Creations, Football Table Runner, Banner & Healthy Dip

Freezer paper, masking tape and a little green paint and you have a football field table runner



painted football field


I have been thinking about painting a more realistic field on a big board that would fit over our pool table for game day, but since I haven’t gotten around to that, I decided to try a paper version




Nothing complicated or fancy, just a length of freezer paper taped with masking tape*

*I tried Frog tape first but it tore up the paper.  Masking tape did a little too, so you have to be careful and not press it down too hard




I used green acrylic paint, and yes it will make the paper bubble a little from the water content, but I decided that would just make the “grass”  look more realistic  😳  Freezer paper is coated on the back side so it can tolerate paint




The tape was trickier to remove than I planned, and some of the edges got messed up




But after a little touching up, they were fine

I was going for more of an impression than a realistic field, but you could of course space the lines further apart and add the 10 20 30 40 50 yard line numbers


painted football field


Once the food’s on the table no one will notice!




Popcorn is a welcome addition to any sport watching, and with just a little salt, it’s a healthy option too



super bowl spread


The star of this show is the Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips


salad dip with salami chips


A little salad dressing and sour cream




a rainbow of chopped vegetables




a little salt and pepper




Combine to make a crunchy creamy dip, that is mostly vegetables


light Caesar salad dip


Top with a little shaved Parmesan for that Caesar kick



Caesar dip


Serve it with crisp romaine leaves and salami chips


salami chips and dip


Salami chips are simply salami slices with the fat cooked out


salami chips


Put thin slices in a skillet over medium heat, but do not walk away! Once they begin to cook, they brown up quickly so keep your eye on them, flipping occasionally until they begin to crisp


Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips


Spoon some dip on the salami chip, and eat it like a mini taco


salami with salad dip


Lettuce wrap



Caesar Salad wrap


We devoured this in no time!



super bowl spread


Just for fun I made a football printable using an overlay in PicMonkey



Get the free printable football  {click on the green word football, it will take you to another page with just the green word, football, click on that and it will take to to the printable}

Print out some footballs on card stock and make a banner


super bowl healthy snacks with banner


Give them to friends to write score predictions,  or use them as decorations or coasters

Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

1/4 cup creamy Caesar, ranch or bleu cheese dressing

2 T light sour cream

salt and pepper

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped romaine leaves

1/2 cup chopped red cabbage

1-2 green onions, chopped

1/2 oz shaved Parmesan

fresh crisp romaine leaves for dipping

Combine all ingredients except Parmesan and whole romaine leaves and mix well.  Top with Parmesan. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.  Serve with a spoon to top romaine leaves and salami chips

Salami Chips

8-10 thin slices salami

Place salami in a skillet over medium heat.   When the fat starts to render turn slices occasionally until the edges begin to darken and salami starts to crisp up.  Remove from pan and drain well on paper towels.  Serve at room temperature

Here is another printable version of Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips


super bowl healthy snacks with banner


In case you missed the whole Skinny Super Bowl Spread Menu, click here, you don’t want to miss those sinful yet healthy Loaded Apple Cookies…

There’s still time for plenty of football fun!!

You can find freezer paper where you find foil, plastic wrap, baggies etc.  It makes a great thrifty decoration, and after the party you can just toss it away

Last year I used it to make a runner for Oscar night


oscar night table runner


and a treasure map for A Pirate’s Tale


tea stained map


You can write on it, to label ingredients for a Popcorn Bar


topping jars


A Popcorn Bar is a great idea for Super Bowl watching too!!


Popcorn party 2


Freezer paper is very handy stuff!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

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21 Responses to “Creations, Football Table Runner, Banner & Healthy Dip”
  1. Jodi says:

    Sooo fun!!

  2. Mary says:

    Love your football field runner and food line up Jenna! Popcorn never looked so good served in your MacKenzie-Childs compote and I’d love to have a popcorn bar while we watching the Panthers play tonight. 🙂

  3. Lynn says:

    Cute idea! It should be a fun Super Bowl:@)

  4. You come up with the best ideas!!

  5. Linda says:

    Oh Jenna, aren’t you the clever one? Love your creative ideas! So much yummy food to please anyone. The popcorn bar id awesome! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Mardi Gras table and thank you for linking up to the Table It link party. xo

  6. So many great ideas in one post. You are a clever one and you make me want to have a party. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  7. Kitty says:

    Oh Jenna, your runner is so cute and the food on top is served in such style! I’m loving the popcorn in the MC bowl. The salami chips with that dip is perfect party food. You’re just so clever and make partying fun for your family and friends. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  8. Sandra Garth says:

    You’ve been very busy and I like what you’ve done here! Thanks for the printable also!

  9. Jenna, you are so creative! Love the football field runner! Of course, popcorn in MC is perfect along with the dip and and salami chips! I am now hungry!

  10. YOU are the ultimate hostess with the mostest! I can understand why all of you devoured the food. Looks great. Your football field is very clever and a great backdrop for your food. I love the black and white Mackenzie-Childs pieces.

  11. Wow I am loving your diy table runner for game day! What a great idea, you did such a great job!

  12. JESS44903 says:

    This is such a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. That dip looks amazing! I, too have been considering making a fun football tablecloth. You certainly made it a quick and easy project! Thank you so much for coming by and sharing at Celebrate Your Story! I hope we see you again this week!

  14. Loved this so much, I am featuring it this evening on Celebrate Your Story! Come on by and check it out and share something new!

  15. Miz Helen says:

    I want to come to your party Jenna, everything looks like so much fun and great food! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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