Football Party With A Baked Potato Bar

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Football season is one of my favorite times of year and it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and family. This year I wanted to plan a party with a baked potato bar because I love party foods that let me enjoy the company and the football game instead of being stuck in the kitchen for hours. Along with the baked potato bar I’m sharing three of my favorite loaded baked potato recipes and information about Nexium® 24HR which provides all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn so I can enjoy my favorite baked potato toppings (even the spicy ones!) all season long. Of course, my love of themed parties means I have to share all the party decorating details and three easy, but delicious, dessert ideas!

DECOR

Walmart has a plethora of football tableware and decorations and I chose to do some quick DIY projects as well. I made a colorful banner that says “Go Team” using some green paper and letter cutouts which I hung from string using cute little clothespins.

Silverware holders can be created out of mason jars with a piece of ribbon wrapped around the top and football shaped confetti at the bottom of the jar. I also made labels for all of the bowls on the table from little wood place settings by adding a football sticker and writing the names of the food on them. BAKED POTATO BAR

I love a good baked potato with the typical butter, cheese, sour cream and bacon toppings but there are so many other delicious toppings out there, too. I set out a variety of choices that would appeal to a number of diets, from vegetarian to meat lovers.

I also included options for every palate- from mild to spicy. I bought condiment bottles so I could offer a variety of sauces including hot sauce, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing and buffalo sauce.



Speaking of spicy…do you avoid spicy foods because they give you heartburn? I used to avoid a number of heartburn inducing foods, knowing that as soon as I laid down I’d be regretting my dinner choices, but now I don’t have to anymore! Just one pill a day and you can get all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn with Nexium® 24HR* (*Use as directed. *May take 1-4 days for full effect.)

So now that you aren’t worried about heartburn, I wanted to share three of my favorite baked potato topping combos.

Buffalo Chicken Baked Potato Ingredients:

  • Baked Potato
  • Chicken
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Blue Cheese

Mix your chicken and buffalo sauce together. The more sauce you use the wetter and tangier the potato will be. Once done, cut your potato open and add in the chicken and blue cheese then drizzle with more buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

BBQ Pork Baked Potato Ingredients

  • Baked Potato
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Fried Onions

This baked potato is really easy to make! Slice the baked potato and then put the pulled pork inside. Sprinkle cheese on top and fried onions and then drizzle barbecue sauce on top of your baked potato.

Chili & Cheese Baked Potato Ingredients:

  • Baked Potato
  • Chili
  • Shredded Cheese (or Cheese Sauce)
  • Corn Chips
  • Green Onions
  • Sour Cream

If your fall go-to meal is chili you’ll love this chili topped baked potato. Just add your favorite chili and top it with shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream and corn chips.

SNACKS, DESSERTS & DRINKS

No party is complete without appetizers and desserts! I found cute popcorn containers that had a football design and put popcorn, corn chips and tortilla chips in them. I also used a football serving dish for the dips and set out salsa, cheese sauce and guacamole.

For dessert I made a few different treats with store bought bakery items. To keep with the football theme I used a football shaped cookie cutter to cut football shapes out of brownies and then I used white icing to draw “laces” on them.

I used the excess brownie pieces to make trifles by layering brownies, chocolate pudding and whipped cream in cups and then topping them with green hard candy sprinkles. Since my kids love cupcakes I got some of those and put them in football cupcake wrappers and added brown and green chocolate candies to the top of them.

To drink I offered two options- water and root beer. I tied a festive straw on to the bottles with football themed ribbon.

So now that you are prepared for a football party with decorations and food, don’t forget to take Nexium® 24HR daily for all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn so you can enjoy the party and all the football fun!

Nexium® 24HR is the #1 Choice of Doctors and Pharmacists* for their own frequent heartburn. (*Among PCPs and Pharmacists who use a branded OTC PPI) You can find 42 count packages of tablets or capsules at your local Walmart store by the other over the counter medications. Each box has 3 smaller bottles inside with 14 days worth of capsules/tablets.

What foods would you serve at your football party? Whatever you choose, don’t get sidelined by frequent heartburn! Make sure to get ready for tailgreatness and take your Nexium® 24HR daily to ensure you can enjoy all of your favorite party foods.

*May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed.

Comments

  1. patty says:

    Potato bar is pretty genius. Love the suggestions here!

  2. Jeanette says:

    Yeah this is definitely happening at our house on the next game day! Perfect way for everybody to eat what they want and put whatever toppings they want on without spending made your bucks.

  3. What a fantastic idea for a game day party! I have never thought to have a baked potato bar. Yummy idea!

  4. Shauna says:

    Oh my goodness, one of my favorite foods is a baked potato, so this would be perfect for me. What a fun idea for the next game day. Thanks for sharing

  5. What a fun party! I am coming over to your house.

  6. Angela says:

    This is such a great idea for game day. My friends and family would absolutely love this.

  7. Kathy says:

    Looks like a great football party. Your potato bar turned out great! Potatoes are so good with many kinds of toppings.

  8. A baked potato bar is a delicious idea. I will have to try it for our next get together.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love the idea of having a baked potato bar. There are so many toppings you can have. I will have to save this for future use.

  10. Tammi Roy says:

    I am having a potluck dinner soon. I will have to make a baked potato bar for everyone. I always have some Nexium® 24HR on hand.

  11. Amy Desrosiers says:

    We too had a blast with our game day party! Love me some baked potatoes!

  12. Oriana Romero says:

    I love this time of the year. Football parties are always so much fun. I will have to try this next time. I always take Nexium® 24HR before I eat these kind of foods.

  13. One of my favorite foods is a baked potato! Love this soooo much! What a fun idea for the next game party!

  14. Kelly Chaffee says:

    Great post Sis! Everything looked great and food looked delicious I wish I could have been there! Love Mom

  15. brianne says:

    I love this idea so much. My kids would go nuts for this, they love baked potatoes!

  16. Aimee Smith says:

    This is such a great idea for party food! Easy and everyone gets what they like!

  17. What a great idea! Why have I never thought of this!? Everyone loves potatoes!

  18. There are some very clever preparations here!
    I really like your ideas and think my husband and dad would as well.

  19. Melissa says:

    What an AWESOME PARTY! I never thought of putting together a baked potato buffet spread but it is actually such a great idea especially for a vegetarian like me and I love all your decor and ideas!

  20. Liz Mays says:

    Look at all the creative potato topping suggestions. This is seriously some football fun and it needs to happen stat over here.

  21. What cute ideas! I love the potatoe bar!

  22. My family has been begging for a baked potato bar. This post has inspired me to make it happen this weekend.

  23. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    This is perfect for football Sunday’s! Nexium is my go to for heartburn!

  24. MyTeenGuide says:

    I’m not in football but I really love these foods. Love the potato

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