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!

 

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 ($11.99, 32oz. tray), Nachos, or our signature Artichoke-Jalapeno Dip ($4.99!). This is another 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 10-5pm! We’ve got tri-tips, ribs, and half chickens cooked and ready to go!

 

HALFTIME

Here we go! All eyes are on you… and Maroon 5. This is the time to put out the bigger fare, like sub sandwiches (yeah, we have those!), burgers, and our favorite Oliver’s Own Gameday Sausages. Throw your meat items on the grill and get ‘em ready 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? Pick up some Chocolate Dipped Strawberries decorated like mini footballs ($12.99lb.) and Oliver’s Own themed cupcakes ($4.99/6-pack) for some sweet treats.

 

Whether you’re hosting 5 or 50, Oliver’s has everything you need to make Entertaining Made Easy.

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