25+ Super Bowl Party Platter Ideas That Will Win on Game Day

Feed your game day crowd with a show-stopping party platter.

Published January 12, 2023
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Get your Super Bowl party guests in game mode with a winning food spread. A game day party platter gives guests the fuel they need to cheer their team on all day long, so give them the food line up they crave. With classic football viewing party delectables or new twists on old favorites, your Super Bowl party platter will set you up for becoming the party host MVP.

Bring Trending Charcuterie to Your Game Day

Charcuterie boards have found their way to the top of menus for dinner parties and friend gatherings. Create a Super Bowl charcuterie spread that will have all your guests reaching for the first bite.

Arrange Meats & Cheeses Like a Football

Making a charcuterie board look festive for game day is as easy as placing your meats and cheeses in a football shape on the board. Arrange your meats in the center, maintaining the oblong shape even in the middle. Outline your football shape with cheeses, crackers, fruit, nuts, and pickles. Add a few strips of cheese on the top of your meat center to complete your football.

Make a Super Bowl Charcuterie Box

Large pastry and cake boxes are a great way to keep your charcuterie fresh and easy to take to a party. Arrange your elements tightly in the box to keep things from moving too much. The disposable box also makes this feast easy to give away and clean up when it's emptied.

Create a Mediterranean Spread

Vegan Hummus Snack Platter Vertical

If you're looking to add some variety to your charcuterie line up, look for distinctly Mediterranean elements. Set out a selection of pita, grapes, artichokes, hummus, feta, beets, cucumbers, falafel, tomatoes, and olive oil for drizzling.

Serve a Brunch Board

If guests are arriving early in the day, give them a brunch board for snacking. Fill your board with pancakes, bacon, breakfast pastries, bagels with spreads, fresh fruit, and yogurt. Don't forget some coffee or mimosas on the side.

Whip Up a Viral Butter Board

Butter boards are a decadent and social media famous take on the classic charcuterie. Spread your favorite butters across the board and fill in spaces with bread, crackers, and plenty of garnishes for an appetizing pre-game snack.

Give Guests a Taste of Italy

An Italian charcuterie platter will feel elegant yet hearty on your game day table. Start with salami, pepperoni, and prosciutto. Add Caprese salad and parmesan and romano cheeses. Don't forget plenty of bread and a selection of olives.

Make Your Charcuterie Mini

Partygoers will love to have their own mini board stocked with all the charcuterie classics. Use small platters, plates, or wooden boards to serve your guests handheld charcuterie boards they aren't required to share with anyone.

Fill Your Platter With Seasonal Selections

Most charcuterie boards have a small selection of fruit and vegetables. You can make the non-meat and non-cheese options the star of the show with seasonal produce thoughtfully placed on your board. Try seasonal favorites like broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, arugula, blood oranges, grapefruit, and even dried fruits like apricots and mango.

Add a Peanut Butter Twist

There are endless ways you can add interest to the classic charcuterie spread, and a peanut butter board will be an instant crowd favorite. Spread crunchy and creamy peanut butter alongside a selection of jams, crackers, chocolates, bananas, apples, and party peanuts. You can also swap peanut butter for almond butter, sun butter, or hazelnut spread.

Bring a Sweet Surprise

Buttercream boards are a sweet take on the classic charcuterie board choices, and party guests will love the indulgent option. Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry buttercream are a great base for your board. You can spread them with a spatula or go the fancy route by piping your buttercream on the board. Add cookies, brownies, fruit, angel food cake, and even a few salty options like pretzels and chips to dip in your sweet buttercream.

Curb Your Guests' Sushi Cravings

Overhead japanese sushi food

A sushi platter will make your game day a winner in everyone's book. Treat guests to sushi from the best restaurant around, or whip up your own selections by trying your hand at homemade sushi rolls. Make sure you include fan favorites like Philadelphia rolls, California rolls, and spicy tuna rolls.

Create a Crowd Pleasing Nacho Platter

Baked nachos with chili con carne Mexican food

Nachos are a classic Super Bowl snack, and there are countless variations to make your plate stand out. Show off your nacho building skills with a fun take on the irresistible half-time munchies.

Snack Until the Final Whistle

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Snack and grazing boards are a great way to offer a Super Bowl party platter to your guests with style. Create a snack spread that friends and family will find themselves drawn to even during the funniest commercials of the day.

Try a Sweet & Salty Variation

Offer everyone's favorite snack combination with a sweet and salty snack board. Combine pretzels, chips, nuts, and beef jerky with your favorite candies, small cookies, and bite-sized sweets for a perfectly satisfying plate of goodies.

Offer a Popcorn Platter

Popcorn is a must for any extended time in front of the television. Put together a large platter that offers plenty of popcorn possibilities. You can set your platter up with plain popcorn and offer toppings or popcorn seasoning shakers. You could also include popcorn variations like caramel corn, cheddar cheese popcorn, chocolate-covered popcorn, and the classic buttered popcorn.

Make a Nostalgic Snack Platter

Offer a plate of memories with a snack spread that includes all the best nostalgic treats of childhood. Try chocolate sandwich cookies, toaster pastries, fruit snacks, and a stack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to have guests reminiscing about the game days of years past.

Impress Guests With a Striking Veggie Platter

Directly Above Shot Vegetables With Dip Served In Tray

Vegetable platters don't have to be boring or plain. Crank your veggie game up a notch by adding more variation and some unexpected elements.

  • Try to include every color of the rainbow on your veggie platter for a beautiful display.
  • You can offer complementing elements like dips, spreads, and garnishes.
  • Add cheese or fruit to create interesting flavor profiles.
  • Think outside of the box with your selections by incorporating unique components like olives, figs, artichokes, and peas.
  • You can add even more ingredients to your veggie platter by serving a roasted veggie plate in place of a raw one.

Freshen Up Your Fruit Platter

Fruit Board

A fruit board can be just as enticing as a dessert platter if you pair the right fruits and dress things up a bit. Leveling up your fruit platter game will leave you with an empty plate by the end of game day rather than an abundance of leftover grapes.

  • Choose seasonal or local fruit to bring the best flavors to your fruit platter.
  • Place small fruits like blueberries and pomegranate seeds in ramekins or small bowls to save space on your platter and keep small items from rolling about.
  • Drizzle lemon juice to preserve fruits that spoil quickly after slicing like apples and pears.
  • Offer a complementing fruit dip like chocolate, caramel, or yogurt.
  • Provide an abundance of fan favorites like strawberries and pineapple, and garnish with fruit that offers more intense flavors like blackberries, kiwi, or cherries.
  • Create a citrus fruit platter for a refreshingly specific option. Cover your board with blood oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and kumquats.
  • Try an apple platter with all of your favorite apple types, like Granny Smith, Fuji, Honey Crisp, and McIntosh.

Offer a Light Option

Draw inspiration from your favorite salad bar and recreate the essence on a platter. Present a salad board that supplies plenty of greens, add-ins, textured toppings, and dressings so everyone can make the salad they love. You can even include pre-made salads that are heartier, like chicken salad, pasta salad, and potato salad.

Present Platters With Classic Super Bowl Flavors

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There are some snacks that guests always expect to see on the game day table. Make good on a promise to offer the classics by presenting them on a cleverly planned platter.

  • Set out a buffalo platter that includes all the best buffalo seasoned and sauced goodies like buffalo cauliflower, buffalo chicken dip, buffalo taquitos, and buffalo chicken bites.
  • A pizza platter will definitely receive cheers from the crowd. You can arrange small slices on a platter thoughtfully, or you can offer other items with a pizza twist all on one board like pizza bites, hot pizza dip, pizza pull apart bread, and pizza smashed potatoes.
  • Jalapeño poppers are a must at any Super Bowl party. Give the spice lovers a mouthwatering collection of classic jalapeño poppers, jalapeño egg rolls, bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and jalapeño popper pigs in a blanket.
  • Make Super Bowl Sunday just as fun as taco Tuesday. A taco platter with all the best taco toppings will certainly be the MVP of your game day table.
  • Soft pretzels are a versatile snack that guests can turn into a salty or sweet treat. Offer a platter of soft pretzels featuring a lineup of beloved dipping sauces like icing, chocolate, marinara sauce, mustard, nacho cheese, and caramel.
  • The best party food is the kind that's deep fried. Give your guests a guilty pleasure platter full of the best fried snacks like onion rings, mozzarella sticks, churros, and classic french fries.
  • Potatoes must be present at your Super Bowl gathering. Serve up all the variations on a platter, including twice-baked potatoes, tater tots, and even mashed potatoes if you like.

Upgrade the Classic Sandwich Platter

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Guests might expect to see a cold cut platter at your Super Bowl party. Get creative and give them an updated and elevated version of the party staple.

  • Choose meats and cheeses that complement each other well, making sure there's a mix of flavors and textures.
  • Use thinly sliced deli meats and cheeses so guests can pile on the flavor.
  • Switch up your bread offerings to include sourdough, croissant, and ciabatta for an elegant sandwich spread.
  • Take your deli platter to another level by serving up a selection of grilled cheeses with plenty of variations and sliced into fourths so guests are free to graze.
  • Upgrade the typical cold cuts to include burger patties, pulled pork, or hot dogs with all the sauces and toppings.

Keep Guests Satisfied With Hearty Meat Platters

Super Bowl parties are as much about the food as they are about the game, so make sure you're offering options that will satisfy the appetites of attendees. A platter full of protein will give guests the fuel they need to make it to half time and beyond.

  • A chicken tender platter will please even the pickiest eaters, and a variety of sauces will keep things flavorful.
  • There are endless possibilities for meatball flavors. Serve up a variety for your guests to snack on. Arrange bowls on your platter to contain all of your flavor-packed meatballs.
  • If you're planning to truly spoil your guests, a steak platter with various cuts, levels of internal temperature, and toppings like butter and steak sauce will certainly feel like a treat.
  • Skip the cooking and present a platter of your favorite fast food meats like fried chicken, chicken nuggets, burgers, and roast beef sandwiches.
  • Try a vegetarian "meat" platter that includes veggie burgers, cauliflower nuggets, and meatless takes on all the game day classics.

Be Daring With Dessert

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A large plate of dessert is the perfect way to wrap up your party snacking. Charm your friends and family with a dessert spread fit for the winning team.

Serve S'mores

You don't need a bonfire to enjoy a few s'mores. Set out a platter full of various graham crackers and marshmallows with all the best chocolate options for a fully customizable s'mores board guests will be eager to devour. You can also include chocolate peanut butter cups, marshmallow spread, and fruits to mix things up.

Bring on the Brownies

Brownies, blondies, and everything in between are a treat your guests might look forward to every February. Give them everything they want and more with a platter full of delectable brownies. Include the classics but also add in cream cheese brownies, peanut butter brownies, and pecan pie brownies for a dessert selection too good to pass up.

Build the Ultimate Cookie Board

Even people who don't love dessert love a good cookie. Set out all the options for a cookie board that takes the cake. Include classics like chocolate chip, oatmeal, and peanut butter, but make sure you save space for fun monster cookies, elegant white chocolate macadamia cookies, and a gluten-free option (on a separate plate or board).

Cover Everything in Chocolate

A chocolate fondue board will have all the chocolate lovers cheering for the best party host ever. Serve dark, milk, and white chocolate dips alongside fruit, cookies, crispy rice treats, and pound cake for a dessert platter your guests will gush over until next year's game.

Save Room for Cake

A pre-sliced cake platter will make grabbing dessert easy in the middle of a close game. Serve up sheet cake, bundt cake, and even cheesecake slices on a platter so guests can grab their serving and get back to watching the action.

Build the Ultimate Snack Stadium

You can purchase the must-have Super Bowl platter or build your own for housing all of your game day goodies. You'll impress your guests with your hosting skills, and you'll love the ease of keeping all of your snacks and food in one place.

  • You can build your own wooden snack stadium for all of your chips, candy, and pretzels.
  • You can create your snack stadium on a budget using one long aluminum food tray as the center of your stadium and cutting soda can boxes in half and setting them on their ends for the stadium seats. Fill your soda can boxes with parchment to keep things sanitary and make food easy to reach.
  • Designate your stadium just for sweets for a dessert dome that guests can marvel over.
  • Make your platter less literal by using clear plastic or acrylic trays arranged to resemble a stadium and letting the striking colors of your snacks take center stage.
  • Create your stadium strictly out of food by building the outer edges out of breads and buns, placing your deli and grilled meat in the center, and filling in the stadium seats with sandwich fixings and burger toppings.

Find the Best Platter for All Your Party Menus

Platters are a kitchen necessity for anyone who regularly plays hostess. Find your perfect platter so that every game day includes a gorgeous food display and enough food to feed your entire crowd twice.

  • Look for extra long wooden boards for all of your charcuterie creations.
  • Try a platter that has designated areas for dips.
  • Keep disposable platters and large serving plates on hand for easy cleanup.
  • A couple of small classic cheese boards are a must for any party planner.
  • Elegant platters that feature decorative details come in handy for serving desserts or breakfast boards.
  • A football or stadium platter will become a family favorite every February.
  • A spinning charcuterie or cheese board will take your hosting game to the next level.

Show Off Your Food Presentation Skills With a Super Bowl Party Platter

The secret to a great plate of party food is in the presentation. Show guests you know how to party and you know how to layer meats on a charcuterie board. Present party goers with a platter that's tightly arranged, neatly displayed, and full of treats they can't wait to devour for a game day win, no matter how your team performs.

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25+ Super Bowl Party Platter Ideas That Will Win on Game Day