This Homemade Football Flags Party Picks post is sponsored.
We usually have a big neighborhood party for the big game. Everyone walks over, has food, enjoys some adult beverages, and then walks down the block to their houses.
It’s a really safe way to enjoy the game and our friends on the cul de sac.
This year, big game parties aren’t happening. We are being completely safe, as most people are. But that doesn’t mean we’re skipping a big game spread on Sunday even though it’s just the two of us.
And I promise you when I serve a pack of Southside Market and Barbeque Sausage Slammers on Sunday, I will be serving them using our Homemade Football Flags Party Picks.
Because I love having fun and dressing up our food, even if I’m only serving it to the two of us.
And you should too. Especially because the flags are so easy to make.
Homemade Football Flags Party Picks
Homemade Football Flags Party Picks Supplies:
How To Make Homemade Football Flags Party Picks:
Print out the printables.
Cut them out.
Fold the flags in half.
Stick the toothpick on one half, a little closer than halfway to the middle.
If you want, you can use a tiny piece of tape to hold down the toothpick.
Put a few dots of glue on one side of the flag. Push down the other side to stick them together and let the flag dry completely.
While the flags are drying, cook your Sausage Slammers. When they’re done, your flags should be dry.
Cut your Sausage Slammers on the bias into five to six pieces.
Put one flag in each piece, set them up on a tray, and serve warm.
Printable Football Flags:
I made two sets of printable football flags.
The first set is flags that look like a football field. There are five in that set with a 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yard line marker.
The second set has six flags: three are designed to look like a referee’s uniform and three are designed to look like a football.
Both of those are formatted to fit a piece of 8.5- x 11-inch printer paper, so you can easily print these at home. They’ll come out great if you use a piece of white card stock, but you can print them on a sheet of regular printer paper as well.
Both of the files are linked below:
To print them, you can either click on the words and the PDF will open in a new tab in your browser. You can access the print dialog box right from there and print them immediately.
If you click the “download” button, the file will automatically download to your computer. Save it there and you can print it whenever you are ready to make these flags.
A full set of flags (one of each page) makes 11 flags, which is enough for one package of Sausage Slammers (if you’re like us and you don’t put flags in the end pieces). If you’re making multiple packages, you’ll want to print multiple sets of flags.
Purchase football toothpicks online:
If you like these, but you don’t feel like making them, you can purchase football toothpicks online. They come in a bunch of varieties that you can check out below.
- Football Flag Picks (pictured above)
- Game Day Toothpicks for Appetizers
- Touchdown Toothpicks
- 24 Pieces Football-Themed Glitter Toothpicks
Want more football decorating ideas?
This is one of the best football crafts to decorate your table for your football parties. But it’s not the only one we are planning on breaking out on Sunday.
We’re also going to make these ones:
And don’t forget, if you’re planning a football party, check out our Tips For Throwing A Football Party post.
Southside Market and Barbeque Sausage Slammers Review:
Let’s talk about these Sausage Slammers for a minute. Or maybe five minutes. Because oh my gosh. They’re so good.
These Sausage Slammers are a house-made pork sausage, stuffed with a cheese-stuffed jalapeño, and wrapped in bacon. The Sausage Slammer is smoked over real Texas post oak wood, then packaged in a set of three.
They’re made by Southside Market and Barbeque, Texas’ oldest barbecue joint. It has four restaurants in Texas (in Austin, Bastrop, Elgin, and Hutto). You can dine in or order prepared take out from each restaurant. You can also order from each location’s meat market, then cook at home.
Luckily for those of us who just dream of living in Texas, but live outside the lone star state, Southside Market and Barbeque has an online store where you can order smoked meats, sauces, seasoning, sausage, and more.
If you guys know me, you know I love Texas barbecue. Give me smoked meat and I’m a happy girl. Give me smoked ribs, and I will think about them forever (I’m not even kidding. It’s over 18 months since we had smoked ribs at Rodney Scott’s and I think about them weekly. But I digress … ).
So I love that these Sausage Slammers are smoked and the smoke-flavor remains after you heat them up at home. The package came with instructions on how to defrost and cook them.
Pete heated our propane grill to 350 F, put them on for about 15 minutes, flipped them, and took them off after another 10 minutes. He was diligent about watching the temperature on the grill so that these didn’t get too hot.
There were also instructions on how to cook these in the oven, if it’s too cold where you are to think about grilling.
The smell when he opened the grill was like that Texas barbecue combination of smoke and meat. The bacon was crisp, exactly how I like it, and the cheese was melty inside. The jalapeño added a nice bite to the soft sausage, and the cheese was melty and warm.
I was trying to set these up with our Homemade Football Flags Party Picks, and Pete kept sneaking the ends, convincing me that they couldn’t stand up in the photo anyway.
The wafting smoked meat smell was impossible to ignore.
You can order these from Southside Market and Barbeque here in packs of four. The Sausage Slammers arrive frozen and should be put in your freezer upon arrival. Defrost them completely in the fridge before grilling.
What to serve with Southside Market and Barbeque Sausage Slammers?
These Sausage Slammers would work as an appetizer for a big game day spread, or as a full meal.
If you’re making them as a full meal, we recommend grilling one to two Sausage Slammers per person. Then, grill a few vegetables as sides since you’re already cooking on the grill anyway. No sense in making sides in the oven, then having to worry about manning the oven and the grill simultaneously.
Our favorite grilled vegetables:
- Printable football flags
- Tape (optional)
- Print out the printables. Cut them out. Fold the flags in half.
- Stick the toothpick on one half, a little closer than halfway to the middle. If you want, you can use a tiny piece of tape to hold down the toothpick.
- Put a few dots of glue on one side of the flag. Push down the other side to stick them together and let the flag dry completely.
What appetizers would you stick these Homemade Football Flags Party Picks into? Let us know in the comments.