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Party Planning for The Big Game
The Big Game is coming up… and with one stop at Walmart, you can get everything you need to throw a fun and festive Homegate party! I’m sharing a yummy recipe, party planning ideas, a fun solitaire app to pass the time during half-time, a free printable and more. First up… a shopping trip. #PrepareToParty #CollectiveBias
I found the Ritz Crackers display right when I walk in the front of my local Walmart store. Needless to say, I snagged a few boxes.
Next up: Coca-Cola Classic of course! The shelves in the front of Walmart were stocked so I snagged a few six packs of half liter bottles.
And what’s a good Homegate Party without PIZZA? The DiGiorno® Pepperoni STUFFED CRUST® Pizza was a must-have. I knew my guests would devour it. Adults and kids alike both love DiGiorno® Pepperoni STUFFED CRUST® Pizza. It’s easy to be a good hostess when you this pizza– created with real mozzarella cheese and vine-ripened tomatos from California. The neat thing is you can bake it up fresh in your oven when folks start getting hungry. These pizzas are currently on a Rollback at Walmart.
You’ll want to visit Homebowl.com for a chance to win Game Day prizes as well as more recipes and party ideas!
Speaking of guests, half the fun of watching football is the food… starting with appetizers. I decided to create a slightly spicy recipe for the crackers. I call it my “Ritz Blitz Topping Recipe.” It’s a twist on guacamole.
You just need a few delicious ingredients!
Ingredients: Ritz Crackers, 3 ripe avocados, 1 large tomato, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 chili powder (or to taste), Tabasco Sauce, a lime, and 1/4 cup of Mexican blend cheese and
cilantro leaves for garnish.
Step 1: Mash the avocados, chop up the tomato and onion and mince the garlic.
Step 2: Blend the the avocado, onions, tomato and garlic together.
Step 3: Add salt, pepper and chili powder.
Step 4: Add two shakes of Tabasco Sauce (or to taste) and mix well.
Step 5: Add a squeeze of lime juice.
Step 6: Combine well and pop in fridge for 1 hour.
Step 7: Scoop a spoonful of the avocado mixture on the Ritz Crackers.
Step 8: Add a sprinkle of cheese and a cilantro leaf to garnish.
A Homegate party is the perfect place too serve these up! I couldn’t wait to serve Coca-Cola, Digiorno Pepperoni Stuffed Crust® Pizza and Ritz products at my Big Game Homegate Party!
I knew my guests would want to grab a Coca-Cola and a Ritz Cracker snack as soon as they arrived, so I set up my table with that in mind. I dressed some of the bottles up with free printables (available below) and I created an area where people could “Spritz or Spread” their Ritz Cracker! I had Easy Cheese on hand as well as peanut butter and chocolate spread. Whether my guests were craving something cheesy or sweet… they were covered.
Here’s a fun touch: Game Predictor Cards. I set aside a space for guests to make their own predictions. The idea is to read them out loud after The Big Game and see who came the closest!
I also made a “football” out of Ritz Crackers and Easy Cheese (figuring that everyone would be grabbing a few).
The DiGiorno® Pepperoni STUFFED CRUST® Pizza looked inviting and yummy!
Other touches included brownies cut in the shape of footballs! An these Football Party Printables tie it all together:
This set literally has it ALL! We’re talking a Football Sign (mine is on a clipboard), Game Prediction Cards, Drink Labels, Cupcake Wrappers, Napkin Wrappers, a large banner and a mini banner for “The Big Game,” Tags, Invitations, Menu Cards, Mini Candy Bar Wrappers and Treat Toppers!
Just click on the link, save to your computer and print!
The Big Game
You’ve seen my plans and tips for a Homegate Party celebrating The Big Game… what are you plans?