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Come see how easy it is to create a DIY snack stadium for your game day celebration!
Building plans and free stadium decoration printables are included in this post.
Its playoff time and excitement is in the air! We love to have people over to watch games and cheer on our favorite teams.
What does every football party need? Great friends and great food.
We host a Super Bowl Party each year, so I decided to celebrate with my own DIY snack stadium.
How to Build a Snack Stadium
When I sat down to design the snack stadium, I was not sure what size to make it.
I realized that size hinged on the materials I used. I considered wood, but that would make for a heavy stadium and require painting.
You all know that I am a simple kind of gal, so I wanted my stadium to be easy.
I decided to use white foam boards. They are light, easy to cut and make for easy storage.
The standard size of a foam board is 20″ x 30″, so I knew my size limits. I grabbed some graph paper and started designing.
While you could design your own stadium, why don’t you just follow my directions? I am happy to share with you!
DIY Snack Stadium for Super Bowl
Free Snackadium Football Decorations
I began thinking of how I wanted to decorate the snack stadium. There is a large printer that makes 11″ x 17″ prints that I have access to, so I created large graphics.
I decided to cut them in half so that they can be printed on a standard printer.
I am offering both the 11″ x 17″ and 8.5″ x 11″ graphics as a free download at the bottom of this post so that you can print and decorate your own stadium.
What to put in a Snack Stadium
Here is how I filled my stadium:
- I created Skittles Candy Bark and placed it in the end zone. (recipe below)
- I opened a jar of salsa and placed it in the middle of the sidelines. Tortilla chips filled the space on each side of the salsa.
- I opened a jar of queso and placed it to the other side of the stadium flanked by scoopable chips.
- Candies were put in the corners.
- Bottles of soda were placed on the outside corners of the stadium.
- Football players were created with mini chocolate candies and soft taffy candies. I unwrapped red and yellow soft taffy candies and microwaved them for about 3 seconds to soften. I cut each in half, rolled each into a little round helmet shape, and place on top of unwrapped the chocolate. The helmets stuck to the chocolate as it hardened.
Skittles Bark Recipe
White Candy Melts
Melt the package of white candy melts according to the package directions.
Pour the melted candy onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or a silicone liner.
Generously sprinkle the Skittles onto the bark.
Place in refrigerator to harden.
Break into small pieces to create the bark.
My kids loved the Skittle bark! I like how it looked like fans sitting in the endzone of my snack stadium.
This DIY snack stadium was a lot of fun to make. I can’t wait to use it at our Big Game party!
- 3 pieces of 20" x 30" foam board
- white utility tape
- snack stadium decorations (link in instructions)
- clear tape or glue
- baker's twine
- wooden skewers
- toy goal posts and ball
- snacks to fill the stadium
- large straight edge
- utility knife
Download and print the Snackadium printables.
Using your straight edge, mark the pattern on the foam board. You need the following pieces:
- A (2) 11" x 3" (inside end zone)
- B (2) 18" x 3" (inside sideline)
- C (2) 11" x 6" (outsize end zone)
- D (2) 18" x 6" (outside sideline)
- E (8) half of 4" x 6" (diagonal supports)
- F (4) 6" x 6" (outside corners)
- optional: X1 (4) half of 2" x 4" (inside brace for end zone)
- optional: X2 (2) 11" x 5" (inside platform for end zone)
Using your utility cutter carefully cut out the foam stadium pieces along the marked lines.
Cut out stadium decorations.
Assemble your snack stadium as follows:
- Attach pieces A & C to form the inside walls of the stadium.
- Attach pieces E to each corner.
- Attach pieces B & D to create the outside walls of the stadium.
- Attach pieces F to the outside corners to finish off the stadium structure.
- Optional: Attach pieces X1 & X2 for inside platform if desired. We had to trim these slightly for them to fit.
I used white utility tape along the edges to hold them together. I put it together with small pieces of tape and then went back and used bigger pieces of tape to make the corner edges nicer.
Decorate your snack stadium. I attached the pennants to baker's twine and strung it between skewers stuck into the outside edge.
Add your snacks and party!
Keep and reuse this Football Snack Stadium year after year!
Just change the snacks. See how I reused it here.