I don’t pretend to be a football fan, but I just so happened to marry a man who lived and breathed football for the first decade of our marriage. Now I’m a mom of boys who love the game just as much as their dad.
While I never learned to go bananas for game day, I did fall in love with creating themed meals for my family while they watch the games.
There was a big college game this weekend so I made concession style food to serve during game time. I chose hot dogs, pizza poppers and flavored popcorn using Orville Redenbacher® because these are things they’d find at the ballpark and they’re all easy to make.
For the popcorn bar, I wanted something more than just regular popcorn so I bought Orville Redenbacher® movie theater butter 6 count classic bags. Instead of only serving them as is, I created two distinct seasonings to add an extra layer of flavor to everyone’s popcorn.
Garlic Herb Popcorn Seasoning
Makes: 3 oz. Prep time:10 minutes
- 6 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 6 teaspoons salt
- 6 teaspoons basil
- 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Makes: 3oz. Prep time:10 minutes *store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- 6 tablespoons of taco seasoning (recipe here)
- 6 teaspoons parmesan cheese
How To Add Seasoning To Your Popcorn
1. Immediately after popping the Orville Redenbacher® movie theater butter popcorn, sprinkle desired popcorn seasoning over the popcorn.
2. Close the bag and shake to evenly coat the popcorn.
6. Distribute into smaller containers and enjoy.
Popcorn Bar Supplies
- Orville Redenbacher® movie theater butter popcorn.
- Orville Redenbacher® movie theater butter popcorn sprinkled with Garlic Herb Popcorn Seasoning.
- Orville Redenbacher® movie theater butter popcorn sprinkled with Cheesy Taco Popcorn Seasoning.
- chocolate covered raisins
Signs were placed on the table to display instructions on creating unique popcorn mixes.
For the game time meal, I served hot dogs and pizza bites just like you’d find at a concession stand.
I always like to create a focal point behind my party table. This one was created using a black vinyl table cover with the words Game Day on it.
I finished off the look with a referee-themed banner that’s very simple to make using striped napkins. A goal post was used to finish off the look.
I gave the table a football field theme using a green table runner and white tape to create faux yard lines.
I loved how incorporating Orville Redenbacher® popcorn let me offer layers of flavor in a simple this menu. I will definitely be using it again on game day.
You can find the foods I used, including Orville Redenbacher® movie theater butter popcorn at Walmart.
Plus head over here to find more inspiration for your game day party.