Easy and Frugal Football Party Tips {Walking Salad Tray}

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My husband has been really involved in sports watching this year, and more than any other year I have ever known him. It’s like a professional football player came to him in the middle of the night and bit him in the butt and gave him some kind of football fever. Seriously! We moved right after the season started to a bigger home, so I knew he would want to entertain friends and family, especially during the Big Game once it came around. Well, the time is almost here, so for me, that means it’s time to plan the food menu! What are some great ideas and recipes for a football party, you ask? Well, let me show you some frugal and easy tips! read more

Quick & Simple Game Day Party at Home!

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Quick Simple Game Day Party #shopThis year for the Big Game, I will be super busy at home with a newborn. Yes, folks, I am welcoming a baby boy into this world this coming Friday. This will be my third child and my first boy. My Oh My! Since we will be just freshly home from the hospital, our Big Game traditions have changed quite a bit this year. We won’t be celebrating with friends from church like we normally do, I won’t be able to cook up anything clever in the kitchen before the party– it will be just a simple, quiet get together with my husband, my mother (aka the older children baby sitter– HA!), my girls and brand new baby boy! And that is A OK– because T.G.I Friday’s has made it so easy for me to whip something together quickly and easily for the family during the Big Game! TGI Fridays Appetizers Walmart #shopThe first thing I did was pick up T.G.I. Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins and their Honey BBQ Wings at Walmart. I figured these would be the perfect main snacks for that I can easily throw in the oven, take out and serve to my family while everyone’s relaxing in front of the TV during the Big Game.TGI Friday Game Day Appetizers #shopIf you’re planning a low-key get together at home for the Big Game, these wings and potato skins are the way to go! Both the BBQ Wings and the Potato Skins took less than 15 minutes in the oven. Super easy! TGI Friday Skins Wings #shopThe wings just take a little toss in a bowl with their prepackaged BBQ sauce after they’re cooked. The potato skins go straight from oven to plate. No mess! All I did was add a little parsley to the skins after baking to give them that little green kick.TGI Fridays Appetizers Game Day #shopI also threw together some cups of carrots, pretzels and made a ranch dip to go along with everything I was serving. Like I said before– super easy!Game Day Bunting #shopAnd since I am always feeling festive, I hand-cut these cute and easy paper footballs and pennants and hot glued them to shiny green foil ribbon to make a bunting to hang where the food is to be served. Super easy!Party Dip Sticks TGI Friday #shopI also made these DIY Party Dip Sticks that you can pick your food up with and dip it in whatever sauce you have on hand. All it takes to make these are mini wooden skewers, scrap book paper cut into pennant shapes, the same green foil ribbon used for the bunting (tied and curled on the sticks) and some tape! I added rice to the cup I put them in to help them stand up on their own. read more

Celebrating Game Time with DiGiorno!

Collective Bias DisclosureThis year my husband has really been interested in football. I mean, waaaay more that normal. I would say he’s almost on the verge of becoming a football junky, which is an utter and complete surprise to me! Each and every weekend this season, our TV has been tuned to what ever channel has whatever game he’s interested in at the time. And this past weekend was no exception! When I asked him what games were playing this weekend, he promptly told me how many games, who was playing and what days and times. I was impressed. So, I decided to celebrate his new-found love obsession of football with none other than some DiGiorno Pizzas from Walmart and a lovely green punch that reminds me of the color of astro turf. I am not even kidding. I had to make it just for that. Ha ha!Game Time with DiGiorno #shopThe cool thing about it being close watching the Big Game, DiGiorno Pizzas are on serious roll-back at Walmart. I got 2 delicious Self-Rising Crust Pizzas for $4.50 each! Now, you can’t beat that if you tried. read more