Game Day: Root for Your Favorite Team in Style

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By Holland Baker

When it’s your turn to host a game day party it can be a huge responsibility. To make sure your party is a touchdown, you need to think beyond chips and cheese for finger foods and splurge on a TV that makes you feel like you’re right there in the end zone. Here are some suggestions on how to throw your spiral above the rest.

Game Day Food

The food at your party is almost as important as the main event, so be sure to stock plenty of meats, snacks, and finger foods. There’s no telling how ravenous your guests will get during slow-moving plays, commercials, and halftime. You can’t go wrong with fried foods to bring the stadium experience home, so purchasing a portable fryer would be a brilliant play. When your oven and your stove are in use, a fryer offers yet another vessel to prepare the mass amounts of onion rings, wings, and anything else you can imagine. Remember: If you fry it, they will come!

Although simply preparing large quantities of high-quality eats is important, the presentation is just as key to making your game day food a success. Finding food trays and snack bowls that represent your favorite team will add to the football-frenzy atmosphere of the party. And presentation can extend into the kitchen, too. Start celebrating at the grill and outfit your station with some new, football-themed cooking utensils.

Get in the Action

The best part of game day is watching the game, but the second best part is taking a break between games to throw the pigskin around. To get the most out of a catch or an impromptu game of touch football, you need the right ball. A high-quality leather football turns anyone into a star quarterback. You’ll notice the effect on your spiral as your team rushes past the end zone, just in time to get back to the big game inside.

Feast Your Eyes

No matter how you choose to celebrate game day, the real action is always displayed onscreen. Every year, thousands of people across the country buy a new TV specifically for the big day. Whether you watch the game for the sport or for the commercials, there’s no question that the television is of the utmost importance. If you’re enjoying the game on your couch in the living room, a big screen LED TV is a classic go-to for game day. But, if you’re able to outfit your patio with heater, you can host the game outside, tailgate-style, with an outdoor screen. Any of these options is sure to please your friends and family as they converge on your home for the game!

Host your finger foods in a football helmet chip and dip tray from Wayfair.

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