Want to build an amazing snack stadium for Game Day that your guests will love?! Then this incredibly easy snack stadium is for you!
In just three steps, you can have a realistic snack stadium ready-to-go that can be filled with all your guests favorites. And unlike the other snack stadiums you’ll find online, this one can be assembled in less than 5 minutes… no gluing, sawing, or special equipment needed. In fact, my kids can build it themselves… and if a four year old can do it, you know it’s easy!
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How to build a snack stadium for game day (step-by-step)
A snack stadium is such a fun way to celebrate game day & it couldn’t be easier to make.
When I had the idea for making a snack stadium, I searched online for ideas. And every option I found was incredibly time-consuming to make. From purchasing blueprints to build one to sawing & gluing, these options were just not going to work.
I want easy snacks for Super Bowl Sunday… and those weren’t it.
That’s why I came up with the idea to create a SIMPLE snack stadium with items I already had in the house. And in under 5 minutes, I created a game day spread that is not only delicious, but can serve as a centerpiece decoration as well.
Ready to build an easy snack stadium for Super Bowl? Here’s what you need:
Materials to build an easy snack stadium
To make this easy snack stadium, you only need a few items. I had most of these in my house already, but if you want the exact items I used, I’ll link to them below.
Containers: to hold the snacks around the stadium, you’ll want 12 small, clear containers. These containers should all be the same size to create a uniform stadium look. These are the containers I use and they are great for repurposing for food storage in the refrigerator and pantry as well!
Turf: I’m a boy mom, so yes… I do have turf squares in my house. To create the center of the stadium, I took two turf squares and used chalk paint (the marking painting used on turf) to mark the lines on the football field. If you want to use turf, you can grab squares like these here. You can also use green poster board or foam board for this step as well. To make the lines as realistic as possible, I found this football field stencil that worked great.
Snacks: This is the best part of building the snack stadium. What I love about using individual containers to build this stadium is that it allows for unlimited variety when added snacks. All the snacks stay separate, so you can have one container filled with veggies, one filled with dip, and another with a sweet treat such as fresh fruit or chocolate covered chickpeas. You can include everyone’s favorites on the snack board!
Added decorations: Once your stadium is built, it is up to you how you want to customize it. I added football-themed food picks into the snacks to resemble flags around the stadium. I also added goal posts and a football to bring the theme to life. My 7-year old also let me borrow his mini NFL helmets for the photos, but you can also add some food onto the field to resemble players as well. It is completely up to you!
How to assemble a snack stadium (the easiest way)
Now that you have all of your snack stadium materials, you are ready to assemble. This process is very easy, which makes this game day snack board perfect to transport & reassemble over and over again. That means you can take it with you no matter where you’ll watch the big game.
How to assemble an easy snack stadium for Super Bowl:
- Combine two turf squares to make a turf rectangle that will serve as the field and act as the center of the snack stadium.
- In a well-ventilated area (ideally outside), please the football field stencil on top of your turf and using marking paint or chalk spray paint to mark the lines on the field. Remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry.
- Take 12 small, clear containers of the same size. Fill each container with different game day snacks. For instance, one container may be filled with chips while another has raw veggies and another has dip.
- Place your turf field on your table (or wherever you plan to serve your snack stadium). Arrange the clear containers evenly around the field to create the stands. I placed two containers on either side width-wise and four containers on either side of the field length-wise.
- Your snack stadium is complete! You can now decorate it with flags, goal posts, and a tiny football and helmets, if desired.
- Show your guests and be ready for your Super Bowl snack stadium to be the MVP of the game!
What snacks to add to a snack stadium
When it comes to Super Bowl snack ideas, there is really no right or wrong. As a dietitian, I love to add fruits, vegetables, and nuts and seeds whenever I can to boost fiber, but I am also a fan of adding football snack staples like wings, pizza, and chips too.
What I love about building a snack stadium is that you really can offer snacks to fit every taste preference. With 12 separate food containers, your snack stadium can offer a huge variety.
For my snack stadium, I added:
- Raw broccoli
- Chocolate covered chickpeas
Other foods to consider adding to your snack stadium include:
- Tortilla chips and salsa
- Sliced fruit
- Additional raw or cooked veggies
- Cheese cubes
- Dips and spreads
Why you should make a snack stadium for Super Bowl
If you are having guests for Super Bowl or heading to a party, chances are you’ll want a food item to offer to others to help celebrate.
A snack stadium is so easy to create and allows for so much variety, it can offer something for every guest to enjoy.
A snack stadium is also a low cost way to build a beautiful centerpiece that doubles as an appetizer or dessert.
This snack stadium is not only easy to set up (in under 5 minutes), but it makes cleanup a breeze as well. All you have to do to disassemble the stadium is empty the containers and fold up the turf. That’s it!
And you can create and recreate this snack stadium over and over again, which means you can enjoy it year after year at your game day parties!
Other Super Bowl snack ideas you’ll enjoy
If you are looking for some delicious recipe ideas to use in your snack stadium, check out these easy & nutritious ideas that your guests will love!