Whether you are hosting a few people or a big crowd this football season, we've got some entertaining ideas that are sure to have your guests cheering! Our ideas will fit into just about any 'homegating' theme - for those who want to keep it simple or go all out.
Let's be honest, the food is equally as important as the game itself. Consider your guests and have a mix of snacks to grab, hot and cold appetizers, and some sweets for half-time! Set up a station or food bar so guests can create a snack on their own. For example, make-your-own nachos or a mac and cheese bar are some popular choices.
It's also a great idea to have food in different places -- i.e. having a drink zone or placing nuts and chips on the coffee table, while hot foods are served buffet style. A DIY Snack Stadium is a memorable way to serve snacks and drinks.
There's nothing better than cheering on your favorite team with a refreshing drink in hand. Stock up on grab-and-go drinks that you can keep on ice, but a signature drink is always a fun way for guests to enjoy! You can have your signature drink prepared ahead of time, make them to order, or have a make-your-own station.
Need a drink idea? Try the Touchdown Tornado!
Cover your table with astroturf (which you can find at home improvement stores) for an authentic football vibe. You can also use green tissue paper or a green tablecloth and tape on yard-lines.
Get creative with team colors! Coordinate foods, drinks and decor to have the colors up against each other -- i.e. orange popsicles vs. red, or let your favorite team's colors be the star of the show. Balloons, tissue paper pom-poms and paper plates/utensils are all inexpensive and fun ways to bring the color in.
Consider game day props like clappers or small foam fingers to get your guests cheering. Have kids you need to entertain? Follow these instructions to make DIY pom-poms!
*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a snack stadium and a $25 Visa gift card. Giveaway is open through October 16th, 2019 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member RissaKCMO.
I love all the Pregame foods and spending time with family
Buffalo chicken dip & tortilla chips!
I love spending time with my family and friends
snacks bevs and more make it up big for me and my crew...first, foremosta nd always...yum and fun!
The creative snacks with family and friends
I like spending time with family
Food and fun times with family
Love football. Watching with family, don't really have to eat while watching the game but a homemade dessert is always nice.
I love all the food and spending time with friends
I love staying home with family and watching movies together.
It's a fun time to get together with family & friends.
Good friends and family! Of course full bellies too: everything dips and wings!
i like watching the game and grilling
love hanging with my niece and rooting on my team
Chips, veggies, dips and drinks
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