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Super Bowl Party Food Idea: How to Build a Snackadium!

If you’re a football lover – or even just a party lover who looks for any reason to entertain, even when you don’t know a thing about football {*cough, cough* talking about me here! Lol.} – you’ll love this super fun, super impressive – yet I promise still super simple! – football party food. Check it out….

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“The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.” – Phyllis Diller

A couple weeks ago, I was searching Pinterest for some super cool Superbowl party food idea. And I came across a picture of a stadium made of snacks, which led me to the uh-MAY-zing The Snackadium site is filled to the top with fun food ideas – but it’s not filled with many instructions. So – I’ll show you how to build your own Snackadium! Awesome, right?

Building a Snackadium

“Half this game is ninety percent mental.” – Danny Ozark, Philadelphia Phillies manager.

Start with either a cookie sheet, {ignore that I used our super duper old one for this project, lol} or a foil baking sheet if you want something disposable – this is going to become your field. You could also use a thicker baking pan, if you wanted to make a 7-layer dip, instead of just the basics like I did. I started with the center section – and used Wholly Guacamole {the best kind evah!} for the playing field. My secret to making the lines nice and even is to use kabob sticks – those type that you get at Walmart in the BBQ section. Outline your “field” with sticks, and fill in with guacamole. Once you have it full – fill your other sides with salsa, and then nacho cheese. You can cover the sticks with the dips, and you won’t even see them. To finish your field, scoop a bunch of sour cream into a plastic sandwich baggie, snip off a tiny end, and pipe it out like frosting to draw lines on your field. Now you’ve got your football field – Easy peasy, right?

fun foods for superbowl

“I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” – Nancie J. Carmody

Next you want to build your goal posts. We used a package of pepperoni sticks – so good. As you can see in the picture, I used toothpicks to hold the pieces together. To get them to fit together tightly, you can push a spoon against the outside edge, to keep the toothpick from poking out through. Then cut a big square of cheese for the base, and attach it with another toothpick. Done!

Rice Krispies Treat - Big one

“The NFL, like life, is full of idiots.” – Randy Cross

For the outside wall of the Snack Stadium we used Rice Krispies Treats cut into squares, and held together with more toothpicks. I tried using homemade ones, but they were too soft. The store bought type worked MUCH better! And just one treat sheet gave me enough pieces to go all the way around, with a bit leftover.

Superbowl party platter

“I’ve been big ever since I was little.” – William Perry, Former Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle

Now you’re ready to assemble the stadium! You’ve got your playing field filled with dips, the Rice Krispies walls are ready to assemble, and your pepperoni goals are built. So – start putting together the wall all around your field, as large as you want to make it. Use a toothpick in between each Rice Krispies Square to keep it together. Then, fill the space in between the field and the wall with chips. {Another great idea that I saw was to add hot dogs all around that inside edge, to keep the chips from falling into the dips – so smart!} Then, put your goal posts in. You’re almost done!

Superbowl Party Foods

“The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I’ve ever seen that I didn’t have to clean.” – Erma Bombeck

One last piece – You have to make the football players! We used hot dogs cut into little pieces, and topped them with tiny cheese helmets. I’ve also seen little smokies as players, and Fritos corn chips as helmets. You could get really creative and use those tubes of cookie decorating icing to color the helmets to match the teams too. Put your players on the field – and bam! You’ve just built yourself a Snackadium.

Cool Superbowl Party Idea

“I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that.” – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver

Totally fun, right? It was actually a lot simpler to build then I thought it would be. If you want to check out more fun football party ideas, check out my Football Party Ideas board on Pinterest. And for more Snack Stadium inspiration – visit and check out the Snackopolis! Wow.

Do you have a fun football idea to share?

I’d LOVE to see your fun food ideas too – if you’ve posted a cool project, leave me a link in the comments so that I can check it out. Or stop by and visit me on Facebook, and post a picture of your creation! I love to see what you guys come up with! Also – See the sweet version: The Snickers Snackadium!

“You’ve got a goal in life. I’ve got a goal. Now all we need is a football team. ” – Groucho Marx



  1. Meagan, that is seriously pin-worthy!

  2. I just tweeted this out to Boston…you know we’re getting ready for the big superbowl here! :)

  3. This is AMAZING. Great job. I really want to eat the field.

  4. OMG I love that!!!!

  5. This is so awesome! Not sure where I am going for Superbowl this year, but I am making it and bringing it over!

  6. Are the chips then just sitting on the table?? anything underneath them?

    • Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

      Hi Bree!

      I forgot to even address that part, lol! What we did, was set it up on our big kitchen island. So we used a great non-toxic disinfectant cleaner on top, and just set the chips on the counter around the tray of dip, and inside of the Rice Krispies Treat wall. We were only setting up as a trial run, to figure out how to build it, and ate it for dinner :) But – if you were setting up somewhere that might be harder to clean, you could simply take sheets of tin foil and cut them to fit underneath where your chips would go. I think finding a tray big enough to fit under it all would be touch, so foil or wax paper would be the easiest fix! You can also visit the site for more ideas – there are some CRAZY creations on there!!

      And when we do this again on Superbowl Sunday, I’ll add an updated pic of our “finished” creation!

  7. I’m stopping by from Stumble Tumble Tuesday and just stumbled you, and pinned you – great post! My post is

  8. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I’m stopping by from Stumble Tumble Tuesday and just stumbled you — My post is — Thanks :)

  9. This is awesome! Great job!

  10. OMG, that is genius!

  11. This is definitely a creative way of displaying your snacks! I have been wanting to stick with healthy snacks from some great recipes I found off of this list >

    I definitely think I could make it work though where I create a similar snackadium :) thanks for the inspiration!

  12. This is absolutely amazing!! And I love the football quotes throughout your post! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  13. I love your posting. Great idea! I am visiting from BSN. Be sure to stop by when you get a chance. ~ Quida

  14. WOW!!!

  15. How fun!! And yummy food too, not weird stuff someone would never eat. LOL!
    Thanks so much for sharing for Delicious Dish Tuesday! We’d love it if you’d add the button or link to one of the hosts, and please please keep sharing more great recipes! =)

  16. I’ve seen a lot of these around, but you’re right, very few instructions on how to actually assemble one. You made it look easy!

    • Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

      Thanks – And it actually is pretty easy! Much easier than I thought – and it’s so much fun :)


  18. Such a cute idea for Football parties!

  19. Awesome Meagan! I should try making one of these for game day next weekend ;)

  20. This is ah-mazing!!! Found it from the SoFab post and so glad I did! I host a football tailgate link party every Saturday and would so love to have you link it up! :)

  21. SUPER CUTE, Meagan!! Pinning!

  22. You are blowing me away with the creativity on this one! Awesome work Meagan!

  23. LOVE this!! One question: How did you get the ‘goal posts’ to stand up?? Thanks!

  24. I love this! I’m having my baby shower on Super Bowl Sunday and this is perfect! Maybe be the statement piece for the buffet table =)

  25. Jennifer @ Geek Chic Mama says

    By far the most eye-catching game day food I’ve seen. What an amazing focal point for the party food!

  26. Barb @ A Life in Balance says

    That looks amazing! I’m adding it to my Super Bowl Recipe post which I have on my site’s side bar.

    I’d love for you to share this Snackadium with my readers at my PInterest Foodie party where it will get pinned, and pinned again:

  27. Celebrate Woman says

    Very cool, Meagan!

  28. absolutely amazing, love it

  29. OH wow this is so fun! There are so many amazing football recipes out there right now and I love this site with even more ideas! thanks for sharing. :)

  30. Stumbled, g+, tweeted for you.


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