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Hey party peeps! My name is Tonya Coleman and I am a HUGE Football fan and YES….I’m a girl! No more sitting upstairs while my husband has all the fun yelling and screaming at the TV! The best thing I could have done for my relationship was to sit down with him one Sunday and actually watch the game with him…that’s all it took! I was a football fan from that day forward.
Are you guys glued to the TV every weekend during the playoffs waiting to see which teams make it to the BIG GAME? Me too! Both my hubby and my teams are out of it at this point, but we are football fans and love watching. We host a party every year for the BIG GAME and this year I’m doing a series of posts giving you guys ideas to host your own party. Today I’m featuring my “HALFTIME ROCKS!” Football Party Snack Bar Ideas for the BIG GAME! featuring Coca-Cola ice cream floats and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup shakes.
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
I love to setup a candy or snack table at all of my parties. Be sure to follow my steps & “Girlfriend Tips” below to recreate this Halftime Rocks themed snack bar for your upcoming party. When coming up with what to do for this snack bar, I decided to serve mini-foods paired with our favorite candy. REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups are BOTH me and my husband’s favorite candy. Pair that with football and Coca-Cola (one of his favorite drinks)…we’ve got a snack bar idea perfect for us!
STEP 1: SET THE SCENE FOR A “HALFTIME ROCKS! Snack Bar
One of my favorite parts of the BIG GAME are the halftime show musical performances and all the special guest performances and surprises! I can’t wait to see this year’s halftime show performance—I’m sure it will be rocking! So, when deciding on a theme for your BIG GAME snack bar, why not do a music-themed table display and include musical instruments as table props like this drum and guitar mixed in with football props like these goalposts, stadium seat risers and football field turf table cover. You can also use a plastic football field table linen that you can pick up in the football party section and adhere it to you wall behind your table with removable tape strips.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Don’t be afraid to use unexpected fabrics! To add some excitement to the table, I decided to go with a shimmery gunmetal gray sequin table linen instead of the traditional football themed table linen. I love how it looks paired with the football turf tablecloth I used as a backdrop instead and it matches perfectly with the silver in the instruments.
STEP 2: HAVE SNACKS AND DRINKS ON HAND THROUGHOUT THE GAME!
While watching the BIG GAME guests normally want to snack throughout the game so be sure to have plenty of snacks like these Target store-bought cupcakes topped with chopped REESE’S cups, REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Footballs and ice-cold Coca-Cola on hand.
STEP 3: SERVE MINI FOODS YOU HEAT, NOT COOK!
If cooking is not your thing and you want to spend time with your family and friends and NOT have to be tied to the kitchen cooking up a spread of food, then this step is for you! For the halftime show, I like to serve food when we’re all taking a break from all the excitement of the game and settling in to watch the halftime performance. What about a “BURGER & SHAKES” menu with mini-foods, like burger sliders that guests can top with their favorite toppings and tater tot kabobs which are both easy and fast!
All of the menu items are super easy and fast to make so you won’t miss much of the game. For the burgers, I picked up a few boxes of frozen burger sliders from Target that takes only 10 minutes to cook in the oven along with a bag of frozen tater tots that takes 20 minutes. Just throw them all in the oven at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of the game and in 30 minutes you are done…just in time to serve at halftime!
STEP 4: SERVE FUN DRINKS!
Nothing goes better with burgers and tater tots than ice cold Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola ice cream floats and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Shakes! For the shakes and floats, I picked up a huge tub of vanilla ice cream and an extra bag of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups to blend with the ice cream and crushed a few to sprinkle on top. For the floats, just put two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass and slowly fill the rest of the way with Coca-Cola. EASY & FAST!
For an added detail, I found these Coca-Cola glasses that were perfect of the Coca-Cola floats, but can also do double duty as take-home favors for your guests when they leave. Simply wash them at the end of the game and have your guests fill them with any extra REESE’S candy you have left over, Gotta love items that do double-duty!
ARE YOU HOSTING A PARTY FOR THE BIG GAME THIS YEAR? IF SO, WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE?
Want to recreate this look? Target has great deals on Coca-Cola and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups to get you started.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Target has, for a limited time, football shaped REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups which would be perfect to display on the table. They even have a deal on Cartwheel right now where you can save 15% off of the REESE’S Footballs (10oz packages) and save on Coca-Cola 6-Pack 500ml bottles too! So, off to Target I went to stock up on both. Click here for the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Footballs offer and here for the Coca-Cola offer.
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Shakes!! Love that idea for game day! Floats would be fun too!
No doubt this would be the ideal party. The peanut butter cup footballs are adorable. Cupcakes and floats? Yes.
I’m a huge fan of the sliders and the tater tot kabob ideas.
Now I have a use for my husband’s old electric guitar. Thank you Tonya!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
WOW…your guest’s must love coming to your house to party. Nice spread!!
Helene Cohen Bludman says
I always love your creations! These all sound so good.
Your game day party set up is so cool! My kids would go crazy over the guitar on the table.
Katie McLaughlin, Pick Any Two says
I absolutely love the tater tot kabob idea! So clever! And the peanut butter footballs make such a cute cupcake topper.
Nicole Elliott ~ Client says
This all looks so amazing! I especially want to try that REESE’S Miniatures Cups shake, sounds soooo good! Football is so much fun, I’m glad you caught the bug!
Me too! It’s so much fun to watch!!!
Rebecca Bryant says
What an awesome game day layout. I am loving the guitar and drum as decorations.
I had no idea that Reeses came in football shapes! I need to pick a bag of these up next time I’m shopping! The coke floats look delish btw!
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
That is a great setup! I love the mini burgers and cupcakes!
Those tater tot kabobs are cute. The sliders would def. be a big hit.
Ashley @irishred02 says
I love the ideas you have here. My son thought the guitar was a nice touch!
I love seeing what ideas you come up with! This one is great! I love the idea of the Coca Cola take home glasses! Of course I love the tater tot kabobs too!
Love the tater tot kabobs!
Claudia Krusch says
You totally raised the bar for my next football party! I can’t wait to use some of your ideas and rock our next get together with friends!
Oh yes please! Take the ideas!!!
Star Traci says
I love coming your page every time — you have the cutest ideas. The gunmetal sparkle on the table is a fabulous touch and I am drooling over the Reese’s shake. I am not a sports person and I want to throw a party now!
You’re too sweet! Thanks!
Janeane Davis says
My children have been begging me to create a Superbowl party and I see a lo of great ideas here.
Jessica Taylor says
I can’t wait until gameday to do some of these cute little ideas! Especially the burgers!
Aish Das-Padaihari says
My son’s birthday is coming up in March and I’ll be using this idea on setting up a half time snack area. I think the kids will love that.
Amber Myers says
Pardon me while I drool all over myself. All the food looks fabulous. I don’t watch football, but I’d eat all this food.
Kwan Hopkins says
I absolutely loved these ideas. Seeing as I’m not a football watching girlfriend, I can definitely master my snack prepping skills! Great post
Sarah-Louise Bailey says
That was another blasts of your stunning theme and your artistic idea never fail to impress us.
Julie Porter says
I really love the layout of your snack bar and you have so many yummy snack ideas. I just love the way you thought of serving the tater tots, so darn simple and yet it never would have occurred to me!
Crystal Gard says
Snacks are a definite must for game time. These all looks like great ideas to use.
tara pittman says
Lots of yummy food. This is a cool looking set up for the food.
Elizabeth O. says
I don’t usually host viewing parties in my house but this is an awesome idea! I love how everything comes together, it’s definitely perfect for game day!
Karlyn Cruz says
This is such a cute and fun party ideas! My two boys will surely love it.
That snack-bar looks amazing! I love the little Reese’s footballs on top of the cupcakes, so cute!
Wow, I absolutely love this party decor! This is perfect for a Super Bowl party!!
mira pstr says
I love doing those kind of soiree, with petit four and small french treats, Next time I will take some idea from your post .
than you for sharing 🙂
Such a cute idea! All the perfect game day snacks, sliders, corn dogs, what’s not to love. And I love your props and the Reeses Football candies!
Oh my that looks awesome! I would love to be one of your guest
You are so good at what you do! This would be so fun and really make halftime a hit in your home. I hope my hostess has an incredible snack bar like you have here!!!
Wanderlust Vegans says
You guys are perfect for each other. You both like football and you are an amazing event planner that makes the perfect superbowl snack table. I bet your superbowl parties are off the hook.
Leigh Anne Borders says
I usually do not have a big party for the game; however, this year will be different since we are actually in the game. I plan to sue many of the things you have provided.
katrina gehman says
those look awesome. i can’t wait for the superbowl as my team isn’t playing so i can just eat and watch the commercials.
what a beautiful setup! I love it all – especially those tatertot kabobs. I imagine your guests will be so happy that you invited them!
I love all these ideas. Super easy and SUPER cute.
Wow!! That creation is perfect for football days even for parties! I love your creations 🙂
Terri Beavers says
That is the cutest football party bar. I love the theme and will have to try this for our next party.