How to build a Super Bowl snack stadium #Do It Yourself#party#snacks January 27 2014 | Guest post by Ms. Are'ite Soon, 'Mericans everywhere will cheer on their spandex-clad warriors while eating fried food and drinking beer! If you're hosting this seasonal celebration, why not take it to a whole new level and build a Super Bowl snack stadium? (Come on, do you love 'Merica or not?) It can seem daunting, I know, but I found some cheats to make the construction a little less labor intensive. Here's what I did: Bankers boxes: I used a total of 22. (Eight on each long side, three on each shorter side.) Super glue the boxes together. Cut and connect four aluminum foil pans (together, they are approximately 34" long x 14" wide). Hand-cut old styrofoam packaging, so you have rounded edges. Add cardboard strips to the top four sides of the stadium. Then I added red-check basket buddies to line the (s)eating areas. Finally, I used craft paper to wrap the exterior the first year, then this year just re-skinned the snack stadium with our home team — the Seattle Seahawks. If you have room on your table, you can make the "parking lot" with mini chocolates bars. You can either be an incredibly generous host and fill the stadium yourself, or feel free to use this stadium (s)eating chart so that your guests can pick which "seating area" is theirs to fill. Then snack away, and enjoy the game! UPDATE: Check out all the tips and tricks I learned for having created a Snack Stadium three years in a row. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Ms. Are'ite The Are'ite household is based in Seattle, WA and lives by, "A normal life is a wasted life." http://alilcurious.com PREVIOUS How to feel safe participating in online communities NEXT How the Fuck-Off Fairy helped me fight fat-shaming Show/Hide comments [ 24 ] And this is why Offbeat Homies are awesome. Reply This is all sorts of amazing. What kinda snacks did you fill it with? The center foil trays looks like they have a full football pitch in them. Reply Yes, I'd be very curious to know how you filled your own eaiting chart. More details, MOAR! Reply This is incredible! And, just like in childhood, broccoli stalks make for adorable trees. Reply I'm not a football fan, but that is a seriously impressive party centerpiece. Well done! It looks both amazing and delicious. Reply I admit, growing up, as someone who doesn't care about football, the Super Bowl was just an awesome excuse to eat a lot. We always had a ton of veggies and dip, so really my indulgence wasn't all bad… Reply I don't watch the superbowl, but this is sure making me wish I did! It's the cutest!!! Maybe I could make a Quidditch stand instead… Reply One section would definitely have to be filled with Bertie Botts beans 😀 Reply Parking lot full of Ford Anglias. Reply BRA-vo!!! This is amazing! I don't watch football, but somehow the Buffalo Bills game in Toronto has become part of my extended family's holiday tradition in December. I am going to blow them away next year! Reply Seriously awesome. I don't like football but I am pro-snacks all the way. Reply This is amazing! Look at that detail: blimp overheard, lights, and what appear to be jerky goalposts! I wouldn't have wanted to ruin it by eating from it. Reply These are all over the internet. I love them! I like the bankers boxes idea! Very cool! I'm trying to determine a good dip for the field if you don't like guacamole. Bleccchhh avocados!! Reply Spinach artichoke? Or once I made surprisingly green hummus by just adding some spinach. (I definitely go to football parties for the friends and the food.) Reply Green goddess dressing, or maybe dyed green french onion dip. Reply Seven-layer dip with shredded lettuce on top? Just omit the guac layer. 😉 I did last Halloween because of bad avocados and no time to replace them. The dip was just as good. Reply I also want to say how glad I am that someone else doesn't eat avocado. Mine's for a food allergy, so I just look at them and think "The pain! It burns!" I have a huge aversion to anything with avocados. Reply Or: I've had soy-bean hummus dip stuff once that looked like guacamole. I assume that it was made similar to hummus but with soy beans instead, but it was at a restaurant so I really can't say. Anyway, as someone without an avacado-aversion, I was actually a little disappointed when I bit into it although it was mighty tasty. 😉 Reply I can't get over the cute little cars in the "parking lot" – the best! Reply Thanks, everyone! The center field is guacamole. Other snacks in the stadium are taquitos, quesadillas, pronto pups, veggies, chips, pizza, corn dogs, wings, cold cuts, cheese, onion rings, jalepeno poppers… Last year we filled it ourselves . This year, we're letting our guests "sponsor" sections. Also – we are in the process of re-skinning the stadium this year to reflect our home team – Seattle Seahawks. (Nothing against the Broncos! Denver is my second home!) If you want to see what the new stadium looks like, follow us on Facebook – I'll be posting pix soon! https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Lil-Curious/213537535452495 Reply YEAH – 12th MAN!! Also: those snacks sound absolutely amazing! Reply oh my gosh, the parking lot too! Love it! ps – go hawks! Reply Sorry – just one more shoutout for the Goodyear blimp. I mean, how cool is that?! Reply This is a great tutorial. I used the Serious Eats guide (http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/01/how-to-build-an-edible-stadium-super-bowl-party-guacamole-field.html?ref=search ) last year to fulfill my dream of making a guacamole football stadium. It was a beautiful thing. And delicious! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.