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:
- 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!