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Easy Game Day Recipes AND Party Tips - Walking Tacos

Ready for the Big Game?

Even if you’re not an avid football fan, game day can be fun for everyone! Check out these yummy, easy recipes, tips, and tricks for throwing a successful party without breaking the bank.

1. Double-dip in the slow cooker.

Game Day Foil Hacks

If you’re hosting a game day party but don’t own multiple slow cookers, no worries! This genius hack from Reynold’s Kitchens uses aluminum foil and slow cooker liners to create a divider in your slow cooker, enabling you to cook two dips simultaneously. Genius!

Check out some of our yummy dip recipes:

2. Make a DIY nacho bar.

low-carb crispy nacho chips

A Nacho Bar is super easy to prep ahead of time, allowing you to enjoy the game without spending all of your time in the kitchen. Rather than pouring your time into making multiple dishes to appease everyone’s tastes, consider making a nacho bar with tortilla chips, restaurant style salsa, white queso dip, slow cooker refried beans, fresh guacamole, and all the fixings you desire. Then your guests can make them their way!

OR – instead of a Nacho Bar make Walking Tacos (pictured at the top of this post)! This idea isn’t so much a recipe but more of a genius idea to serve tacos on the go! Keep taco meat warm in a slow cooker and use individual sized chip bags, along with your favorite toppings to serve up tacos to a crowd! YUM!

If you’re looking to keep costs low, serve one dish, like a nacho bar or even a meat and cheese board, and then host your party potluck-style and ask your guests to all bring something. Also, if you’re planning to have an adult party, consider asking your guests to BYOB if it’s going to be a large group.

Eating low-carb? Check out this Keto Game Day Spread!

3. Score big with football-shaped treats.

chocolate-dipped football apples

Looking for a creative and fun football themed treat for Super Bowl weekend? You will score some cute food points with these yummy chocolate dipped football apple slices!

Plus, you can easily form these amazing Rice Krispies Treats into football shapes to create lines for a super easy football dessert that everyone will enjoy!

4. Play Game Day Bingo!

Game Day Bingo

How about adding a little friendly competition to the evening by playing Game Day Bingo during the game! You may be able to find Game Day Bingo sets in Bullseye’s Playground at Target for just a buck.

Don’t live near a Target or want to play Bingo during the commercials only? Visit Play. Party. Plan for more directions and to download a FREE Printable Bingo Game template. Determine the rules ahead of time and give every player a Bingo card and some candy or markers.

Then, if you see or hear something on your card during one of the commercials (not during the game, halftime show, or the announcements!), cover it up with a piece of candy or designated object! Whoever covers five squares in a row, calls BINGO and wins a prize (if you choose to do prizes)!

5. Show team spirit with Jello shots.

Jello Shots

If you’re hosting an adult only party, consider incorporating your team’s colors with this easy layering technique for Jello shots. You can also make kid-friendly Jell-O Jigglers by making the Jell-O according to the package and then cutting out shapes using football-shaped cookie cutters.

Looking for more game day recipes?

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corn dog mini muffins

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caramel apple spread

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Keto Spinach Dip and crackers

LOW-CARB & KETO RECIPES:



Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.


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Comments 38

  1. Sarah

    These ideas all look so fun, and easy! Thank you!

  2. Stacey

    Love the slow cooker double dip idea! Rise Up!!!

  3. ginger

    OT: but where can I get Collin’s “game day” shirt? Been looking for something like to wear during my kids ball game.

  4. k

    Where did you find that cute sign? ” we interrupt this marriage to bring you football season”? Awesome! Thanks for all the great super bowl ideas!

  5. Ashley

    Omg those hot dogs- sick!!! Who wants a hot dog cooked like that! No water needed, that’s because it’s cooking in fat!

    • Julie

      I don’t want one…I want two! OMGosh who cares about a little bit of fat- it’s GAMEDAY!!

      • A.Rich

        Really! Water and fat or just fat is there any difference.

  6. Stephanie

    Ugh. My heart hurts for you. I wanted to see Dallas go all the way.

    • Lindak

      Next year!

    • Dollbaby's mom

      So did I, that is my team.

  7. Laura

    Yes, Stephanie, admiring those Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin jerseys too! We lived in Dallas for those three Super Bowl wins.Such a fun and exciting time. If it couldn’t be my Hawks, was hoping for the Boys.

    Instead, the Deflatriots. Again. Sigh.

    • Ang

      Bahahaha…..so 😂!! I wanted my Hawks too😡!

    • Sam

      You hate us cuz u ain’t us. 4 Super Bowl in five years! Us New Englander are so spoil.Lets gooooo!!!

  8. LoraLouise

    I noticed the jerseys too!! The Boys will be there next year! Looking forward to it. Cute tee! Thanks for all you do.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  9. Samantha Dominik

    I can’t find the free napkin holder printables, they’re so cute!

  10. richard33662017

    Whoo Hooo: I was wondering what to serve those who are coming over for SuperBowl! Problem Solved!!! Now if I can only get someone to make it! Thank you for the Great Ideas!

  11. rn30032

    Go FALCONS!!
    Atlanta born and raised!!!

  12. Andrea

    Awesome Cowboys memorabilia! I so wished my Boys were in the big game.

  13. A.Rich

    Any ideas on where to find Falcons apparel discounted? I really don’t want to spend $20 a t shirt for my family of 5. Thanks

  14. lissa crane

    Love these ideas! My favorite is the Nacho Bar! So easy for the kids too!

  15. Rishikesh Prasad

    Nice tips!! Thanks For Sharing this great post with us.

  16. vkat

    Great post, love the recipes!!! I hate to be “that person” but just out of personal experience… If these delicious corn-dog muffins are for kids under (lets say) 7, do NOT cut the hot dog pieces in rounds. It is the perfect size/shape to be logged in a kid’s windpipe…and if you have a sloppy eater (like mine is) you will have to end up doing the Haimlich maneuver (which we have had to do a couple of times). After that, hotdogs in our house (or restaurants) get cut LONGWISE and then chopped, if we want to. Sorry, no offense, just a cautious warning. Again, great work!

    • Lo

      Thanks for looking out!
      Hmmm diced hot dog would spread the hot doggy goodness 🤣

  17. Shannon

    This post makes me wish I liked football!! 😬😬😬

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