26 January 2017

Simple Game Day Snacks

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Putting on a party for your game day need not be a big preparation.  Keeping things simple but fun makes the day even more fun.  We recently had a spread worthy of the Super Bowl but without a lot of fuss and stress.  Let me walk you through it!


1.  Crab dip.  Get good crab from your butcher and a great cocktail sauce.  Mix together and pour over softened cream cheese.  Serve with good crackers.

2.  Make hummus (it is so easy with Hummus So Easy, see my recipes here, here and here!)  Serve with fresh veggies as a dipper.  We love baby carrots!

3.  Make a large bowl of popcorn.  We love the Skinny Pop with white cheddar.  Yummm.  We can eat a whole bag of it ourselves.



4.  Have a sweet.  Whether it is cookies, or candy, or ice cream sundaes, have a little something for those who like to indulge their sweet tooth.

5.  Marcona almonds.  These are so good and perfect for those who want to indulge.  These almonds are so delicious, we don't do anything more with them than to pour them in a bowl.

6.  Chips and salsa and queso dip.  Standards at any party!

7.  This is where you spend your time.  One special dish.  In this case, these are lemon chicken thighs, to be featured in an upcoming blog post!  Think ribs, or flatbread, or chili.  This one dish that you can't be without or it won't be perfect!


We are huge Green Bay Packer fans, and while they didn't move on to the Super Bowl, we are so proud of them for the season they had.  One day, we will find ourselves in the stands wearing a cheesehead.

Our cute football napkins and football shaped bowls came from the Dollar Store, as did our green plates and plasticware.  The Dollar Store can really add a lot of punch to your set up, so be sure and check them out!  The little Green Bay Bear was purchased a long time ago when we went to Green Bay on a family vacation.  Nothing like a good memory to help decorate your table!



All credit goes to my husband for this game day plan.  He made the chicken thighs and set up this snack bar! He's really good at things like this.  Make your party delicious without spending hours in the kitchen or a ton a money.  Good luck to whomever you are rooting for!

25 comments :

  1. Loving your snack ideas. Since my beloved Pats are in the BIG game this year, we are having some people over to watch it. Good snacks are a MUST!

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    1. My friend is a huge Pat's fan and she is over the top happy. I imagine you are, too!

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  2. I agree chips and salsa is a staple to game day parties. I've never heard of crab dip before?

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  3. We aren't big football people at my house. I doubt we will even watch the game lol but these look delicious! They would be perfect for any get together

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  4. this all looks so good! so many great sunday games coming up I will definitely pin this for later.

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  5. Thanks for your wonderful gameday snack ideas. Lately we have been lazy and just prepare popcorn and doritos...but I would like to add more to that food faire :)

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  6. Now you KNOW I am all about those cute football napkins, right? And love the snack foods for game day. My fave are nachos. But - might add in some popcorn (per your recommendation) this year too!

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  7. You can never go wrong with chips and salsa! I love game day snacks but I leave not wanting to eat dinner, haha!

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  8. What a great spread for a game day party!! We aren't football people so we aren't having a party.

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  9. Oh these all look delicious! My favorite part of the big game is all of the food! I can't wait!

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  10. I love the napkins and plates, it really makes the whole spread. An easy way to add some decor to the spread.

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  11. Great ideas. I love hummus it's definitely a favorite

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  12. Love that you included a lot of healthy options as well as cookies!! Haha the sweets person would definitely be me.

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  13. We aren't football fans at our house, however, we have one friend who treats the super bowl like a national holiday. So we go there just for the snacks. ;)

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  14. It should be called Super Snack Sunday. We are all about the food from chips n dip to pigs in a blanket. I can't wait for the big game. I love your setup of everything.

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    1. Kerri, I am going to adopt your name! Love it!

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  15. Looks like a great spread. My boys and husband would love these snacks for the Super Bowl. The crab dip sounds yummy.

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  16. That is quite a spread. Your hubby did a great job, there is something for everyone, which makes for the perfect game day.

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  17. That popcorn though! I'm not gonna lie I haven't eaten treats like this including popcorn for maybe over a year now! When it comes to popcorn maybe even longer?! There's not even a particular reason, I've just never grabbed any when shopping haha! Seeing all this makes me wanna go all out on the weekend though:) x

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  18. I am loving this spread! So many great options, and snacks. Perfect for any game day. Would be enjoyed by so many! - Jeanine

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  19. Mmmm! Hummus is my absolute fave an I totally serve it at all my get togethers! Such a tasty lighter option!

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  20. Yes on the hummus. I thought it was a hard thing but you're right, once I looked into it, I saw how easy it is. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  21. Yum!!! I want to come to your home on game day. Your spread looks delicious!

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  22. Yes to the hummus and big yes to the Skinny Pop. That is a very popular item at our house!

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  23. Good ideas. I like snacks too.

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