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It’s tailgate time! It doesn’t matter what team you’re rooting for, tasty tailgate treats are a must. I’m so excited to be sharing tailgate inspired ideas! My first tailgate tip is setting up a club sandwich bar.

Allowing guests to create their own sandwiches not only saves you time but also ensures each fan gets to enjoy exactly what they want. So whip out the pom-poms because once this sandwich bar is set-up, you get to enjoy tailgating too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

–          Sandwich bread (what, white, or whatever your heart desires)

–          Cheese (I used pepperjack, cheddar, and Colby)

–          Meats (Turkey, Ham, etc)

–          Toppings (tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, etc)

–          Football shaped cookie cutter

If you have trouble finding a football-shaped cookie cutter, you can find one online here or simply use half of a circular-shaped cookie cutter on each side to create an oval shape.  On a cutting board, use the football cutter to cut out the sandwich bread (toast lightly). Cut out football shapes with the cheese and meat as well. Set out toppings and club sandwich options on your tailgate table! Remember that meat and cheese stay fresh in cooler temperatures so serve them on trays atop ice or indoors.

Set out fun football toothpicks for guests to secure their football club sandwiches! You can also print a clip-art image of footballs, cut, and glue to the top of toothpicks! These mini bites are perfect for enjoying while mixing and mingling with fans.

Other uses for your football cookie cutter:

–          Cookies

–          Brownies

–          Ice cream sandwiches

–          Whoopie pies

–          Mini pies

–          Etc! Let the creative juices flow because almost anything can instantly become football shaped for a tasty tailgate treat.

Stay tuned for more tailgate ideas!




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Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. Her expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL’s DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, and MarthaStewart.com. She works with brands such as Tostitos, Pier 1, Orville Redenbacher, Sterling Wines, Sierra Mist, and Lindt to connect consumers with their products in an entertaining setting. She writes for Disney,The Huffington Post, SHE KNOWS, Hostess With the Mostess, and Tablespoon. Visit Pizzazzerie.



  1. Oh my goodness how cute is this?! I am SO SO SO doing something just like this for a game SOON! 🙂 Great inspiration!!

  2. Can’t figure out what kind of bread you used for the sandwich. I know it’s cut into football shape but the texture and browness (toasted???) look inviting. Thanks for the ideas.

    • Hi Lexy!
      Thanks for stopping by our blog! Wheat sandwich bread (toasted) was used to make these adorable little sandwiches! If you make any yourself, please come back and post them to our blog! We would love to see them!

  3. Marijane Wms-McCreary says:

    I would like to know what you used for the chalkboard. Did you paint something with that specific paint that makes a chalkboard? Whatever you used it made a great tablecloth affect.

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