Don’t fumble the appetizers for the big game

(BPT) – This year’s big game day may be quite different than previous ones, but that shouldn’t stop you from going all-out with your appetizers. Tasty snacks and sports go hand in hand, so use this event to score a touchdown using bite-sized finger foods!

Huddle up and try something new

Special occasions — especially iconic annual sporting events — are a great time to try new foods. The key is finding delicious snacks that please your home audience without having to spend overtime in the kitchen.

So, where do you start? The food aisle is packed with unexpected on-trend options, including SeaPak Lobster & Shrimp Bites — the perfect crowd-pleaser for your significant other, kids or roommates.

The biggest advantage to frozen foods is they’re usually light on prep. SeaPak Lobster & Shrimp Bites can be quickly cooked up in your air fryer or oven, giving you plenty of time to catch the game in real time. In fact, frozen foods often cost less and can be stored for a longer amount of time, giving you lots of versatility and a great price point so you can choose several types of food without busting your budget.

Create a football food-fest to remember

In these unprecedented times, it’s important to know that while we can’t all be together in person, the game day spirit is just as fun, exciting and spirited as it is any other year. The key to a good time is getting creative about how you huddle.

Zoom and other video conferencing platforms provide an easy way to see loved ones’ faces (and also show off your significant food prep skills). So why not host an appetizer competition with your sports-loving family, friends and colleagues?

Start things off by making your own dipping sauces for your game day spread. SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp and a homemade cocktail sauce is one perfect pairing, while lobster bites and a lemon- or mustard-based dip are also sure to score points. Find the right dipping sauce to enhance your crunchy, savory seafood bites, and whip up something kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy.

Top everything off with football-inspired decor, plates and napkins to add an extra layer of fun to the festivities.

Charcuterie boards for the win

The charcuterie board, a huge spread of meats, cheeses and even sauces on one big plate or platter, has been popular for centuries. More recently, however, foodies have taken the traditional charcuterie board and created their own versions, using everything from pancakes to desserts to — you guessed it — seafood.

A charcuterie board featuring popcorn shrimp works as an instant fan favorite for adults and kids alike, and a dipping board jam-packed with other crunchy finger foods makes an all-day snack that runs out the clock. Make your seafood-themed charcuterie board the culinary centerpiece of your sporting celebration.

On the big game day, the sky’s the limit for food-focused creativity. Gather with the people in your household, and make this year’s football extravaganza the one everyone loves and remembers!