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We’re just days away from the ultimate game day showdown, and all the buzz centered around the Big Game has me SO excited to get my head in the game and host the ultimate game day celebration as we watch two amazing teams gear up to bring home a championship title! Game days have always been a big deal for us. We all huddle together as family and friends to watch our favorite teams play, and while the spirit of the game is what brings us together, the game day snacks are what keep us smiling for all 4 quarters!
I’ve always loved the environment in and around the stadium on game days. Tailgating before the game always meant good food on the grill, chatter amongst fans before kickoff and friendly yard game matches with friends. Times have changed quite a bit since my college days, and now with two small children under our wing, traditional tailgating is not something we get to experience very frequently. That definitely doesn’t mean that the party has to stop, though! We bring that beloved game day environment straight into our living room, and with a few “homegating” tips in my back pocket, the good times just keep rolling!
Tip #1: Keep the snacks coming!
When hosting people in your home, having enough food to feed the guests is a must. During the span of all 4 quarters, people typically like to graze over the spread instead of filling up their plate just one time. Keeping a variety of foods that are easy to grab on the table is the easiest way to keep people feeling satisfied! When game day rolls around, I love to keep my freezer stocked with Farm Rich snacks and appetizers. Farm Rich offers a full lineup of tasty snacks that are simple and quick to prepare (most are out of the oven in 10 minutes or less, and many can even be microwaved!)
Farm Rich takes the guess work out of what to serve on game days, which makes party planning SO much easier! Our own personal lineup included Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks, NEW Grilled Cheese Sticks, Loaded Potato Skins, and Mozzarella Bites. I picked up all of these appetizers in the freezer aisle at my local Publix, and while there I also grabbed a few fresh veggie options to pair with the snacks to make our game day spread extra inviting!
Tip #2: Don’t Forget the Dip!
Having a variety of dressings and dips available on your game day spread is a must. People love to dip, dunk, spread and swish their snacks with their favorite dressings, and Litehouse Dressings & Dips are the perfect pairing for all of our Farm Rich snacks and other game day favorites! We keep a stock of Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese and Homestyle Ranch in our refrigerator at all times. These dressings stack the most points in my book because they’re gluten-free, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and are made without artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. You can find them in the refrigerated produce section of your local supermarket!
Tip #3: Add a Personal Touch to the Table!
One way I love to tie the look of any tablescape together is to add a little personal touch somewhere that’s simple, quick to put together, and stands out in a really fun way! These DIY game day place mats made with artificial grass give off such a fun game day vibe, and they were very inexpensive to make! I was able to cut off a 4 foot by 6 foot section of this faux turf from a roll I found at my local hardware store for about $6. I cut them into place mat shape (14 inches by 19 inches) and used a little craft paint to make tick marks along the two long sides of the mat. You can personalize these however you want by adding team names, letters, numbers, etc.!
Another quick and simple way to add a little football flare to the table is to transform your glasses into footballs! I rolled a few strips of white electrical tape onto the glasses to imitate the laces on a football, and they were a huge hit! Simple little additions like this can really take the game day environment to a whole new level that will definitely put a few points on the board in your favor!
Incorporating these 3 simple tips into your homegating experience will generate a touchdown worthy celebration every time, and having Farm Rich snacks and Litehouse Dressings & Dips on hand make it all come together with such ease! The party doesn’t end with these tips, though. Check out how you can keep scoring with this amazing giveaway featured below!
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For more winning game day ideas, head over to the Farm Rich website to find all the inspiration and everything you need to host the ultimate homegating experience!
Melissa Hartley says
I love this idea and the mat looks lovely! I will efinitely try this at home and I’m sure my kids will like it a lot. Thank you for sharing this idea.