How to Set Up a Game Day Party Buffet

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I’m not a big football fan, but I sure do love going to parties where football is on the agenda because there’s always good food. The upcoming Big Game on Sunday is the biggest party of them all. Not only do I enjoy going to football-themed parties, I like hosting them too which brings us to this Game Day Party Buffet.

It’s filled with hot wings, a vegetable platter, pigs in a blanket and drinks, all of which are served up alongside my new favorite snack, popchips.

Here are a few party hosting tips so you’ll have everything you need before the big day this upcoming weekend!

Table Set Up

Forget about chic white dishes and placemats. Most of the time, your guest will be sitting or standing up in front of the big screen. Set up your buffet at the dinner table or a long counter in the kitchen so everything is at one central location. Have all your food platters, snacks, and drinks set up and ready before your guests arrive.

Food & Drink

I generally don’t cook at all because we always have at least a dozen guests. It’s a lot more convenient to buy food and drinks already prepared. I’ll head to the store and buy the usual items my guests love: chips, hot wings, vegetable platter, and other easy to grab snacks, like my new love popchips!

Have you heard of it? Well, it’s a delicious line of chips that are never fried but made with real ingredients. There’s over 10 varieties, but my favorites are the new zesty jalapeño cheddar flavor and buffalo ranch ridges. The blend of seasonings are very flavor especially in the buffalo ranch ridges (taste like real buffalo wings). popchips are also gluten-free, kosher and contains no trans fat, cholesterol, or preservatives.  Definitely a smart-snacking choice that appeals to the whole family.

Game Day Spirit

To keep this party thematic, add some football themed decor on the setting table. I found a cute football field table linen at my local dollar store. It’s a great (and affordable) way to anchor your buffet setup and the paper makes for easy cleanup — just roll it up and toss away after the party! To continue to add to the theme, I also bought a football-shaped serving dish at the dollar store too. They were just too cute to pass by.

When hosting these types of parties, I like to serve drinks in mason jars. I still had some white washi tape leftover from the holidays, so I used it to create a “football” design on the jars to get into the Game Day spirit. Pretty cool, huh?

Also, found some cute football game pieces to add to the decor.

These are just a couple of ideas to liven up your table. If you can, get creative and go all out!

Do you have any favorite snacks or dishes at your parties? Share your thoughts by commenting below!

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