Planning the Perfect Football Homegating Party - Beautiful Eats & Things

Planning the Perfect Football Homegating Party

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Who’s ready for some FOOTBALL!!!!!

Can you tell that I’m just a little excited?? Lol! I love football season! I’m not going to pretend and tell you that I fully understand the game…or the plays…or the player’s positions lol! I just love the festivities, especially the tailgating parties!
Back in my younger days, my friends and I would attend tailgating parties and stay out until the crack of dawn! After 2 toddlers and a husband, things have changed just a little bit!  I’ve learned to throw some of the most EPIC parties right at home!
My husband likes to invite his friends over to watch the football game so this time I wanted to do something special and throw a homegating party! This also gave me the perfect opportunity to try out some new recipes, such as my Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Potato Wedges!

Planning the perfect football homegating party is super easy! When planning any party, I always start with the menu and décor ideas. After I make my shopping list, I head to Walmart to get everything that I need! I enjoy shopping at Walmart because it’s literally a one-stop shop and it has EVERYTHING you need for throwing the best football party ever!
For the beverages, I decided to stock up on Coca-Cola® and Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar 24 packs! In my opinion, you can’t have a football party without them! It’s just something about a nice, ice cold Coca-Cola® that makes the food tastes even better!
After I got my grocery items, I headed over to the party section and got a few football decorative items! I also stocked up on my plates, napkins, and utensils! It’s good thing that I made a list because it’s easy to get side-tracked at Walmart…they have so much cool stuff!
Setting up my feature table, literally took less than 15 minutes! I covered my dining room table with a football tablecloth, a burlap table runner, and created a fun, eye-catching centerpiece! I always keep crates about the house so I thought it would be fun to arrange them to resemble lockers!

I placed a cold Coca-Cola® and Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar in each locker and if you look closely, the cans are sitting in little baskets of ice! The cans added such a nice pop of color to my centerpiece! To keep the rest of the drinks cold, I placed 2 large white crates on each side of the table and filled them with ice. Each crate was lined with foam to prevent any leaking!


  • Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Potato Wedges (Full Recipe Below)
  • Hot Wings
  • Fruit/Veggies
  • Popcorn

This was my first time letting an audience try my Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Potato Wedges and they loved them! I wanted to add a creative spin to the usual potato wedges, so I topped them with tender slices of steak, colorful bell peppers, onions, and lots of cheese…and of course, I served this platter of wedges with cold cans of Coca-Cola®
Those Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Potato Wedges lasted for about 5 minutes! They enjoyed all of the food and were grateful that I had plenty of Coca-Cola® and Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar on hand to wash it all down! Be sure to check out the full recipe for the Wedges below! For more Fall Football Homegating/Tailgating inspiration and recipes click HERE!! 

Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Potato Wedges

Servings 6
Author Beautiful Eats & Things


  • 2 lb. sirloin steak thinly sliced
  • 3 large Russet potatoes cut into wedges
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 16 slices provolone
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spread potato wedges on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tbsp. oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt/pepper. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until potatoes are roasted on the outside and soft in the center.
  • While potatoes are baking, heat a large skillet to medium to high heat. Add 2 tbsp. of oil, onion, and bell peppers. Sauté until onions are fragrant. Add steak and Italian seasoning. Cook until veggies are tender and steak is cooked until desired doneness. Season with salt/pepper to taste.
  • Add slices of provolone to meat mixture and remove from heat. Set aside.
  • When potatoes are done, place on a serving platter and top with philly cheesesteak mixture.
  • Enjoy!

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