Hosting a Party for the Big Game?

This Sunday’s football game is as much about the gathering as it is about the show. This year, we’re sharing our game-plan to ensure that you can not only watch the big game, but serve up the delicious food for halftime. Here’s our fool-proof plan to make this Sunday’s party a touchdown.

SATURDAY BEFORE THE GAME

Make a menu of everything you’ll need for the big day. Start with drinks, appetizers, and then work your way down. Go easy on yourself and grab some of our already pre-made items in our Bakery, Meat Dept., and Deli Grab & Go, like our favorite Rocky Party Wings, BBQ, or any of our dips! Don’t forget the dessert!

Or if you really want to go the “hands off” route, this year we’re offering something new – the Ultimate Game Day Party Pack! This party pack is ready to serve 8-10 fans at just $59.99 and includes 4lbs Buffalo Style Rocky Chicken Wings, 8oz Oliver’s Own Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing, 16oz Oliver’s Own Spinach or Artichoke Jalapeno Dip, a French Baguette, 22oz Seven Layer Bean Dip, 2 pints of Oliver’s Own Salsa (with 6 flavors to choose from!) and 20oz of Freshly Made Tortilla Chips! Call our Deli Departments to order!

 

PREGAME

Before everyone arrives, set out light snacks like chips, dip, and veggies. Have drinks iced down in a cooler or in the fridge. Pre-heat the oven for your appetizers in the first quarter. Think of this as “cocktail hour.”

 

1ST QUARTER

During the lull and commercial break after the coin toss, heat up the appetizers in the oven for a few minutes (or however long you need), and set them out on the coffee table.

Need some appetizer ideas? Try our pre-cooked and marinated Rocky Party Wings ($12.99, 2 lb. package), whip up a plate of nachos, or dip into our favorite Pimento Cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy ($5.99, 6 oz. container). This is also an opportunity to refresh the cooler or fridge with beverages.

 

2nd QUARTER – TWO MINUTE WARNING

Light up the barbecue for your halftime food (burgers, sausages, etc.). No charcoal? That’s ok! Oliver’s BBQ is open from 11-5pm! We’ve got tri-tips, ribs, and half chickens cooked and ready to go!

 

HALFTIME

Here we go! All eyes are on you… and Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira. This is the time to put out all the grub you’ve been grilling and other entrees like a delicious sub sandwich ($11.99), baby back ribs, and our favorite USDA Prime boneless New York steaks. Get the buffet line up and running fast so everyone’s in place for the big show.

Start brewing coffee or hot water for tea (if your audience partakes).

 

3RD QUARTER – TWO MINUTE WARNING

As the third quarter approaches the two-minute warning, set out desserts on the coffee table and the hot coffee & water with tea bags on the buffet. Announce to guests that you have coffee already made!

Need some dessert ideas? Swing by our bakery and pick up a decadent 8-inch Cheesecake ($29.99) to share or  a couple packs  of Oliver’s Own cupcakes ($4.99/6-pack) for some sweet treats.

 

Whether you’re hosting 5 or 50, Oliver’s has everything you need to make this year’s big game a real winner!

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