Kansas City Chiefs-Themed Snacks & Treat Ideas
We’ve gathered some great inspiration for KC Chiefs-themed food and snack ideas for your next Chiefs Watch Party:
You can’t watch a game and not have yummy munchies. These snack and treat ideas that raise the bar on your game day party or get-together with your friends and family. Some of them are really easy and you can do them yourself with simple items you can pick up at any grocery store. Some of them you can buy or special order and they’re ready to go.
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Decorate the cookies yourself with the red and gold colors of the Chiefs. Put your favorite player’s name and number on the cookies. If you have a different favorite player than your party attendees, you can make a competition of it. Each of you creates your own treats with your player’s number. See whose is the favorite with everyone at the watch party.
Or you can bake a cookie in the shape of a football and use brown and white icing. That’s an easy decorating project. Or use green and white icing to create a football field cookie. Yellow icing makes a great goal post. This is a project the kids can do and create with you. Or if you’re super busy, a bake shop like Cookie Bliss KC can help you with custom orders and you’ll be serving incredible cookies like the ones featured in the pic above!
This is easy, just stop in at the local Velvet Crème Popcorn or Topsy’s Popcorn and pick up a bag, a tin or a tub! They even have Chiefs options for you. Choose cinnamon popcorn and mix it with their buttered, cheese or caramel popcorn. Or DIY your own popcorn bowl with red and yellow M&Ms. You can always buy M&Ms by the color, grab red and yellow and have them shipped to you in large quantities for the crowd! Load up on Chiefs colors for the Chiefs Kingdom celebration. If you want to skip the popcorn altogether, you could just have a bowl of those two colors of M&Ms and no one is going to complain. 🙂
Another snack food that pretty much everyone likes, is good ol’ pretzels. Here’s easy instructions for DIY coating of your favorite pretzels in Chiefs colors. Or you can buy a gigantic football shaped pretzel from the Pretzel Boys. Then up your food game by providing marinara sauce and yellow cheese sauce for dipping. The sauces also work with your favorite pizza parlor’s breadsticks.
Red tortilla chips, cheese sauce and sour cream? That’s right, Chief’s colors. Add some jalapenos and lettuce around the base of the pile for the field. That’s Arrowhead on a platter! Shredded cheddar cheese is what color? Then use whatever kind of protein you want: seasoned ground beef, pulled pork, chopped brisket, shredded chicken, chili or go meatless with some refried beans. It’s a snack, it’s a meal, it’s a hit with your guests!
Cheese and mustard are yellow. Ketchup and tomatoes are red. Onions are white. Lay out the colorful condiments so that everyone knows you’re a fan of the #ChiefsKingdom and their Red and Gold. Maybe form the burgers in the shape of a football. Top off the burger with a bun that has been branded with the logo of the Kansas City Chiefs. Besides burgers, grill up some hot dogs, chicken breasts, bratwursts or our favorite Italian sausage from Scimeca’s.
Snack trays, or Charcuterie boards for the bougie people, are a blank canvas for the creative host. Lay out pepperoni or salami in the shape of a football. Town House crackers are somewhat shaped like a football. Ranch dressing or mayo can be used for stripes on a field of lettuce or the laces on a football. Pretzel sticks can be used to make goal posts. Use red or yellow bell peppers as part of your veggie selection. For the people with a sweet tooth, a bowl of KC Chiefs puppy chow can be served along side everything in your spread. You can always incorporate pretzels and popcorn from the above sections to put a finishing touch on your creation.
Who doesn’t like cake? I’m sure somebody doesn’t, but who wants that person at the party? (jk we love you anyway) Cakes are another food where you can use your imagination. Food coloring makes any color of icing possible. Snip the corner off a Ziploc baggie full of icing and you can put any design, number, word or name on a cake. Bake a red velvet cake and cover it with cream cheese icing colored with yellow food coloring or skip the food coloring and just use red and yellow sprinkles. Make cupcakes and top them with your favorite player’s number or a simple plastic football. Or if you’re too busy to bake, pick up a Mahomes cake at a McLain’s Bakery. Some of these options are special order, so plan ahead. But some of them McLain’s will have in the case for pick up.
No matter what the food is, you can add KC spirit to any get-together by just using Chiefs paper plates and napkins with the KC Chiefs logo and colors. Put popcorn, chips, pretzels or candy in football shaped bowls. Know of a source or idea we haven’t covered? EMAIL us the scoop!
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