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Now that the holidays are past us, it feels like football season is rushing by, leading up to the Big Game. My family has really enjoyed watching and talking about football lately and it would be a lot of fun to host some of our friends one weekend soon. And what better way to present food, than with a snack stadium? I love when my food looks fun and if I can incorporate a few craft projects into the mix, I’m a happier person.
I started with a few of my favorite things: SNICKERS® Minis, Skittles®, Diet Pepsi™, TOSTITOS® Scoops and TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa. I also threw in some STARBURST® candies. All of these items were easy to find at Walmart (and you can find them on their website.)
I love the mixture of sweet and salty. And I thought it would be fun to make SNICKERS® Minis and Skittles® “fans” on opposite sides of the stadium. (The plastic container was something I had purchased.) Baking cups were used for the salsa – can’t have any double dipping. The baking cups also allow people to grab one and get back to the game. For easier access to pick up the back cups of salsa, they’re actually propped up on rolls of washi tape (and who didn’t realize washi tape served more useful purpose than just being pretty?)
Down on the field, we had a salsa referee and some STARBURST® players. Every game obviously needs a football. The referee is holding one – and I created a printable of the footballs, if you’re interested in printing these for your next football party. I thought it would be fun to print several footballs for decorations, but then I decided to go for pennants. Simply print that sheet, use a punch (mine was 1.5 inches round) and punch two out. With one of your lollipop sticks in between the two circles, glue it closed.
Using more washi tape and lollipop sticks (the sticks are for cake pops), I created pennants. You could write team names on these if you prefer. I wrapped the washi tape around the top of the stick and cut the ends of my pennants. I really love the glittery look.
A stadium wouldn’t be a stadium without goal posts. And scoreboards! I made the posts with by wrapping washi tape around two straws to connect them. They’re sitting within the candy so they wouldn’t fall. The scoreboards are small chalkboards with a clip on the back. I secured them with more washi tape.
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How do you celebrate the Big Game?