THANK YOU TO WALMART+ FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST ON THE BEST FOOD FOR THE BIG GAME! ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.
Is anyone else majorly looking forward to the Big Game this weekend? Living in Los Angeles, it’s almost hard not to feel excited. The entire city is prepped and ready to host the festivities, and personally, I am ready for all of the snacks and the halftime show.
If you’re ordering a few last-minute snacks for the Big Game, here are some no-stress food boards and entertaining ideas you can pull off at the eleventh hour with a Walmart+ membership.
Entertaining Ideas for the Big Game with Walmart+
Ordering Snacks for the Big Game with Walmart+
You guys: a Walmart+ membership has proven to be a game-changer time and time again.
One Walmart+ benefit that I use often? They offer free same-day delivery straight from my store, which comes in handy for last-minute entertaining ($35 minimum. Restrictions apply). If you don’t feel like going to the grocery store, or if you forgot a key ingredient, you’re always covered! With a Walmart+ membership, you can get groceries and more delivered as soon as same-day, at the low prices you love.
All of these snacks featured in today’s post can be delivered from your local Walmart store. If you’re ready to try out Walmart+ for yourself, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Once you try it, you won’t go back!
Food for the Big Game – Idea #1: A Football Dip Spread
I love the idea for food boards for the Big Game because your guests can graze as the day and night go on. I wanted to include some quintessential tailgate snacks like chips, salsa, pretzels, and buffalo dip for this board. I added a few veggies for anyone looking for a substitute for chips as well.
One fun thing I added to make this board a bit more festive? I took a mozzarella string cheese pack, sliced it into thin slices, and made a pattern to resemble the white stripes of the football on the board, laying it over some pretzels. It’s a fun, decorative, yet edible way to jazz up your Big Game platter!
For this board, I included:
- Lay’s Potato Chips
- Tostito’s Restaurant Style Chips
- Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
- Baby Carrots
- Celery Stalk
- Chunky Salsa
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
Food for the Big Game – Idea #2: A Wing Platter
Name a more iconic duo than the Big Game and Wings. I’ll wait.
Depending on how many guests you have, you could easily size up this wing platter. I love to include wings with different sauces — the board pictured here has buffalo wings on one side and BBQ on the other, but you can go all out here and include other flavors like honey mustard, spicy ginger-soy, hoisin sauce, and more!
I would also offer your guests a few different dipping sauce options on your platter as well. Ranch and blue cheese are always classics, but you could also grab a chipotle sauce or a sweet chili sauce for a bit more variety. Walmart+ also offers a few different plant-based wing options for those with other dietary preferences/restrictions.
Food for the Big Game – Idea #3: A Classic Cheese & Charcuterie Board
You really can’t go wrong with a classic cheese and charcuterie board for any party. For peace of mind, I snagged this Hormel Gatherings Pepperoni, Hard Salami, and Cheese Tray and laid it out on my own board for a bit of flair. I added a bit of rosemary for garnish and placed some lil’ smokies on a stick around the board for additional charcuterie options. This is an easy, low-stress, and budget-friendly way to put together a cheese and charcuterie board!
How are you celebrating the Big Game this year? Let me know in the comments below!
Photos by Tom McGovern