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If you’re attending a Big Football Game party this year, I have the PERFECT hostess gift along with decor & snacks. The best part? You can pull it all together even on a tight budget. This big basket is filled with food, decor, and even a cute little gift ALL purchased at 99 Cents Only Stores.
If you haven’t been to the 99 lately you’re missing out. They have fresh, affordable produce every day that allows you to eat fresh and healthy on a budget. Sometimes it’s the only place in town I can find a ripe avocado for dinner! I saved SO much money just for the snacks to include in this gift basket for the party let alone the basket, decor, and gifts included. I would have spent a lot more at any other of my regular shopping destinations. The best part is that you can still buy all your favorite name brands, you’re just buying them for less!
It’s always fun to see what you can find at the 99. The boys love coming with me to see what new items they can find. They’ve even found some of their favorite collectibles there. I put together this amazing gift basket and wanted to show you what all I got, share my football party dip recipe, and show you how you can put together this great hostess gift basket for your next football party.
Big Game Hostess Gift Basket with Party Decor & Snacks On a Budget
The 99 is such a fun store to browse for gift basket fillings. I wanted this gift basket to serve double duty as a great hostess gift and as a vessel for all my party snacks. To build a great basket I just browsed the aisles of the 99 starting with the party supplies. They have these great balloon holders and photo booth props that work so well for all kinds of parties. They have plates, cups, napkins and all the other good stuff you need for a party as well.
While I was grabbing party supplies I saw this marquee sign that I thought would make the PERFECT hostess gift along with the perfect party decor that would coordinate with whatever the hostess had going on.
After you pick out a basket, decor, and gifts I recommend grabbing all your dry snacks and drinks and then browse through the fresh produce and refrigerated foods. I grabbed some pre-made dips and then picked up some cream cheese, hot sauce, chicken and cheese for our favorite easy hot buffalo chicken dip (recipe below).
You could go shopping on the way to the party and throw everything in your basket. But, If you have a little time, I recommend sprucing up the basket for gift giving. I made this free printable banner that can be used on the basket and hung anywhere in the house. The banner along with a few balloons blown up and the marquee set up makes such a fun presentation and this couldn’t have been easier to put together!
Easy Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Here’s the recipe for our easy hot buffalo chicken dip:
- 1 block of cream cheese
- ¼ - ½ cup of hot sauce or buffalo wing sauce
- 1-2 drained cans chicken chunks
- Shredded cheese of choice
- Mix cream cheese, hot sauce, and chicken. Heat in microwave or in a saucepan on the stove. Add cheese and heat to melt.
- Enjoy with chips, crackers, or celery sticks.
Free Printable Concession Stand Mini Banner
Want to add a little handmade to your big game gift basket? Here’s a free printable concession stand banner. Would look cute under the snack table too!
To make your own hostess gift basket go now and check out the 99 closest to you!