This post was sponsored by P&G, Family Dollar, and blue chip marketing, however, all thoughts and opinions are strictly my own. I never recommend a product that I wouldn’t personally use for myself or my family. 


It’s football season! One of the things I enjoy most about football season is the opportunity to get family and friends together for a football party. Being from Pittsburgh, we are obviously having Steelers football parties!

Having these parties is such a great way to keep in touch with our family and friends. Many of our friends have kids, and with three kids of our own, it can be hard to coordinate schedules. So, when we do have the time to get together we take advantage of it! A great party requires some planning, though, and these tips can help you make the most of your party — while still staying sane!


Do One Stop Shopping (Ready!)

Plates, napkins, drinks, cleaning supplies, AND decorations? You can get all of these things in one place — Family Dollar! Family Dollar offers name brand products at a great value. Looking for game day foods such as Pepsi, Lays, Tostitos, Doritos, or Chewy Granola? Family Dollar makes it easy for you to get in, get out, and get back to what matters most: spending time with your family and friends on Game Day.


Clean Smart, Not Harder (Set!)

I know that when I am having company over, I am cleaning for days. I’m making sure all the laundry is done and put away, furniture is dusted, and dishes are washed. And guess what? Family Dollar carries everything you need to get your house in tip-top shape! The best part is that many of these products help make your cleaning job easier. Swiffer makes both sweepers and dusters to keep your floors and furniture clean, Febreze keeps the house smelling nice, and of course Bounty paper towels help clean up any spills (which with kids are pretty much inevitable!).

Have a Great Time (Party!)

Of course you probably want to do a little bit of decorating before your party, but of course you don’t want to spend a fortune. For money savvy party planners like me, you are in luck! You can print out this fun Welcome Banner that you can display at your home as well as some fun team pennants. 

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Download the pennants HERE.

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Download the customizable banner HERE.

The welcome banner is customizable so you can add whatever you would like to it!

If you are like us and are having kids at your party you might want to think ahead for some activities for the kids to do. For our party I went online ahead of time and printed out some Steelers helmet coloring pages. I made several copies so all of the kids could have one. You could even pick up some little prizes when you are at Dollar General and hold a coloring contest! 


There are other teams available other than the Steelers in both the coloring pages as well as the pennants, but seriously, who would NOT want a Steelers printable? 😉

Are you ready for a GIVEAWAY?

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As something special for my readers, I am giving away a $25 Family Dollar gift card as well as a prize pack which includes Bounty paper towels, Dawn dish soap, and a sample of Tide Pods to one lucky winner. You can use the gift card to grab all the P&G and Pepsi products you need to host your own touchdown-worthy party!

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Winner will be chosen at random through and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!


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  1. Mostly by getting some sleep the night before so we’re up for the early games lol We try to have snacks and something easy for dinner so no one has to be in the kitchen during any game 🙂

  2. Prepare for game day? We don’t watch the games, usually, but if we did, I’d be sure to have plenty of snacks on hand, and I would make my famous sloppy joes.

  3. We find the snacks and/or ingredients a day or two ahead of time and prepare the food the night before. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I first get it snacks ready and get everyone in places. The game is one and it silent in our house. Thanks for this awesome sweep 🙂

  5. We make things ahead that can be served cold or reheated in the microwave.
    A week ahead we go to Family Dollar to buy snacks paper plates and napkins.
    thank you

  6. We don’t do any preparing for game day. My husband just puts the game on, and we just go about doing what we normally do.

  7. I like college football – given I now live in Ann Arbor (home of the “Big House”) and previously lived in Austin (Hook’em Horns) – so preparing for a big football game day is easy when you feel the electricity in the air. You just want to make sure you shop BEFORE the big day b/c traffic on game day is insane

  8. We invite all of our family and friends over to watch the game, purchase a variety of chips, dips and drinks and well as making othe appetizers such as hot wings and mini tacos.


  9. We don’t normally have people over for game day and just watch by ourselves. I generally get the living room and read a book while watching the highlights as they happen.

  10. I put something on the slow cooker and make sure we have snacks and drinks. We make football an all day thing. We watch college football.

  11. I make some homemade munchies, turn on the TV with the surround sound going, and cheer my Steelers (or Panthers) on!

  12. Get all the fixins, nachos, chips, hot dogs, hamburgers etc. Invite family and friends over and yell at the tv all day 🙂

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