This Stress-Free Game Day Party post has been sponsored by Tyson Foods Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m going to come right out and say it: Entertaining can be stressful…but, it doesn’t have to be and a Game Day party is at the top of the list of gatherings that should feel fun, casual, and relaxed.
The biggest hurdle by far is the food, but picking up some tasty appetizers that everyone loves, like Tyson® Any’Tizers® Boneless Chicken Bites,Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, and Aidells® Meatballs at your local Kroger immediately lowers the anxiety level. In fact, purchase these items today at your local Kroger or Kroger family store, stock them in the freezer and you’ll be ready to go for game day! Save today with this Shopkick offer!
Seven Tips for a Stress-Free Game Day Party
1. Buy Your Favorite Apps
Like I said, figuring out what you’ll serve is everyone’s biggest source of anxiety. The good news is, you don’t have to perfect the most Pinterest-worthy football-shaped cake for everyone to have a good time.
Gathered around on a cold Sunday afternoon watching the game, people want to indulge in their favorite appetizers, and you can easily pick those up in the frozen food section at your local Kroger. Tyson makes delicious crispy chicken strips and boneless chicken bites (we’re partial to the Buffalo style). Another one of our store-bought favorites are Aidells Pineapple and Teriyaki chicken meatballs.
2. Make Some Easy Dips
If you want to add a personal touch, whip up some homemade guacamole, super simple salsa verde, or ranch dressing to go with your appetizers. Do you have a favorite queso recipe or onion dip? Make it! This Fiery Habanero Salsa goes particularly well with crispy chicken strips.
3. Figure Out Where Everyone Will Sit
On Game Day, clearly everyone is going to want to watch the game. Make sure you have this figured out beforehand so you’re not scrambling when guests arrive. Ask friends to bring folding chairs or spread out a fluffy blanket on the floor if you don’t have enough seats.
4. Don’t Forget the Drinks
Load up a cooler with beer and non-alcoholic drinks too. Having drinks in a cooler and not in the refrigerator will free up fridge space. Put them on ice early in the day so they are nice and cold for game time.
5. Set Up a Buffet Space
Have a designated area for the food, plates, napkins, and silverware that is not the kitchen table. Some people will want to sit down and eat there or have a place to chill if they came for the food and not necessarily the game.
6. Chips on chips on chips
Having a spread of substantial Tyson Foods like chicken fingers and yummy meatballs is essential but you’ll also need lots of snacks like tortilla chips, pretzels, and popcorn for munching.
7. Overestimate How Much Food You’ll Need
The last thing you want is to run out of food and have to order pizza before half time. People tend to eat way more than you’d think and it’s always better to have leftovers than not enough. To set yourself up for a stress-free Game Day party, buy extra bags of Tyson Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Bites,Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips, and Aidells® Meatballs just to be safe. The best part is they don’t take long to prepare so people won’t be hungry long! Don’t forget that awesome Shopkick offer for great deals on your favorite Tyson Foods at Kroger!
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