Individually packed lunches in sturdy gable boxes make this portable parking-lot party a breeze! It's a snap for each guest to pick up their box, an ice cold drink from the ice chest and join the group gathered in lawn chairs around the tailgate. The gable boxes keep all of the food, napkins and utensils together and are study enough to balance on your lap.
Tucked inside the box, on a layer of peanuts in the shell, is the perfect birthday lunch for the ballpark: Homerun Italian Sandwiches, Grand Slam Orzo Salad, Pita Chips and All-Star Brownies.
Homerun Italian Sandwiches are layered with yummy deli meats, cheese and pesto and then pressed tightly with a weight during refrigeration. It's the perfect sandwich for a box lunch.
Wrap the Italian sandwiches in waxed tissue paper and tie with red and white bakery twine.
Grand Slam Orzo salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Italian sandwiches. Scooped into an individual cup, the salad sits upright in the gable box and is ready to eat when you pop the lid off.
Be sure to stick a candle in the gable box for the birthday person. All Star Brownies stand in nicely for birthday cake!
All packaged up, and ready to go!
Make a special Cracker Jack Tailgate Mix for each guest. Cracker Jacks, salted peanuts, chocolate covered pretzels, M&M's and red licorice are baseball game favorites and super delicious when combined together in one bag!
Set the basket full of Tailgate Mix, sunflower seeds, bubble gum and peanuts on the tailgate and let guests help themselves.