Ginger Snap Crafts: Football Inspired Party Ideas, Recipe & Crafts #BigGameSnacks

Football Inspired Party Ideas, Recipe & Crafts #BigGameSnacks

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Hello! The Big Game is almost here! Yay! Do we have any football fans in the house? ;) I know my family has some HUGE football fans ~ especially my son, Rylan. He keeps me informed on all the latest games, players & scores. ha! Well, if you are like us a football game isn’t the same without a few munchies & party decor. So today I am excited to bring you some easy & fun football inspired party ideas, recipe & crafts. A party always starts with some munchies. We love Pringles, & the new Cheez-It Crunch'd & Cheez-It Grooves are fantastic. They go perfectly with my 8 Layer Spread recipe. Yum! I also have some football party decoration ideas & a free football cut file. So let’s get started!

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pringles and cheez-it

The first thing I always do when planning a party is plan the menu & make my shopping list. I love using Cheez-Its on the party menu because they are made with 100% real cheese baked into every yummy cracker. Have you seen the new Cheez-It Crunch'd? They are the first-ever crunchy puff made with real cheese. Another new product that I wanted to try are the Cheez-It Grooves. They are thin, crispy and made with 100% real cheese as well. Cheez-It Grooves combine the best of a Cheez-It cracker & a chip into one yummy snack. They come in Zesty Cheddar Ranch, Original Cheddar and Sharp White Cheddar. I also added some Pringles, fruit, drinks, napkins, plates, cups & ingredients for my famous 8 Layer Spread to my shopping list. OK, maybe it’s not that famous….yet! ;) Then I headed to Walmart. When I got back it was time to party! ;)

8 Layer Spread Recipe at

This recipe is perfect for your next get together! It’s good!

For this recipe you will need:
1 can refried beans
8 green onions, diced
1 cup taco blend cheese, grated
2 tomatoes, diced
2 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
6 oz. can of olives, sliced
2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained

easy recipe 8 layer spread

In a separate bowl mix your two avocados with 1/4 cup of salsa. Set aside. In a large dish layer the refried beans, then layer the spinach, beans, avocado mixture, tomatoes, green onions, olives & then sprinkle the cheese on top. Cover & refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with Pringles & Cheez-It Grooves.

Another important part of the party is the decor, of course! So let’s get to that! ;)

Check out these quick &easy DIY decor ideas!

1. Make a simple football banner using triangles, twine & vinyl footballs.
2. Turn the Pringles cans into football goal posts using some cardstock & washi tape.

DIY Decor for a Football Party

3. Make your toothpicks a little cuter by adding some fun washi tape flags in team colors.
4. Display your food in similar colored dishes & for interest vary the height. I made the fruit tray higher by sitting it on top of an overturned bowl.

I am so excited to show you how to make these easy football snack cups! I’m also sharing a free cut file so you can make your own. :)

football snack cups at

All you’ll need for this project are some brown paper cups & white vinyl.

how to make football cups

All you have to do is apply your football lace vinyl to the front of your cup.
To see how to apply vinyl you can check out a full tutorial right {HERE}.

football cups

Isn’t that too cute? You can use these for snack cups & for drink cups.

make your own football cups

If you have a vinyl cutter you can download the free cut file by clicking the picture below.

Silhouette Football Cut File at GingerSnapCrafts

If you don’t have a vinyl cutter you could use white duck tape or washi tape instead.

cheez-it grooves

Now the only thing left to do is to enjoy the big game & the FOOD! ;)

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Just about everything I used at our Big Game Party was purchased at Walmart.
Be sure to look for the new Cheez-It Crunch’d & Grooves at your local store. :)

Walmart Cheez-It

I know that was A LOT for one post. So let me know if you have any questions.
Do you have any plans or favorite foods for the Big Game?
I’d love to hear! Leave a comment below! :)

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  1. Can I come over to your house? Looks so yummy and fun! Love the fun cups and how simple they would be to make! (love the field goal posts too!)

  2. These ideas look awesome. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are hosting a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this.
    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  3. Great party ideas! I normally make a 7 layer dip so next time I am making your 8 layer dip! YUM! #client

  4. Super cute. I tried to download the cut file and it says it is no longer available :( am I missing something?

    1. I just tried & it worked for me. So sorry you are having trouble. If you could let me know your email address I can just email it to you. Mine is ginger @ (no spaces). Thanks!

  5. I was looking for some good party ideas and now I think my search has come to an end. I am having a party at event space San Francisco and it will be great if you can share some more ideas apart from these.


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