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Easy DIY Game Day Party Food Ideas

Easy DIY Game Day Party Food Ideas

Here are a few easy game day party food ideas that you can enjoy on game day. These simple recipe ideas are fun to do with kids and require very little clean up. In under 30 minutes, you can have delicious snacks ready in time for kick-off.

football pizza

Game Day Personal Pizzas

Make an activity out of decorating personal pizzas at your game day party. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a couple of frozen personal size pizzas. They even come in varieties such as stuffed crust, thin crust, deep dish, and low-carb. Also, pick up some of your team’s favorite toppings.

On game day, let everyone design their own game day pizza!

Some ideas include:

  • Football: use pepperoni coins as the football and string cheese as the laces
  • Goal posts: use veggie matchsticks such as bell peppers or red onions to draw a post
  • Game day year: use veggie matchsticks or strips of bacon to write out roman numerals
  • Helmet: use pepperoni coins as the helmet and string cheese to make the face mask
  • Jersey numbers: use mini pepperoni coins, sausage, bacon, olives or anything really to write out your favorite player’s jersey number

Who knows, you could even turn it into a fun competition.

Pretzel Pigs in a Blanket

Transform pigs in a blanket into pretzel pigskins by swapping out crescent rolls for refrigerated pizza crust and baking soda. Wrap the mini hot dogs in the pizza crust the same way you usually would with crescents. The only other difference – before baking, drop your wrapped mini hot dogs into a pot of boiling water and baking soda for 45 seconds.

They are delicious as is, but you can take them up a notch by brushing them with melted butter and sprinkling coarse salt on top when they come out of the oven.

If you like mustard, turn your pretzel dogs into pretzel pigskins by using mustard to draw laces on.

pretzel pigs in a blanket on a football field

Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs

PSA: Reese’s eggs are back in stores! I don’t know how they did it but the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate in Reese’s eggs reign supreme over Reese’s peanut butter cups. It’s a scientific fact.

In case you need an excuse to enjoy these treats before the spring, turn Reese’s eggs into game day footballs by drawing laces on them with cookie icing.

Let the icing set for 10 minutes and enjoy!

three reeses egg with icing looks like footballs

Game Day Gatorade Margaritas

Hydrate with these thirst-quenching Gatorade Margaritas while watching the big game. The recipe is simple – mix 3 parts Gatorade to 1 part tequila. Squeeze in fresh lime to taste and add ice. For the rims, swap out salt and use a chili-lime seasoning instead for a fun twist.

Note: If you choose to go with light or low-calorie Gatorade, you may want to add simple syrup to add back a little sweetness.

The flavors pictured below are:

  • Watermelon Citrus (tastes like a watermelon Jolly Rancher)
  • Cucumber Lime (AMAZING and refreshing – definitely my favorite)
  • Cool Blue (classic and delicious)
one red, one green and one blue gatorade margarita next to each other with a slice of lime and chili seasoning on the rim

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve chosen some snacks, go enjoy that game! For more game day party planning ideas, check out these ideas.