Getting Back into the Football Spirit with a Homegating Party! #KHGametime

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Bring on the college football!

It’s been several years since my family were avid college football fans, but now that we’ve moved back to Provo, Utah–our alma mater–we’re “true blue through and through” once again.

This season BYU started out with a bang! The most amazing Hail Mary I’ve ever seen! BYU was down by 1 point to Nebraska. Tanner Mangum, just off his 2 year mission for the LDS church, in as back-up quarterback, threw the ball with zero seconds left on the clock.

The receiver caught it right on the goal line!

It is never too late to get back into the college football spirit. The games are entertaining, and it is a great way to connect with family and friends. I thought it would be fun to plan a little tailgating party at home–a “homegating party”, if you will.

I planned a totally fun meal and then headed to Walmart to get all my supplies. I usually prefer to shop at Walmart when planning parties and get-togethers because I can do all my shopping in just one stop.

While I will give you a tiny hint, I won’t reveal the awesome recipe I created for our little “homegating party”. I’ll save that for another blog post. You’ll just have to stay tuned. 😉

Kings Hawaiian rolls and buns

At Walmart, I picked up some King’s Hawaiian buns. Again, I’m not going to reveal my recipe yet, but I will tell you that the King’s Hawaiian buns are an integral part of the meal. I’ve had never tried King’s Hawaiian buns before, but I LOVE their rolls. ♪Heaven, I’m in heaven!♫ (If you’ve never tried their rolls before, you’re really missing out.) Then I filled my cart with the rest of my supplies and was on my way.

Kings Hawaiian hamburger buns

Here are a few things to take into consideration when planning your Game Time Party or Homegating Party:

  1. Decide what kind of event you’re going to host. Will you be throwing an all out party with all the “frills” (can I say “frills” in connection with football??), a tailgating party, a “homegating party”, or just an informal “shindig”?
  2. Consider your audience. If you’re going to be hosting mostly guys, you can skip all the pinteresty, cutsey decor and focus on the good eats. If you’re going to be hosting families with kids some fun football themed decor, games, and foam footballs would be cool.
  3. Food! Don’t skimp on the good food. Games can be really long. If you’re watching at home, plan for the equivalent of a full meal. Some people are picky eaters so make sure you pick up a classic, like the King’s Hawaiian buns I used, that everyone is sure to like.
  4. Consolidate your shopping. If your time is valuable, and perhaps even scarce as mine seems to be, choose a store where you can get everything you need in just one stop. I mentioned above that this is why I shop at Walmart for events like this. I can get hit Walmart, get everything I need, and save on both gas and time.

For more great tips make sure you check out entertaining and lifestyle expert, Courtney Whitmore’s tips for great game day entertaining.

Visit for savings on King’s Hawaiian rolls and to find amazing game day recipes!

Finally, make sure you check out my Game Time Must-Haves Pinterest board for more great Game Day ideas!  If you have a great game time how-to or recipe, leave me the link below so I can add it to my board. 🙂

Have a great game day!


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.