Best Baseball Party Food Ideas for Those Who Like to Do it with Style
I love baseball parties as there are so many neat options. Also, I am a bit of a perfectionist and like to do things with style. With that in mind, here are some baseball party food ideasto put a little pizzazz in your event.
It wouldn't be a baseball party without hot dogs, but even the lowly hot dog can be served with class. Here is what I mean:
- Hot dog bar - To make my guests feel like they are at the ballpark, I set up a table for a special hot dog bar.
- Weiners on a stick - Grill the dogs until well done and cut them into bite size pieces and place a toothpick in each piece. I always have a wide variety of dips on hand like ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, honey mustard, and horseradish, and these things never stay around long.
You could buy a large bag of popcorn at the grocery store but that is not the tastiest of treats. Instead, here are some ways to class up the popcorn experience:
- Popcorn machine rental - It is not as expensive as most people think, and when guests arrive to the heavenly scent of freshly popped popcorn, it is all worth it.
- Pre-popped in the box - If you do not wish to go through all the trouble of renting equipment and popping your own corn, you can buy boxes of popped corn, just like the ones at the ballpark.
- Cracker Jacks - The stylish host serves homemade Cracker Jacks to guests. Basic ingredients include peanuts, butter, sugar, corn syrup, and of course popcorn.
I always have beer on hand for adults and if kids are present, several kinds of soda pop. However, I have pretty good luck with these summer drinks also.
- Grand Slam - I take one part whiskey and 3 parts ginger ale and top it off with a slice of lime. Bitters are optional.
- Louisville Slugger - I mix an ounce of bourbon and a couple of teaspoons of blackberry brandy. I then add a dash of lemon juice and a slice of lemon.
- Apple Pie - I start with apple cider and cinnamon liqueur. I also add dark rum and top with a lemon slice. When I serve apple pie shots, I use apple cider, grain alcohol and cinnamon and for style, I throw in a teaspoon of whipped cream. For non alcoholic drinks, sweet cider, cinnamon, lemon, and whipped cream, work well.
Everyone wants something sweet and here are some good ballpark treats you can serve:
Homemade cotton candy - I know from past experience, if you make your own cotton candy you could have a large mess on your hands. That is why I own an inexpensive cotton candy machine.
Baseball cookies - I use a simple doodle recipe, and when the cookies are cooled I cover them with white frosting. Next, I get out my icing gun with a fine tip and paint on the red stitches.
Baseball parties are so much fun. Let your imagination run wild and think about my baseball party food ideas. It could be the difference between striking out and hitting a homerun.