Game Day Kickoff Party

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We’re in football mode over here and we’re gearing up for the big game! So, now that the playoffs are over and the championship game is just around the corner — it’s time to get jamming with our party ideas!

Football Kickoff Party Plan Tutorial

For our football parties this year, it’s been mostly savory and comfort foods. For this game day party we’re serving cheesy TOSTITOS® burger bites and we’re also making things a bit sweeter with SNICKERS® and Skittles®!

How to Plan a Football Party

Before we get to all the food and decorations, let’s get you entered for your  your chance to win a $100 Walmart eGift card or an XBOX ONE!

Snack Stadiums + GIVEAWAY!

Need more football snacking ideas? Don’t miss these Snack Stadiums! Once you see these, you’ll want to incorporate my TOSTITOS® cheesy burger bites into a snack stadium of your own. PS: All of these snack stadiums include instructions to build your own!

Check out one of my favorite snack stadiums <- from Nifty Mom!

Football Party Food

No party is complete without a great dish! Today, we’re making TOSTITOS® Cheesy Burger Bites. Find the entire recipe below!

Football Party Plan Tutorial

For our guests to snack on throughout the game, I’ve put together some fun SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® Snack Cups in miniature galvanized buckets.

SNICKERS Snack Cup Idea

Skittles® and SNICKERS® Minis sit perfectly in football cupcake wrappers on the bleachers, waiting to be scooped up!

SNICKERS and Skittles Football Snack Cups

TOSTITOS® Scoops in fun football containers is a great way to serve them at your party. Of course, you must serve TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa, too!

TOSTITOS Scoops Chips and Salsa

We have a Pepsi™ versus Diet Pepsi™ battle on the gridiron for our party guests to enjoy!

Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Cola Football Party Drinks

Of course it’s always fun to have SNICKERS® Minis, FUN SIZE® and Skittles® scattered about the table for people to snack on. It also adds a little pizzazz to the decorations!

Football Party Table Set Up

SNICKERS® Chocolate Football Cake

I’ve also whipped up a chocolate football SNICKERS® cake. This cake is pretty straight forward and easy to make. Of course, with my obsession with novelty cake pans, I got a football shaped cake pan.

However, you can easily cut a strip out of the middle of a round cake, push them together to create a football shape using round cake pans. Either way, this is a rich, delicious SNICKERS® chocolate cake you don’t want to miss!

Football Cake for National Chocolate Cake Day

Football Cake Recipe »

TOSTITOS® Cheesy Burger Bites

Let’s start with our TOSTITOS® Cheesy Burger Bites Recipe. These are rather simple to make, but a great way to feed a crowd of people at your football party. I’m going to give you the play-by-play of putting these awesome cheesy burger bites together. Keep scrolling to find the printable recipe.

We’ll begin with our ground beef, TOSTITOS® Scoops, TOSTITOS® Medium Salsa, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper.

TOSTITOS Cheesy Burger Bites

Cook the beef on the stove top in a skillet, stirring frequently. When the beef is nearly finished cooking, add ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper – stir together to finish cooking.

TOSTITOS Cheesy Burger Bites

Place TOSTITOS® Scoops on a baking sheet, fill half way with beef.

TOSTITOS Burger Bites Recipe

Add a scoop of TOSTITOS® Medium Salsa to each burger bite

TOSTITOS Salsa Burger Bites

Top each burger bite with lots of cheese and bake in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Cheesy TOSTITOS Burger Bites Recipe

Game Day Kickoff Party

TOSTITOS® Scoops Cheesy Burger Bites

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TOSTITOS® Medium Salsa
1/2 lbs of ground beef
2tbs ketchup
2tbs mustard
Mozzarella cheese - shredded
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375º
  • Cook beef in skillet on stove top
  • When beef is nearly cooked, add ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper
  • Stir and finish cooking beef
  • Prepare a baking sheet with 24 TOSTITOS® Scoops (or use muffin tins)
  • Add ground beef to TOSTITOS® Scoops (about half way full)
  • Add a spoonful of TOSTITOS® Medium Salsa on top of the beef
  • Top with Mozzarella cheese
  • Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
Recipe Type: Appetiser

Football Party Decorations

You don’t need to have a decorative table cloth for your party, but it sure does help spruce things up! I found a fun football field table cloth for our football party.

Decorative Football Table Cloth

You’ve got to have a game day sign announcing when the party is! Put it in your entertaining room a few weeks early, so throughout the playoffs everyone knows when and where the party for the big game is!

Football Party Sign

These football cupcake wrappers make perfect little holders for Skittles® and SNICKERS® Minis. I’m going to put them on my bleachers, someone needs to root on the teams!

SNICKERS and Skittles Treat Cups

I found these mini galvanized buckets and they work fantastic for our party table to hold SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® regular, Almond and Peanut Butter snacks!

SNICKERS Fun Size Snack Cups

Just for you, I made a printable football “Game Day” banner! Once you print the banner, you’ll need to use a hole punch to create a couple of holes near the top of each football, then string ribbon through (tape the ribbon to the back of each piece) and hang on your wall!

Print the football banner in landscape orientation for larger footballs, or portrait orientation for smaller footballs. TIP: Use card stock for sturdy footballs!

Print Banner »

Football Game Day Banner Printable

I’ve used strips of white tape to create a little football lace design on mason jars. These will hold the forks, napkins, and straws.

Mason Jar Footballs for Party Decor

Homemade stadium seating. I made a little bleacher section for our Skittles® and SNICKERS® fans to sit on and scope all the game day fun!

Of course, I made the stadium seating using recycled wood. I used 3 pallet boards and my handy dandy brad nailer to assemble it. I cut 5 pieces; 16 inches long, and two pieces to support the back. The length of the support pieces will depend on the width of your boards. It’s easy enough to figure out! Once it it is assembled, give it a few coats of gloss black spray paint.

DIY Party Table Sports Bleachers

I drilled small holes along the edges and dipped game day toothpicks in a bit of glue, then inserted them around the boarder in the pre-drilled holes. I strung a bit of ribbon around them and voila — a fun little bleacher section!

Party Table Sports Bleachers

Football Word Search

Kids football game day activity! Keep the kids busy with this printable football word search! This is a fun game day activity to help keep the kids busy for a little bit. I suppose this isn’t just for the kids, you adults can get in on the fun, too! Search away!

Football Game Day Word Search

Print the word search here and find the answer sheet here.

I hope I’ve given you plenty of ideas to make your game day party a hit with your friends and neighbors! I was able to score nearly everything we need for our party at Walmart – I love doing all my party shopping in one trip!

Football Super Bowl Snacks

What are your favorite game day snacks?