Looking for a way to recreate that baseball stadium magic right in your own backyard? It’s easy! All you need is a grill, enough Nathan’s Famous to feed a crowd, and a few other key supplies to host the perfect Opening Day or baseball party.
Grab your cap and get ready for a home run. Follow these Opening Day must-haves and you’ll be famous for parties faster than your guests can belt out "Take Me Out to the Ball Game!"
1. Follow the pennants to the food
Label all your delicious goodies with mini pennants in bright, nostalgic colors. Use toothpicks, bamboo skewers or popsicle sticks and these fun, free fanfare pennant printables by Nathan's Famous.
2. Buy 'em some peanuts and cracker jacks
For a fun and functional decoration or table centerpiece, grab some galvanized buckets or tin pails in your team's colors and fill them with peanuts in the shell, stadium style. Surround them with those iconic red, white, and blue boxes of Cracker Jacks, and you have the perfect decoration for that all-American Opening Day feel.
3. Serve traditional stadium fare
Giant soft pretzels with cheese, spicy nachos, and, of course, traditional stadium franks—these are the makings of summer memories. Grill your Nathan’s Famous hot dogs for that smoky stadium flavor, and serve them up hot with all the classic condiments and fixings, like onions, pickle relish, spicy peppers, and mustard.
4. Get your icy cold drinks here!
What goes better with a steaming hot frank than an ice cold bottled beverage? Keep the vintage stadium feel with glass bottles of your favorite drinks served in big coolers or buckets of ice.
5. Serve it baseball-style
Serve up all that delicious sweet and salty baseball park fare in red plastic baskets, just like they do at the stadium. Planning a sit-down dinner? Felt or fabric cut into the shape of home plate make excellent place mats for a perfect baseball themed table. Then for chargers, keep it simple and nostalgic with basic white paper plates (or draw baseball stitches on them with red marker if you want a little something extra).
6. Prizes for the best guesser
Add an extra something to the party by placing a friendly bet on the outcome of the game. Offer a small prize, like a gift basket of Nathan’s or your favorite team’s baseball cap, to the guest who comes closest to guessing the final score of the game.