The biggest game of the year is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning your viewing party — and, more importantly, your menu. During the pinnacle of football season, there’s no need to get too fussy. But you do need to be on your A game (pun intended) when it comes to entertaining. We’ve partnered with Heluva Good! to deliver some essentials you’ll need for the ultimate party this season. Here are our best and brightest ideas for a spread so good, no one will care who wins or who loses — well, not too much, anyway.

Nachos Are Essential

Nachos may be a game-day essential, and they don’t have to be difficult to make at a gourmet level. Using a sheet tray, Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar Dip, salsa, and your choice of toppings, you can make yours restaurant-quality for all the football lovers in your life. Or for a more individualized experience, set up a nacho bar, with your cheese-covered chips front and center. Surround them with bowls of toppings like black beans, chopped peppers, onions, olives, pickled jalapeños, grilled chicken, Heluva Good! dips, guacamole, and fresh cilantro and have guests DIY their own special platter.

Just Dip It

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Hungry sports lovers know that to watch the game is to dunk, bite, and repeat — and we’ve got you covered. Heluva Good! French Onion Dip is a must-serve at your next football fete. Creamy and rich, it teems with oniony flavor and pairs well with everything from a crunchy kettle-style potato chip to a standard tortilla chip. But you don’t have to settle for just one dip—consider a whole buffet. Heluva Good! also offers Bacon Horseradish, Buttermilk Ranch, White Cheddar Bacon, and more options.

Wing It

And of course, no sporting event would ever be complete without the iconic Buffalo wing (actually, lots of them!). Whatever version you choose (baked, fried, boneless, bone-in…), don’t ignore that other essential: the carrots, celery, and ranch for dipping. Heluva Good! Limited Edition Buffalo Wing Dip and Heluva Good! Buttermilk Ranch Dip are the perfect accompaniments to this most classic of game-day dishes. Serve your vegetables ice-cold, your spicy chicken oven-hot, and your buttermilk ranch thick and creamy — all just the way it’s supposed to be.

Get Everyone Comfy

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Set friends and fans up for success with the coziest party around. Stack your party full of fluffy pillows, blankets, and, if you’re feeling particularly generous, football-themed socks for partygoers to wear during the big game (and take home with them afterward as a parting gift). And speaking of comfort-embracing gifts, you can even send your guests home with their own Heluva Good! dips, each matched to their personality. Maybe your old college pal is a Heluva Good! Limited Edition Buffalo Wing Dip kind of guy. That coworker who loves to chat? Definitely a Heluva Good! Bodacious Onion.

From: Good Housekeeping US
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Hannah Selinger is a lifestyle writer, sommelier, and mother of two based in East Hampton, NY. Her IACP Award-nominated work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, CNN Travel, Eater, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Curbed, Slate, The Cut, and elsewhere.