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Game Day Ideas – Football Party Food

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Having company over to watch the game? Although I’m not a big football fan, I am a fan of football mums, marching bands and hanging out with friends. In my book, the big game is just another excuse to catch up on conversation! I know a lot of my friends feel the same way. It works. The true fans cluster around the TV, the kids squeal in the background and I half watch the television and gab. We all eat. Why is it that football always seems to make you hungry?

Football Party Food Ideas

Whether game day is a frequent part of the weekend or an occasional excuse to get together, I think fun food ideas add to the festive atmosphere. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to come up with appealing snacks. I mean, a bag of chips always tastes good—but come on—kick it up a notch! Ready-made snacks are convenient and just a little creativity adds to the party vibe.


For our recent snack, I used delicious  Jose’ Ole’ Beef Taquitos, and Chicken and Cheese Flour Taquitos — with refried beans and guacamole as dips.

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Did you know Jose’ Ole’ likes to be invited to parties? Yup. He comes to lots of our celebrations. He’ll help you “Feed the Crowd” in a most satisfying way!

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Actually, Jose’ Ole’ makes game day snacking easy. Spicy foods are the perfect accompaniment to an energetic crowd and Jose’ Ole’ is made with real meat and cheese so the protein is filling.

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If you keep your freezer stocked with snacks, you’re always ready for company and it makes pulling a game-day table together simple.


For that extra dash of fun, add (sour cream) football laces to the top of refried beans and yard lines on top of guacamole dip.

Here’s my recipe for Guacamole—another quick and easy part of pulling things together:



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  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • juice from 1/2 a lime


  1. I used a pastry bag and a number 3 tip to create the yard lines. But you don’t need a fancy pastry bag to make the lines; just spoon a little sour cream in a plastic sandwich bag.
  2. Twist it so everything goes toward one corner. Snip off that corner and make a few lines.
  3. Notice the yard lines are made with a smaller opening so if you use the plastic bag method, do the yard lines first, then cut another piece off the bag and do the laces.


  • Calories: 336
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 15
  • Fat: 30
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 0

So whether you are a big football fan or you’re like me and mostly enjoy the gang, “Just Say Ole’” and you’ll still make points! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOSE OLE. The opinions and text are all mine.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.