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Oct 20, 2009 01:32 PM

1st Birthday Party Menu!

My son is turning 1 in November, and we are having a sports/tailgating themed birthday party. Please help me plan a menu! It's just a family party, so my two children will be the only children there, the rest adults. I'm leaning toward chili for the main course, but I'm not married to the idea. My husband doesn't like the work of meat-on-a-bone, so no wings or ribs, and I don't want plain hot dogs or burgers. What other tailgating food are there? (I know, this is kind of picky, sorry)

FYI, his big cake is going to be shaped like a football, and his smash cake will be a little basketball. :)


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  1. Brats and lamb burgers (I know you said no plain hot dogs and burgers, but they aren't! LOL), pulled pork, pans of lasagna, meatball subs...

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      mmmm, yes, brats are a good idea! thanks for that