There is one thing people from the South take very seriously and that one thing is football. Our family and friends love getting together on the weekends to watch any and all games that are one, but bonus points if Alabama is on! I (obviously) take hosting game day at our house very seriously and over the years, have learned a thing or two about ensuring the day goes off without a hitch. Today, I’m diving into my tips for hosting football Sundays so you can have a worry-free day, too!
Tips for Hosting Football Sundays
Make Seating a Priority
You don’t have to have seats for every single person you are having over to watch the big game, but having seating for a majority of people is key. I always like to set up different viewing areas so that no matter where people are in our house, they’re able to sit and watch the game. This is especially helpful at the beginning of the day as food is being cooked.
Have Entertainment for the Kids
Let’s face it: kids are going to get bored of watching football pretty quickly. Whether you have a designated playroom or have space off your main football viewing area, having entertainment ready to go for the kids when they do get bored will eliminate any tantrums. On the days I don’t feel like going all out with kids activities, I’ll simply let the boys play on the Noggin app!
It’s All About the Food
While people are coming over to watch football, the second most important part of the day is the food. It’s also the best part! From chicken wings and delicious dips to BBQ, there is nothing better than a delicious meal on game day.
The Best Game Day Platter
Let’s face it: one of the best parts about game day is the food! To appease everyone, I love making a platter with all of the classics – veggies, chicken tenders, and tatter tots. My go-to game day platter is super easy to make and can be switched up with any of your game day favorites.
What You’ll Need
- Cutting board/platter
- Dishes for dips
- Regular chicken tenders
- Barbeque chicken tenders
- Buffalo chicken tenders
- Tater tots
- Ranch dressing
- Blue cheese dressing
Assembling the Platter
When I put together our appetizer/snack platter for football games, I always start with these bowls. They’re perfect for dips and condiments and don’t take up too much space on this board! From there, simply place your edibles and finish off the board with garnish.