Football Party Foods: A Snack Stadium DIY for the Super Bowl
January 25, 2023
Football party foods - healthy snack stadium by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Football Party Foods: A Snack Stadium DIY for the Super Bowl

Football party foods are wide and varied but the biggest stereotype of Super Bowl Party foods is that they are BAD for you! While that may be true for most….it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these HEALTHIER options and an easy Football Snack Stadium DIY while we're at it!

Football party foods - healthy snack stadium by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess
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Football Party Welcome

Printable welcome sign for football party with mini banner on front door
11×14 Welcome Sign – Larger sizes available on request

You want to greet guests at the door to get the party started as soon as they arrive. This welcome sign comes in 2 different designs. And you can edit the text with custom wording for birthday parties, or team events.

Football Party Foods – Snack Stadium DIY

Football party foods - healthy snack stadium

SO many of the football snack stadiums are ridiculously complicated and took the person HOURS of work to put together. I've got 3 kids and a job and NO TIME for all of that. So I decided to find a better way. An EASIER way to put together a snack stadium DIY that anyone could do with minimal effort and very low cost.

Are you ready!?

Football Snack Stadium DIY Trays

Football party foods DIY snack stadium flat cut containers

Stadium Supplies – Store Bought

  • (4) Popcorn boxes for the corners
  • (12) Snack trays for the sides
  • Wax paper {for any greasy or damp items}
  • Stapler
  • Packing tape
  • Printable Football Field Table Decor {32.75″x16.5″}
Football party foods DIY snack stadium

Want to order the whole set from me?

Send me a message at Hello{at}partieswithacause{dot}com and I'll create a listing just for you that'll include the (4) popcorn boxes, (12) snack trays, and Printed football field shipped right to your door.

Assemble Football Snack Stadium

Football party foods DIY snack stadium

Once your boxes are all put together, tape your printable football field down in the location you plan to serve your football party foods.

Next, lay out your snack trays on each side and tape/staple them together on the very top edge, this will keep them from sliding around as you add the food. For added measure you can add a roll of packing tape to the bottom of each piece to keep them all in place.

Line any containers will wax paper as desired. If you'd like, cut 12 small pieces of wax paper so all the snack trays are protected. Then you don't have to worry about the stadium getting ruined once the food is added.

Football party foods - healthy snack stadium

Do you see how easy that was!? I know it's not going to win any architectural model awards but it looks like a stadium, works perfectly well, and is SO MUCH EASIER than trying to create something more structural.

Football Party Foods – Menu

Now that your Football Snack Stadium is ready to go, the hardest part is deciding which foods you'll serve. As I mentioned before, most “football party” foods are typically fatty, fried, and not so good for you. So today we're going to explore a Football Party foods menu that's on the healthier side:

Football Party Menu

  • Fresh sandwich bar
  • “Healthy” Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • BBQ Little Smokies
  • French Onion Dip & Chips
  • Football Charcuterie “Field”

Football Fruits and Veggies

healthy snack stadium for football party

While adding fruits and veggies to the football field charcuterie board, focus on GREEN veggies then add in some red and blue berries with orange peppers and red tomatoes for color.

You can easily tailor this to the team colors too.

Football party foods - healthy snack stadium

Cheeses are a great addition to the fruits and veggies, so choose your favorites. We selected a round of Brie Cheese, Football shaped cheddar, and slices of fresh mozzarella with basil.

Football shaped cut in brie cheese for party food

To create the Football Brie:

  1. Place Brie in freezer for 10-15 minutes
  2. Cut the top layer of rind with a football cutter and peel away
  3. Fill in space with raspberry jam
  4. Draw on football laces with Greek yogurt in ziploc bag with corner tip cut like a piping bag

Football Party Foods – Fresh Sandwich Bar

Football party foods - healthy snack stadium by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Bread: To make the perfect sandwich spread you need the perfect bread. Bolillos are crusty, football-shaped Mexican bread rolls that I highly recommend!

Meat: Next, you'll need meat – turkey and ham are great choices. Add a roast beef option if your family loves it.

Cheese: Cheeses are optional but most people love it. We offered sliced cheddar, havarti, and pepper-jack. Other great options are sliced provolone and swiss.

Sandwich Topping Options:

  • Leaf lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Pickles
  • Onions
  • Red pepper slices
  • Cucumbers
  • Avocado slices
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Pepperoncinis

Sandwich Condiment Options:

  • Mayonaise
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Stone Ground Mustard
  • Honey Mustard
  • Hummus
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Cream Cheese & Cranberry Sauce
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Oil & Vinegar

Football Party Foods – Chips and Dips

Football chip and dip tray

The humble chip has a starring role in most Super Bowl parties. Try to upgrade your chip experience by serving “Food Should Taste Good” Multigrain Tortilla Chips instead of the more fatty potato chips. Then provide a couple kinds of salsa and maybe a little queso if you're feeling saucy.

You can get the Stadium Chip and Dip tray here.

Football party appetizers in mini crockpots

It's still okay to serve French Onion Dip with a small bowl of Ruffles for the die hards though. 🤣

You can get the 3-crock event slow cooker here.

Poppables are another fun munchie that also happen to be football shaped. And don't forget your printable chalkboard themed Football food labels.

Football Party Foods – Hot Appetizers

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you have a multi-mini-crock server it's perfect for hot appetizers like this Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip Oven Recipe. Offer a few slices of french bread, celery sticks, and those tortilla chips to eat this with. I'm not a big fan of spicy so this less hot version is SO yummy and will make just about everyone happy. You can get the recipe here: Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Oven

Little smokies for a football party

Little smokies are another fan favorite. Not healthy in the least however so if you're trying to stay healthy I'd skip this one. But I think my family might revolt if I did. Super Bowl Sunday is the ONLY day I ever serve them.

Stir up a batch of Lil Smokies with enough BBQ Sauce to coat them well. Then let them heat up nice and toasty.

Football Party Serving Ware

Fun football plates, utensils, and cups for football party

There are so many fun designs of paper goods for football parties. I have several sets I mix and match every year. But I do really love the football themed wooden utensils and football glasses {from Dollar Tree}.

Easy Football Party Punch

Punch in drink dispenser at football party

When you've got to feed and water a crowd having a drink dispenser with family friendly punch comes in really handy! This one is SUPER easy……are you ready? This dispenser is a similar style and holds 2.4 gallons of liquid

  • Cranberry Punch: 1 part Cran-raspberry juice with 2 parts Ginger Ale

But I also like to have a beverage trough out with bottled water, San Pelligrino, and Coke. I have to have a few of them available or my friends won't come! Offer a few fun options for dirty Coke's as well.

  • Dirty Coke: Coke + Coconut syrup + Half & Half

Not So Healthy Football Desserts

Football party dessert tray

I focused so much on making the food healthier that I let the desserts slide for sure! None of these are healthy options. But they were all pretty delicious. And there's no shame in store bought treats, especially if you upgrade them a little.

Check your local grocery store to see if they have any fancy fun football options for the Super Bowl.

Dessert options:

  • Reece's Peanut Butter Footballs {I was disappointed to note that they don't actually have the laces cut out of the chocolate like it shows on the package}
  • Brownies {homemade or store bought} cut out with a Football cookie cutter
  • Frosted brownies
  • Glazed Football cookies {from local bakery}
  • Store Bought lemon bars

Get the Look:

Easy football party treat upgrades and decoration

Decorate any simple dessert item using a football themed cookie cutter and powdered sugar OR cocoa power, depending, of course, on the type of dessert.

Football Party Decor

Gameday balloons for Super Bowl football party

You can dress up your house even if you don't have a nice backdrop wall. Create a balloon garland to hang over your cupboard doors then add a “Game Day” balloon banner.

Get the Look:

Football party balloon garland in white, green, and gold

It's such a simple way to be festive and as long as you've gotten everything you'll need out of the cupboards, it's a great way to accentuate the buffet table on the kitchen island.

Use command strip hooks on your walls, then attach your balloon garland with fishing line and hang your letters.

If you DO have a backdrop wall you can add some fabric and a large poster to really make an impact. You can see the rest of this chalkboard themed party decor here: Football Party Decor – Big Game Kick Off

Enjoy Your Football Party Foods

Football party food - healthy snack stadium

Now that's you've got all these ideas for Healthier Football party Foods which ones are you going to try? This whole spread was a total hit with my crew and I might just do it every year! Let me tell you….sandwich bars are the way to go!

If you try any of these fun football foods I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

Then join me, your Healthy Hostess for better-for-you holiday and party foods. Grab your free food substitution guide as the first step in your next healthy holiday gathering.


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