Whether you're a dedicated fan or just a friend of one, football season means months of game day viewing parties. And there is a real art for throwing a great game day party. You've got to have enough visible team spirit for the avid sports fans, but enough material to entertain the casual viewers. Above all of this, you must serve amazing, easy-to-eat comfort food that won't leave you stuck in the kitchen until halftime. From dip to decor, these brilliant ideas will ensure your game day party scores major points with your guests.
7-Layer Taco Dip
No viewing party is complete without a dip. And with this 7-Layer Taco Dip, you've got all your dip preferences covered - beans, cheese, guacamole, even sour cream! Make sure you have plenty of chips on hand because your guests are going to love this.
Garlic Sriracha Chicken Wings
Wings are a game day tradition. But buffalo wings can get ho-hum by mid-season. Switch up the flavor profile with these garlic sriracha wings. You'll get plenty of heat from the hot sauce and cayenne with a distinctive Asian flavor that will make your wings stand out.
Italian Turkey Meatball Subs
If you're trying to stay healthy, these Italian Turkey Meatball Subs are the way to go. They're much leaner than traditional meatballs. And by making them at home without processed ingredients, you can feel good about serving it to family and friends.
Easy Football Field Table Runner
Once you've got your menu locked down, display your food in style with this table runner. You can find AstroTurf at most hardware stores. And with a few additional yards of fabric, some paint and a ruler, you'll have a table worth cheering for.
DIY Pom Pom Garland
Show off that team spirit with this really simple pom pom garland you can make out of inexpensive plastic table cloth, tape and some string. Customize it to your team colors for a cheap and easy piece of football decor.
Kid-Friendly NFL Memory Card Game
Teach your child about the 32 teams in the NFL while sharpening their memory skills with this free printable card game. It's the perfect way to keep them occupied when they start to get antsy in the third quarter.
Mason Jar Football Brownie Treats
Whether you're celebrating a victory or drowning in the sorrow of defeat, these adorable mason jar brownie treats are just what you need. An easy white icing pattern turns fudgy brownies into cute footballs, and the right piping tip makes decorative grass a breeze.
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