How To Shop For Game Day!

Does your family have football fever? 🙂 Everywhere around me, team colors and excitement are flying all about and that means it’s time for me to step up and contribute my own special football talents to the fray. No, I’m not secretly a star quarterback, although that would make for a very interesting blog… but I DO have some skills when it comes to delighting a crowd with Game Day food!


The first step in putting together a Game Day spread that’s sure to delight the crowd, is making sure you’ve put together a comprehensive list so that you don’t end up making 10 trips when one will do! Here’s a sample list of what I like to have on hand:

Shopping For Game Day

  • KING’S HAWAIIAN® Dinner Rolls
  • pre-cooked shredded pork
  • red onion
  • veggies for dipping (carrots, celery, radishes, peppers)
  • salad dressing (or the ingredients to make this dip)
  • assorted chips
  • juice, soda, bottled water
  • ingredients for your fave dessert (cupcakes are a big hit!)
  • napkins (lot of them!)
  • decorations (table decorations, wall, party favors in team colors!)
  • craft items for the kids — in team colors too!
  • disposable plates/cups/cutlery if you want to keep things simple

If you want to get really fancy, go for plates and napkins in your team colors too — you can’t have enough team spirit when it comes to these sort of things!

Next, take your handy dandy list and head to Walmart — my favorite place to get all of my must-haves for the big celebration!I love how easy it is to find each item on my list and if the kids are coming along to help, we can make a game of it too. Shopping at Walmart is always a success because the selection is so vast and they make it so easy for me to find everything I need. I always end up with new recipe ideas when I’m looking through their selections as well, which is never a bad thing!


Keep an eye out for my next post when I show you exactly what I’m creating this seasons as my signature Game Day meal! One little hint: You’ll definitely need to grab a few packages of KING’S HAWAIIAN® mini rolls! Stay tuned!

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This post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN®. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.