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While I love entertaining, on most days it’s just me and BAE chilling on our sectional fighting over the remote and the middle seat. Same goes for Football Sundays, expect this past this week, I teamed up with Seagram’s Escapes to throw a football-inspired party…for two! Instead of packing up the car, I emulated the fun of Sundays at the stadium right in our own home.


So how did I do it? Here’s six quick tips to help you plan your game day party.


#1. Do enlist help!

Make it a team effort. For us, it’s date night. Cooking together has become our newest pastime, but I admit that sometimes I usually let him cook and I taste everything.

But whether it’s just the two of you or a bunch of your closest friends, have everyone help you get started by tackling the little stuff. My boyfriend did all of the prep (since I promised to cook) by getting all of the ingredients and decorations we needed for the party.

Seagrams Colorful Kickoff Guac

#2. Don’t try to be a “Top Chef”

I think I’ve confessed this plenty of times. I am no cook. I’m barely the sous chef, but I do like to eat so I have figured out how to make quick and easy eats that don’t require me to change my degree to culinary arts.

Guest what I learned? Guacamole is SO easy to make. If you’re like me and only bought guacamole, right now would be a great time to stop doing that. Seriously! I didn’t realize how ridiculously easy it is. It’s just a few avocados and whatever else you want to use to season it.

Here’s my guac recipe:

2 avocados
1 ripe tomato
1 finely chopped onion
1 lime (juiced)
1 clove garlic (minced)
Salt & pepper and jalapenos to taste

Directions: Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.

#3. Do not forget the pre-party snacks.

Planning any party can be a huge undertaking. So I like to calm my nerves and anxiety with pre-party snacks. It can be munching on veggies or chips but you’re going to need a little motivation to get through the prep time.

#4. Do decorate!

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This is where you get to be Patty, the party planner extraordinaire. Don’t cheat this step! Remember that party you went to and it was missing all of the fun, you don’t want to be that girl everyone gossips about. So go all out and head to your local party store and go crazy with the decorations.

Can you tell I was going for a turf theme? I wanted this little corner of our apartment to have a football concession stand feel. Cute, right!

#5. Don’t forget to have plenty of cocktails.

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Depending on how many guests you’ve invited make sure you have plenty of options. The Seagram’s Escapes Kickoff Party Pack cans turned out to be the perfect addition to my party and tasted amazing paired with my guacamole. They come in a variety of flavors, and if you are all about themes they can match your favorite team colors. I especially love the Jamaican Me Happy! PLUS…this eliminates having to wash dishes at the end of the night.

#6. Repeat tip #1

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If you’ve got good friends, your home won’t be too messy when they leave. But to make post game clean-up easier have guests use paper plates, plastic utensils and again…your Seagram’s Escapes Kickoff Party Pack will save you at least 30 minutes of dish washing! If you are the girl whose not really into paper utensils, purchase paper supplies that compliment your football theme!

Hopefully once you plan your Football Sunday, I’ll get an invite! And when you do you’re going to need some libations so be sure to enter to win a colorful party package perfect for football season! Enter to win here.

Find all these delicious flavors here: And be sure to follow Seagram’s Escapes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Disclaimer: Although this post was sponsored by Seagram’s Escapes #ColorfulKickOff, all opinions are my own. 



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  1. June 17, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    This is an awesome guide! Planning a party can certainly get a little stressful at times, but if you put in all the right work and prep time, the results will be totally worth it! Nicely done! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  2. January 25, 2017 / 1:37 am

    I’m planning for a football party on this weekend. With these food, game and decorating ideas, it’s game on!
    Thanks for your nice guide!

  3. August 29, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Great guide! There are some really simple dishes out there that are still so delicious that your guests will believe you slaved away in the kitchen for hours. And combined with simple cocktails and paper supplies, clean-up will be a breeze. Thanks for sharing!

  4. November 7, 2017 / 3:29 am

    I totally agree that if you are not a cook, you should not make something really complicated for the girls’ party! My friends and I have decided to organize it for our mutual friend who has a birthday soon, and we want to make a football-styled party for her! We will not try our best to cook, but I want that we find some special gift for her as a rare football card or so as she is crazy about football!

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