Celebrating Game Day with TGI Friday’s Appetizers


TGI Friday's Loaded Potato Skins #TGIFGameDay #CollectiveBias

While we are stuck in the dreariness of winter that has been hitting most of the United States, it’s fun to escape from the reality of cold and snow with a game day celebration.  Whether it’s for football, basketball, hockey – you name it – a gathering of family and friends for good times is a welcome change of pace.  And what is usually the star of these get-togethers?  The FOOD, of course!! Whether it’s sandwiches, chicken wings, pizza, potato skins or other appetizers, everyone is always hungry and ready to eat.

This weekend we had family and friends over to our house to watch the game.  While I’m not a fan of football myself, I do love to prepare party food!  I have a few go-to recipes that I like to cook and then I always add to those with fun appetizers and finger foods.  So, I headed to Walmart to do a bit of preparation.

TGI Friday's Loaded Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins #TGIFGameDay #shop

It was a super busy Saturday at Walmart and there were lots of people gathered in one particular area of the store – a #TGIFGameDay food demo with free samples of TGI Friday’s Loaded Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins!  I grabbed my sample and my plastic fork to dig in.  It was yummy!  I headed down the frozen food aisle to see where I could pick up some TGI Friday’s appetizers for our party.

TGI Friday's Appetizers at Walmart

I picked up a box of TGI Friday’s Frozen Chicken Wings Honey BBQ Sauce and a box of Loaded Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins.  I’m lucky I got to the store when I did because these were very popular this weekend!  The shelves were emptying in a hurry.

When it came time for the party, preparing my TGI Friday’s appetizers was super easy.  All I did was preheat the oven, place them on baking sheets and pop in the oven.  Once the wings were cooked, I just had to toss them with the yummy BBQ sauce that was defrosting in warm water while the wings were in the oven.

TGI Fridays Appetizers Cooking #TGIFGameDay #CollectiveBias

I wanted to do a little something special for our buffet spread, so I created these football-themed Game Day Dish Markers.  Feel free to print them out and use them for YOUR next football party!

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We had a GREAT, and I do mean GREAT, time at our party!  The food was a hit, everyone had a good time, and we all had a some difficulty waking up for work and school the next day!

T.G.I. Friday’s Frozen Chicken Wings Honey BBQ Sauce #TGIFGameDay

Thanks to #CollectiveBias for asking me to do this shop!


thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. I love TGIFriday’s frozen apps. I buy them all the time, actually. My kids love them, too, which is nice 🙂

  2. I love the little football name markers. So cute! You know, those potato skins are way cheesier than I would have thought they’d be. Awesome!

  3. TGI Friday’s appetizers are great! It’s cool that their easy to prepare. Saves you more time to spend with your family.

  4. These are awesome snacks! Love to serve them on our game night with the kids. I like that they are so easy to fix and taste wonderful! Save me time and money – done!

  5. What cute food markers! I love potato skins!

  6. tntabone@gmail.com' Tracey Tabone says:

    Those look so good! I love TGI Friday’s apps!

  7. I have always loved TGIFridays Loaded Potato Skins. I used to get them at their restaurants… haven’t tried these.

  8. Those are delicious. We get the TGIF potato skins just because every so often. Everyone in the house like them!

  9. Those look awesome. I’m a big fan of easy. 🙂 Will have to add these to our tailgating and game day menus. Thanks!

  10. oh gosh, who doesn’t like potato skins? i know i do!! i need to grab some of these for our card party this week

  11. I want to get these right now, yum!!! They’re on sale right now at my Super Target too.

  12. They closed our local TGI Fridays so I’m really glad that you can get some of their yummy foods at the grocery store! The potato skins are the best.

  13. it is nice to have the appetizers from a favorite restaurant available at home for parties.. Little things like that help make a party fun.

  14. katherine.bartlett@ymail.com' katherine says:

    I am always getting these in the supermarket. They rock!

  15. Those potatoes skins are so yummy. I use to visit TGIF just to enjoy them. Glad I can now make them at home

  16. I love the TGI friday’s appetizers! I used to eat the potato skins at least three times a week! lol

  17. I bought some of TGI Fridays apps a few weeks ago! I loved their potato skins, they were SO good!

  18. I just had some of the potato skins last night and I LOVED them. These will be getting served at ALL of our get togethers lol

  19. TGI Friday’s appetizers are great! Quick and easy!! Delicious too.

  20. It doesn’t get better than wings and potato skins! Hubby would totally scarf those down!

  21. savvysavingcouple@gmail.com' Amy Desrosiers says:

    My favorite TGIF appetizer would have to be their Mozzarella Sticks and Potato Skins! i love them so much because they are super cheesy!

  22. Great food and lots of celebration… Glad its behind us now.

  23. Mmmm… I love quick easy snacks for our weekly gamenight. We love any of their apps.

  24. These look SO good! We love TGI Friday’s snacks!

  25. we got the skins too, they were so good. Next time I’m gonna try the wings.

  26. TGI Friday’s appetizers make it so easy to have snacks on hand! I like the mozzarella sticks.

  27. These look so good! I always get the TGI Friday products at the grocery!

  28. I really want to try those potato skins! They look yummy and easy to make.

  29. Loaded potato skins are a weakness of mine.

  30. sarah@foodallergyeats.com' Sarah Roe says:

    Looks yummy! Love the printout too! #client

  31. We love eating at T.G.I.Friday’s, and love to order an appetizer when we visit. I think it’s awesome that they’re now available in the freezer case so you can have a taste of Friday’s at home!

  32. vlbelk@hotmail.com' vickie couturier says:

    those look so good,im glad they come to markets now in the frozen foods,not as good as when in the resturant,but still pretty good

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