Whether you’re a huge sports fan, or just there for the snacks, a game-day viewing party is a fun way to gather with friends. There are plenty of ways to do it—a BBQ bash, a high-energy tailgate, or a low-key house party – no matter how you’re getting together, you’re going to want to be prepared to feed a crowd. These tips can help you throw the ultimate game day watch party!
Grilled Summer Sausage
Looking for a new game day snack to win over the crowd? Grill up some summer sausage! It’s simple…slice up our famous Signature Beef Summer Sausage and toss it on the grill (or grill pan, if there’s a weather delay). Serve it up with your favourite sauce—we like it with Sweet Hot Mustard—and you’re ready to go!
Game Day Queso
What’s better than warm, cheesy queso with summer sausage? Load up this classic dip with our hearty, protein-packed beef summer sausage, or Spicy & Savoury Beef Summer Sausage if you like more heat. Serve with corn chips, carrot sticks, or crackers to finish off the dish.
Or, for a savoury cheese dip with no assembly required, try our Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Spread. It’s smooth and creamy, which makes it perfect for dipping veggies, crackers, or chips.
Serve up summer sausage nachos for a game day crowd-pleaser! We’ve loaded ours up with all of our favourite Hickory Farms flavours, including our Farmhouse Cheddar and Jalapeño Cheddar Blend. Top it all off with some fresh diced tomatoes and sliced jalapeños and you’re ready to party!
If you’re firing up the grill, make sure you have plenty of toppings on hand so everyone can create their own custom burger. Try our Smoked Cheddar Blend or Smoked Gouda Blend for an ooey-gooey, savoury upgrade. Top of your burger or hotdog with Sweet Hot Mustard for a zesty kick, or Sriracha Mustard for those who like it hot! A burger bar can add a little fun and a lot of flavor to any gathering or tailgate.
If you’re serving a lot of snacks, the best way to make sure guests can grab some without missing any of the action is to arrange everything so it’s easy to serve and enjoy. Pre-slice meats and cheeses and place on a cheeseboard or platter for an effortless and delicious appetizer. Pour smaller snacks like chips and nuts into a bowl ahead of time and have serving utensils for dips and desserts at the ready so guests can load up their plates and hustle back to the couch.
For a heartier game day spread, try adding a few of our protein-packed favorites to the table. Serve kebabs made with our summer sausage, cheese, and sliced veggies on skewers. Or, make a big serving of grab-and-go appetizers like deviled eggs (made with our famous Sweet Hot Mustard, of course) and arrange on a platter.
Get all your game-day favourites and gifts to get the party started at hickoryfarms.ca!