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How to Throw an Upscale Game Day Party

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Part of the fun of watching football is the opportunity to eat foods we otherwise wouldn't. Sure -- we love wings, pulled pork, chips and dip, but we never eat them in such excess as we do on game day. And overdoing it on nachos when we're distracted by blitzes and touchdowns can sometimes result in us feeling sluggish and slightly sick.

But what if there were a way to throw a game day party that felt indulgent but ever-so-refined? We're all about finger food, but this game day, let's kick the menu up a notch; let's throw the kind of gathering that not only gives your stomach a break, but doesn't require you to carry around a basket of Wet-Naps all day. We promise you and your guests will still get your football snack-fix -- just without the fake cheese dip hangover.

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Ferdinand and Isabella's Punch by Talia Baiocchi

 

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Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix by drbabs

 

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Dip by Oui, Chef

 

ABC Kitchen's Butternut Squash on Toast by Kenzi Wilbur

 

Mushroom-Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce by Kendra Vaculin

 

Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork by Merrill Stubbs

 

Roasted Onion Salad with Arugula and Walnut Salsa by Marian Bull

 

Spiced Dulce de Leche Banana Icebox Cake by savorthis

What's your favorite upscale game day snack? Tell us in the comments!

Tags: game day, snacks, party, entertaining, football, super bowl, upscale, refined, finger food