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With the holidays behind us, I couldn’t help but start thinking about what’s next as far as getting together with family and friends for a good time. With a brand new, crisp yearly planner in hand, I began to write down a few dates coming up for the New Year. First stop, the BIG Game! One of my favorite celebrations to start the beginning of the year because of the food, fun, and commercials! Today I am sharing 3 ways to start planning ahead and get Big Game party ready, now.
1.Re-Imagine Your Typical Game Day Food
We have been hosting a Big Game party for a while now and frankly, some of the food I make has gotten dull. Of course I have my staples, but this year I am going to re-imagine a few.
Inspired by making our own pizzas with the kids for family nights, I decided to try something new for football watching with Friends. This season I am taking game watching staple foods like meatballs, and chicken tenders and making them toppings on pizzas! I grabbed Aidells® Teriyaki & Pineapple Meatballs (which I would normally serve on a tooth pick at a party), Tyson® Any’tizers® Popcorn Chicken, Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips at my local H-E-B. For game day savings, save $1.00 off (1) Aidells® Meatballs and $1.00 off (1) Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips from 1/8/20 – 2/4/20. Get $1.00 off (1) Tyson® Any’tizers® Popcorn Chicken until 2/4/20. These will be the stars of my game day pizza station and is a great food solution for both adults and kids at your party.
Once you have your Tyson® Any’tizers® Popcorn Chicken, Aidells® Teriyaki & Pineapple Meatballs, and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, follow the cooking instructions according to the package. For the actual pizza, you can create your own from scratch or get one that is pre-made. When your pizza has cooked, simply add the chicken, or meatballs (cut into halves) on top.
To make the chicken pizza more football friendly I added another game day fave, buffalo chicken sauce and ranch. And just like that, I have a super easy to make Big Game pizza!
2.Think About Your Guest List
When I think about who I am going to invite to my game day party, I also consider if they have children (so that I can make sure I have kid friendly snacks and treats), and if they can bring something to the party. I have a few friends that I know it just wouldn’t be football watchin’ without their brownies! This helps with thinking about what menu items or beverages you need to prepare as the host.
3.Get Your Party Decor Items Together
This is a great time to get party items with after Christmas sales. I was able to get great deals on paper napkins, plates, cups, and cutlery at a party store. I even found a football shaped piñata at half price that I am pretty excited to use as a centerpiece for my main food table this year. Yes, now is the time think ahead to the Big Game in February and catch those post holiday deals.