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The most anticipated day of the Football season is almost here! My family and friends are counting down the days until Sunday evening to watch the big game and most importantly enjoy the big spread! So today we are sharing some festive and simple decor inspiration, snack station ideas, and free downloadable printables! Many fans will include dips, pizza, and wings on the menu. But don’t forget to satisfy the sweet cravings too! Mars/Wrigley offers a variety of candy to help sweeten your spread on Game Day. Skittles, M&M’s and Starbursts are some of my favorite and also are Official Sponsors of Super Bowl 50! We hope that this post inspires you to host a party of your own. We hosted our party in a gorgeous Darling model home. Each floor plan is perfect for entertaining!
Tip 1: Choosing a color palette that includes both teams is a safe idea! We combined team colors and included them in our invitation and festive printable designs.
Tip 2: Set up your snack station in an area that can be easily accessed by your guest during commercial breaks or the half-time show. We even renamed our station Concession Stand.
Tip 3: Set up your concession stand with fun football foods that you will typically find at a stadium. One of my favorite sections of the concession stand is our Sweet & Salty Tower. We used a galvanized tower that rotates and includes 3 tiers. The tiered design makes it super easy for guests to access and build their own treat bag. If you don’t have a rotating tower, you can still use the popcorn bags, and clear cups with the candy mix. Display popcorn in a bowl and add the scoop. If you are feeling festive and want to take it up a notch try the quick and simple recipe below.
MVP M&M POPCORN TREAT
Serves: 4-6, Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- 1 bag of mint M&Ms
- 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
- 11 ounces white chocolate
- 1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 sheet of parchment paper
- 1 baking sheet
- Use 1 sheet of parchment paper to line your baking sheet
- Pop 1/2 of popcorn.
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler over medium- low heat.
- Combine M&M’s, popcorn, marshmallows, and sprinkles. Pour melted white chocolate over the top. Mix well.
- Spread the popcorn onto a prepared baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with sea salt. Allow chocolate to set and harden. This should take about 10 minutes. Break into pieces and serve to your party guests.
Tip 4: Instruct your guests to work their way from the bottom up by grabbing a treat bag, filling it with popcorn, and topping it with delicious candies. The bottom layers should include snack boxes and popcorn.
Tip 5: Save time by pre-filling clear cups with mini marshmallows and Milk Chocolate M&M candies. The end result is a delicious treat that will keep your friends and family coming back for more…touch down! Be sure to keep the fresh popcorn coming.
Tip 6: When it’s time for the big game, simply pick up your tower and move it to console table in your living room. You would not want your guests to miss that 20-yard run for the touchdown…right?
Tip 7: Target has everything you need to make your Game Day Spread. Sweeten it up a bit by including a few sweet treats for your guests. Fill cones with small candies such as Skittles and Starbursts throughout the party area. We rolled a piece of plain card stock and viola…you have mini candy cones!
Pretzels and Chips & Salsa are always easy adds to your Game Day spread!
Tip 8: Drink Stations are a must for any party or get together. Include festive party cups, a drink dispenser, straws, and water bottles. We displayed water bottles on a stand that resembled stadium seating!
We had so much fun sharing Game Day ideas with you! Be sure to click on the link below to print out your copy of our bingo cards designed by Beth Kruse Kreations.
I hope this post inspires your to sweeten your spread for Game Day! Grab all of your Game Day spread essentials at Target. But hurry, the “Super Snacks”sale ends on 2/6! There are so many fun ways to Sweeten Your Spread! Be sure to visit Target Your Sweet Tooth for more ideas to make it a Super Sunday!
Styling and Design | Tutus & Bowties Events
Photography | Stacy Anderson Photography
Balloons, Cups, Plates | Tutus & Bowties Events Shop
Football Printable Set | Beth Kruse Kreations
Gorgeous Location | Darling Homes