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Big Game Cheeseburger Turnovers + Football Party Ideas & Free Printables

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Football Party Printables + Cheeseburger Turnover Recipe

If you’re looking for something new to serve at game day get-togethers that’s creative, but also totally doable, look no further! These Cheeseburger Turnovers feature a tasty golden crust, lots of cheesy goodness, and a surprise pickle chip inside for added flavor. They encompass that great comfort food appeal that we all love – especially on a crisp fall or winter day – in a toasty little snack that fits right in your hands while you’re kicking back on the couch. How convenient. ;)

I used the brand new Garlic and Onion Flatbread Mix from Krusteaz® to make the dough for these turnovers, and you can check out the full recipe right here. And of course, you can always modify the filling recipe to your own taste!

And while you definitely don’t need to throw a party to enjoy these, I couldn’t resist including a few football geared party ideas and free printables too. They’re all very budget-friendly… and you might be pleasantly surprised at how far you can go with a simple roll of white duct tape. ;)

CREATIVE HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Kraft food trays lined with referee stripes for a little game day flair
– Minimalist “football field” table cover made from artificial grass + white duct tape
– DIY football mason jars and chip bags + a printable yard lines inspired banner
– Chipboard YUM letters spray painted gold & displayed atop embellished wall cubes

DIY Football Mason Jar Drinks

Use the aforementioned white duct tape to make “football laces” for standard mason jars. No need to be perfect – it’s just about conveying the general idea! And then fill the jars with dark soda or iced tea to reinforce the idea of a football. For the finishing touch? A party flag, of course! {You can download these party flags at the bottom of the post.}

Want a creative way to serve your turnovers? Try lining the bottom of simple brown food trays with “referee striped” paper…

Free Printable Football Party Banner + Food Trays

You can also use duct tape to make “football laces” for small brown kraft bags. Then fill them with your favorite snacks or party favors…

DIY Football Party Chip Bags

DIY Football Party Decorating Ideas

More DIY party ideas, as pictured above:
1. Fill glass cylinders or jars with popcorn and peanuts (in the shell)
2. Use chipboard letters spray painted gold to display themed messages
3. Make creative risers/stands from wall cubes + referee striped paper
4. Garnish your Cheeseburger Turnovers with mini pennant flags on toothpicks




Yard Line Banner (print each page twice for the full banner)
Pennant Flag Food Picks
Football Party Flags
Patterned Paper (referee stripes)

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By | 2018-09-07T08:57:35+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Eat & Drink, Football Parties, Styled by Jenn|29 Comments

About the Author:

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog. Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.


  1. @JSGEvents October 9, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Game Day Cheeseburger Turnovers Recipe + Football Party Inspiration & Free Printables http://t.co/vjmGNvrTQf

  2. @jromulo October 9, 2014 at 9:48 am
  3. Karin B October 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I love these ideas! It would be lovely if you had a way to follow your blog by e-mail.

    • Dayna Goldman October 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Karin, we actually do! Follow this link: & click on the text at the top that says “Get Hostess with the Mostess delivered by email” :)

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  11. Che Wright King January 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I'm having a challenge finding the artificial grass. Where did you find yours?

    • jenn s. January 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      I got mine at Home Depot – it’s in the back near the carpet at the HD near me. They’ll usually just cut the roll to the size that you need. Hope that helps!

    • Che Wright King January 22, 2015 at 6:25 am

      Thank you!!! I called a few other stores and they were out of stock for the season.

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