Game-Day Party Ideas

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I love a good football game and a great party to go with it!  With all the Football play-offs happening it is time for your team to take it to the house and win big!  I have some fun and easy  Big-Game party ideas to help you score with your biggest fans.

coke football party 7To make a party really stand out and feel special I like to add a few key decorations so my guests know that they have been invited to a great party that will have some great food and fun.  In my house I like to decorate this sideboard with shelves above it for our shindigs.  It is perfect to set up a buffet with party food and the shelves make a great place for decorations.

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I added some simple touches for the shelf decor.  Pom Pom’s in our favorite team colors, footballs,  a fun metal Stadium sign, and a statue of a football player.  I purchased the chalkboard bunting at the craft store and added “Game Time” with a chalk marker.  I also made a couple of play charts that were easy to create.  To make the play charts you will need:

1 black poster board

1 white chalk marker (or other white marker)

Cut the poster board in 11×14 or 8×10 size pieces.  With the marker make up a fun football play with X’s, O’s and arrows.  Then place the charts where you need a little more football decor.

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I also made a football field table cloth out of green felt and white masking tape.  You will need:

-Green felt by the yard, cut to your table size

-White masking tape

-White Sticker numbers

-Ruler

With your felt cut to the size of your table decide how many yard lines you need.  (Mine were 7″ apart).  Mark where you need to place your lines and place your tape across the width of the felt.  Rub the tape with your finger to make it stick well.  When all your tape is placed, you can go back and trim away any excess.  When your yard lines are placed, use the sticker numbers to mark the yards.  I used a ruler to make sure the numbers lined up.  Now you are ready to start adding the food to your party.

coke football party 25I thought for our Big-Game Party I would set up a RITZ® cracker bar along with ice cold Coca-Cola for the drinks. RITZ® crackers are fun to serve at a party.  They can be topped with so many wonderful combinations and customized to any taste.  I had both savory and sweet offerings at this party and they were all wonderful!coke football party 12The savory foods that I offered for toppings were:

-Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce

-Boneless Wings

-Homemade Southern Pimento Cheese (Recipe at the end of the post)

-Cream Cheese

-Olives

-Guacamole

-Pepperoni

-Mozzarella Cheese Slices

-Sliced Roma Tomatoes

There are so many wonderful combinations to make with these ingredients.  I think my husband’s favorites were the boneless wings and shrimp.  I don’t know if I settled on a favorite because they were all so good, but I do really enjoy the homemade Pimento cheese spread.

coke football party collageI always like to offer a little bit of sweet flavors at my parties also.  What a great combination to have sweet toppings piled on a RITZ® cracker foundation to make a perfect salty/sweet offering.  

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The options for toppings are endless, but here is what I served:

-Raspberries

-Sliced Strawberries

-Marshmallow Creme

-Apricot Jam

-Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

-Whipped Topping

For the whipped topping I turned the cans into the Referees on the field.  This is so easy to do with a little black and white striped scrapbook paper and tape.  Measure out the size you need to cut from your paper, wrap it around the bottle and tape.  Thats it!  It adds such a fun element to your table.  

coke football party collage 2I have to say I think I liked the chocolate hazelnut spread, whipped topping with a raspberry the best.  Oh my goodness what a wonderful flavor.

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My family had such a fun time enjoying all the wonderful choices of food.  Then to be able to choose an ice cold Coke to drink put the icing on the cake.  I had so much fun putting this party together I couldn’t stop taking pictures!

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coke football party 9I found all the food I needed for the party while I was shopping at Walmart.  Right now until the Big Game in Feb. Walmart has a great offer of 2 for $5 on all Coca-Cola 16.9oz 6-packs.  That makes it easy for you to serve lots of great Coke at your Big-Game party!

coke football party walmartToday I am also going to share with you my easy recipe for Southern Pimento Cheese.  This recipe is so simple to make and it has some intense flavor.  If you make it the day before your party it will give the flavors a chance to meld together and be even better!

What are your favorite football party foods?

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Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 oz jar Diced Pimentos drained
  • 3 TBL Diced Jalapeño peppers optional
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • RITZ® crackers

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients
  3. Beat until well blended
  4. Spoon onto a RITZ® cracker and enjoy!
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Comments

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    says

    What a fun party!!! Make your own appetizers are always the most fun since everyone gets what they want! I’m with you on the chocolate, whipped topping, and raspberry on a RITZ cracker–that would have been my favorite, too!

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    says

    Okay, stop with the cuteness! I am going to steal this idea for my next get-together. My friends all have kids, so I would have a blast thinking of some for the kids table!

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    Toni Thomason says

    Love this! So simple but yet delicious! I love topping our Ritz with new ideas! Will have to try a few out! Thanks!!!

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    says

    Your party looks amazing — seriously! I love all of the decorations, and I’m going to have to try the cheese spread — I’ve never had that before. :)

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