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If you know us, you know we kind of like sports a little bit. We go to games, wear our favorite team apparel, have team logos on our cars, had a sport themed wedding! Yeah, we love sports. This time of year we are all about FOOTBALL!! We attended our very first pro football game this year and it was a blast, but I still love watching the game at home, where it is warm, and I can eat all the snacks I want!!
Every year we have a little family party for the Big Game. This year, to make it extra special, Dave and I took on the challenge to create a Snack Stadium!! It was a fun family project and we are super proud of the outcome! Filled with our favorite SNICKERS®, Skittles®, Pepsi™, and TOSTITOS® products, our stadium is sure to be a huge hit with our friends and family!
The first step in Snack Stadium construction is the PLAN! I had a great vision of our stadium, and knew I wanted a cooler in the middle and a “TV” in it as well! You will definitely want to draw out your stadium plan, maybe you can ask your family members for their ideas! I showed my plan to Dave and he had some great ideas to help make it even better!After you’ve done all your planning, and figured out the sizes, get right to work at cutting the pieces out! I am terrible at measuring (I’m a “Maybe measure once…and have to cut at least twice” kind of gal :/ Fortunately I had some great assistants!)We based our stadium measurements on using a 12″ x 20″ x 3 1/2″ roasting pan as the center. Below I have provided the “cut list” for our stadium, but yours may be different, if you’re using a different size pan in the middle.
Let me also point out that this thing is pretty big! So, you want to make sure you have the space to spread out and build it AND that it fits on your table where you plan to display it. We used Dave’s shop as our build site!
After you have all your pieces cut, it’s helpful to tape them together to make sure everything fits and you have everything you need (We used blue painter’s tape since it holds well, but comes off easily and without damaging the foam board)Once you’re sure everything is perfect, you can start gluing the pieces together! We used tacky glue, but other adhesives would work as well. After the glue was dry, I chose to tape our edges. This is optional, but since we used a sparkly foam board, I thought it looked nicer than seeing the white edge of the board. It also helps reinforce the structure. Since we can stream games through our phones, I thought it would be fun to add a cell phone holder/giant stadium screen. That way, our guests wouldn’t miss a play while at the snack table! I cut out a rectangle that was the size of my phone’s screen. Then stacked foam board on on the back to the depth of the phone, then added a piece that would hold the phone in place! It’s incredibly simple, ad added something extra to our stadium! Even if you can’t live stream games, there are many apps that show the game stats and info, which would be fun for this as well!
With the phone holder complete, it’s time to set up your stadium!!!It looks awesome, but I thought it needed a little something extra so I added some flags! These are simple to make. I used lollipop sticks and washi tape. Just wrap the tape around the stick, and cut to the flag shape you want! I cut small slits in the tape along the top of the stadium and inserted the sticks into the foam. Now it’s time to fill that stadium with snacks!!! I lined the roasting pan with a green tablecloth to make it look like a field. I then filled it with ice, and added cans of Pepsi™! You could also use this center section, without the green lining, for any of your hot game day foods!Then we filled the other sections with SNICKERS® Minis, Skittles® XL 41 oz, TOSTITOS® Scoops & TOSTITOS® Original
I absolutely loved working on this Snack Stadium with my family! It’s something we’re all very proud of, and can’t wait to share with everyone! You can find everything you need to build your Snack Stadium and host a great Game Day party at Walmart!Looking for more Snack Stadium and recipe inspiration? Click HERE
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