Oct 31

Football Viewing Party Ideas

The following is a sponsored post in partnership with P&G products available at Walmart

Football season is one of my favorite times of the year! It is so much fun to host football viewing parties, cheering on the Ravens while watching the game at home with family and friends.

As a mom, I realize that I am both the Defensive and Offensive Coordinator for home entertaining… I am strategically planning and in charge of keeping the party going on game day!

This Football Season Is Time To Party On, Mom!

Moms play a critical role in cheering on the home team as well as creating the perfect party atmosphere. I’m honored to be a part of P&G at Walmart’s Party On, Mom panel, ready to coach you through your next at-home tailgate. Your party should be as stress-free as possible, so you can savor time with your favorite sports fans at home or in the stadium!

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Here’s my official playbook on how to create a winning football viewing party!

1. Simplify Your Snack Strategy

As hostess, you have enough on your plate as you prepare to host the big game party. That’s why I recommend that you keep the food simple! There’s no need to spend hours trying to copy something clever you found on Pinterest. Crafting elaborate dishes with a long list of ingredients and multiple steps can take a huge chunk of time. Simply rely on easy finger foods that are easy to assemble. Pick foods that you know will be a crowd-pleaser for both young and old guests.

I like to keep my guests fueled and energized with healthy food options as they watch the game. Incorporate fresh veggies and fruit, along with crackers, chips, and dip. Take your healthy snacks and food presentation to the next level by displaying in fun containers and with football themed props.

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Of course I like to save something sweet to celebrate the sweet victory the Ravens will bring home! Even if you don’t have time to bake and decorate your own treats, you can always swing by Walmart to get cute football cupcakes in their bakery section.

2. Assemble Festive And Fun Decorations

Stock up on paper products and party supplies that will give your football game party that extra flair! I incorporate football shaped serving platters and yard line flags as well as special Ravens plates and napkins to create the perfect party ambience.

3. Create A Chore Cheat Sheet

Get your house “game-ready” by making it a team effort. Cheer on your kids and work together to tidy up rooms where your guests will be socializing and watching the game. Creating a chore cheat sheet will help everyone in your household know the chore assignments so you can delegate, divide, and conquer!

4. Get In The Savings Zone

When prepping for a party, I’m always looking to save time and money!

Save time by visiting Walmart, your one-stop destination for all the best game day food, decorations, and cleaning supplies. They have everyday low prices on everything you need, which is a win for your wallet!

5. Tackle Cleanup Like A Pro

Party fumbles happen! Be ready to tackle cleanup by stocking up your closet, kitchen, and pantry with trusted P&G products to keep your home fresh and clean!

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For the inevitable beverage spills and salsa splatters, I keep Bounty close by.

During and post-game, everything from smashed potato chips and pretzel crumbs to spilled soda will grace your floors. Keep the messes under control with Swiffer, which can tackle both dry and wet messes.

Does your house smell like the inside of a football locker room? Maybe not that bad, but when you’re hosting a party, you definitely want your home smelling as fresh as possible. Rely upon Febreze to tackle those unwanted odors. I want you to forego funky smells for a fresh home aroma on party day!

Now You’re Ready To Party On, Mom!

I had the pleasure of stopping by MyTV 24 Baltimore to share some of my tips for hosting the perfect football home party with Chardelle Moore on the BMORE Lifestyle show!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Since a real party needs more than food, I’m thrilled to giveaway these special Party On, Mom prize packs with trusted P&G products and a $25 Walmart gift card!

There will be two lucky winners! One will win the ultimate cleaning Party Pack (includes Bounty, Swiffer, Dawn Ultra & Febreze), and the other will win the Date Night Kit — perfect for a night-out at the stadium (includes: Crest 3D White Brilliance, Secret Clinical Strength, Gillette Fusion ProShield, & Pantene Pro-V Hairspray)!

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Find all the products you need for your own watch party by visiting Walmart.com/partyonmom.

Disclosure: This blog post has been sponsored by P&G products available at Walmart. All opinions and tips shared are my own. To read my formal disclosure policy, please click here.

{ 94 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel Zimmerman October 31, 2016 at 11:55 am

The actual football!

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Jen October 31, 2016 at 1:59 pm

I think your segment on bmore lifestyle was very beautiful and extremely informative to host a Ravens foot ball game! Love the cupcakes!

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KaToya Jackson October 31, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I love the partys!

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Julie October 31, 2016 at 2:53 pm

the food and getting together with friends!

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Will G October 31, 2016 at 7:35 pm

I love the get togethers.

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Kris October 31, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Getting together with friends and family!

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Mary Cloud October 31, 2016 at 8:55 pm

The excitement of watching my team win the game

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Rachel October 31, 2016 at 9:03 pm

My favorite thing about football season is the food and company while watching the game.

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Nicole Martin October 31, 2016 at 9:04 pm

The parties!!

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Natalie November 1, 2016 at 6:42 am

I love the excitement of game day and cheering on my team!

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Taylor Closet November 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

I love the football and tailgating parties with family and friends,

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Rosie November 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm

I love all the great recipes you can suddenly find everywhere and having a good time!

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BIRDIE SKOLFIELD November 1, 2016 at 4:27 pm

I love the most the rivalry of my friends and family during the games we watch

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Jason November 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

I enjoy the snacks while watching

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Steve Weber November 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

I love the fun parties that come with football season!

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shelly November 3, 2016 at 8:13 am

I’m not a fan of football but my hubby is so I watch chick flicks. lol

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Bridgett Wilbur November 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm

I love that we all get together every week to watch are team as a family.

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natasha lamoreux November 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm

I love the parties, the food, and hanging out with friends!

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aaron reck November 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm

I guess the socializing because I’m not really into the game unless it’s someone I know.

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Tee Anderson November 3, 2016 at 9:35 pm

I love the tailgating and parties/food along with watching the games with friends.

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Carolyn S November 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Love the food, family and friends all in one place.

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Sandy November 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

I love hanging out and of course the food

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Shannon Johnson November 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Save the clean up for later, enjoy time together!

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Mary Jo Rubino November 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

the rivalry!

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Gina blades November 6, 2016 at 12:15 am

I love the food.

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Jackie D November 6, 2016 at 9:35 pm

Watching the game and trying out all the food!

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Brittany November 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Hanging out with friends and family and great food of course!

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Heather November 6, 2016 at 11:11 pm

I don’t really care for the football but some of the other wives in our group are awesome so we hang out.

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Jill McHale November 7, 2016 at 12:21 am

I love being with my hubby watching the game.

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Barbara Montag November 7, 2016 at 9:11 am

What I love most about football season is the snacks especially the buffalo wings!
thank you

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Blythe J November 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

I enjoy watching some of the games while snacking.

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Geri Sandoval November 7, 2016 at 9:45 am

I love when the family get together even though we cheer for different teams we still have have and love each other.

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Tonya November 7, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Ummm…tailgating!

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Melissa T November 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

I love spending Sunday with my son watching all of the games

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KENNETH OHL November 10, 2016 at 5:15 am

I love rooting for my team and I love sports in general its great fun

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Nadya LeMoon November 10, 2016 at 11:31 am

Because I can get rid of my husband for a few hours, haha!

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Cheryl B November 11, 2016 at 6:39 am

We love the great food, watching the game and spending time together.

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Dana Rodriguez November 11, 2016 at 11:20 pm

We love having our friends over!

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Glen Hough November 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

Family and friends gathering at a great party. Go Pack!

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Margaret S Porter November 12, 2016 at 12:31 pm

We think of what we will cook all week! then spending time with family tops everything off

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sarah mayer November 12, 2016 at 7:08 pm

I love the fun of watching football on Sundays.

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pu ye November 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

the food and getting together with friends

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latanya November 13, 2016 at 10:40 pm

getting with friends and family, eating good food

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Elle November 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm

I love the games! …and watching with family.

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nickie November 14, 2016 at 12:50 am

The parties!

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kelly g November 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm

I love cheering on our team the Pathers with my boy.

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amanda lea November 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm

I love the parties and the themes!

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Jessica To November 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

I like the snacks and all the hype that comes with the games.

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Dawn Monroe November 16, 2016 at 11:38 pm

I like having friends over and seeing my husband get excited. He goes nuts.

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Lauren November 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

I like the fun food that goes with it.

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Rachel Travis November 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

I love spending time with friends and family and obviously good food!!!

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Tabathia B November 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

I love watching the game when it’s played fair and all of the rules are being observed.

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Starla November 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

This is great. I love getting together with all of my friends and family and spending time together. The food is great too :)

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Susan Christy November 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

I love getting together with friends and the tailgating food!

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Julie Wood November 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm

What I love about Football season is the excitement of the game and the good food that we have!

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Elena November 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm

I like the football party food

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heather November 21, 2016 at 10:09 pm

I love tailgate parties during football season

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shelly peterson November 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm

I love getting together with friends and family and enjoying good food.

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Kimberly Kihega November 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

I love being able to spend time with my boys!

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Lori Jackson November 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

I love that chicken wings are ate almost weekly! Along with nachos and all the other junk food we ate during football games!

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Dominique Cloutier November 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm

The only thing that I look forward to with football is the snacks!

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Kelly Tupick November 23, 2016 at 6:53 am

I love watching the game and just being able to zone out for a few hours and have a good time.

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Jennifer Marie November 23, 2016 at 7:03 pm

I love getting together with friends and family and enjoying yummy snacks.

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Tina W November 24, 2016 at 4:51 am

I love the tailgate parties!

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Jessica N November 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

I love all the food and family fun football brings! it’s lots of fun to cheer on our teams!

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Kayte CookWatts November 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

I love how excited everyone gets! And I love the excuse to buy special munchies.

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Shayna Brookman November 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

I love that we sit together as a family and watch football :)

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Heather W November 26, 2016 at 12:03 am

I love the food at football tailgate parties!

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Terry Stevens November 26, 2016 at 2:59 am

I love the food and company during football season.

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Laurajj November 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

Oh I love all the family time! We all love to get together and watch and let the kids play! So fun to make all the good food and try new recipes!

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Stephanie November 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm

i love the game and food

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Stefanie G November 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm

I love watching my favorite teams with my family!!

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Karin A November 27, 2016 at 1:15 am

It’s chili season –goes good with football!

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Deborah G. November 27, 2016 at 2:40 am

I love watching football with family!

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Johannah November 27, 2016 at 8:50 am

Watching and rooting for my favorite team!

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Tammy Shelton November 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

I love watching the Cowboys with my Grandsons.

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Mary Beth Elderton November 27, 2016 at 6:51 pm

I’m not much of a football fan myself…I’m in it for the food :)

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Jennifer W November 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

I love all of the good snacks that are usually made.

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Hollie Jahnke November 27, 2016 at 9:05 pm

I love the game day food and getting the family together.

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Erika W. November 28, 2016 at 7:21 am

I love watching football and during football season, we have a family pick em league and a fantasy football league. It’s fun to have a little added competition to the season!

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Jeanne Coulombe November 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

I love football season it’s the excitement of the game being with friends and family. Yelling at the tv screaming when we score. The food and drinks. The cleanup stinks afterwards but that’s football season baby. New England Patriots all the way!!

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doug gerard November 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

I love sitting around drinking beer with my pals at the Marathon Tavern/Sports Bar

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Kelley Roach November 28, 2016 at 10:59 pm

I love that we all get together every week to watch are team as a family.

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Jessica Whitehouse November 29, 2016 at 2:47 pm

I’m honestly not interested in football, and couldn’t tell the difference between a quarterback and a linebacker. I’d rather skip the game and surf the net.

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Thomas Murphy November 29, 2016 at 5:05 pm

I love watching the game!

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Nancy Loring November 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm

I love that I have all my men in my house. I know where they are and what they are doing. Of course they have there friends so we always have a houseful but I enjoy that. The only thing I have to do is make food and that’s easy. Other than that they all leave me alone.

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Courtnie Miller November 29, 2016 at 7:46 pm

I love the competition!

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Breanna Pollard November 29, 2016 at 10:40 pm

I LOVE THE GAME AND THE FOOD!

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ashley kirchner November 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm

I love cheering on my team! Really love it when they win!

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Monica Kirkham November 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm

I just love the level of excitement in the air. I’ve never been a fan of football until about a year or two ago, so I’m still learning the game… but each and every game I watch gets more and more exciting!

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Kristen November 30, 2016 at 3:30 am

I like when it’s over and baseball season in about to start! :)

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Shawn A November 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

I love the crisp fall air and the fun and excitement of the game.

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Teresa A Thompson November 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm

I love the family and food during games.

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Tina Bartunek November 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

I love getting together with friends and family to watch the games.

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