Ideas for a Kickin’ Game Day Bowl Party

January 29th, 2015
by Wilks & Wilson

A BIG football game is the perfect reason to throw a party!  And there’s no better time to do it than during that big Game Day. Decide whether you’re doing a potluck or “going it alone” by providing all the goodies yourself.  Either way, here are some ideas to make your party a sure success.  We’ve broken it down to major parts.

FOOD
Isn’t this the major reason people go to Game Day parties?  Lots and lots of delicious, indulgent, cheesy and greasy food!

The key here is to make sure your guests arrive hungry and leave full.  Mini foods (chicken wings, meatballs, deli meats) are very much in style for Game Day parties. Easy to serve and devour, place appetizers on toothpicks for a lovely presentation.  Dips (cheese, guacamole, nachos, salsa) are always crowd pleasers. Let your imagination run wild but think “simple and easy”. It on hand!

 wings                             pastrami
Buffalo wings                                                                         Pastrami sandwiches

Decor

When it comes to décor, remember, less can be more.  Game Day parties are mostly about cheering and booing together. Décor is secondary to what really matters: food, football, and friends.

If your party is potluck, set up extra surge protectors for all those slow cookers or chafing dishes to keep food warm.

Keep coolers filled with ice and beer and easily accessible. Scatter food around the house on folding tables and TV trays for easy access.  You want to enjoy your own shindig by making sure guests can fend for themselves.

banners                         fingers
Game banners                                                                                  Glitter foam fingers

Drinks

Washing down your Game Day bites with a cold brew is a given. Craft beers and lagers may be a staple of most parties, but don’t forget about the cocktails.
Bloody Marys are simple to make using Wilks & Wilson’s All Natural Bloody Mary Mixture. And the drink compliments the wings ad appetizers so well!
http://www.wilksandwilson.com/products/bloody-mary-mix/

brew                                    medium mix
Displaying brews creatively                                                            Wilks & Wilson Bloody Mary Mix

Invitations

Let everyone know about your big Game Day bash by sending out stylish and affordable online invitations. A little research on the web will provide lots of free sources available.  It saves paper and keeps it simple for your guests with easy RSVPs.
http://www.celebrations.com/gallery/collection/football-party-invitations

Remember, costs in planning a Game Day party can rack up fast.  So, keep it simple. Consider involving others in the planning and entertaining process.  Like the game itself, think of it as a TEAM event.  And, most importantly, have FUN!

From The Wilks & Wilson Blog Team

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