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Party Tips for the Big Game

Score a touchdown at your game day party with these winning party tips and a menu that will please your sports fans:

  • Use the team colors as your décor. Take advantage of the the bright colors of the game to set the mood and add to the theme.
  • A friendly football pool is a great way to encourage even non-fans to get involved in the game. Give away prizes, like team t-shirts and football paraphernalia.
  • Have some face paint on hand. Young and old will enjoy showing their colors.
  • Create a TV zone. Have plenty of chairs and pillows on hand for great viewing. Have another room available for those who don't care about the score and just want to talk and eat.
  • Turn your table into a field. If you have a rectangular table, drape it with a piece of green fabric and draw in the yard lines and end zones with white paint.

No football party would be complete without snacks. When planning the menu, think concession stand offerings with your own twist. Try pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and chips that you can make ahead of time or build a food bar, letting everyone create their own dish by adding the toppings of their choice.

  • Taco Bar: Use CHI-CHI'S® taco seasoned ground beef or make your own with Jennie-O Turkey Store® ground turkey or Hormel® Always Tender® ground pork and CHI-CHI'S® taco seasoning. Set out a basket of CHI-CHI'S® taco shells and tortillas along with a variety of toppings.
  • Hot Dog Bar: Grill Hormel® hot dogs and Jennie-O Turkey Store® brats and let your guests top their dogs with sauerkraut, cheese, or Hormel® chili.
  • Potato Bar: Bake potatoes and set out a variety of toppings such as Hormel® bacon pieces, cheese, sour cream, Hormel® chili, CHI-CHI'S® salsa, CHI-CHI'S® jalapenos, and Lloyd's® shredded meat.
  • Pizza Bar: Have individual pizza crusts ready for guests to build their masterpieces with Hormel® pepperoni, Hormel® Canadian-style bacon, cheese, pizza sauce, and vegetables.