(BPT) - The countdown to Feb. 4 is on! The biggest football matchup of the year is nearly here, which for many means epic game day planning is now underway.
And while the game is the star, a fabulous food spread is one of your best plays. That’s where Farm Rich comes in.
“These days homegating is the new tailgating,” said Rachael Yerkes of Eazy Peazy Mealz. Yerkes is a popular recipe developer, blogger and mother of four. “You can have all the fun of football, family, friends and food without leaving the comfort of your own home. Farm Rich makes game day easier, and oh so tasty with a wide variety of frozen appetizers that are ready in minutes.”
It’s strategy time. These #HomegatingHero food hacks will help get you through all four stages of the Big Game. And for more ideas, visit the Game Day page at FarmRich.com.
1. Pre-Game: It’s All in the Details
There’s one chance to make a first impression. As guests arrive, wow them with little touches that make a big impact. Turn the food table into a football field complete with pompoms, penalty flags and banners. DIY food cards and personalized drink koozies will break the ice and set the tone for a memorable night of pigskin. Think outside the chip bowl with warm snacks that get folks talking, like Easy Lasagna Roll-Ups made with Mozzarella Sticks from Coffee & Crayons.
Party details by Nibbles & Feasts
2. Kick-Off: Grab & Go Bites for the Win
When the clock starts, all eyes are on the big screen. So, have easy-grab foods that won’t distract from the action — or the commercials everyone will be talking about on Monday! Stock the freezer in advance with three Farm Rich All-American classics, Mozzarella Bites, Jalapeño Peppers and Cheddar Cheese Curds. Ready in minutes, they’ll score extra points with kids and adults alike.
Spread shots by Eazy Peazy Mealz
3. Halftime: It’s All About That Spread
By halftime, everyone will have worked up a linebacker-level appetite and it’ll be up to you to have a fantastic food spread ready. This is the #HomegatingHero moment of glory, so be ready with a table that’ll outshine even the halftime show. Have large platters filled with cheesy snacks and a variety of creative dips, plus other show stoppers. Strut your hosting A-game with Five Dipping Sauces from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
The Ultimate Appetizer Board by Mom Wife Foodie
4. Crunch Time: Go Big Before They Go Home
To keep folks hanging around until the very end (no matter the score) break out these Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders from The Butter Half by fourth quarter. And Farm Rich Loaded Potato Skins, made with Idaho potatoes and stuffed with real cheddar cheese and bacon, will keep everyone fueled, even into overtime.
Loaded Tray by Savvy Saving Couple
Attention Football Food Fans! Got a #HomegatingHero hack you want to share? Post your idea and/or picture at @FarmRichSnacks on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use #HomegatingHero to share your own football food creations.