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The Ultimate Game Day Watch Party

Whether you’re a huge football fan, or just there for the snacks, a game day viewing party is a fun way to gather together with friends. There are plenty of ways to do it—a barbeque bash, a high-energy tailgate, or a lowkey house hangout –but no matter how you’re getting together to watch, you’re going to want to be prepared to feed a crowd. These tips can help you throw the ultimate game day watch party!

The Snacks

Grilled Summer Sausage

 Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Grilled Summer Sausage

Looking for a new game day snack to win over the crowd? Grill up some summer sausage! It’s simple…slice up our famous Signature Beef Summer Sausage and toss it on the grill (or grill pan, if there’s a weather delay). Serve it up with your favorite sauces—we like it with Horseradish Sauce—and you’re ready to go!

Game Day Queso

 Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Game Day Queso

What’s better than warm, easy queso recipe with summer sausage? Load up this classic dip with our hearty, protein-packed beef summer sausage, or Spicy Beef Summer Sausage if you like more heat. Serve with tortilla chips, carrot sticks, or crackers to finish off the dish.

Or, for a zesty cheese dip with no assembly required, try our Pepper Jack Cheese Spread. It’s smooth and creamy, which makes it perfect for dipping veggies, crackers, or chips.

Nachos

Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Nachos

Serve up summer sausage nachos for a game day crowd-pleaser! We’ve loaded ours up with all of our favorite Hickory Farms flavors, including our Chipotle Ranch Sauce, Farmhouse Cheddar, and Jalapeño Cheddar Blend. Top it all off with some fresh diced tomatoes and sliced jalapeños and you’re ready for kickoff!

The Experience

Kick your Game Day party up a notch with a create-your-own station where guests can craft a signature cocktail, custom burger, or tasty brat that has all their favorites. An interactive Bloody Mary or burger bar will add a little fun and a lot of flavor to any gathering or tailgate.

Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Bloody Mary Bar

Setting up a Bloody Mary bar at your party is easy, delicious, and totally customizable. Start with Bloody Mary mixes and garnishes from our Gourmet Bloody Mary Gift Crate, add your favorite vodka, and let guests build their best Bloody ever.

Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Brat Pairing Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Burger Pairing Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Slider Pairing

If you’re firing up the grill and getting ready to tailgate, make sure you have plenty of toppings on hand so everyone can create their custom burger, brat, or slider. We’ve assembled a bunch of tasty suggestions, and paired them with delicious beers from Goose Island for the ultimate game day experience.

The Table

Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Game of Thrones Party Spread

If you’re serving a lot of snacks, the best way to make sure guests can grab some without missing any of the action is to arrange everything so it’s easy to serve and enjoy. Pre-slice meats and cheeses and place on a cheeseboard or platter for an effortless and delicious appetizer. Pour smaller snacks like chips and nuts into a bowl ahead of time and have serving utensils for dips and desserts at the ready so guests can load up their plates and hustle back to the couch.

Ultimate Game Day Watch Party - Dad Brunch

For a heartier game day spread, try adding a few of our protein-packed favorites to the table. Serve kebabs made with our summer sausage, cheese, and sliced veggies on skewers. Or, make a big serving of grab-and-go bites like Pigs in a Blanket, sliders, or deviled eggs (made with our famous Sweet Hot Mustard , of course) and arrange on a platter. You could even add perfectly grilled filets to your table for a touchdown-worthy feast.

Get all your game-day favorites and gifts to get the party started at hickoryfarms.com!

 

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