March Madness Party Menu Ideas

Here we go college hoops fans… that time of the year where everyone is picking their brackets and planning their parties to cheer for their favorite team.  My hometown, Greensboro, just happens to be the home of the ACC so here in NC, we take our college ball VERY seriously. So seriously in fact, that when Syracuse coach, Jim Boeheim made the proclamation that the ACC tourney should NOT be played in NC, he managed to turn an entire state against him in less than 30 seconds.

But I digress… let’s get to what is almost always the best part of big games – the food. I’ve searched some of the best food blogs to round-up what I would call a slam dunk menu that’s guaranteed to please any NCAA fan!

Warm Up 

Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing 

A favorite, deli classic in a hand-held size. What’s not to love?

Sliders dipped in homemade russian dressing

From Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life


Roasted Jalapeno Poppers

A subtle, tasty twist on an all-time favorite! Don’t be afraid of heat – there’s just enough to give it zing!

Roasted Jalapeno Poppers

From Chrissie at Off the Eaten Path













French Onion Bruschetta

Everyone’s favorite soup on french bread but without all the liquid!

French Onion Bruschetta // The Speckled Palate

From Erin at The Speckled Palate

























Cheeseburger Tots

I’m sorry, but they had me at tots.

Cheeseburger Tots

From Kat & Melinda at Homemade Interest













Chicken and Waffle Sliders

Your chicken and waffle fans are going to love these hand-held options!

Chicken and Waffle Sliders

From Jillian and Food, Folks, and Fun

























Fried Pickles

If these are on the menu when I go out, they’re getting ordered so of course, I’m serving them!

Fried Pickles

From Sydney at Tastefully Frugal













And because no party is a party without dessert….

Banana Pudding Dip

No resident of the South will ever pass up Banana Pudding… throw in the Nilla Wafers as the vessels and it’s on!

Banana Pudding Dip

From Darlene at Dip Recipe Creations

























Bailey’s Cheesecake Cookie Cups

You love it in your coffee and you’ll love it in these cute little bite-sized cookie cups!

Bailey's Cheesecake Cookie Cups

From Olivia at Liv for Cake

























I think those are some pretty impressive offerings if you’re hosting a March Madness party over the next couple of weeks! What are you planning on making?


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