With football season approaching, you might be excited to have friends and family over to enjoy the games in style with themed parties complete with snacks, cocktails, and game day action. If you want to put a creative new twist on your football party, going Cajun with your menu is a definite crowd pleaser. Even if you are not a Saints fan, you can celebrate game day like a Louisiana native with delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails that pack a serious punch. Below are some ideas on planning the perfect football party.
- Incorporate Cajun spices into your party food recipes: You can add new life to some old favorites in your party food arsenal by using Cajun spice blends and sauces for the foods you already love. Try some breaded chicken fingers with Cajun spiced breadcrumbs served alongside Louisiana hot sauce for dipping. Instead of onion rings or fries, try a batch of fried okra with a zesty remoulade. If you would normally serve chili, go for a pot of red beans and rice for a delicious Cajun alternative.
- Stock up on Louisiana cocktails: Since the party never ends in Louisiana, the cocktails from this region are sure to set the tone for a good time at your party. Whip up a pitcher of fruity Hurricanes or citrusy Cyclones using some Pat O’Brien’s mix for authentic New Orleans flavor. For a non-alcoholic beverage choice, get a good supply of Barque’s Red Cream Soda to stock the fridge.
- Send your guests home with Cajun gifts: Help your guests recreate the Cajun mood you set with your party by making some spice blends or sauces for them to take home. With memorable gifts like these, your friends will always want to spend Sunday afternoons at your house during football season.
With help from Totally Nawlins, you can throw a great Cajun-themed football party with authentic touches imported directly from Louisiana. Check out our store of food, beverages, and gifts on our website or call us at (985) 377-9253.