Target Helps You Prep for Kickoff with Just-Announced Game Day Entertaining Spreads Under $25 — Plus Entertaining Tips From Shawn Johnson

  • Feb 1, 2024
Shawn Johnson smiles outside a Target store while holding an armful of Target bags.

The big game is almost here, and we’re prepped and ready to help you entertain and celebrate with family and friends without going over your budget. Whether you’re planning a laid-back watch party or a full-on football soiree, Target is your one-stop-shop for popular party staples, and we’re offering deals on snacks, grazing boards, beverages and more.

“As our guests prepare for the big game, Target is ready with great prices on all of their game day needs, including quick and easy same-day fulfillment options so they can have everything ready in time for kickoff,” says Rick Gomez, executive vice president and chief food, essentials and beauty officer, Target. “From snacks and drinks to the newest TVs, activities for the children and plenty of supplies to make post-game cleanup a breeze, Target’s your go-to destination for celebrating football, the commercials and the halftime show.”

Score entertaining spreads under $25

For the first time, we’re introducing curated game-day eats for every type of watch party, each under $25:

Classic chicken wing basket

  • Good & Gather Frozen All Natural Chicken Wings
  • Good & Gather Baby-Cut Carrots
  • Good & Gather Celery Sticks
  • Market Pantry Ranch Dressing
  • Good & Gather Organic Honey BBQ Sauce

A collage showing products used to make chicken wing baskets on a green background.

Nacho bar

  • Good & Gather Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Good & Gather Queso Blanco
  • Good & Gather Organic Mild Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa
  • Good & Gather Homestyle Guacamole
  • Good & Gather Sour Cream
  • Good & Gather Shredded Mexican-Style Cheese
  • Good & Gather Green Onions

A collage showing Good & Gather products used to make nachos on a green background.

The internet-famous cheeseburger taco board

  • Good & Gather Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
  • Market Pantry Ketchup
  • Market Pantry Kosher Dill Sandwich Slices
  • Good & Gather Creamy Chipotle Sauce
  • Market Pantry 6" Flour Tortillas
  • Good & Gather All Natural 93/7 Ground Beef
  • Good & Gather Colby Jack Deli Sliced Cheese

A collage showing products used to make cheeseburger tacos on a green background.

Shawn Johnson shares her tips for entertaining MVPs

What better way to prep for the big game than with a pro? Yep, Shawn Johnson is an Olympian and gymnastics pro — and she’s also a pro at hosting friends and family. We’ve teamed up with Shawn to learn her tips and tricks for a super event.


What excites you most about partnering with Target for the big game?


I’m obsessed with Target and am probably there every other day, whether I’m picking up something for dinner quickly or browsing the apparel section for my kids. It is the easiest one-stop-shop, and since we are always hosting, especially for the big game, it’s a perfect fit for my family!


What are your must-have Target food and beverage picks?


Definitely trail mix! We go through so much Good & Gather trail mix in my house, and if I come home from a Target run without it, my husband is upset!


What are your top three hosting tips?


These are my go-to tips:

  • We love finger foods, like putting together a DIY nacho bar — they make for the easiest clean-up.
  • Always ask your guests to bring something, from drinks or sides to plates. It will make your life so much easier, and people love to pitch in.
  • Make sure you have plenty of serveware, including plates, napkins, utensils and cups. It makes presenting, cleaning up and hosting the easiest.

Does your family have favorite game-day foods or recipes?


No matter what, there must be wings present. We love wings in every variation, flavor, and style, which is why Target’s game day wing options are so amazing.


How do you plan on celebrating the big game?


We are doing a little get-together at our house. All our friends have kids under the age of three, so it will be a parents and kids game day party.


What’s always in your Target shopping cart?


Whatever Target is serving up, I will buy. I have a soft spot for Target decor, especially Threshold throw pillows, but am a Target superfan at the end of the day — you guys get me every time!

More must-have hosting picks

From kitchen and dining faves like this modern beverage dispenser or a sleek wood serving tray to new and trending TVs, Target has everything you need to create the perfect football viewing experience in one quick stop. Plus, with our fast and free same-day Drive Up, Order Pickup and delivery options, you can get everything for your game day festivities within a couple of hours. And as always, you’ll also receive free two-day shipping on orders of $35 or more or when using Target RedCard.

So here’s to a winning game day celebration — no matter which team you’re rooting for.

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