Pretzel Dipping Sauces and Football Party Ideas

pretzel dipping sauces

As I shared yesterday I have some major sports fans living at my house.  We all know that one of the biggest days of the year for those sports fans is coming up soon with “the Big Game.”

For this year’s “Big Game” I will be serving fresh, warm soft pretzels with a fun selection of dipping sauces along with a selection of vintage root beers purchased from Cost Plus World Market.  Before we get to today’s recipe though I’ve got some fun “Big Game” day table ideas for you.  One of the things several of you asked in my recent blog survey was for me to share with you where I purchase things I use in my table settings and party set ups.  That one is easy.  The majority of  table props you see in a lot of my pictures come from Cost Plus World Market.  Today’s table decor is no different.

For my “Big Game” day table I used a pretty new tablecloth. I thought the colors were rather “footballish!” I also used one of my chalkboards as a backdrop with a football play on it.  O.K. so I had to Google “football plays” to know what to draw!

One tip for table decor I have shared before is to use white dishes.  I love white dishes.  They are so versatile and will work with any color scheme and World Market has a great selection of white dishes.

Mustard Dipping Sauce The square white bowls were perfect for holding the variety of dipping sauces and I love the cute little spoons too.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

You also know how I love signage on my food tables so I might have squealed a bit when I found these cute little chalkboard signs at World Market.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

The vintage rootbeer bottles were the perfect thing to hold the signs.  I saved some of the root beer though for drinking at the party.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

If you are not in the mood or don’t have time to make soft pretzels you can pick up a bag of these cute football shaped pretzels at World Market.  They’ll work just fine especially when they are in a football shaped bowl!

Mustard Dipping SauceThe other thing I was quite excited about and that was perfect for holding the dipping sauces were these cute tasting trays.  A separate compartment for each sauce so they don’t all mixed together!  Love being able to keep my flavors separate!

Mustard Dipping Sauce

In addition to table decor I also love to shop at World Market for specialty food items.  They have an amazing selection of foods from around the world and it makes me feel like I have traveled to a foreign country when I shop there! I was able to find most of the ingredients I needed for my pretzel dipping sauces at World Market.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

Pretzel Dipping Sauces

Dulce de Leche

I was so excited to find dulce de leche in the jar at World Market.  I have not been able to find it anywhere in Portland and have had to make my own.  Now I’ve got a quicker and easier alternative.

Dulce de leche right out of the jar makes an amazing pretzel dipping sauce!  You can always make your own if you want using my Crockpot Dulce de Leche recipe.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chocolate Cream

Another one that is almost as easy is the Chocolate Cream Dipping Sauce.  I purchased a jar of Dark Chocolate Spread (it’s from Holland) and combined it with some whipped cream.  I whipped a cup of cream and then added in 3 Tbsp of the chocolate spread.  Easy and delicious! This one would also be delicious straight out of the jar but I liked the little lighter version you get with the whipped cream added.

Mustard Dipping Sauce

Spicy Cheese

You can’t have pretzel dipping sauces without a cheese sauce.  For this one I purchased the Swiss cheese fondue from World Market and then spiced it up a bit with some dry mustard, garlic and hot sauce for a spicy cheese sauce

Mustard Dipping Sauce

Sweet Mustard

And finally there was a sweet mustard sauce.  I used a dijon mustard combined with some garlic

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While I was at World Market I checked out some of their fun furniture and kind of fell in love with this chair.

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Pretzel Dipping Sauces

Ingredients

    Chocolate Cream Dipping Sauce
  • Whip 1/2 C of whipping cream and add in 3 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Spread or Nutella
  • Spicy Cheese Dipping Sauce
  • Melt one 14 oz. package of Swiss cheese fondue. Add in 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1/2 tsp chili powder or hot sauce to taste
  • Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • Combine:
  • 1/4 C mayo
  • 1/4 C dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Straight out of the jar!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cost Plus World Market, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #worldmarket http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

 Shared at: The 36th Avenue *Tidy Mom

*Little Becky Homecky

 

 

 

Comments

  1. 1
    jenn f says:

    Love this…I’m going to incorporate some for my husband’s 30th beer tasting bash! Do you remember how much the bowls and chalkboards were?

    • 1.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      The little chalkboard signs were $1.99 I believe and the square bowls were $3.99 each.

    • 1.2
      Karen says:

      Jenn F, just wondering is this your husband’s 30th beer tasting bash or a beer tasting bash for his 30th birthday? Either way having a beer tasting party sounds like an awesome idea.

  2. 2

    What a fun idea for a football party! I love how you drew up a play on the big chalkboard :) I’m pinning this so I remember it in a few weeks!
    Megan @ The Pink Flour recently posted..Thrift Store Bulletin Board turned Necklace Display

  3. 3
    Jamie says:

    What a great idea! I love the bottle idea ;) I’m a new follower ;)

  4. 4

    Oh my gosh Leigh Anne, I love this idea. What a great non-alcoholic football party. I totally pinned this and will put this on my teenage boy party ideas…my oldest is eight. So we can see if I can wait until then to throw this type of party.

    FUN!
    Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise recently posted..Dutch Oven Artisan Bread

  5. 5
    Kim says:

    Everything looks so great. I really enjoy how you decorate the tables and the ideas you share. I also appreciate knowing the places you get your decorations and serving pieces. I live in a small area and we do not have a Cost Plus World Market but I saw they have online sales so I am going to check it out and maybe some of the items you used to decorate will be available online. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. 6
    World Market says:

    Great blog! We absolutely love it. We loved it so much, we’ve pinned some of you ideas on our Game Day Essentials Pinterest board. You can check them out here: http://pinterest.com/worldmarket/game-day-essentials/

    - World Market

  7. 7

    Great ideas and yummy dips! Definitely good game day suggestions.

    Erin
    Erin @ EK Can’t Cook recently posted..12.27.12 Chicken Provence

  8. 8
    Barb W. says:

    Everything looks dee-lish, but I have to saw I’m totally in love with the little chalkboard signs, so adorable and perfect for game day!
    Barb W. recently posted..How to Match Colors for A Quilt #DIY

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    meaghan k says:

    LOVE THIS!!! I might have missed it – but did you say where you purchased your SOFT pretzels? They look so yummy!

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