Today’s post, “How to build the Ultimate Snack Stadium”, a DIY snack stadium for the big game, with products purchased from Walmart. Don’t be confused. You are still on Revi’s Foodography only. With the big game just around the corner, instead of just posting simple recipes, thought of sharing something today which is much more fun. While I have made all kinds of snacks and foods so far at home, building a whole snack stadium is certainly something new to me. I was however, up to the challenge, since I knew that it would be interesting to do, as well as a step by step tutorial will help most of you folks out there. You can now surprise your family and friends by throwing a game day party with this snack stadium as the centerpiece.
Football season can just mean one thing for most of you folks. Huge parties and snacking goes hand in hand along with the big game. While making snacks at home is fine, but certainly you don’t want to be spending time in the kitchen, while others are having fun. So we will focus on getting a head start much ahead of time to have all the prep work done, and on the d-day, all you have to do is serve up your snacks which you have already purchased.
We will split the the whole building process into 2 stages.
- Getting the infrastructure ready – You can do this well ahead of time and can reuse each time you have a party.
- Get your snacks and arrange them as you wish. – You can easily do this on the day of the party.
Without much further delay, let’s get our hands dirty and start building.
– First and foremost, we will have to select a container which we will use as the field. I chose a 13′ X 9′ baking sheet which appeared perfect to me.
– Once you have the field taken care of, we will have to find a box which is just right for your stadium. The size of the box should obviously be larger than your field. And the size would also depend on how big a party you are having. Since I did not find the right size box readily available, I chose a 18′ X 18′ X 24′ moving box from Walmart.
– I then removed one side of the moving box. Cut and taped the remaining sides to form a 24′ X 18′ X 8′ box.
– Then cut 4 strips of a thin cardboard. Two of them will measure 13.5′ and the other two measuring 9.5′. Tape these 4 strips together to form kind of a wall around the baking sheet (field).
– Now, we will move on to making the stairs for the stadium. Cut 7 strips of cardboard measuring 24′. Tape them all together. Then fold them in the shape of stairs and stick L-shaped cardboard pieces to make the stairs hold their shape. Repeat the same for making stairs for the remaining 3 sides of the stadium.
– Tape all the 4 stairs to the wall we built in the earlier step. It should now look as seen below.
– Now, go ahead and cut 4 cardboard pieces as shown in the pic. These are needed to hold the stairs in their place. Using a quick fix glue, I pasted these 4 cardboard along 4 edges of the stadium box.
– You can now place the stairs into the box and use glue and tape to fix it in place. Whatever you have done is just one time effort and you can easily reuse each time you have a party.
– Optionally, you can stick colored paper to make your stadium more attractive. I chose to use white paper to make my stadium look bright.
You can now put aside the stadium built until the game day. On the day of the party, you can make a quick visit to the nearby Walmart store to buy all the snacks you need.
-> What is a party without some chips and salsa ? You can help yourself with some TOSTITOS® Scoops, TOSTITOS® Original and TOSTITOS® Chunky Salsa to dip them into. I chose to use the salsa on the field and the chips as the fans. If you are planning to visit the Walmart @ marketplace blvd, both the chips and salsa would be available on aisle 21.
-> Why not something for your sweet tooth ? You can pick a Skittles® XL 41 oz pack which would be just perfect for a party. And along with that SNICKERS® FUN SIZE® Variety 35 oz pack surely sounds like fun. I used the Skittles® for decorations and the SNICKERS® as fans. If you are planning to visit the Walmart @ marketplace blvd, both these would be available on aisle 13.
-> Last but not least, don’t forget to purchase your drinks. You don’t have to look beyond a Pepsi™ 12 oz. 12 pack or a Pepsi™ 20 oz. bottle. It should be sufficient to satisfy everyone. If you are planning to visit the Walmart @ marketplace blvd, both these would be available at the way end of the store where all drinks are kept.
- Finally, it is party time after reaching home. You can use your wildest imagination to decorate your stadium and serve up all those tasty snacks you had purchased. I used :-
- Guacamole and Salsa for the field.
- Sour cream for the lines.
- Soup sticks for the goal.
- Grape tomato and olive as players.
- Almond as ball.
- All snacks were the fans.
- SNICKERS® + Skittles® for lights.
Lets have a close look at what I have come up with.
Let me know, how you liked my idea for making the ultimate snack stadium. Do you have other wonderful ideas ? Share them below in the comments. You can also, check out here for more recipes and snack stadium ideas.
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