Gearing Up for Game Day with King’s Hawaiian®

Gearing Up for Game Day with King’s Hawaiian®

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.

Whether you are a die-hard sports fan yourself or you are the significant other of a die-hard sports fan then you no doubt understand how important game time is. You also understand when friends and family gather to watch the game it can be an all day affair. Preparing for game day can be as fun as it is hectic. Thankfully Walmart has everything you need to set the scene for an awesome game time bash.

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

I stopped by Walmart recently to gather a few game time necessities. You know, to feed and entertain the troops and all 🙂 Before I left I made a list of what I would need. I have to do this because, well, I’m always forgetting something if I don’t have a list. I managed to get everything I needed to make game time awesome and completely yummy.

Rock Game Day with King's Hawaiian

I have a few game time recipes I’m going to be sharing with you guys in the coming weeks so be on the lookout for those. In the meantime you can do like I did and shop for the basics. And don’t put that grill away just yet! Game time without a barbecue is just silly I say! In fact, most of what I have planned is going to be cooked on the grill. Juicy burgers, bacon wrapped dogs, the best corn on the cob ever, and so much more! It all centers around King’s Hawaiian buns, yum!

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

If you need help planning and shopping for your game time gathering then you’re in luck. I have the run down on the basic necessities as well as some added bonuses. Be sure to add King’s Hawaiian to your shopping list, they make (hands down) the best buns in the world. Check it out:

Game Time Basics:

  • Plates (paper plates cut back on dishes and there are several football themed options at Walmart. Alternatively you can choose some low-priced plastic or ceramic plates that can be used over and over – your choice.)
  • Cups (same concept as plates, be sure to get a variety of sizes.)
  • Forks, spoons, knives (we’re not savages, give us something to eat with! For this I highly suggest going the plastic/disposable route. I hate washing silverware.)
  • Table linens (or, in this case, plastics. Protect your surfaces with team or game inspired disposable tablecloths.)
  • Drinks (water, soda, beer, wine – you know your guests and having a variety for them to choose from is wise.)
  • Food (plan your menu well in advance so you can be sure to have everything required on hand. Chips and dip are usually universally accepted snacks.)
  • Buns (you’re gonna have some kind of burger, slider, or hot dogs, right? Of course you are! Be sure to have buns on hand – I highly suggest Kings Hawaiian since they are undoubtedly the best 🙂 )

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

Game Day Added Bonuses:

  • Napkins (some people don’t see these as a basic necessity. They are. Stock up on napkins and paper towels or be ready to see sauce smeared all over the furniture and/or carpet.)
  • Condiments (so often forgotten and always missed. Remember ketchup and mustard if nothing else!)
  • Footballs (what better way to get pumped up for the game than tossing around the ol’ pigskin? I swear, this is my first time {and probably last} saying that.)
  • Trash bags (that mess isn’t gonna clean itself up!)

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

These are my basics when shopping for game day. Can you think of anything I’ve left out? To get even more ideas be sure to check out the links below for some awesomeness Courtney Whitmore has for you!

Big Dot of Happiness Birthday Party Supplies Review

I love birthdays. Who doesn’t? Grace’s daughter Makayla, who prefers to be called Mack now that she is old, just turned 11. That’s a big one folks so we had to make it a great party. We found Big Dot of Happiness who sent us some awesome soccer themed items to get the celebration started.

Big Dot of Happiness

Since Mack is big into soccer we thought a soccer themed party would be a hit. We didn’t know just how awesome it would be though. The fun designs and vibrant colors in the soccer themed decor was awesome. Our favorite was the GOAAAL! – Soccer – Birthday Party Table Decorating Kit. It came with everything we needed to create a fun tablescape.

  • 1 Personalized Accordion-Folded Centerpiece
  • 2 Personalized Scalloped Centerpiece
  • 12 Scalloped Table Confetti Circles
  • 24 Round Table Confetti Circles


Even more awesome is the fact that the items were personalized with “Mack’s 11th Birthday”. Even the most mature kids will get excited over seeing their name on stuff. The GOAAAL! – Soccer – Personalized Birthday Party Favor Boxes were another big hit for the party. The kids loved the easy carry handle and of course the goodies that were inside. We were able to put each child’s name on the included tags so they could easily keep track of whose box was whose.


The GOAAAL! – Soccer – Birthday Party Cupcake Wrappers made it even easier to turn the soccer cupcakes into pure awesomeness. The GOAAAL! – Soccer – Personalized Birthday Party Cupcake Pick and Sticker Kit – 12 ct were just icing on the cake – no pun intended.


I don’t think I need to say it, but the birthday party was a huge hit with grown ups and kids. I don’t think it would have been nearly as awesome without the goodies from Big Dot of Happiness. The Goaaal! Soccer themed products are fantastic. The quality is above average and the designs are spot on. IMG_4898Big Dot of Happiness has tons of themed party supplies so no matter whose birthday or whatever celebration you’re planning they have have you covered. They are affordable which makes them my new go to source for party supplies. Be sure to head over and see how they can make  your upcoming celebration amazing.

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