Jan 142015
 
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This easy game day appetizers shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PreparetoParty #CollectiveBias

Over the last few years I’ve shared a lot of tailgating and Big Game recipes with you all.  I married a football guy and he converted me to a football gal (though I do still like watching the commercials).  With the Big Game just around the corner I thought I’d share a little of what we’re working on this year.

Easy Game Day Appetizers and Party Ideas for the Big Game #PrepareToParty

When I entertain on game day I generally like to go cute but simple.  I want food my guests can enjoy without missing a play, so either something they can hold or something that they can snatch for a single bite before yelling at the TV (that does happen in other houses, right?).

Easy Game Day Appetizers

Easy game day appetizers: Football-shaped Ritz Crackers with Toppers #PrepareToParty

This Ritz Crackers appetizer is one of my favorites.  It’s really easy to put together and contains just a few ingredients, and at the same time it makes for a festive display on the table.  To start, just arrange your Ritz Crackers in the shape of a football.

Lay out Ritz Crackers in a football shape #PrepareToParty

Top the crackers with any variety of deli (or sliced brick) cheese that you like.  Cut the outer pieces a little thinner and angle to help define the shape of the football.

Top Ritz Crackers with cheese, angling cheese to help define the shape #PrepareToParty

Arrange sliced pepperonis on top of the middle cheese.

Arrange sliced pepperonis on top of the middle cheese #PrepareToParty

Then cut some string cheese to use for the football “lacing” and you’re done!

Easy Game Day Food

Easy game day food for the Big Game: DiGiorno Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza #PrepareToParty

I rarely have a Big Game party without pizza and it’s usually DiGiorno.  Specifically this year I picked up DiGiorno Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza.  They’re on Rollback at Walmart plus some boxes have coupons on them which helps me stretch my party dollar.

Football Bottle Tags for your Big Game party - write your name on the football tag, loop them around the neck of your beverage bottles, and no more bottle mix-ups! #PrepareToParty

I also made some football bottle “charms” for your Coca-Cola bottles.  There are few less awkward moments than a “uh, did you just drink out of this? I thought it was mine”, which can happen easily when attention is on the screen and not your surroundings.  With these DIY bottle tags no one will ever have to wonder whose drink is whose.

DiGiorno, Ritz Crackers and Coca-Cola for your Big Game party all at Walmart #PrepareToParty

How will you party for the Big Game?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  3 Responses to “Easy Game Day Appetizers and Party Ideas for the Big Game”

  1. The lacing on your football appetizer is brilliant! I will definitely be adding that to our football food table.

  2. Great ideas for Super Bowl! :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit.
    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  3. Really cute to create a football out of the crackers–and so simple. The soda bottle tags are an awesome idea!

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