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3 Ways to Prepare for a House Party for the Big Game

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3 Ways to Prepare for a House Party for the Big Game

Are ya’ll ready for some college football!?  This is one of my favorite times of the year because it means three things:  food, fun and football!  I love any excuse to get together with friends and family to eat, visit, and play.  Excitement is in the air as teams face off all around the country and there is no shortage of them to pick from on TV or to attend!

game day spread

There are 3 things that I always do to prepare for my house parties!

Follow these tips and your party will go off without a hitch!

  1. Make sure you have great food and enough of it!  People like to eat finger foods, typically chips, dips, and BBQ while watching the big game.  Hot dogs and/or sausage are a great, inexpensive choice that can feed a lot of people!  Fruit and veggie trays are always a big hit as well.  Find a great store like Tom Thumb that carries a large selection so you have variety to pick from.

chips and dip for a party

2.Make sure you have all the tableware such as cups, silverware, plates, napkins etc. It is a bummer if your guests don’t have what they need to eat all the yummy food you prepared.  Make a list before you go to the store of everything you need and everyone coming.  Tom Thumb carries some really cool tableware if you want to do something besides the plain jane white plates and cups too!

tailgaiting party with dr pepper homegaiting food spread

3.  Have plenty of ice cold Dr Pepper®! It is a must have for our game day parties and get- togethers.  Everyone always asks for the Dr Pepper® at my house so we always make sure we have plenty on hand!  We always stock up when we are at Tom Thumb, plus it’s a great time to get the Dr Pepper rolling right now, you can get a $5 Fanatics promo code with purchase of select sizes.  Buy any 2 Dr Pepper 12-Pack 12oz Cans, 6-Pack 16.9oz Bottles or 8-Pack 12oz Bottles and text FANGEAR to 811811. Follow instructions to send a photo of your receipt to get a $5 Fanatics promo code.  For more info about the promo check out

dr pepper bottles

Enjoy your parties and may the best team win on Saturday!

Here is a free tip for you.  Put your food up high, don’t let this happen to you!

dog stealing hotdog


27 replies
  1. Brie
    Brie says:

    Lol at the dog! Great tips. I don’t think me putting my food high up would work. I placed chicken on my countertop and came to see my dog jumped on top to eat from my plate. lol

  2. Aareeba
    Aareeba says:

    I never hosted a party at home. But by looking at these ideas I really feel like hosting one. Thanks for such amazing ideas

  3. Aishwarya Shenolikar
    Aishwarya Shenolikar says:

    In India, it is like this when it comes to Cricket matches!! We eat a lot & get passionate about the sport! Mostly my family, but I join in sometimes too! I loved the plate in which you’ve kept chips & everything! Need a similar one!!

  4. Jen Walker
    Jen Walker says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a game party, especially since the hubby isn’t into sports at all! I can totally see my dog snatching away a hot dog if it was low enough!

  5. Terri Beavers
    Terri Beavers says:

    I think if I didn’t have Dr. Pepper on hand, everything would think I was seriously ill or something, lol. It’s the one thing you’ll always find in my fridge. And now I know how to prepare for a house party for game night to include my Dr. Pepper, thanks to you.


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