*This post was sponsored. All opinions are my own.
The ultimate, fun way to serve snacks is a Game Day Snack Stadium. Shaped like a football stadium and filled with a variety of treats, your guests will enjoy this creative addition to Game Day.
I have a child who enjoys watching football. He cheers on whatever team he is rooting for that day, telling me all about stats, facts and the latest and greatest players. Of course, when my teenage son's team loses and his friend's team wins, well, I know what is going on in that mind of his:
"How am I going to make it look like that is what I wanted to happen?"
The teasing between Ryan and his friends is all in good humor. After all, every team loses at some point. I enjoy having his friends over as they are a great group of kids. They are also a hungry, hungry group of teenage boys!
I enjoy coming up with creative ways to feed this hungry group of kids. A game day snack stadium is the perfect idea for a large gathering on game day. The snacks are arranged in a football stadium shape so it is fun for the guests but it is also a lot of fun to make!
After thinking about what to put into the snack stadium, I realized that a variety is best! I went to Walmart to pick up the items needed for the snack stadium. (Be sure to check out the products you want at Walmart.) I got TOSTITOS® Scoops and TOSTITOS® Original chips, TOSTITOS® Chunky Salsa, Pepsi™, Skittles® XL 41 oz. (a large bag of Skittles®!) and SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® Variety 35 oz. Let me tell you, the SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® variety bag has regular, peanut butter and almond SNICKERS®. Delicious!
All products are easy to find at your Walmart store!
My husband is an out of the box thinker and I knew he could help me come up with the structure of the snack stadium. Well, in this case, he was an in the box thinker. ;-)
How to put together a Game Day Snack Stadium:
First, we found a large box leftover from Christmas. He cut the sides down and scored them so they would bend back.
He also cut a piece of plywood for the bottom of the stadium for extra strength. We then stapled the box to the board, at the angle we wanted the "stands".
Making the stands for the food was quite easy (and inexpensive!). We simply took old boxes and cut strips of cardboard off of them. We just taped on the strips to the box where ever we wanted the dividers to be.
Adding foil to the stadium made it look more complete. It also is a nice background for the food. The total dimensions of this stadium is 4 ft 8 inches by 3 ft 8 inches! You certainly don't have to make a stadium that large, but I'm telling you, it feeds a crowd! :-)
The SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® candy bars, Pepsi™ and Skittles® are ready to go! (Love the colors the Skittles® bring to the stadium. Pepsi™ cans make great corner posts-and a scoreboard holder.)
TOSTITOS® CHIPS and TOSTITOS® chunky salsa make great additions to the snack stadium. I used the TOSTITOS® chunky salsa as the end zones!
I made the field from SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® Variety pack. With the almond, regular and peanut butter candy bars in the bag, it made for a great cookie.
Simply chop up about 10 candy bars into bite sized pieces. Then stir them into your favorite cookie dough recipe. I added green frosting to the top (you can use my Cream Cheese frosting for this) and added the lines in white frosting.
Making this snack stadium was a lot of fun. It was certainly worth the look on Ryan's face when he saw it! Add this snack stadium to your game day party and your guests will love it!