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Every year I love sharing big game ideas with you. We do a lot of homegating and entertaining during footballs season, so I usually have lots of recipes and decor ideas I can pass along.
One thing I’ve been wanting to try for a few years now, is a snack stadium. And this year I, along with a healthy does of help from the hubs, finally had the opportunity to try my hand at one. Here’s the tutorial for the game day snack stadium we came up with.
Snack Stadium Tutorial
To start, gather your supplies. We used:
- a large cardboard box
- a collection of disposable aluminum pans (mini loaf and cake size)
- aluminum foil
- paper straws
- football-print napkins
We placed a rectangular aluminum pan in the middle to be our field. My husband measured around it, and then cut a strip of cardboard from the box to wrap around the base.
Next we made some “braces”. We measured the height of the “field” in the middle, then measured how much space we’d need to set containers on top. Connecting those lines let us create the template, and we cut out six of them (three for each side).
After the general structure was assembled (I used tape, but you could also use a glue gun) we played around with the containers until we found an arrangement we liked. We used some of the mini loaf pans and a set of cardboard inserts to create a set of bleachers on one side, and covered the other side in aluminum foil to make wells for TOSTITOS® Scoops and popcorn.
I had some football-print napkins and I used those to wrap the snack stadium, much like you’d wrap presents. It’s an easy way to give it a more polished exterior. Lastly, I trimmed down some paper straws, slit them about halfway along one side. Then I slid them down over the back edges of each brace to make pennant towers (and to help hide all the seams).
Once the snack stadium itself was completed, I started filling it with yummy game day snacks and treats. I added TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa, some fresh veggies (carrot sticks, celery sticks and baby tomatoes), meatballs, 12oz cans of Pepsi™, and a side platter of sandwiches.
Then I created the field using SNICKERS® Minis around the edges, and Skittles® for the turf and players.
I was able to find all the supplies and snacks I needed while shopping at Walmart. There are quite a few special displays set up right now for you to find your game day goodies.
I was really thankful for my husband’s help in making our snack stadium. He had a lot of great ideas! Now I can’t wait for our friends and family to come over and share it with us while we watch the big game.
What will you include in your snack stadium? If you need more inspiration, check out these other game day recipes and snack stadiums!