This post is sponsored by The Original Donut Shop® Coffee from Keurig®, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Fantasy Football League party for the Ladies, but first coffee! I'm sharing fun ideas for throwing a football party for your favorite gal pals and serving up coffee drinks that everyone will cheer for.
Sundays are for: sleeping in (until you have kids), brunch, and FOOTBALL ya'll! One of the things I love most about fall is the kickoff of football season. This year I thought it would be fun to host a get-together with a few of my girlfriends to do our own fantasy football draft party. What would a party be without the food and drinks? First things first….
SETTING UP A COFFEE BAR FOR YOUR PARTY
My day doesn't begin until there's a cup of coffee in my hand. I'm pretty sure I don't know anyone who doesn't love coffee, so I knew that setting up a coffee bar would be a great idea for my team. Plus with my Keurig® K250 brewer it's so easy to make deliciously brewed beverages with the touch of a button.
I love The Original Donut Shop® Coffee and clearly I'm not alone because it’s the #1 selling variety of K-Cup® pods in the U.S. So it was the easy choice for stocking up my coffee station.
I set out a tray of coffee mugs so guests could make hot or cold coffee drinks. Then I added a few accessories for flavoring: caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and milk creamer.
ICED COFFEE RECIPE
I used to be confused by the iced coffee craze until I tried it and now I'm completely in love! Iced coffee has been my summer jam and I'll be sipping my cold coffee drinks until it gets cold outside. It's so easy to make iced coffee too!
- Fill a mug with ice. Pour in 4 ounces of milk or creamer.
- Pour in 4 ounces of milk or creamer.
- Brew one (1) K-Cup® pod of The Original Donut Shop® Coffee at the smallest cup setting (usually 4 oz.)
- Pour the coffee over the milk and ice.
- Stir to combine. Add sugar to sweeten to taste.
FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT PARTY IDEAS
There are tons of ways to host your own fantasy football league draft party. Do a quick search and you'll find a lot of resources, whether you prefer to do your own draft kit, print one off online, or go completely digital and use an app. Find a system that will fit your crowd.
I went the DIY route and created my draft board with a fold-out poster board and washi tape. Post-it notes, pencils, markers and mini clipboards are also handy helpers.
FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS
Need a few good nibbles to keep your game day crowd going? Since our party kicked off earlier in the afternoon, I went with brunch bites that were tasty and easy to pull together. Chicken &waffles, veggies and a savory dip, and of course some sweet treats for the fourth quarter. Black tie brownies and chocolate dipped strawberries for the W-I-N!
How to Make Chocolate Strawberry Footballs
Rinse strawberries and pat dry. Heat chocolate melt candy in a double boiler or microwave according to package directions. Dip strawberries and place on wax paper. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Use cookie frosting to draw football lacing lines. Refrigerate again until ready to serve.
Score extra points by serving up your coffee bevs in cute containers like these DIY Football Mugs. Use paint markers or paint brush to draw on white football lace lines. Let dry completely before using.
Just one more reason why I love my Keurig® K250 brewer! It makes crowd-pleasing brewed beverages for when I feel like entertaining or when I just want to sip on something tasty at home… in my pjs. Oh, annnnnnd you can order The Original Donut Shop® Coffee K-Cup® pods online and make your own fresh, bold and flavorful coffee drinks anytime.
So tell me, are you team HOT or team COLD when it comes to coffee?
Photography by Yasmin Leonard Photography