hosting the Big Game celebration should be easy, low-key and if possible, self-serving. You’re just as eager to watch the game and shouldn’t be worried about plating fancy dishes or mixing cocktails. Guests expect an experience as casual as attending the game in the stands, so make the stadium come to them!
The Big Game Celebration with Guacamole Recipe
One of our favorite gameday recipes is table-side guacamole. It takes minutes to prepare and is always a big hit with the guests. Stay on the safe side and give it a hint of spice, but nothing overwhelming where some guests won’t be able to enjoy it.
Gameday Guacamole Recipe
- 3 avocados
- ½ cup diced red onion
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1 jalapeño, diced (remove the membrane for less heat)
- ½ cup diced cilantro
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/8 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large mixing bowl (or mortar if you have one).
- Add red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, seasonings, and cilantro. Using two knives, slice through the avocados using an X motion to dice them up.
- Add the tomatoes and any additional salt and pepper needed. Mix well.
- Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.
The hint of spiciness in the guacamole goes great with a crisp, refreshing Chardonnay. We suggest serving your guests Cambria’s Benchbreak Chardonnay.You may be brave enough to serve your beverages in glass drinkware for the game, but don’t be afraid to get festive and provide paper football cups for your guests to enjoy. That way if the cheering gets out of hand, you don’t have to worry about glasses breaking or red wine on your favorite rug!
The rest of your gameday decor should be effortless, fun and spirited. We simply hung football inspired banners, lined the table with a gridiron tablecloth and provided finger food inspired straight from the bleachers.
Good luck to all the Seattle and New England fans!
Written By: Kristin Mansky