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It’s game time, and today I’m SO excited to share tons of super simple ideas that will help make your football party a huge success!
Will you be hosting a crowd at your place for the Big Game?
If so, I’ve got great news for you! Throwing a fantastic Game Time party doesn’t have to be tons of work, and I’ll prove it!
I planned a simple and tasty spread of food, left the kids with the hubby and headed to Walmart…alone! Gasp! It was heaven not having to listen to “Mommy, can I have this?” times a hundred, or spontaneous screams from a one-year-old who hates being strapped in a cart. I love my kiddos, but shopping solo is a wonderful, glorious treat. 🙂
So let’s talk food. I’m not going to lie-a party is not a party without good things to eat. But sustenance doesn’t have to be elaborate or complex in order to be yummy.So I grabbed some Hot Pockets and other tasty, simple-serve foods, because who wants to be stuck in the kitchen slaving over a stove when there’s awesome-sauce football plays happening on TV? I love cooking, but when we have company, I prefer to relax and enjoy my time with them to the fullest.
In my opinion, #GameTimeGoodies should be convenient and hand-held so guests don’t have to worry about making a mess in the living room or on the sofa. So I selected fuss-free foods that would be easy to grab-and-go.
I sliced a Stouffer’s Party Lasagna and served it in mini loaf liners that I found in the party goods section at Walmart. Then I stuck a piece of garlic bread in each for a final, fun touch. Delicious noodle layers smothered in a meaty tomato sauce, served with a side of crunchy bread…my favorite!
Next, I baked up a DiGiorno Rising Crust Supreme Pizza. But first I arranged the pepperonis that were included and used a few extra that I had bought to look like a football. After it finished cooking, I added string cheese slices for the laces. It’s super simple to throw together and it makes a big statement! Pizza is a safe bet for just about any party!
I baked some Hot Pockets (Ham & Cheese with Croissant Crust and Pepperoni Pizza with Garlic Buttery Seasoned Crust), tooth-picked, and sliced them into small pieces. There was Ranch for dipping as well.
I also included some green grapes for a healthy component and in keeping with the color scheme. 🙂
Now onto my favorite part…dessert! I whipped up a batch of Homemade Oreo Cookies and used them to sandwich a hearty filling of delectable Dreyer’s Va-Va Vanilla Ice Cream.
Homemade ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make! Just let your ice cream sit out until it softens, (don’t let it get runny), spread a nice-sized scoop of it on a cookie, then carefully press another cookie on top. The ice cream will push out the sides, so use the flat side of a butter knife to scrape it clean around the edges. Then, roll in mini chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles for a very pretty confection that’s also ridiculously good! Store in the freezer, covered, until ready to eat.
I couldn’t resist adding some Crunch Dipped DRUMSTICK Cones to the mix too. I unwrapped, then served them in a fun mini metal bucket. Eating them quickly before they melted wasn’t a problem. 🙂
I also included a cute football coloring page and cup of crayons to keep the kids busy after they ate.
Now onto the decorations. When sprucing up the food table for a party, wrapping paper is my best friend! It’s very inexpensive and makes way for cleanup in a snap! I lined it with brown craft paper and made a runner down the center with green gift wrap.I made the black and white striped backdrop to resemble a referee’s shirt. I cut strips of black (9″ wide) and white (7″ wide) wrapping paper and secured them together with double stick tape, overlapping them by 1″, then attached them to the wall running vertically.
I printed out a cute “Go Team” Banner and Football Subway Art for attention-grabbers. Then I pulled out some fun chalkboards from my craft closet that I purchased a while back at Pick Your Plum. My husband kindly drew a team play on one. He played high school football, so he knows his stuff. 🙂
I filled a Mason jar pedestal with white chocolate covered pretzels. For drinks, I served lime water…simple yet refreshing!
Then, we invited some friends over to enjoy great food with us and to talk football!
And that’s all she wrote!
See…hosting a Game Time party can be SO easy and tasty too!
Have you invited friends over to your place for the Big Game or will you be enjoying the festivities elsewhere?To see other parties I’ve styled, go HERE.
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