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The football playoff are in full swing, and that means it is time to get ready for the Big Game! My family and I are big football fans, but unfortunately this year all our favorites are already eliminated. But at least that means we can enjoy watching the games, without stressing too much about the results! Here is a great football party we put together featuring some of our favorite foods and an easy recipe for Coca-Cola Punch.
I wanted to make an fun drink for the Big Game, and a citrus infused Coke Punch seems like the perfect beverage. To make the punch football themed I made football shaped ice cubes.
I bought a silicone football mold, which is designed for making chocolates, but works great for ice cubes too. A day before the party I opened up a half liter bottle of Coca-Cola and poured it into the molds, and then froze the ice cubes until party time. The football ice cubes were cute, and a big hit with the kids!
To make the punch I added some orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice to the punch bowl, followed by five bottles of Coke.
Then my family did a taste test and decided it was a little too pineapple flavored, so we added more orange juice until we decided we had the perfect mix! Once we agreed the punch was delicious, I sliced up a lime, lemon and orange and floated them on top. Finally we added the football ice cubes just as the rest of the food came out of the oven.
- 6 bottles of Coca-Cola, .5 l
- 2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- A day before the party pour one bottle of coke into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Mix the remaining 5 bottles of soda in a punch bowl, along with the orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice.
- Slice the orange, lemon and lime and float the fruit on top of the water.
- Add the ice cubes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Sodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 10gSugar: 7g
To go along with the Coke Punch we served pizza, crackers with a cheese log, some football cookies, Chile Rellenos Casserole and some veggies. There was plenty of food to go around!
To decorate we printed out some #1 fingers and pennants, and glued them to toothpicks. It is cute to print these on colored card stock in your favorite team’s colors. We used them to stick in the pizza slices, in tomatoes and in the fruit around the punch bowl!
Finger food like crackers with cheese and veggies are perfect for munching on during the game.
I’d love to hear about your plans for the Big Game! Share your plans or family traditions in the comments.