Fun & Easy Ways to Serve Food & Drink at your Football Party

This is a sponsored post written and created by me and my team for Tyson. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Football party ideas, decor and recipes

So you’ve picked up Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, 7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® and Sunkist® Soda at Target to make hosting your party a breeze, now you need to make sure you don’t spend a ton of time in the kitchen cleaning up after your hungry football fans.

paper products for party

Since the host of the party often spends more time in the kitchen than at the actual party we want to make sure you save yourself the time of cleaning dishes by giving you some creative ideas for using paper and plastic plates, cups and napkins.   You deserve to enjoy your party too!

Referee Cups

Not only are plastic and paper products convenient but you can find them in a variety of colors to fit any theme.  Plus, you can also customize them just like we did here with these “referee” style serving cups.

Penalty Flag napkins

Buy bright yellow napkins (just like those penalty flags the refs throw) and add them to a bucket.   Add a “Penalty Flags” sign to add a fun football theme.

Football themed party ideas

You can continue adding a referee theme to your party by adhering white tape onto disposable black cups so they resemble referee uniforms.

Easy dip ideas

To make serving super easy, add a serving portion of the Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries to the cups.    Your friends and family can grab a cup to eat while watching the game.   I chose to dress them up a little bit more by adding clothespins with football sayings and icons at the top.   I’m all about fun and easy ways to dress up a party!

Dip cups

For even more disposable dishes I used plastic cups for all the dips that compliment the Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries.

Dip ideas

Looking for dip ideas to compliment your Tyson® Any’tizers®?   Try the following:

  • French Onion
  • Cheddar
  • Ranch
  • Sour Cream
  • Honey Mustard
  • Barbecue Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Here’s a recipe for Homemade BBQ Sauce that your guests will surely love:

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

Mix all of ingredients together in one bowl and add to a large bowl or individual serving cups to easy dipping.  Dip and enjoy!

Football party

I love how the easy addition of the white tape and clothespins with stickers give the party an extra punch without a ton of work.

Throw a football party with Tyson

Follow these steps and you can throw a football party worthy of the biggest football fans!    My table includes the  Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries and dips, Tyson® Any’tizers® Wingz, BBQ Chicken Sliders featuring Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz,  7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, and Canada Dry®, pretzels and chips.

Tyson and 7-UP

Still in need of food for the big game?   Make a quick stop at Target where they are offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.   Go team!

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Make sure you check out our other posts to help you prep for your game day festivities:

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Tyson Any’Tizers Boneless Chicken Wingz

This is a sponsored post written and created by me and my team for Tyson Foods.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

BBQ Chicken Sliders

You know that the Tyson® Any’tizers® and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips make for great snacks on their own, but I’m going to show you an easy way to include them in a recipe.  These super easy BBQ Chicken Sliders make great snacks that to the Tyson® Any’tizers® Honey BBQ Boneless Chicken Wyngz.


You know your football loving fans will go crazy for these easy to make and easy to serve snacks.   They have be made even more  football game worthy by adding a pick to keep them together and topping it off with a fun football themed sticker.

Ingredients for BBQ Chicken Sliders

Here is what you need to make your own BBQ Chicken Sliders for your football watching party.


  • 1 package Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz (Honey BBQ)
  • 1 package of slider buns (12 buns)
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup french fried onions

Cook Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz as directed on package.   While the chicken is cooking prep the buns for your slider sandwiches.

Butter buns

Butter both the top and the bottom of the buns and broil in the oven for 2-5 minutes.   You want them to be a nice golden brown, so keep any eye on them while they are cooking.

Add Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz

Add one Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz to a each slider bun.    To the top of the bun add a layer of  barbecue sauce and fried onions.   Place the two together and add a pick so they stay together easily.

Football food

Add several slider buns to a plate and place them on your food table.   Don’t they look yummy!   These BBQ Chicken Sliders scream “football food” to me.

Football Party

The BBQ Chicken Sliders will make a nice addition to your food table for the big game.    Here are a few other recommendations I have for easy game day food & drink:

  • Tyson® Any’tizers® Wingz (a MUST for any game – they are the classic football food at our house)
  • Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries with dipping sauce
  • Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
  • 7UP® (with food coloring in your favorite team colors) **will link this with previous post**
  • A&W® Root Beer in Football themed Mason Jars  **will link this with previous post**
  • Pretzels & Chips
  • Veggie Tray

Tyson Any'tizers

Tyson® Any’tizers® really do make hosting a football party a breeze!   They come in many of different varieties and flavors so there is something to please every football fan.

Target Tyson

Don’t forget a stop at Target for all your game day food and drinks.   You will save money because Target is offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.    It’s the perfect way to get ready for the big day.

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Fun Ways to Dress Up Your Drinks for the Big Game

This is a sponsored post written and created by me and my team for Tyson Foods.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Football party ideas with Tyson Any'tizers, 7up and A&W Root Beer

The big game is just around the corner!    Do you have plans to host a game watching party at your house?  If so, there are probably tons of things you need to do to prep for the big day.

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The great news is Target has you covered when it comes to food and drinks. Right now they are offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7-UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips. You can stock up on all the food and drinks you need with one stop at Target.

7up and root bear

All this week we’ll be sharing some fun tips to help you make the most of your game day festivities with quick and easy recipe ideas, decorations, food tips and more. Today we are showing you a couple of fun ways you can dress up your drinks. You can show your love for football and support your favorite team all while quenching your thirst.

Add food coloring to 7up to make your teams colors

A super easy way to show your team spirit is by adding a little food coloring to your drinks. Add colors that match your favorite team.

Blue & Green food coloring added to 7up for my home team

I used blue and green food coloring in the 7-UP® drinks to represent my home team. You can also dress up your drinks even further by adding straws and some fun football themed stickers to them.

Tyson Any'tizers and fun drinks

With Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks, Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips and these fun drinks your party menu will surely be a hit with all your football loving friends and family.

Colored 7up

Which team are you rooting for? What colors will you be adding to your 7-UP® drinks?

Football mason jars

Another fun thing you can do is use white tape and adhere it to canning jars so it resembles the stitching you would find on a football. Fill up the canning jars with A&W® Root Beer to finish off the football themed glass. It’s a fun and easy way to add a little flair to your football party! Adding these simple touches can make a huge impact on your game day festivities. Both of these suggestions are super easy to do and there isn’t a ton of prep work involved.

Tyson deal at Target

Make sure you stop by Target to stock up on Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips. Don’t forget Target is offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7-UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.

Santa Claus Cupcakes

Santa Claus Cupcakes

Make these cute Santa Claus cupcakes for your next holiday party or just for fun. The kids will have a ball helping to makes these. They are super easy because you can just use a cake mix and pre-made frosting.

santa ingredients


  • 1 box white cake mix and required ingredients listed on the box (i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 container white frosting
  • 10 oz. Mini Marshmallows
  • 48 Chocolate Chips
  • 24 Red M&M’s
  • Red sugar sprinkles

decorate cupcakes

Bake cupcakes as directed on box.   Allow cupcakes to cool.

Spread a flat layer of white frosting onto each cupcake.  Place mini marshmallows along the bottom edge of the cupcake to form the Santa beard (you will stop 1/2 way up the cupcake). Place mini marshmallows in a slightly rounded line across the top half of the cupcake to create the Santa hat.

Place two chocolate chips below the hat line to create the eyes.  Place a red M&M slightly below the eyes in the center to create a nose.   Sprinkle red sugar sprinkles only on the top of the cupcake above the marshmallow line for the hat.  Roll a mini marshmallow into a ball. Dip the edge of the ball in frosting and place on one side of the sprinkled hat to complete the hat.

You will repeat this process on all 24 cupcakes.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket with Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket with Homemade Cocoa Mix

Today we are sharing a fun and festive hot cocoa gift basket filled with homemade hot cocoa mix, cocoa toppings and a mug. The majority of these items were purchased at Target.  The basket and jar were found in the Target Dollar Spot.   This would make a great Christmas gift for any cocoa loving friend.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

To assemble the hot cocoa gift basket you will first want to make some homemade hot cocoa mix . It’s easier than you think!  Just follow the recipe below.

Mix homemade hot cocoa mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix recipe:

  • 10 cups of powdered milk
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 3/4 non-dairy creamer powder
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar

Add all ingredients into large bowl, stir until combined.   Store in airtight container.   When making the hot cocoa you will add 1/3 cup of the mix to 3/4 cup hot water.

Add toppings to ornaments

Here is a fun way to add some hot cocoa toppings to the basket. Add marshmallow bits, sprinkles and mini chocolate chips  inside small plastic ornaments (found at the craft store).  These will give the finished basket a fun holiday feel to it.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

Here is what I used for the Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

  • Reindeer Fabric bucket (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Glass Jar (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Mini Wood Scooper 4″ (from Amazon)
  • Super Cute Mug (from Target)
  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Plastic Ornaments filled with Hot Cocoa toppings (sprinkles, Marshmallow bits, mini chocolate chips)
  • Candy Canes

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix - great for gifting

You could also give the hot cocoa mix on it’s own too!

Pre-Order Inside Out at Target & Make Joy & Sadness Slushies

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Inside Out Joy & Sadness Slushies

Our family is looking forward to the release of Disney’s Inside Out on DVD and Blu-ray.  We’ve already pre-ordered the movie  and we’ve been coming up with some fun drinks to make for our upcoming Inside Out movie night.

Inside Out DVD and Blu-ray

If you pre-order Inside Out at, you will receive a $5 Target Gift Card.   If you don’t want to wait for the movie to ship you can also order the movie online and pick-up at your local Target store on November 3rd! When you buy the movie at Target you will be treated to special bonus content!  All Inside Out DVD and Blu-Ray’s purchased at Target include 20 minutes of exclusive bonus content and deleted scenes.

Target is a great place to pick up Inside Out, but is also the perfect place to pick up all your movie night needs. We bought the following items at Target to make some Inside Out Joy & Sadness themed Slushies. You can make some for your Inside Out movie night too!


Pineapple Coconut Joy Slushie 

  • 1 cup Simply Balanced coconut water
  • 1 can pineapple with juice (20 oz) or 4 Market Pantry Fruit in a Cup Pineapple Tidbits
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring
  • 2-3 cups of ice


Add all ingredients to blender, blend and enjoy! (Makes 4)

Inside Out Joy Slushie

Add a fun striped blue straw and you have yourself a Joy themed slushie.


Super Berry Sadness Slushie

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups ice
  • 3-packs of Simply Balanced Mixed Berry drink mix
  • 2-3 drops blue food coloring


Add all ingredients to blender, blend and enjoy!



If you too want to make some fun Joy and Sadness slushies for a fun Inside Out movie night you can pick up the following supplies at Target. I’m showing you right where you can find all the supplies at your Target store.

Target in store photosSimply Balance Coconut Water – Found on the aisle with the bottled water
Simply Balanced  Drink Mix – Found on the aisle with sports drinks
Market Pantry Fruit Cups – Found on the aisle with the dried fruit & applesauce
Market Pantry Food Coloring – Found on the baking aisle
Market Pantry Caro Syrup – Found next to the chocolate chips

Do you have favorite characters from the movie? Mine were Joy & Sadness, I loved the interaction between the two!

Bring Home Authentic Tuscan Taste with Bertolli

Luscious Rosa Lasagna with Bertolli.

For 150 years, Bertolli has brought the heart and taste of Tuscany directly to your table, making time spent with family and friends even more enjoyable. So be sure to pick up a jar or two next time you make your way into Target and keep the tasty tradition going.   I made one of my favorite italian dishes…lasagna.  I used the recipe for Lucscious Rosa Lagagna found at  (Did you all know Target had a site for recipes?)


You an pick up all the ingredients necessary for this dish at your local Target store:

  • 2 containers (15 ounces each) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • 1 jar Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained


Combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and eggs in large bowl.  Set aside.


With this recipe you combine both the Tomato and Alfredo Sauce for a creamy style tomato sauce which I love.


Spread 1 cup sauce mixture in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Layer 4 lasagna noodles, then 1 cup sauce mixture and 1/2 of the ricotta mixture; repeat. Top with remaining 4 noodles, then sauce mixture and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.


Cover with aluminum foil and bake 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake until bubbling, about 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.   Head to Target Recipes for the Lucscious Rosa Lagagna Recipe and other recipes featuring Bertolli Sauces.

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Check out all of the Betrolli Sauces that are available:

Traditional Red Sauces: Enjoy classic tomato-based flavors that taste like a sauce you’d be served in an Italian Restaurant. That’s because our Traditional Red Sauces are created by professional chefs with vine-ripened tomatoes for a full, fresh flavor you can enjoy at home.

Bertolli Cream Sauces: Rich, savory sauces made with a creamy mixture of fresh dairy and classis Italian cheeses.

Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauces: Because we’re so picky about ingredient quality, our organic pasta sauces are sold out for the season.  Our new crop of organic pasta sauces hits stores in September, just as soon as we have a new harvest of California-grown, organic tomatoes.

Bertolli Vineyard Premium Collection Sauces: Italian food and wine are a natural match.  Add simple sophistication to your cooking with these rich Vineyard Premium Sauces paired with classic wine flavors.

Bertolli Riserva Premium Sauces: Inspired by our Italian roots, each Bertolli Riserva sauce is made with a selective blend of unique, specialty ingredients that pair beautifully together to add an extra touch of deliciousness.


Create your own meals with Bertolli Sauces and share using the hashtag #BringHomeTuscany.  Long live family, long live friends, long live sharing and at the center of it all – long live delicious, authentic Tuscan taste.

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No-Bake Granola Bars with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

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No-Bake Granola Bars with Kellogg's Rice Krispies

Are you looking for an easy recipe for breakfast that takes very minimal planning.  I’ve got one for you that you kids will love.  Just pick up a box of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies on your next trip to Target and you can make these No-Bake Granola Bars.  These No-Bake Granola Bars are super easy to fit into your morning routine.  There is no advance planning necessary!  You can mix the ingredients in 10 minutes, put them in the refrigerator, take a quick shower and then they are done and ready to eat.  These are great for an on-the-go breakfast too!

Ingredients for No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick oats
1 cup Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix Rice Krispies and Oats

In bowl add oats and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, mix well and set aside.

Cook brown sugar, honey, peanut putter

In small saucepan add brown sugar, honey, butter, and peanut butter.  Cook on medium heat until it starts to bubble, then cook for 2 more minutes.  Remove from heat and add to dry ingredients and mix together.

Press in pan

Press the mixture into a small jelly roll pan that is lined with plastic wrap.   Make sure to press down really well so that is stays together once it cools.   You will not fill the entire pan, it will probably be about 1/2 full.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips

Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and lightly press into mixture.    Place in refrigerator to let them cool for about 15 minutes.   Cut and enjoy.

Rice Krispies in No-Bake Granola Bars

Be sure to check out Kellogg’s Back to School packaging and great on-pack offers in store at Target!  You will find the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and other favorite Kellogg’s cereals in the breakfast/cereal aisle at your local Target store.

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