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Babes, I can not believe that the big game is seriously Sunday. Matt absolutely loves football and his favorite team is playing so in Matt fashion we have been planning and getting ready for a big game party. (You can read about Matt’s story here) Matt put me in charge of food to eat/snack on during the game. He also told me that he wanted it on a cool plate. Oh that Matt, he always thinks everything needs to be a full blown party and generally our whole family obliges. I thought I would share with you how we put together this double layer wooden cake plate that we used for King’s birthday party (here) as a single layer, or you can make it as a double layer as I will show you below. There is nothing better than making something that is double functional, right?
S U P P L I E S
Wood Slice – We were given these from someone, but you can just slice them with a chain saw
Long Screw – The screw length will depend on the width of your wood slice. Our slice is about a half inch wide and we use a 3 inch screw because you want it to go deep enough into the stump that it stabilizes the plate
These plates are honestly pretty simple to make, but really make a statement. First put the wood slice on top of the stump where you want it. Next, take your drill and screw it into place. Easy right?
Now, to be honest, we are cheaters when it comes to making them double layer and actually just make 2 single layer cake plates and then stack them if we want two layers, or leave them single if you only need one layer and multiple plates. They are really stable if you get the your stumps level.
Stack your 2 single layer cake plates and enjoy a beautiful cake stand, or leave them as singles and have double the fun!
Now, when it comes to what food I was going to bring, I knew I wanted something that everyone would love in our family, but that also wouldn’t be stressful to make in the morning before church and the big game. I was searching at Walmart and saw these delicious Farm Rich Loaded Potato Skins and breaded Mushrooms and knew they would be perfect. Oh and babe, don’t worry, I’ve got your back, here is a coupon for you too if you sign up for their loyalty program mmkay? They are finger foods, but also pretty hearty. We are huge Farm Rich fans at our house because they are made with real food, so I knew that they would be so yummy. My family use to all get together late in the night and eat Potato Skins so I knew that everyone will love them and we are mushroom obsessed. My favorite part of snagging these for the big game is that they are so quick to prepare that I know that they will be hot when people want to eat them because I can prepare them at my moms house and be able to cheer on the game and not spend it cooking in the kitchen. Perfection right? No one likes to eat cold food, so these are covering everything that I wanted to make sure was on point for Matt’s special party. (Babe, and enter to win this amazing sweepstakes! You can win $100 Walmart gift card and 1 year of Farm Fresh products)
When we put food on the cake plates, we cut wax paper into squares and then place the food on them so that way little wood pieces don’t get into your yummy snacks.
Doesn’t that just have your mouth watering? I can’t wait to see what Matt says when I show up with my “cool plate” and the perfect snacks for the big game! Do you have plans for the big game? What is your favorite food to eat for the big game?
You can snag all of these Farm Fresh goodness at your local Walmart. PS who wouldn’t want hand stuffed, real Idaho potato deliciousness for the big game?