Prepping for the Big Game with BJ’s Wholesale Club

My house lives for football season. As you can imagine with 4 sons, football is a pretty big deal in our house. The best part about the football love in the McClelland house is that we’re divided, so it makes it a little more fun and a little more interesting! It’s everyone (otherwise known as Steelers fans) against me (the lone Patriots fan). Even though both of our teams are out of it for the Big Game, it’s still a fun time to celebrate football and have a good time watching a sport we all love!

Prepping for the Big Game with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Best food for the SUper Bowl

For years we would go to other people’s houses to watch the Big Game! It was always so much fun to head out and celebrate with friends. As the boys got older and really committed to watching the game, they stopped wanting to go out. Everyone wanted to stay in and just watch and celebrate together at home. With 7 people in our family, it’s “still” like we’re hosting a party, but the best part is that it’s just US!

This year we’ve decided to invite some friends over to our house to celebrate and watch the Big Game! I’m really excited because I love hosting and I know this will be a fun time for everyone! But here’s always the BIG question for the BIG game… what are we going to serve?

I need to make sure we have enough food.
I need to make sure the food is delicious.
I need to make sure I’m making it as easy as can be.
I need to make sure I’m not spending a fortune.

BJ’s Wholesale Club makes sure all the things I need (above!) come to fruition! They have everything you need to host a perfect Game Day party! I’m always amazed as to how easy they really do make it for you. Whenever we’re hosting anything we turn to BJ’s, so I hope this post helps you when you’re about to host your next gathering.

How does BJ’s make it so easy? Simple.

They prep everything for you! What do I mean by that? I’m going to share with you my favorite, go-to bites when it comes to prepping for the Big Game!

#1 – Veggie Platters. BJ’s has veggie platters already cut, diced and sliced for you! Everything is laid out beautifully on a plastic platter with dipping sauce. If you want to (which I usually do), you can take it out of the plastic and prep on a serving platter. I love that they’ve cut down the work for you where all you need to do is buy and GO! They also have fruit platters, too!

Prepping for the BIG GAME

#2 – Shrimp Platters. We’re gigantic shrimp lovers and we love to have them at any gathering we have (year-round). BJ’s has delicious shrimp that’s already beautifully plated. The shrimp are big and juicy and perfect to have out for parties!

Prepping for the BIG GAME

#3 – Party Trays. This is what we usually buy whenever we have ANY gathering, but specifically for the Big Game…this is a Big Deal! This Party Tray has meats and cheese already cut and diced for you! Just like the veggie tray, you can keep the way it is or just keep it together like this… it’s the perfect party essential!

Prepping for the BIG GAME

#4 – Artisan Wraps. My husband found these at BJ’s and fell in culinary love with them! Fresh mozzarella with meats wrapped around it. It’s perfection! If you’re looking for a party snack that’s a little different, this is it! Again – already done for you!

Prepping for the BIG GAME

#5 – Wellsley Farms Cheese Sampler. BJ’s exclusive brand, Wellsley Farms, offers this easy Cheese Sampler. Rather than buying blocks of cheese and slicing them yourself at home, just buy this package. It’s already done for you and the sampling is perfection! There’s something for every taste bud here!

Prepping for the BIG GAME

#6 – Wellsley Farms Beef Meatballs. You can’t beat Fresh Made Meals at BJ’s! They offer Wellsley Farms meals that are already prepped and cooked and ready for you to bring home. We bought these meatballs last week and they were INCREDIBLE! Just like my Grandma’s, which I’ll never tell! This is such a great perk for members while prepping for Game Day!

Best food for the SUper Bowl

Prepping for the BIG GAME

#7 – Wellsley Farms Steak and Cheese Calzone. Another amazing Fresh Made Meal is their calzones. These are so wonderful to have for the Big Game because all you need to do is heat up and serve. They are delicious and look homemade! You could fake anyone out on this one! 😉

Best food for the SUper Bowl

#8 – Perdue Rotisserie Chicken. These chickens are already cooked for you right at BJ’s! You can smell them as soon as you walk down towards the food section. I love having these on hand for gatherings because you can slice them up for quick bites or for sandwiches! The meat is so delish!

Best food for the SUper Bowl

#9 – Baby Back Pork Ribs. This is what I love to see… these are ribs fully cooked, all you need to do is heat them up! I feel like ANY Big Game gathering needs some ribs and BJ’s offers these already done for you! One of the biggest things for me is actually prepping Game Day food – I love that they’ve taken this work for me and done it!

Best food for the SUper Bowl

#10 – Wellsley Farms Frozen Appetizers. We actually buy the frozen apps all the time for quick and easy snacks for the kids, but these are PERFECT for Game Day! You have just about anything you need or could think about for your gathering – mozzarella sticks, mini quiches, spinach dip, wings, mini pizza bagels! They’ve got it all and you will love being able to just heat up and serve!

Best food for the SUper Bowl

I hope this helps you as you’re prepping your Big Game plans! I’m a big believer in making it as easy as can be for yourself and BJ’s definitely makes that happen!!

As always, BJ’s has it all for you when it comes to the Big Game! Not to mention, you’re getting incredible value and convenience shopping here, too. You will quickly and immediately see these 2 pieces – the value and the convenience of BJ’s with their Everyday ClubVenience. They have the best convenient shopping options like same-day delivery, buy online and pick up in-club, digital coupons as well as two-day shipping on essentials with BJ’s STOCKED.

Head on over and become a member today!! If you’re already one, head on in and get yourself ready for 2020!

Disclosure: I work as an Ambassador with BJ’s Wholesale Club. All opinions are 100% my own.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 1.24.20
    Pam Wattenbarger said:

    That sounds like my kind of game spread. I really like the artisan wraps. BJ’s makes it easy to plan a charcuterie too!

  2. 1.25.20
    Ann said:

    I wish they had that kind of snacks-plates here in sweden. Ah well, they sure do, but they are hard to get by

  3. 1.25.20
    Monica said:

    How fun! My family isnt super huge football fans, but we do love to watch the super bowl…with snacks of course! And those are some great snack selections!

  4. 1.25.20
    Heather said:

    I was just making a list for our Super Bowl party. I will definitely check out BJ’s for some deals!

  5. 1.25.20
    katrina Kroeplin said:

    they have such great selections! i need to get overthere and get get my shopping on.

  6. 1.26.20
    Eileen M Loya said:

    Wow. So many choices. I love that you can just pick any and not spend hours in the kitchen cooking. I sure wish we had a BJ Wholesale Club here.

  7. 1.28.20
    Matt Taylor said:

    I am super excited for the Super Bowl! My 49ers are in it, I normally go to the parties regardless of who is playing, but this year will be extra awesome!

  8. 1.28.20
    Kendall said:

    Great tips! Cannot wait to watch the Chiefs win.

  9. 1.28.20
    Dana said:

    This is why I love BJ’s. I can get everything I need there. I’m there at least once a week, sometimes more.

  10. 1.28.20

    I always panic that I don’t have enough food!! You’ve given me some great inspiration of choices here.

  11. 1.29.20
    Manahil said:

    I’m adding this to my SuperBowl party list. Thanks a lot.

  12. 1.29.20

    Ah, this makes it so much easy! Great selection as well. I can only wish for more sustainable packaging. Have a great time with your family 🙂

  13. 1.29.20

    Nnnniiiccceeeeeee…..veggie platters are always a very good idea for such times! Nothing stresses out people when their team is losing and they don’t have something to munch on or hold on to, as a way of distressing.

  14. 1.29.20

    I love football and the big game is the best. It is fun to party with your friends and great food like you have shown us here. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

  15. 1.29.20

    Oh wow, they have the essentials for the big game! All the appetizers you could think of.

  16. 1.29.20
    Tiffany La Forge-Grau said:

    These are going to make the perfect party treys for game day. I am so excited to snack!

  17. 1.29.20
    Dreaming Loud said:

    Prepping food for the game makes it more exciting.. I love the shrimp platter. Looks so delicious and conveniwnt cuz it’s already fully peeled.

  18. 1.30.20
    Lily said:

    Wow BJ is so Game Day ready for all of the Big Day snacks! I would love to try some of their empanadas!

  19. 1.30.20
    nina said:

    Party tray looks appetising, I would love to try some of the empanadas! Perfect party treats

  20. 1.31.20

    I want to try to shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club! It sounds like a great place to buy grocery. So cool!

  21. 1.31.20
    Autumn said:

    Wow! It looks like BJ’s is the place to go for all of my Game Day needs! I love their empanadas!

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